Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heartbleed: What Do I Do?

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The KeePass Password Safe icon.
The KeePass Password Safe icon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
You've probably read a little about Heartbleed by now and you either understand the details or not. For some additional reading you can visit Either way, you are, and should be, worried if this is going to affect you directly. The answer, probably. Not all sites and software rely on the security torn open by Heartbleed but many do. For these locations which are currently vulnerable you will need to confirm that they, the site owners, have fixed the issue BEFORE changing your passwords.

How do you do that? Go to Heartbleed Test or Heartbleed Checker and type in the site you're worried about, such as your banking site.

If it comes back green it was either fixed or never had a problem. I recommend a password change anyway. You are probably overdue for one.

If it comes back red, check back again later until it comes back green. Then change your password.

I think you'll find at this point that many sites have fixed the issue, but it can't hurt to check.

For those who are interested in the related CRA website shutdown from Heartbleed, read this story as well:
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Monday, March 3, 2014

Congratulations to our big winners at RSAC 2014!

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The Defence Intelligence road crew has arrived back from RSA Conference 2014 and wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who came out to to visit our little piece of Canada at the event.  It was great to see so many current and future clients and to talk to them about what makes us unique in the space.

We gave out thousands of maple syrup candies, hundreds of DI hockey pucks and got to gloat a little about the Olympic hockey wins.  We are also proud to announce the big winners of our draw:

1st Prize:  1 year FREE Nemesis Advanced Malware Protection Service (up to $25,000.00) and a signed Jean Beliveau NHL jersey

Winner:   Patrick Russ - Wells Fargo

2nd Prize:  Free Harbinger Network Risk Assessment and a Canadian olympic hockey jersey

Winner: George Ribeiro - RingCentral

3rd Prize:  Free Harbinger Network Risk Assessment (20 units)

Winners: Contacted via email

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by to see what the hockey jerseys were all about, we're looking forward to next year already.

A big thank you must also go out to Travis and Julie from Owly Design for tolerating our constant stream of edits and to our Taqueria Angel for keeping us fed.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Next week, the RSA® Conference 2014, one of the largest security conferences in the U.S. will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. We’ll be crossing the border and bringing Canada to the US.
Come meet our staff, we will be wearing the very latest in Canadian fashion and giving out our official puck. You can enter to win one of our three prizes, eh. 

First prize: 1 year free Nemesis security service (up to $25,000.00) and a signed Jean Beliveau hockey jersey
Second prize: Free Harbinger network risk assessment and a Canadian Olympic hockey jersey

Third prize: Free Harbinger network risk assessment

Come see us at South Expo booth 2528, just follow the smell of maple syrup….you won’t be sorry.

We’re putting the Eh in RSA.