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Steven Wirt

Steven Wirt

Information Security Engineer

Antivirus vs. Whitelisting – Which Should You Use?

Antivirus software protects against known threats by comparing files on a system against a list of known threats stored in virus definition files. It will generally allow all applications to execute if they are not identified as malware in the virus definitions. On the other hand, Whitelisting software, sometimes referred to as application whitelisting or application control, only allows items that are explicitly allowed by the system administrators that configured the software. Both antivirus and whitelisting have their advantages and disadvantages. Each type of application offers protections that are complementary to the other, and using both can be a good defense-in-depth approach to securing a system.

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Jim Farley

Jim Farley

Electro-Mechanical Engineer

How Does FoxGuard Perform Pre-Compliance Testing?

In the first part of this article, we discussed Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) and the benefits of pre-compliance testing. In this installment, we will explore the equipment and procedures used to perform the tests, and the rationale used to evaluate the test results.

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Barb Wert

Barb Wert

Compliance Engineer

Regulatory Compliance 101- FCC

Have you ever wondered what all of those marks on the bottom of your keyboard or power strip mean, or why they are even there?  FoxGuard Solutions presents a new blog series, “Regulatory Compliance 101,” as an introduction to the purpose of these marks and the testing and certification behind them.  In this first installment of our series, we’ll be taking a closer look at compliance with the FCC.

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Justin Grubb

Justin Grubb

Associate Systems Engineer

Top 5 Touch Screen Interfaces

All touch screen interfaces have advantages and disadvantages, depending on their application. For the industrial use, there typically are requirements and nuances that lend better to certain types of touch screen interfaces.

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Monta Elkins

Monta Elkins

Security Architect

NERC CIP Ports & Services Part 2

In part 2 of our Ports and Services white paper we will discuss the NERC CIP definition of the term “ports and services”, and how to comply with NERC CIP documentation requirements...

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Jim Farley

Jim Farley

Electro-Mechanical Engineer

Pre-Compliance EMC Testing

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and the Conformité Européenne (CE) are the two major conformity standards for products sold in the United States and the European Union respectively. To insure compliance with these specifications, EMC testing must be conducted by certified laboratories that possess the facilities and equipment as proscribed by the applicable standards. 

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Matthew Gilbert

Matthew Gilbert

Engineering Technician

Brief History of Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability: 1960-1989

To understand the current state of cyber vulnerabilities, it's helpful to have a good working knowledge of the development of computer infrastructure. Not sure where to start? Read our article on the history of critical infrastructure vulnerability from 1960-1989.

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Heath McGhee

Heath McGhee

Software Deployment Engineer

What You Should Know About Windows 10

Microsoft recently announced the next generation of their operating system – Windows 10. Windows 10 is not just a new interface. It has an enterprise and business focus. More of what businesses need has been integrated into the OS such as enterprise-grade security, identity and information protection features, simplified management and deployment, and continued improvements based on customer feedback. Windows 10 will...

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Monta Elkins

Monta Elkins

Security Architect

NERC CIP Ports & Services Part 1

Identifying and documenting ports and associated services, to meet NERC CIP documentation requirements for an audit, can be a complicated and sometimes lengthy undertaking. How do you determine which ports and services you need to document for your NERC CIP requirements? Read Part 1 of our Ports & Services White Paper for some guidance.

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CCS & FoxGuard

CCS & FoxGuard

News & Updates

Ports and Services Auditor Demo

Want to learn more about FoxGuard's Ports and Services Auditor? Sign up for a 30 minute demo to have a FoxGuard expert walk you through the product and answer any questions you have.

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