If you know (or even sometimes if you don’t) how to do searches on Google, you can bring up private information that companies would want to keep private such as credit card numbers, social security numbers and etc.
A good programmer can help you block Google and other search engines from accessing this information, but McAfee also has a solution.
The press release reads – McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), the pioneer and worldwide leader of intrusion prevention solutions, today announced that its leading security services group, Foundstone Professional Services, a division of McAfee, has released SiteDigger 2.0, a security tool designed to help companies identify information that has been made available on the Web. The Foundstone SiteDigger 2.0 tool uses indexed search information at Google to quickly pinpoint human error information vulnerabilities that appear on search engines, such as the accidental exposure of confidential information including financial records, passwords, and personal information on an organization’s Web site.
Armed with a profile of their Web site weaknesses discovered by using the SiteDigger tool, organizations can proactively minimize information leaks and reduce the risk of exploitation. The recently upgraded SiteDigger 2.0 tool has increased reporting capabilities and has also increased the number of checks it can perform by sixfold to reduce the incidence of exposure of proprietary information.
Sophisticated search engine technology and methods for discovering information are proliferating at a rapid rate, and utilizing SiteDigger 2.0 helps companies easily and quickly identify information vulnerabilities. The tool includes seven categories including: privacy, back-up files, configuration mistakes, remote administrator interface, error messages, public vulnerabilities, and technology profile. The tool provides signature update functionality and a dynamic graphical user interface, which was built using C#, SOAP and Web services on the Microsoft.NET framework.
“While companies have become increasingly vigilant about guarding their corporate networks from break-ins, they also need to be able to account for potential human errors with information inadvertently made visible on the Internet,” said Mark Curphey, director of consulting for Foundstone Professional Services at McAfee, Inc. “McAfee is committed to providing the necessary tools to safeguard personal and private information and the increased functionality of our SiteDigger tool helps companies protect private information that is mistakenly made available through their Web sites.”
SiteDigger 2.0 is one of many tools now available from McAfee’s acquisition of the Foundstone technology to help define, design, develop, deploy and maintain reliable and secure software. In its continued commitment to provide best-of-breed protection against threats and keep information safe from theft or misuse, McAfee, Inc. now integrates and supports solution development with Foundstone technology. McAfee will also host a customer webcast for the SiteDigger 2.0 tool on Thursday, February 3, which will discuss how to identify human-error vulnerabilities and how to fix them leveraging SiteDigger 2.0. For more information or to download the software, please visit www.foundstone.com or call 972-963-8000.
FoundstoneÆ Professional Services, a division of McAfee, Inc. offers a unique combination of software, services, and education to help organizations continuously and measurably protect the most important assets from the most critical threats. Through a strategic approach to security, Foundstone identifies, recommends, and implements the right balance of technology, people, and process to manage digital risk and leverage security investments more effectively.
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