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Monthly Archives: November 2014

SChannel (or Secure Channel) is a proprietary Windows Security Support Provider (SSP) that contains a set of Security Protocols used primarily to secure HTTP connections through SSL and TLS.

Following the renowned `Shellshock’ vulnerability, which affected Linux, there have been several vulnerabilities claiming to be called `Winshock`. CVE-2014-6321 has not been an exception to this trend and is the third such issue to receive the denomination this year. Care should therefore be taken to ensure that this issue is not mistaken for other vulnerabilities claiming to be `WinShock’ such as CVE-2014-6332 (a vulnerability in Windows OLE Automation Array) and this CMD Command Execution.

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Following our successful launch of RedIntel at The House of Commons last Friday, Portcullis is very pleased to announce that we have been selected as the first approved supplier of the CBEST tests. As you may know, CBEST is a new intelligence led testing framework run by The Bank of England and delivered through the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers or CREST.

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Securi-Tay IV

Portcullis is proud to announce that we are official sponsor of the Securi-Tay IV after party!

Securi-Tay IV is an Information Security conference held by the Abertay Ethical Hacking Society and supported by Abertay University, Dundee.

The conference is now in its fourth year (hence the IV), and will be held again on February 27th, 2015.

Portcullis will be sponsoring the Securi-Tay IV after party hosted at the Abertay Students’ Union.

Visit Securi-Tay’s web page to find more information on tickets and attending the event.