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How to Encrypt a Flash Drive Using VeraCrypt

  Encryption is a smart idea for protecting data on a USB flash drive, as we covered in our piece that described how to encrypt a flash drive using Microsoft BitLoc...

What Are Your Container Security Options?

When it comes to security, anything new is usually bad news. And for most organizations, containers are something new.That's a concern, as containers will likely come to you...

Are There Open Source Vulnerability Assessment Options?

Failure to fix known software vulnerabilities is a big reason why organizations' networks get breached. In some cases organizations run software with known vulnerabilities for years. Forty-four perc...

Open Source Software’s Role in Breach Prevention and Detection

Security professionals are increasingly acknowledging an uncomfortable truth: No network is secure from a sufficiently skilled and determined attacker. So while every effort...

5 Big Improvements in Wireshark

Nmap was not the only popular open source network security tool to receive a recent upgrade. Wireshark 2.0.0 , an open source tool used for network sniffing and packet analy...

Using Hadoop to Reduce Security Risks

By Ted Dunning, MapR TechnologiesData has become too large to analyze with traditional tools, so companies are upping their security game by moving away from traditional app...

5 Free Tools for Compliance Management

Many organizations must comply with regulations such as HIPAA, and the numbers are growing, fueled by constantly evolving legislation that creates new rules, requirements and auditin...

Why All Linux (Security) Bugs Aren’t Shallow

In 2014 the open source community faced more security challenges than it has at any other point in recent memory. The Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL project and She...

The Trouble with Tor

For over a decade, people all over the world have used Tor (formerly known as the Onion Router) to protect their privacy. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory developed the system using open source te...

VeraCrypt a Worthy TrueCrypt Alternative

When the TrueCrypt encryption software project was abandoned two years ago, it left many folks looking for an open source encryption system. VeraCrypt appeared on the scene as a TrueCrypt alternativ...

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