Posts tagged infosec
The Importance of Information Security: Lessons Learned from the Code Spaces Breach

This breach had an extreme impact on not just Code Spaces customers, but on the future of Code Spaces itself.  Not only did a data breach occur, but data (and all associated backups) were deleted and not able to be restored.  This is an example of a worst-case scenario, and while it may not happen often, when it does it has dire consequences. 

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A Brief Introduction to Digital Forensics

As electronic devices and their associated digital storage are more commonplace than ever before, it is easy to see how their involvement in crime or other undesired events must be considered during any investigation.  For example, when considering bank fraud, it would literally be impossible to accomplish without leaving some digital traces.  For that reason, it is imperative that investigators have the appropriate tools, methods, and knowledge to gather digital evidence, present digital evidence in court, and prove that the evidence is authentic. 

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Revisiting the Great Sony Hack of 2011

One such example of a company encountering the consequences of a large-scale data breach is that of Sony in 2011.  In April of 2011, hackers obtained personal information, including credit card numbers and bank routing information from over 100 million Playstation Network (PSN) users (Laudon & Laudon, 2016).  The breach had far-reaching negative outcomes, some of which that did not appear until years later. 

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Promoting Ethical Behavior in Information Technology Teams

In today’s economy, a company’s capacity to behave ethically and operate in a socially responsible manner is critical to its long-term success.  No longer is it sufficient to merely remain profitable; with the advent of the internet and the associated improvement to communication, companies are often also measured on their overall social impact.  For this reason, it is imperative that businesses, and their IT departments in particular, understand the importance of ethics in the workplace. 

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How To Create an On-Demand VM using Vagrant and VirtualBox

Learn how to create on-demand testing and development virtual machines using freely available, industry-standard tools: Vagrant and Virtualbox. The primary benefits of using a tool such as Vagrant are its integration with automation/configuration management tools and its online repository of pre-configured images

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