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Is Chip and Pin the Answer to Retail Security? SecureState Offers Advice for Industry

Thursday, January 16, 2014

(Cleveland, Ohio) In the days following news that Target’s compromise was much larger than originally reported, affecting 110 million customers opposed to 70 million, retailer Neiman Marcus announced that they too were hacked. What followed was a rash of security and retail experts offering up chip and pin technology as a solution to this problem.

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First Target, now Neiman Marcus: SecureState offers advice for those who may be breached.

Monday, January 13, 2014

(Cleveland, Ohio) On the heels of Target's massive data breach comes yet another huge loss of credit card numbers and potential personally identifiable information. Neiman Marcus on Friday, January 10th released a statement that hackers may have stolen customers' credit and debit card information further accentuating the need for businesses to take security seriously.

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Recovering From a Security Breach: What’s Next for Target

Thursday, December 19, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) Target’s 40 million credit card account compromise is making headlines globally, but most people do not know that a Payment Card Industry Forensic Investigator (PFI) must investigate this incident.

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The Problem with Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) – Why they need to Do More Than Log and Detect

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) Many companies today are faced with growing networks, added complexity and advanced persistent threats. Because of this, an increasing number of organizations are opting for an alternate approach to intrusion detection by contracting Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs).

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Best Places to Work in Information Security:  SecureState

Thursday, October 10, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) Guided by a mission to make the world more secure, SecureState provides employees with a fun and challenging environment. For starters, there is a bar, pool table, pinball machines and more in their Cleveland, Ohio headquarters.

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Top PCI Forensic Investigator: SecureState Reveals 7 Basic Steps of PFI Investigation

Thursday, October 10, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState leverages their 11 years of experience when helping organizations investigate a potential data breach, as a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Forensic Investigator (PFI). 

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The #Cloud Security Problem -- Many Talk but Few Take Action

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) Many companies large and small have migrated to the cloud, and several more are preparing to make the move. As businesses become comfortable with moving data and cannibalizing their IT departments, a certain level of uncertainty arises when it comes to security.

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Unleash the #Kraken - Streamlined Footprinting for your Next Penetration Test

Friday, September 20, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) As anyone preparing to conduct a penetration test knows, the first part of that test is determining what is in scope. This can be a long and tedious process, especially when clients are unsure about the extent of their external presence.

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SecureState Announces Forensic Investigator Certification from the PCI Security Standards Council

Friday, August 09, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security, has been added to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council’s (SSC) list of 10 companies approved to investigate potential PCI data breaches in the United States.

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Top 5 Vulnerabilities Facing Hospitals and Medical Device Manufactures

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) As medical science advances, so does the equipment used to deliver care. In the modern day hospital, more and more medical devices, such as IV pumps, ventilators, MRI, CAT Scan and X-Ray machines are attached to hospital networks. Putting medical devices on the network provides a large number of benefits, such as supporting telemedicine and the easy transfer of test results to electronic medical records (ERM) systems. However, putting these devices on a network also introduces a number of risks.

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Vulnerability Management Keeps Data in a SecureState

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) Many organizations are caught in a vicious cycle when it comes to information security, and it probably feels like there is no hope of escape. Vulnerability scans, in theory, should find fewer over time, until a company gets to the point where their systems are secure.

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SecureState Takes Aim at Hacking the C-Suite and Celebrities

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security, plans to demonstrate exactly what could happen if hackers were to access a high profile C-suite executive or celebrity’s most valuable information, with the launch of their “Open Box Attack and Penetration (A&P)” service.

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Vulnerable Utilities Meters - Wake-Up Call for Industry

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security, today announced the upcoming release of Termineter 2, the highly anticipated new version of the world’s first tool that allows authorized users to assess the security of smart utility meters.

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SecureState sponsors the Social Media Security Website & Podcast

Thursday, December 6, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState is excited to announce the sponsorship of the Social Media Security Website & Podcast, and the release of the fourth version of the Facebook Privacy & Security Guide, updated with the latest information on Facebook's privacy and security settings.

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SecureState Honored by Weatherhead 100 Fifth Year in a Row

Thursday, December 6, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState, a leader in information security consulting firm, announced today that it has officially been ranked number 19 on The Weatherhead 100 for 2012. SecureState has earned the award five years in a row, and is pleased to be recognized once again for their continual growth.

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SecureState Introduces Releases Project Mayhem

Monday, December 3, 2012

If hackers were able to manipulate the world’s accounting systems, governments and corporations would be in a frenzy. Guess what? Hackers can and will. SecureState today announced that Tom Eston and Brett Kimmell will unveil Project Mayhem, a proof of concept tool that makes accounting fraud easy and potentially undetectable, at their Black Hat Abu Dhabi presentation on December 5th.

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SecureState Introduces Research & Innovation Group

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState today announced that Matthew Neely will lead the new Research & Innovation Team (R&I). The R&I Team will provide up to date threat intelligence and solutions to challenging problems by developing new tools and techniques that extend SecureState’s practices and methodologies. Visitors to the site are invited to peruse the open source tools routinely released by the R&I Team on the SecureState tools page and to suggest ideas for new projects.

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World’s First Smart Meter Hacking Framework Released

Thursday, July 19, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security, today announced the public release of the full open source code of Termineter, a framework that allows users to assess the security of Smart Meter utility meters over the optical interface. This is the first framework designed to give authorized individuals access to manipulate and test the security of smart meters.

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SecureState Consultant to Introduce Smart Meter Hacking Framework at Security B-Sides Vegas

Monday, July 16, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security, today announced that Spencer McIntyre, of the Research & Innovation Team, will be presenting at Security B-Sides Vegas on Wednesday, July 25, 3 pm at The Artisan Boutique Hotel.

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SecureState’s Research & Innovation Team to Release Smart Meter Hacking Framework

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState will be releasing Termineter, an open source tool that allows users to interact with Smart Meter utility meters over the optical interface. This is the first framework designed to give individuals access to manipulate smart meters.

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SecureState Introduces Argus: All-Seeing Security Solution

Thursday, June 7, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState is pleased to introduce ARGUS, a deployable solution that integrates within an organization’s environment providing forward-reaching capabilities for continued baselining, testing and intelligence gathering. ARGUS is uniquely designed to perform almost all of SecureState’s services remotely with separate and distinct platforms that follow the Persistent Threat Model, saving organizations time and money.

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SecureState Receives Information Technology Industry’s 2012
World’s Best Award for IT Blog

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named SecureState the winner of the 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the Best IT blog category. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements in every facet of the IT industry.

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SecureState Named Double Finalist in the 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

Wednesday, April 23, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named SecureState as a finalist for the 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in two categories: Best IT Blog and Hot Company. These industry and peer awards from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards recognizing achievements in every facet of the IT industry. Winners will be honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 during the 7th annual dinner and presentations.

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SecureState Partners with Qualys to Deliver Cloud-Based Security and Compliance Solutions

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState, a leader in information security assessments and protection services today announced a partnership with Qualys®, Inc. the pioneer and leading provider of cloud IT security risk and compliance management solutions. Under the partnership, SecureState will offer IT security and compliance cloud services from Qualys while providing its security expertise and consultation services to facilitate regulatory compliance and enterprise-wide vulnerability management.

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SecureState Receives Security Industry’s Global Excellence Award for Best Overall Security Company of the Year!

Thursday March 1, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState is pleased to announce that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named the company winner of the 2012 Global Excellence Awards as Best Overall Security Company of the Year. The security industry celebrated its 8th Annual 2012 Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco by honoring excellence in every facet of the industry including products, people behind the successes, and best companies.

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SecureState Honored with Inside Business NEO Success Award 2012

Thursday, January 21, 2012

(Cleveland, Ohio) Network Products Guide, a leader in information security assessments and protection services, announced today that it has officially been honored with the Inside Business NEO Success Award for 2012. Established in 1995 as a way to showcase the success of business in the region, the NEO Success Awards program annually recognizes the top-performing companies in Northeast Ohio. NEO Success Award winners reflect the region’s determination to expand and revitalize its economic status.

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SecureState Honored By WeatherHead 100 Fourth Year In A Row

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState LLC, a leader in information security assessments and protection services, announced today that it has officially been ranked number nine on The Weatherhead 100 for 2011. SecureState has earned the award four years in a row, and is pleased to be recognized once again for their continual growth. SecureState was awarded the NEO Success Award based on significant, measurable success in sales, growth, and profitability.

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New Attack for OS X Lion

Thursday, October 13, 2011

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState, an information security company, announces a new security issue with Apple's OS X Lion operating system and its captive portal functionality. Members of the SecureState Profiling Team were instrumental in researching and revealing the attack.

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SecureState Releases New Version of Popular Tool

Thursday, October 06, 2011

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState is releasing an updated version of EAPeak today. EAPeak is a suite of source tools to facilitate auditing of wireless networks that utilize the Extensible Authentication Protocol framework for authentication. It is meant to give useful information relating to the security of these networks for PenTesters to use while searching for vulnerabilities. Version 1.4 now includes additional features and multiple bug fixes. The new features introduced in Version 1.4 include support for viewing TLS certificates in EAPeak and a new tool in beta-status called EAPScan.

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SecureState PA-QSA Designation Press Release

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState, an information security firm, is pleased to announce its designation as a Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA), certified by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

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Top Information Security Companies: SecureState

Friday, September 23, 2011

(Cleveland, Ohio) SecureState is pleased to announce its 10 year anniversary in the information security industry. What started in 2001 as a 3-person consulting firm has now, 10 years later, grown into an internationally respected information security company with clients in both the government and commercial sectors.

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Page Collector Release

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SecureState has released a new Auxiliary module for the Metasploit Framework that can greatly reduce the amount of time that it takes to visually fingerprint large amounts of webservers.

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CDP Tool Release - Version 2

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

SecureState is releasing an additional module for the Metasploit Framework, this time for forging Cisco Discovery Protocol frames.

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