I’m working on a new writeup. I have two coworkers who, when they start talking, I know I’d better start listening if I know what’s good for me.
I had lunch with them on Friday. I don’t know if it was the lunch discussion or after-lunch discussion, but they talked about a little-known security product. It’s free. It’s a little off-putting–one of these guys experimented with it and had difficulty figuring it out–but the other raved about it.
The problem is that we rarely live in an ideal world. We’re forced to run insecure, outdated software for business reasons, whether they’re good or bad. This mitigation, which he explained succinctly, is one of the best mitigations I’ve seen in my professional career, and it won’t cost you a dime to implement it.
I’m going to take an extra day or so to write up my own findings with it. So please stay tuned. I think this is going to be very good.
David Farquhar is a computer security professional, entrepreneur, and author. He started his career as a part-time computer technician in 1994, worked his way up to system administrator by 1997, and has specialized in vulnerability management since 2013. He invests in real estate on the side and his hobbies include O gauge trains, baseball cards, and retro computers and video games. A University of Missouri graduate, he holds CISSP and Security+ certifications. He lives in St. Louis with his family.
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Yes on both counts. Well, EMET found me, more like. It’s written up, but the Farquhar household has been a bit crazy this weekend. It’ll go live Monday morning, after I have a chance to re-read it one more time this evening, and make sure the computer I installed it on still works the way I thought it was working.
Though my initial impressions of EMET are very favorable.
It’s later. It is still the weekend.
The clock is ticking…
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