Security Engineering

Alien Vault White Paper. The History of “SEM, SIM or SIEM?”

The History of “SEM, SIM or SIEM?” To best describe the market today, it’s helpful to first revisit how the market has evolved. Initially Security Event Management (SEM) tools were designed for threat management against a noisy external threat environment … Read more

Hackers using Twitter and other social media apps for intrusion

SAN FRANCISCO — It took only one attempt for Russian hackers to make their way into the computer of a Pentagon official. But the attack didn’t come through an email or a file buried within a seemingly innocuous document. A … Read more

Samsung’s Connect Home smart mesh Wi-Fi system will be available July 2, starting at $169 each

Have just finished reading the below.  I am a bit disappointed that there is not much information on security testing of this system which will be one of the primary concerns of consumers.  As we create these new wifi “mesh” … Read more

Govt unveils $1.8m security fund for crime-hit dairies

A new fund to help pay for extra security at places like dairies is a good step but it will not address the root problem of violent robbery, an Auckland dairy owner says. Dairy and liquor store owners have been … Read more

GearBrain Review: Aura, near invisible security that uses nothing but your home’s wireless signals

The smart home security device Aura taps into your Wi-Fi signals to alert you if your home is safe or not. By Lee Turner Pros: Incredibly simple set up, elegant and unobtrusive, works nicely for small apartments, IFTTT support. Cons: … Read more