David Strom

David Strom writes and speaks about security, networking and communications topics for CSO Online, Network World, Computerworld, and other publications. He can be reached through his web site, or on Twitter @dstrom.

How to evaluate SOC-as-a-service providers

How to evaluate SOC-as-a-service providers

Not every organization that needs a security operations center can afford to equip and staff one. A number of providers provide SOC as a service. Here's what you need to know about them.

How to improve container security

How to improve container security

Securing your Docker and container infrastructure will take a combination of policies, explicit tools and careful examination of your apps. Here’s how to do it.

What are DMARC, SPF and DKIM? How to master email security with these protocols

What are DMARC, SPF and DKIM? How to master email security with these protocols

The three main email security protocols complement one another, so implementing them all provides the best protection. That’s easier said than done, but these tips can help.

How polls are hacked: What every business should know

How polls are hacked: What every business should know

The recent revelation that Michael Cohen paid to rig a presidential primary poll underscores the risks they present to business. Here's how to identify and prevent poll rigging.

Building your forensic analysis toolset

Building your forensic analysis toolset

Every security team should have these types of digital forensics tools available. Many are free, and there are enough options to find one that suits your skills and approach.

Top tools and best practices for WordPress security

Top tools and best practices for WordPress security

Poorly secured WordPress websites are a favorite hacker target. Use these tools and advice to keep them out.

How to set up a successful digital forensics program

How to set up a successful digital forensics program

The time to set up a digital forensics program is before you have a breach. Here are the decisions you need to make.

13 top application security tools

13 top application security tools

Checking for security flaws in your applications is essential. These tools can help find and fix them.

The Sony hacker indictment: 5 lessons for IT security

The Sony hacker indictment: 5 lessons for IT security

The recent indictment of North Korean hacker Park Jin Hyok contains valuable information from the FBI’s investigation that will help you defend against similar attacks.

New tools protect your AWS infrastructure

New tools protect your AWS infrastructure

Rhino Security and Amazon offer tools to improve visibility into your AWS cloud environments, making it easier to find configuration errors and vulnerabilities.

How to perform a risk assessment: Rethinking the process

How to perform a risk assessment: Rethinking the process

New regulations and a changing threat landscape mean you need a different approach to your security risk assessment process.

How risk-based authentication has become an essential security tool

How risk-based authentication has become an essential security tool

A new generation of risk-based authentication (RBA) products can improve both customer experience and security. Here's what to look for in them.

Honeypots as deception solutions: What to look for and how to buy

Honeypots as deception solutions: What to look for and how to buy

Commercial and open source honeypot tools are now effective deception solutions. Here's what you need to know before implement them.

4 open-source Mitre ATT&CK test tools compared

4 open-source Mitre ATT&CK test tools compared

Any of these tools from Endgame, Red Canary, Mitre, and Uber will get your red team and pentesters started with Mitre's ATT&CK framework.

What is Mitre's ATT&CK framework? What red teams need to know

What is Mitre's ATT&CK framework? What red teams need to know

The ATT&CK framework allows security researchers and red teams to better understand hacker threats.

Inside RSA's state-of-the-art fraud intelligence command center

Inside RSA's state-of-the-art fraud intelligence command center

RSA’s Anti-Fraud Command Center helps financial services firms stay a step ahead of fraudsters and criminals. The ultimate goal: Someday make it not worth their effort to even try.

10 questions to answer before running a capture the flag (CTF) contest

10 questions to answer before running a capture the flag (CTF) contest

Running your own CTF contest can build security skills and help identify new internal and external talent. Learn what types of challenges you need to include, how to make the contest run smoothly, and other logistics to consider.

How to protect your network from PowerShell exploits

How to protect your network from PowerShell exploits

PowerShell is a powerful and versatile tool for both Windows sysadmins and hackers, who use it to build malicious scripts that avoid detection. This advice will make it harder for them to do so.

SandBlast Mobile simplifies mobile security

SandBlast Mobile simplifies mobile security

Check Point's SandBlast Mobile fits in between mobile device managers and security event log analyzers, and actually makes it easier to manage the overall security footprint of your entire mobile device fleet.

Securing the smart home

Securing the smart home

First in a series of articles on the best ways to deploy and secure smart home technology.

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