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Monday, Feb 9, 2015

HIPAA, shadow IT, and the packet capture problem

Note: We here at CloudShark aren’t HIPAA experts, we just think its neat to talk about. Don’t take this as “official” advice. We’ve been harping lately on network security, which is one of the reasons we included secure delete as a new feature in CloudShark 2.4. This got us having some “water-cooler” (we don’t have a water cooler, it’s actually a shark tank) discussion around the security of packet captures in general, and naturally, how that applies to regulations like HIPAA, the “Health Insurance Privacy and Accountability Act”.

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Monday, Feb 9, 2015

Using CloudShark for Education

Are you an instructor on network security, or a computer science professor teaching computer networking? We’ve recently highlighted the ways CloudShark is being used now for all kinds of educational uses, and received a great new case study from certified SANS instruction Paul A. Henry from Vnet Security, LLC. Check it out!

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Monday, Jan 26, 2015

CloudShark 2.4 - Secure Delete, CentOS 7, and Monitoring

Zach gives us an update here: Watch the video. We’ve had our noses to the grindstone for quite some time, but we’re happy to announce that CloudShark 2.4 is here! While we continue to make some behind-the-scenes improvements, this release contains some features that were specifically requested by customers. Secure Delete For the particularly security conscious, we’ve added the secure delete feature to CloudShark 2.4. This is available in the administrators settings, and allows you the option of permanently deleting captures from the disk (a concept also known as “shredding”).

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Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

Using the vmnet-sniffer Packet Capture Tool in VMWare

Here where we make CloudShark, we have a pile of dev op and admin tools we use every day to make our lives easier: Jenkins, Capybara, and Nagios are some absolutely wonderful additions to our environment this year. One of the most powerful tools we use here is a combination of VMware Workstation and the powerful Vagrant API interface. With Vagrant, we can test every permutation of CloudShark via a barrage of automated testing.

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Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015

2014 Was a Year of Big Security Breaches

If there’s one thing we noticed about 2014, it was the year of Really Big Vulnerabilities ™. Sure, these sorts of things happen all the time, but now more than ever it is becoming obvious that perimeter security is not sufficient and each constituent system in a network must be regarded as a public system, regardless of assumption. Systems will be compromised, and preparing for what to do after an attack is just as important as preventing attacks in the first place.

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