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  While at Black Hat last week, I had the opportunity to take the “Real World Security: Attack, Defend, Repel” training/challenge, hosted by the folks at Peak Security. As a Development Manager for Core Insight, it’d been a long time since I had the…

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Going to conferences like Black Hat in Vegas reminds me of going to college and the advice my dad gave me. See you at Caesars! “Mike, have fun. Enjoy yourself. This will be the time of your life. Don’t do anything stupid!” Sound familiar? Black Hat…

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Ah.....the week before an eruption of chaos in the desert. Not that having all of your favorite black t-shirts picked out isn't exciting enough, I figured now is as good a time as ever to stir up a little pre-Vegas excitement - Caitlin style.

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Box art for the 1981 David Cronenberg film, Scanners. I know integrating vulnerability scanning with penetration testing software isn’t a groundbreaking new concept and has been talked about for years now, but I felt compelled to dive into the topic today because it’s still…

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I recently joined Core Security, and one thing that strikes me is the difference in philosophy and approach to the development of exploits between our solutions and others on the market. Core Security offers each customer peace of mind in knowing that there…

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Could it be any clearer that information security approaches that focus on defensive tactics just aren’t working? How many times do we need to open the Wall Street Journal and see a headline about how yet another company has had sensitive consumer information…

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Today, I’m proud to share news of another significant advancement from Core Security Technologies: the Core CloudInspect cloud security testing solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Given the spate of high-profile breaches in the news, it’s no surprise that organizations are actively seeking ways…

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A common question I get asked by customers and non-customers alike is about how our products can help them assess the effectiveness of their defensive products and measure the amount of additional security that these investments offer. In a lot of environments patches…

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Those who know me are aware that I wasn’t born with perfect dress sense (being colour blind doesn’t help) and as such I have a tendency to rely on sales assistants at clothing shops to help pick out new outfits. Experience has taught…

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Cyber crime has exploded in 2011. US-CERT noted a 40% increase in computer intrusions and the FBI's number-one criminal priority is still cybercrime. The recently released SAIC / MacAfee study, "Underground Economies," is fairly damning of the laissez-faire approach to cyber security taken…

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