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Dominic Schulte

About Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte currently serves as the Managing Director of Security Services & Consulting at TRUE, where he is responsible for the execution of a wide range of security and regulatory compliance services. Previously, Dominic worked with the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst in the National Security Incident and Response Center (NSIRC). He holds CISSP, QSA and CNSS 4011-4015 certifications.

On New PCI Point-to-Point Encryption Solution Requirements

October 10th, 2011 | Posted by Dominic Schulte in Compliance | PCI - (2 Comments)

In case you missed it, the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) published the initial release of the much anticipated Point-to-Point Encryption Solution (P2PE) Requirements document last month.  Many of you are probably asking, “Why do I care?” – a good question in a day and age with so much information and noise.  If you’ll allow me, I’d like to answer two better questions!  But first, to answer, this document is significant because it is at the heart of the fiery topic of PCI scope.Read more

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte currently serves as the Managing Director of Security Services & Consulting at TRUE, where he is responsible for the execution of a wide range of security and regulatory compliance services. Previously, Dominic worked with the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst in the National Security Incident and Response Center (NSIRC). He holds CISSP, QSA and CNSS 4011-4015 certifications.

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Picking on the Little Guy

August 17th, 2011 | Posted by Dominic Schulte in PCI | Security - (1 Comments)

Security is expensive. We all know that. I see the battles my clients continually face – particularly the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) – as they try to spread their limited security dollars across dedicated salaries (for the fortunate ones), toolsets, appliances, training, and consulting (maybe we don’t need to include the last one…). The underlying belief that many SMBs seem to receive some relief from: “I’m the small guy. Surely I won’t be targeted when there are banks and multinational retailers to be hacked.” Mr. Angelastri says as much in this Wall Street Journal article.Read more

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte currently serves as the Managing Director of Security Services & Consulting at TRUE, where he is responsible for the execution of a wide range of security and regulatory compliance services. Previously, Dominic worked with the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst in the National Security Incident and Response Center (NSIRC). He holds CISSP, QSA and CNSS 4011-4015 certifications.

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There’s fast…

May 12th, 2009 | Posted by Dominic Schulte in Security - (0 Comments)

…and there’s this [jeremiahgrossman.blogspot.com].  The Internets can be a little scary.

If you’re searching for ways to get buy-in or resources for SDLC, vulnerability management, or security testing improvements, this example should help.

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte currently serves as the Managing Director of Security Services & Consulting at TRUE, where he is responsible for the execution of a wide range of security and regulatory compliance services. Previously, Dominic worked with the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst in the National Security Incident and Response Center (NSIRC). He holds CISSP, QSA and CNSS 4011-4015 certifications.

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Acquiring target… NOW!

May 1st, 2009 | Posted by Dominic Schulte in Compliance - (0 Comments)

Walt Conway has some interesting commentary [treasuryinstitute.org] on the recently released Verizon data breach report [verizonbusiness.com].

All the valuable PCI compliance insight aside, I found the statistics on the prevalence and value of targeted attacks to be especially interesting.  We are frequently engaged to perform social engineering exercises for our clients, primarily to help them stress the importance of security policies, procedures, and communication to their employees.

While our generic email campaigns typically fool a few of the overly curious or too-quick-to-click crowd, the more informed (targeted) phishing campaigns are overwhelming effective to the point that we often need to reassure our clients that the world is not ending.  Unfortunately, this report highlights the fact that targeted attacks are not just elements of security company sales talk.

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte currently serves as the Managing Director of Security Services & Consulting at TRUE, where he is responsible for the execution of a wide range of security and regulatory compliance services. Previously, Dominic worked with the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst in the National Security Incident and Response Center (NSIRC). He holds CISSP, QSA and CNSS 4011-4015 certifications.

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Google to the rescue

May 23rd, 2008 | Posted by Dominic Schulte in Give me more Internets! | privacy | Security - (0 Comments)

With yesterday’s introduction[reuters.com] of Google Health, we can now add personal health records and related information to the types of data Google is storing. This service includes connections to pharmacies, like Walgreen Co. and CVS Caremark, and other health groups. It will “allow patients to schedule appointments, refill prescriptions, receive diagnostic results online, and instantly add their doctors’ email addresses to a list of contacts.”

This service sounds very useful and is likely to be used by many people. My concern is that as the diversity and sensitivity of data Google is storing increases, so does it’s attractiveness as a target for those with malicious intent. According to Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president for search services and user experience, the service involves an additional layer of security and the data is stored separately from Google’s other data. Mayer stated that, “We certainly have put in place the foremost privacy policy[google.com] that we could construct.” We all hope so!

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte currently serves as the Managing Director of Security Services & Consulting at TRUE, where he is responsible for the execution of a wide range of security and regulatory compliance services. Previously, Dominic worked with the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst in the National Security Incident and Response Center (NSIRC). He holds CISSP, QSA and CNSS 4011-4015 certifications.

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