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Aug 20 2014

Heads up for federal CISOs and CIOs: NIST publishes guidelines for SSH key management

For those of us who follow the activities of NIST, yesterday marked the arrival of a remarkable document with a characteristically bland NIST-style title:  “Security of Automated Access Management Using Secure Shell”. The release of this report (NIST Interagency Report 7966) has great significance for organizations that use Secure Shell – which is just about every medium to large enterprise, most government agencies and many large non-profits. So what is…

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Apr 30 2014

Free Can Make You Bleed

By now anyone concernedwith internet security has heard about the Heartbleed security vulnerability in OpenSSL.  What you may not be aware of is how much money and personal information is riding on this “free” security program and others like it (OpenSSH).  Free is not usually a bad thing, but it can be when it causes the software your business depends on to be under resourced…

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