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Different Kinds of Cybersecurity

In the world of cybersecurity there is a lot of specific definitions, a type of insider lingo that we assume that everyone agrees on the definition of. However, herein lies the problem. We assume, without discussing. I have ended up in multiple discussions that occurs due to different interpretations of a definition. In this post I’ll give my view of one of the biggest differences of definition that I have seen, namely what we include in the term cybersecurity....

August 27, 2023 · 4 min · Oskar Edbro
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Vulnerability Categories for Business

There are endless ways to divide vulnerabilities into different classifications. Each more granular than the other. However, there is also a need to for a simple divide, targeted to the business. That is the problem this post will solve. By using the same categories as in the post Security for Any Development Team I will break down security vulnerabilities into three categories. After reading this post, you will get an insight into why vulnerabilities may arise, and what can be done to minimise the risk....

November 5, 2022 · 5 min · Oskar Edbro

Basic Network Security for Small Businesses

In today’s connected world every little store or office needs internet, and the usual way to implement that is by setting up a WiFi. There are endless products that allow for a plug and play experience for the less tech-savvy users. However, there are some common traps that someone inexperienced might fall into when setting up a network. In this post I will discuss some of these traps and what risk they might impose....

May 22, 2022 · 3 min · Oskar Edbro

Comments on the use of Open Source

After the devastating vulnerability in Log4j last month we’ve seen some changes in how companies view open source. The ones whom previously had no policies at all have now began looking into this. For now the main thing we see is asking the question about where Log4j has been used, but that will likely change to. It is important for all the users of open source to understand the nature. You cannot just expect or pressure the maintainers to update their software....

January 6, 2022 · 2 min · Oskar Edbro

Measuring Security, OWASP SAMM

When working with cybersecurity in any development organization it is inevitable that management asks the difficult question. The question that puts us in a very difficult position of grasping the current status of the organizations security efforts. The question I am talking about is as follows, or a version of: How far have we come in our work with cybersecurity? It is an understandable question. We need to see that the time and money put into security are adding value to the business....

September 26, 2021 · 4 min · Oskar Edbro