The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.

Hot answers tagged


As you've implied, security is about layers. Systems get attacked and they get breached in a myriad of ways. By layering our security solutions, we prevent our systems from being subject to a single point of security failure. Sometimes people put firewall devices off-box and sometimes they also put them on-box. Sometimes they do both for just the reason ...


The cost is not from the vulnerability but from the risk. Namely: A vulnerability is that which can potentially be exploited to put at risk your information assets (e.g. a buffer overflow). A threat is a context element which will try to snoop on or damage your information assets (e.g. an existing group of attackers who would benefit from such actions in ...


In addition to logicalscope's excellent answer, it's worth bearing in mind that in most cases, a firewall implemented in the OS introduces significantly less latency than one on a separate device. OTOH, OS firewalls vary in the amount of the system they expose before filtering is applied. in a situation where you have a small infrastructure (a few servers)...


Compliance and regulations which are show stoppers to a business operation. Past incidents of security issues.


TP-Link Adapter -- NOTE YOU NEED VERSION 1, NOT VERSION 2-- Make sure to check what is being sold. Version 1 has a different chipset that allows scanning, monitor mode, deauth's etc. BHIS Wifi travel kit specs: - in which they show the adapters they use on a regular basis. Usually Alfa Adapters Take a look at Alfa Adapters.


I know this is old, but I still found it on Google while searching, so here is my opinion: Today there's multiple bug bounty programs, in which, for obvious reasons, they need to measure the weight of the information and data that they receive from the ethical hackers and provide to their customers. As we all know, information is a difficult asset to ...


Pinning a cost on an exploit is usually going to involve (many) meetings with business users and in the end it's just an educated guess. You might be able to estimate the cost of a 4 hour business disruption due to a denial of service attack however for something like a website defacement you would have to have a chat with management and/or public relations ...

Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible