Gartner top 10 list of 2016 information security technologies

June, 16, 2016   Branden Spikes

Kudos to Gartner for a great top 10 list of 2016 information security technologies that includes the emerging new tech known as "Remote Browser." It is a new concept for many, founded on the principal understanding that web browsers are not trustworthy applications. Those who wish to keep secure should not allow ...

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SSL Everywhere

February, 22, 2016     Branden Spikes

I’m often asked how Isla protects users from phishing, and have to admit I have never liked my answer. Phishing is a grifter’s game, a trick, and a ...

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A perspective on Apple's iPhone security battle

February, 19, 2016     Branden Spikes

There has been a lot of talk about whether the Justice Department of the US Government can ask Apple to comply with an FBI order to allow access to an ...

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LogJam bug exposes encrypted browser data

May, 21, 2015     Branden Spikes

A new flaw in encrypted browser traffic dubbed "LogJam" has been revealed which, like BREACH and FREAK before it, exposes encrypted data to man-in-the-middle snooping. This is a great opportunity ...

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Proud to Be a Cool Vendor!

May, 12, 2015     Branden Spikes

Today, we are pleased to announce that Spikes Security has been named a Gartner 2015 Cool Vendor in Security Infrastructure Protection. Being recognized as a Cool Vendor is an important accomplishment ...

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Prevent malware with your network, not your endpoint.

March, 13, 2015     Branden Spikes

Isolation technology is on the rise, thanks to the mother of all invention. Necessity. Security experts are grasping for ways to protect their networks from the endless barrage of browser ...

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Five Cyber Security Predictions for 2015

January, 26, 2015     Branden Spikes

The browser is already the undisputed champion of enterprise applications, becoming clearly the most ubiquitous and strategically important application run by employees in the workplace. However, we have only begun ...

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The Big Leagues

October, 22, 2014     Branden Spikes

Today we brighten everyone's future, and perhaps ours here at Spikes Security a little extra, as we become better able to protect the glorious potential of the Internet. Our promising, ...

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InfoSecurity UK

May, 12, 2014     Branden Spikes

We're excited to report that Spikes Security made a very strong debut in the UK market with an exhibition at the recent Infosecurity Conference held in London.  If you're not ...

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Cyber Monday Security Checklist

December, 02, 2013     Branden Spikes

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Official Launch of AirGap and the Mac Client!

October, 07, 2013     Branden Spikes

Spikes has officially launched AirGap Enterprise for the SMB space! AirGap formerly known as the Spikes Browser, is based on AirGapped technology, where the browser is physically separated from the ...

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IP Theft for Military Gain

October, 04, 2013     Branden Spikes

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Spikes AirGap Browser Featured in TechCrunch

August, 27, 2013     Branden Spikes

We're happy to say that the Spikes Airgap browser was recently  featured in TechCrunch by renowned analyst Frederic Lardinois! Frederic delves into the details about how the Airgap ...

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Black Hat 2013 was a success!

August, 08, 2013     Branden Spikes

A great time was had by all!  It was both exciting and reassuring for the Spikes team to see innovative advancements in cybersecurity at Blackhat 2013.   From advanced firewalls ...

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Spikes will be at Black Hat 2013!

July, 22, 2013     Branden Spikes

The Spikes team will be at Black Hat USA 2013 next week in Las Vegas, showing off our new Spikes Browser. CEO Branden Spikes will hold a workshop outlining the fundamental ...

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Closing the Front Door on Cyberattacks

July, 02, 2013     Branden Spikes

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be holding their 3rd Cybersecurity Framework Workshop from July 10-12 in San Diego, California to discuss Executive Order 13636, which deals with "...

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Hackers are doing our marketing for us!

May, 02, 2013     Branden Spikes

Tuesday evening the US Department of Labor's website got hacked, and served up malware!  People often get a false sense of security and think "I won't get hacked if ...

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Have a LivingSocial account? Time to change your password!

April, 29, 2013     Branden Spikes

In a recent cyber-heist, 50 million encrypted passwords were stolen from LivingSocial last week.  Since it takes a week or two to hack stolen encrypted passwords you can bet ...

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Actionable intelligence

March, 31, 2013     Branden Spikes

There's some really good actionable intelligence in this report from Palo Alto Networks.  I'm really pleased with the effort, and authoring of the content too, these guys really get ...

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NATO says cybercrime against civilian targets could justify a "Conventional Response" from government.

March, 20, 2013     Branden Spikes

Hackers, don't hack hospitals or power grids.  If you cause any loss of life or significant property damage it could be considered an act which justifies military or "conventional ...

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NYTimes hacked by China, handles it properly.

February, 03, 2013     Branden Spikes

I think it's pretty cool that NYTimes discovered hackers and then proceeded to hire a security firm to surreptitiously track the intruders.  I think many people would have ...

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Great article on debunking false sense of security.

January, 18, 2013     Branden Spikes

Roger Grimes wrote a great article over at InfoWorld about the popular IT security practices which "just don't work."  This echoes the preaching I find myself doing on ...

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Latest Spikes Newsletter

January, 18, 2013     Branden Spikes

Check out our latest newsletter over at Mailchimp, boom! Europe's security authority, the ENISA came forward this week with the news that this threat is growing ...

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The top security threat of 2013: the web browser.

January, 11, 2013     Branden Spikes

Something I've been preaching for a couple years, but is finally getting some well-deserved recognition among security authorities is that drive-by malware from web links is the #1 threat facing ...

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Another one bites the dust.

November, 24, 2012     Branden Spikes

Another big enterprise security breach this week, as GoDaddy got hacked.  In typical corporate form, there's no explanation of how this hack was perpetrated.  I wonder if they ...

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A thought on enterprise privacy.

November, 05, 2012     Branden Spikes

Breaches of privacy, like those commonly perpetrated by Google and Microsoft, are just an annoyance for the average user.  Gee, Google might target some ads to me ...

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Epic fail - Cisco runs public RDP server on internal network.

October, 22, 2012     Branden Spikes

Fellow security blogger Brian Krebs posted today about how easy and inexpensive it is for hackers to find hacked servers at Fortune 500 companies.  I don't know about the rest ...

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Root cause disclosure, please.

October, 19, 2012     Branden Spikes

I've been spending a decent amount of time trying to identify the root cause of various high profile hacks happening to companies, and it's pretty surprising how short-sighted or ill-informed ...

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A geeky hacker movie that doesn't suck? Is it possible?

September, 20, 2012     Branden Spikes

This is not a movie review blog, but!  I was so impressed by a movie today at a screening of Jeremy Zerechak's new movie Code 2600.  The movie ...

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What it was like in the Founder Institute?

September, 19, 2012     Branden Spikes

People often ask me, after hearing I joined the Founder Institute for the summer Silicon Valley session, "what was it like?"   "Totally awesome." is my common response.  You ...

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Is the problem with IE, or with browsing in general?

September, 18, 2012     Branden Spikes

I recently read an article on Arstechnica which Clearly points to a need for a solution which doesn't involve updated AV signatures and less use of the exploited browser de ...

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Cookie Authentication = Dangerous

September, 17, 2012     Branden Spikes

This new SSL vulnerability, which affects only people using Chrome on websites using SSL encryption compression, could lead to people getting their online accounts hacked.  How big of ...

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We're losing the cyber war.

September, 10, 2012     Branden Spikes

Recently had the pleasure of reading Marcus Ranum's series on Cyberwar, and it made me think a lot about how we're really losing this war.  The fact that ...

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Is it just as illegal to hack with a conscience?

September, 10, 2012     Branden Spikes

I recently read about this 2.5 year prison sentence for a hacker who ran and and rented access to his huge botnet.  Got me thinking, I wonder if he'd have ...

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