Author Archives: Sec-1

Insider Security Threats: Reducing The Risks

A high-profile¬†news article¬†published last week brought the risk of insider threats from current or disgruntled employees to reality. A high profile retailer suffered the loss of thousands of employee data records at the hands of an employee who has since … Continue reading

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Time For Better Web App Security As SQL & XSS Threats Surge

A recent report revealed a 32% increase in cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection attacks on the web-facing and cloud applications that carry sensitive information about organisations and their customers. Advances in technology and ever-increasing knowledge around these attack techniques … Continue reading

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PCI DSS 3.0, Requirement 11.3: The Segmentation Issue

As defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the cardholder environment (CDE) consists of the people, processes and technology that process, transmits or stores cardholder data or sensitive authentication data, including any connected systems components. This … Continue reading

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Booking Now Open for Free Seminars

We run regular complimentary 1-day Penetration Testing Seminars (PTS) across the UK, and we’ve recently announced dates and locations for our last seminars of 2013. They are: 11th October 2013 – Manchester (Now fully booked) 1st November 2013 – London … Continue reading

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Sec-1 Supports 2013 Cyber Security Challenge

Sec-1 is delighted to have supported the 2013 Cyber Security Challenge UK last weekend as part of the first cyber camp of its kind to be held in Scotland. The Cyber Security Challenge is a nationwide set of competitions to … Continue reading

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Paper: Automated Scanning v Manual Testing: Do you know the difference?

Automated scanning tools have their place, but should never be seen as a replacement for manual testing and an effective combined security strategy. We’ve produced a whitepaper explaining why. Below you will find a couple of short snippets from the … Continue reading

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