Discussing issues affecting secure information exchange
In this blog, we aim to discuss cyber security issues relating to exchanging information securely and clear up any queries you may have around specific areas.
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A recent project at Nexor required us to look at the challenges of providing access to the DNS from a secure environment. It reminded me of the issues related to DNS tunnelling.
In my role as a Solution Architect regular, readers of this blog will know that this year I’ve been heavily involved in Information Exchange Gateways. I was recently over in Brussels at the European Defence Agency (EDA) headquarters to deliver a final presentation on the IEG work we have done for them.
A: When it’s a Transistor or a Zener diode.
With the current interest in Information Exchange Gateways (IEGs), I wanted to update you on the work that we have been doing with the European Defence Agency over the last year or so.
While Air-Gaps are a good conceptual solution, in practice beyond Schneier’s single PC example, they are very hard to achieve. There is nearly always a backdoor to be found somewhere that an attacker can exploit.
Network segregation is a common security technique to prevent security issues in one network affecting another. When looking at how information can be moved or shared between such networks the concept of routable protocols, and the opposite non-routable protocols are often used.
Lean Services is a buzz phrase I have been increasingly hearing in secure information exchange circles recently. But what is actually meant by Lean Services?
In my last blog post I looked at what Information Exchange Gateways (IEGs) were and why they were so popular at the moment. In this post I will look at how you go about putting together a solution to solve the problem.
Over the last year or so, our customers in high assurance environments have been very interested in the concept of “Browse Down”. What does Browse Down mean?
Today marks the beginning of an exciting week for me. I am on site at one of our major clients installing an Information Exchange Gateway demonstrator that I’ve been working on for the last few months.
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