Tom Bain

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When is Spam Considered a Breach?

by Tom Bain on March 4, 2015 at 12:00 AM

As a Marketing professional, I understand the need to promote products and services through a variety of ways. It’s part of business, and you want to help the sales organization sell as best you can.

We all know that data breaches are situations businesses encounter can get extremely complex. State laws start to take hold around breach disclosure, expensive forensics specialists are needed to re-engineer how attacks...

Extra Extra - We Have an Intruder

by Tom Bain on February 7, 2013 at 9:40 AM

By now you may have all heard about the New York Times being attacked by a group of attackers in China. The group is well-known for being really good at getting what they want out of their attacks. 

Streamline Your Software Fixes

by Tom Bain on December 18, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Software is like the weather - its great when the weatherman tells you it will be sunny and 80 degrees, and it actually happens. But when you think it will be sunny and warm, and it rains for 3 days straight, its sort of...

Software QA personnel, known often as testers, are tasked responsible for guaranteeing a level of quality for the end client, and to help the software development team to identify problems early in the process. They are...

I was chatting with Wendy Nather of the 451 Group the other day about a number of items related to appsec. The discussion was insightful on many levels, primarily because well, Wendy is wicked smaht (we’re located in Boston,...

The OWASP Top 10 has become a globally recognized informal standard for web application security. Many organizations are using it to focus their application security and compliance programs so that they can model their these...

No one has to tell you that with the increased usage of mobile and social applications, or social applications on mobile devices reaching an all-time high, this opens up a can of security concerns. (OK I just told you that)....

Yesterday, Security Innovation and the University of Central Florida launched a seriously groundbreaking certification program through UCF’s division of Continuing Education: the Secure Software Development Certificate...

Another day, another dollar at RSA. But more good stuff all the way around. I attended an interesting session entitled Security in an Agile World, moderated by Chenxi Wang of Forrester. Panelists were Joel Scambray of...