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Control over IT security

In pharmacy the safety of drugs is under fairly tight control by national authorities, e.g. FDA in US. The risks of patients taking drugs are thus very effectively minimized, though understandably ...
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Breaking the Key Management Cycle

I'm working on securing encryption keys in a software application. The common practice of storing encrypted keys in configuration files leads to the challenge of securely storing and accessing the ...
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Cyber Risk Management Strategy Implementation

I’m developing a Risk Management Implementation strategy for my small SaaS organization, and I’d appreciate your feedback on the soundness of the approach outlined below. We’re hosted in the cloud, ...
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Using a static ip (Ipv4) residential ISP proxy / IP address for Binance

My situation is the following: I am a novice when it comes to information security Residing in a country other than my home country in Europe I need a way to reliably access Binance.com without ...
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Is there an established way to classify network services by risk level?

I noticed that I seem to think of network services in three categories wrt the risk of exposing one to the internet (or a hostile network): "Low risk" services are extensively hardened. If ...
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Business impact assessments and quantifying impact

I have been looking into business impact assessments and I am confused about the "Impact" part. I have been asked several times about what the impact would be when a system fails, and it ...
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Is "avert" a valid term in Risk Management?

I recently came across the term "avert" as an answer in a multiple choice question in an exam which has a module on risk management. I am au fait with the terms "avoid", "...
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Does "risk score" always have to be a numerical value?

In the context of organisational IT security, for a threat such as the insider threat, is it actually okay to report (in a risk assessment) as "Risk Score=Medium" or does "risk score&...
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How does a risk assessment for an EU project look like?

I have to add provide a draft of a risk assessment for a small EU project. As I've never done this, I struggle with identifying assets or vulnerabilities. I'm aware of very general lists, but I wonder ...
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vulnerability management, risk mitigation vs risk acceptance

I was involved in a conversation concerning the in-house vulnerability management program. One the statements made was that the management is generally not willing to accept risk and it should be ...
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Who has the authority to approve risk levels?

From a basic understanding of risk management, a risk register records the risks of an organization, its mitigating controls, etc. Who has the authority to approve residual risk level ratings after ...
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What are the risks of allowing general users to add printers to their company laptops?

I work for a company with a large user base. There is a requirement to allow users to add printers to their laptops e.g. when working from home. What are the security risks? Is their a bad actor can ...
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Expressing the risk of not having a security policy (e.g. ISO 27002, chapter 5)

How do I express non-compliance to ISO 27002 chapter 5 as a risk? The basic principle of an ISMS according to ISO 27001 is a risk-based approach. Following this, every control of Annex A (ISO 27002) ...
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What is the impact of someone accidentally getting my IMEI number from my Android phone? [duplicate]

I have a concern regarding how risky it is if someone knows or has the copy of my 2 IMEI numbers. As we all know, on Android phones, the IMEI are at the back cover of the phone like a sticker. So, my ...
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Safety assessment vs. Security assessment. What's the difference?

The safety requirement confuses me when I look at security risk assessment methodologies. Looking at safety alone, it usually is related to the physical aspect and the physical interactions between a ...
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Risk Assessment of Windows Cert Store

We all know that SmartCards protect private keys much better than any software-based solution. However, when it comes to the Windows Cert Store to be compared to SmartCards: how difficult is it for ...
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Do i place this service in the DMZ or datacentre(internal)?

I have setup a VM on our internal network and it is assigned an internal IP address. The VM requires connectivity to a couple of internet sites mainly Microsoft and ports are generally 80 and 443. ...
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When registering for most websites, why do you need to confirm your email address?

I'm working on a site which allows users to sign up for a service. They choose a username/password, enter their personal details, etc and proceed into the site, their details being stored for future ...
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A 3rd party supplier is asking us to install their VPN client onto our corporate machines to enable access to their environment, is this a good idea?

As per the question what are the risks? if we did go ahead with this and some of our users installed a supplier's VPN client on to our corporate machines, once the connection is establish can a threat ...
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How to estimate threat and risk associated with that threat and not only vulnerability severity?

Having this simple formula Risk = Threat x Vulnerability x Information Value it is quite difficult to estimate risks quantitatively because of threat estimation seems to me the most difficult part. I ...
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What are PHP allow_url_fopen security risk?

Recently I was reading an article about file_get_contents and HTTPS. One part that caught my attention is: Of course, the allow_url_fopen setting also carries a separate risk of enabling Remote ...
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How to safely save passwords for a future administrator?

I am the volunteer IT administrator for a local non-profit organization. The organization has a few systems - specifically security cameras, network hardware, and telephones - that have local ...
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What is the risk of using Windows Phone 8.1 now?

My friend uses Microsoft Phone 8.1 mobile for a tax accountancy firm. As it hasn't received security updates for five years I believe that is a significant information security risk. However, the ...
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Is there more of a security risk by providing an email when creating a new account?

With all of these recent breaches, I have been thinking about security best practices. One thing I was thinking about was the fact that some sites allow you to log into a site using your EMAIL OR ...
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Font risk in unopened email in inbox

This is obviously not from PayPal, but the font in the word account displayed using odd looking font, is this a security risk to me that Outlook.com displayed this font? See below, Outlook has preview ...
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Security Risk Register

Does anyone know of any good Risk Registers to start logging security risk that are found on the fly? The problem that I am having is that we find so much in a day, things start to get lost in ...
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Why are full port scans more susceptible to being logged than half-open port scans?

Many resources I come across state that one major advantage of full-port scans (e.g. SYN scans) is the fact that there is a lower risk of being logged. But why? In my opinion, the sequence of ...
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Risk, threat, vulnerability with an example

Given a situation where a system has SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 enabled would the following mapping be accurate: Weakness/vulnerability: The remote service accepts connections encrypted using TLS 1.0 and ...
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Upgrading Software Version: risk of an unknown vs known vulnerabilities

Is there any evidence or research into the likelihood, as well as damage, via vulnerabilities in previous versions compared to following iterations of software? For example, with every software ...
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Security of using DHCP and non-standard ports for medical devices

I recently came across this comment written in a journal article. Lastly, medical apparatus are expected to use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for the allocation of their IP ...
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CVSS and chained vulnerabilities

Let's say a website has two vulnerabilities: Information Disclosure reflected XSS Their impact by themselves is limited on the specific site, but when chained together, the impact is raised too high ...
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Can information security risks essentially only be triaged according to the CIA triangle?

Can information security risks essentially only be triaged according to the CIA triangle (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability) or are there other possibilities?
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What are the dangers of extending my PATH?

Are there any dangers of extending my PATH, say by adding /Users/me/bin?
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Looking for Information security / risk management table top or card games [closed]

I am looking for table top or card games related to risk management or information security. A kind of "serious" game that can be used as a teaching tool of infosec/risk management. I know only about ...
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What are the risk implications of not verifying referer header on login form?

Imagine a generic web application with a login form to access the application. Regardless of how the actual authentication is performed, what are the implications of not checking the referer header to ...
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What are the risks of exposing the Docker for Windows daemon on localhost?

A developer running Docker for Windows needs to enable the option "Expose daemon on tcp://localhost:2375 without TLS" in Docker setting > General tab. There is a warning: Exposing daemon on TCP ...
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How can I do a maintainable and significant risk assessment in an organisation with thousands of assets?

The problems I see with the typical risk assessment are as follows: Maintaining the list of assets updated Maintaining the status of the treatments updated and the risk level coherent with that. ...
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risk threat vulnerability

From ENISA - Threat and Risk Management Identification, analysis and evaluation of these threats and vulnerabilities are the only way to understand and measure the impact of the risk involved ...
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Sqlmap, update query and risk param

I was reading about the 'risk' param for sqlmap, and the docs contain information, that risk 3 level can update tables. What does it mean? As far as I understand, this can happen either in the app ...
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Risk assessment Struggling with scenario

I have been given a situation (see below),The question i need to answer to complete the task is: What is the ALE for phishing emails for the company, in pounds; e.g. 203,760? When i multiply the ...
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Risk and probability from CVE

How can I find risk and probability from CVE (https://cve.mitre.org/)? I read an article and it says (pg 14), The cost is derived from the attack tree, and risk and probability are based on CVE ...
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Risk Assessment Methodology ISO 27001

I would like to apply ISO 27001 best practices for a company that has not completed its final online architecture yet and it is still under development phase. However, they pretty much know which ...
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Advice for carrying out risk identification in ISO27005:2011

I am currently required to carry out an information security risk assessment for an assignment, using the ISO 27005:2011 standard, for the Equifax data breach that occurred in 2017, https://...
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I used 10minutemail and my own phone number, is there a risk?

I created a twitter account and used 10minuteemail, then twitter said my account was having automated behaviour, so I searched a temporary fake number to use but for the sake of lazyness I just put my ...
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Risk of infecting the host OS if the guest OS is out of date [duplicate]

I'd like to know how much the risk changes if I don't update the software on the guest OS in a VM (applications and the guest operating system itself), compared to the risk in case it's all kept up-to-...
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Does Bloatware on a brand new PC create security risks?

Some new computers come with software I don't need or want. It is not advertised as part of the product I am purchasing. Generally this is called Bloatware. Bloatware 1.(n) Software that comes pre-...
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What is the risk of reusing the ATM Pin elsewhere when they tie to EMV cards?

What is the risk in the following scenario: A bank wants to use an ATM pin (debit card and/or credit card) as an additional form of authentication after the customer logs in to her online/mobile ...
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Storing customer data securely (compliance)

I came a cross this data breach where developers of an organization stored some customer PII data on their github account. Common sense tells me that this is obviously stupid and careless thing to do. ...
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Risks for implementing single sign on

I'm working with an organization that's integrating a lot of apps with LDAP in a Windows environment. They are doing a good job of implementing least privilege, so there aren't a lot of scenarios ...
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HIPAA non-business associate for contract work

I have been asked by the sole owner/employee of a blood testing business to make her a web site. This web site would simply be used to schedule appointments for her patients. For this reason ...