This question is sort-of spun off of a previous one. How to counter the statement: "You don't need (strong) security if you're not doing anything illegal"? There are a lot of great ...
The layman's counter-argument I run in to for any complaint about inadequate security seems to always take the form: You don't need security if you aren't doing something illegal. This kind of ...
The students are skeptical that turning off non-executable stacks, turning off canaries and turning off ASLR represents a realistic environment. If PaX, DEP, W^X, etc., are effective at stopping ...
A collegue and I have been asked to do a demo where we show off stealing Facebook sessions with Firesheep. I've never used Firesheep before myself, but I reckon it should be a simple task. I know the ...
How to define security requirements to ensure that developers… do not provide security by obscurity?
I tried to explain that security by obscurity should not be used but let's say I was challenged! I received the answer to list the known security by obscurity that I know, as a kind of bad practice ...
In a previous question (How can I keep my programmer collegue informed about security issues ?) there was a statement: "...and I realise that security topics are often barely known from both the ...
I am currently finishing a college degree in programming and I find that security topics are often barely understood by both students and teachers. It leads me to think that there are a lot of ...
Security awareness training is a bane to most employees. A favorite anecdote I have is a group of employees figuring out how to quickly complete their online security awareness training from ...
I work in a company where security is a "fire once forget forever" concern. The administrator sets up a solution and seldom follow up and maintain it. As a result, we've got a security policy that's ...
Given communication is king, what are some of the favorite analogies you like to use to describe the benefits of security to organizations needing security but new to security?
What are a few good lists of threats to use to kick-off conversations with others about what worries them?
To effectively communicate with business owners or executives on security, specifically with how people may harm their business, it often helps to discuss what types of people worry them. What are ...