Articles by Paul Rubens 

3 Tools for Enforcing Password Policies

User passwords are often a weak link in the corporate security chain. How can security pros make users adhere to strong password policies?

10 Bitcoin Security Tips

Bitcoins have the potential to revolutionize business payment transactions. But they also have some security shortcomings. Here are 10 tips for keeping Bitcoins secure.

6 Tips for Stronger Encryption

In the wake of revelations about NSA backdoors in encryption systems, organizations must do everything they can to ensure their encryption is as strong as possible.

7 Security Trends to Expect in 2014

From increasingly sophisticated DDoS attacks to stuxnets to insider threats, companies have plenty to worry about when it comes to enterprise security in 2014.

How to Prevent DNS Attacks

Hackers like the Syrian Electronic Army are finding weaknesses to exploit in the Domain Name System. Here's how to keep your organization from falling victim to a DNS attack.

13 Hot Security Startups to Watch

There is always a batch of enterprise security startups with clever technologies poised to be purchased by Infosec giants. Here are 13 interesting security startups to keep an eye on.

White Hats for Hire Find Software Bugs

Companies that lack the resources to run their own bug bounty programs may want to consider a bug bounty as a service program.

How Big Data Analytics Can Boost Network Security

While Big Data analytics will probably never replace existing network security measures like IPS and firewalls, it can help reveal breaches that might otherwise have gone undetected.

Digital Certificate Dangers, and How to Fight Them

While digital certificates play a vital security role, they also present security risks. A certificate management system is a good way to mitigate many of those risks.

Will PRISM Impact Data Protection Strategies?

As details of the National Security Agency's PRISM program continue to emerge, how concerned should enterprises be about government requests for data?

4 Tips for Cloud Compliance

Moving data to the cloud can be scary, as you must ensure cloud providers handle it in a way that meets regulatory requirements. Four best practices can help.

5 Tips for Fighting DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are growing in size and intensity. What can you do to fight them?

BYOD Fuels NAC Comeback

The BYOD boom is leading to a revival of network access control (NAC) technology, as more companies employ NAC to secure their networks.

6 Emerging Security Threats, and How to Fight Them

Hackers are nothing if not creative, so it's important for enterprise security pros to educate themselves about emerging security threats like these six.

Anti-Virus Isn't Enough: 7 Steps to Discourage Hackers

Anti-virus software is no longer a match for today's threats. Here's what your business needs to stay protected.

Cloud Becoming Key Element of Enterprise Security Strategies

While cloud security technology hasn't eliminated cybercrime, it has given organizations some new and effective ways of fighting it.

Virtualization Poses Security Risks in Public Cloud

Companies moving applications to a public cloud need to be aware of the risks created by using virtual machines in a shared cloud infrastructure.

How to Prevent Spear Phishing Attacks

While security software can help prevent spear phishing attacks, staff training is the best way to avoid phishing losses.

How to Prevent Security Breaches from Known Vulnerabilities

While it's bad to be targeted by a hacker using new and relatively unknown security vulnerabilities, it's awful to fall victim to well-known attacks.

Review: Malwarebytes Enterprise Edition

Malwarebytes Enterprise Edition detects and removes malware, removing all traces after a system has been infected, a capability that is likely to be especially important to small businesses.

7 IPv6 Security Risks

Not many people consider security risks associated with IPv6, the newest version of the Internet Protocol. But maybe they should.

Review: Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

While Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection offers deployment and management convenience, its anti-malware engine is weak in comparison to competitors.

Review: McAfee Deep Defender

Rootkits are in the crosshairs of this innovative anti-malware technology that runs directly on the processor, underneath the operating system.

Biometric Authentication: How It Works

Passwords are potentially the weakest link in your organization's information security systems. Biometric authentication technologies promise a more secure alternative.

Review: Total Defense Anti-Virus r12

CA Technologies spinoff Total Defense offers robust management capabilities in its AV-only product. But the software lags a bit behind the competition in anti-malware sophistication.