Business leaders fear the Heartbleed bug for good reason — the threat allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of systems protected by vulnerable versions of OpenSSL, the widely used cryptographic library. This compromises the secret keys used to encrypt traffic, names and passwords of users and content. Attackers can eavesdrop on communications, steal data, and impersonate services and users.
Software bugs come and go, and they’re generally fixed by new versions. But the Heartbleed bug has left large amount of private keys and other secrets exposed for a long time. Encryption keys are the crown jewels of cyber-security — leaked keys allow attackers to decrypt any past and future traffic to the “protected” services. Possible exposure should be taken seriously.
In the Age of Heartbleed, How Is Your Peace of Mind?
The good news for Dunbar Armored clients: The website we host for our Valu-Trak service, which includes data for our Veri-Trak system (cash vault reports detailing all deposit processing activity) are not susceptible to the Heartbleed threat.
More good news: We can help companies that might be susceptible. Part of our company’s evolution has been to enable customers to outsource their cyber-security risks to our Dunbar Digital Armor business. We’re now safeguarding information, brands, reputations and revenue for our customers 24/7, through a unified online platform.
One of Dunbar Digital Armor’s services is online business protection — CIOs get visibility into threats that could impact data integrity, service availability and customer privacy. Other services include mobile device security, social media and brand monitoring, phishing and fraud prevention, intrusion detection and monitoring, log management and daily review, secure document retention, and physical security and logistics.
A Great Post About Heartbleed
Dunbar Digital Armor has a passion for consumer education, and its response to the Heartbleed bug is an example. Check out this blog post about the threat, which includes four actions you can take today to make your system more secure.
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