Top 5 Emerging Security Technologies

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan Top 5 Emerging Security Technologies

Like computing itself, the information security or InfoSec landscape is continuously evolving. What was once the cyber-threat or threat remedy of the month can give way to alternatives, as new techniques and technologies are pioneered by cyber-criminals or InfoSec professionals, alike. As 2017 moves into its second quarter, we’ll be looking at five of the emerging security technologies that are … Read More

9 Common Hacking Techniques and How to Deal With Them

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan 9 Common Hacking Techniques and How to Deal With Them

With high-value targets like user credentials, email accounts, and credit card details being stored on personal devices and transmitted freely over the internet, attempts to gain access to these prizes continue at an astonishing pace. Hacking – looking to gain unauthorized access to information by modifying the features of a system or network, or exploiting its vulnerabilities – is one … Read More

Encapsulating Security Protocol (ESP)

Finjan TeamBlog, data security

Finjan Encapsulating Security Protocol (ESP)

Messages, documents, and files sent via the internet are transmitted in the form of data packets using one or more transfer mechanisms or protocols such as TCP/IP. But how can we ensure that the information received is the authentic material which the originator of the message claims to have sent? That its confidentiality has been preserved along the way? And … Read More

What is Non-Repudiation? A Closer Look at the Principles, Techniques and Best Practices

Finjan TeamBlog, data security

Finjan What is Non Repudiation? A Closer Look at the Principles, Techniques and Best Practices

The “He said, She said” dilemma – where one person claims a certain version of events that’s in partial or complete opposition to the story maintained by another – has been part of human interaction pretty much since the dawn of communication itself. Disputes of this kind are typically resolved through a majority show of faith in one of the … Read More

MAC (Media Access Control)

Finjan TeamBlog, Network Security

Finjan MAC (Media Access Control)

Telecommunications and old-school postal systems use a hierarchy of identifying characteristics (number, exchange, zip or area code, state or country code, etc.) to break the process of transmitting messages into manageable steps, each of which may be handled by mechanisms appropriate to a given stage (mailbox, local sorting office, etc.). The same holds true for network and internet communications, where … Read More

The Rijndael Encryption Algorithm

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan The Rijndael Encryption Algorithm

As the Data Encryption Standard (DES) began to show signs of weakness after several years of use, and in the wake of a security crisis surrounding its Triple DES (3DES) variant, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) threw a challenge to cryptographers to develop a more resilient platform for the encryption of mission-critical data. What emerged above … Read More

A Closer Look at the Authentication Header and its Role in Data Transmission and Integrity

Finjan TeamBlog, data security

Finjan A Closer Look at the Authentication Header and its Role in Data Transmission and Integrity

Given that one of the preferred methods for spies and cyber-attackers is to intercept a data stream as it moves from its source to its destination, information security practitioners have to focus much of their effort on ensuring the integrity of data in transit. The Authentication Header is an important part of this. What is an Authentication Header? An Authentication … Read More

PTAB refuses to institute harassing IPR challenges against Finjan

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Finjan PTAB refuses to institute harassing IPR challenges against Finjan

Recently the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) denied institution in two separate inter partes review (IPR) challenges. IPR2016-01441 (relating to U.S. Patent No. 8,225,408) and IPR2016-01443 (relating to U.S. Patent No. 8,677,494). Both IPR petitions were filed by Blue Coat Systems, LLC, against Finjan, Inc. In both instances the Board … Read More

Spread Spectrum

Finjan TeamBlog, data security

Finjan Spread Spectrum

You’ve doubtless heard about the dangers of WiFi, and the security risks resulting from wireless communications like Bluetooth over unencrypted channels. Though much of the threat in these technologies lies in the fact that information is being transmitted over them in a clear text form that’s easy for hackers to read, another aspect of the danger lies in the nature … Read More

A Closer Look at Sniffing (aka Packet Sniffing)

Finjan TeamBlog, Network Security

Finjan A Closer Look at Sniffing (aka Packet Sniffing)

In the realm of cyber-security, it’s sometimes the case that what works as a defense or deterrent in preserving the integrity of computer networks may also be turned against them as a weapon. This is certainly true of sniffing. What is Sniffing? Sniffing (or packet sniffing) is the process of capturing packets of data as they flow across a computer … Read More