Does Your DLP/IRM Implementation Keep You Awake At Night?

With the fragmented manner of work culture in the 21st century, organizations have started to wake up to a fact that they cannot withhold information within the confines of their heavily guarded data-centers. Clients, employees and vendors need the information to continue smooth functioning of their businesses.

Information usually falls into anyone of the below categories:

Classification Legitimate Users Examples
Public  Visible to everyone in the world Tender documents
Internal Only for employees Memos, newsletters
Restricted Only for certain people/teams Contracts, Invoices, PO, Network Diagrams
Confidential Sensitive information – for very specific people Financial proposal
Private personal information of people Salaries, Employee HR Information

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Hakin9 magazine contest

Hakin9 is out with another contest. They’re giving out three latest issues of Hakin9 absolutely free.

After the last contest, I received my copy of Hakin9 in about 10 days and the issue was awesome. I can’t wait to check out the contents of the upcoming issues.

The current issue addresses advance hacking techniques like ASLR and Stack Canaries. The theme of the issue is “21st Century Hacking Techniques

Issue 05/2009 of Hakin9 magazine

Head over to their website at to know more about the contest and the articles in the current issue.

Hakin9 – Best IT Security Magazine

Update 1 – 10 Aug,2009 : Whoa !! Just received my “FREE” copy of the ‘Best of Hakin9’. This blog post was an entry in their July competition. It’s been just 10 days and I return home from office to see the magazine on the table. That was awesome quick. Hat’s off to the Hakin9 team. The magazine content is also the nice. The topics I had been looking forward to especially Analyzing Malware (part 1-3) and Javascript De-obfuscation and many more have been included in this edition. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Thanks guys !!

I’ve been a long time fan of the magazine “Hakin9” For those who do not know what’s Hakin9, head over to their website for more information

In short, it’s an IT security magazine, with a strong focus on technical knowledge. Unlike other technical magazines, the content quality is amazing. It’s always informative and you end up learning quite a few things. Best of all the content is always very recent. For example, in the last issue (3/2009), they published articles on how to analyze malformed PDF and binaries. PDF based exploits are in the rage, now that Adobe has seen a few severe vulnerabilities.

Anyway, the current issue (4/2009) is out with the main article focusing on ERP security.

Hakin9 - 04/2009 - My ERP Got Hacked!

Other topics discussed are the recent Nokia’s ‘Silence’ malware, Automating malware analysis, creating self-signed certificate using OpenSSL and much more.
Visit for detailed information on the topics published.

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