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Compliance: Twenty Questions Directors Should Ask

June 01, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

The questions are not intended to be an exact checklist, but rather a way to provide insight and stimulate discussion on the topic of compliance. The questions provide directors with a basis for critically assessing the answers they get and digging deeper as necessary...

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Governments Escalate Cyber Warfare Rhetoric

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“We must plan, train, exercise and operate in a way which integrates our activities in both cyber and physical space. We will grow a cadre of dedicated cyber experts to support our own and allied cyber operations and secure our vital networks...”

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Sony Rep to Testify for Congress About Network Breach

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We do not know who was responsible for the intrusion; nor do we know precisely the amount of information that was taken... These gaps in what we know are not for lack of trying by experts, but rather an unfortunate testament to the skill of those who perpetrated the attacks..."

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The Most Important Security Question Ever Asked

June 01, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

I've been learning a lot lately from one of my senior colleagues who's been doing this software security assurance thing much longer than I have, and the more time I spend with him the more I understand that it all comes down to one very simple question: Why?

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DHS Should Halt Suspicionless Searches at Border

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The continual evolution in how people use electronic devices in their everyday lives creates growing tension between the Fourth Amendment guarantees and what historically has been viewed as a narrow exception to the requirements for probable cause and a warrant..."

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HHS: HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting of Disclosures

June 01, 2011 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Covered entities and business associates would need to account for disclosures of PHI in electronic health records that are part of a designated record set for treatment, payment and health care operations in addition to the existing requirements for accounting for access to PHI...

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Lockheed Systems on Lock Down After Cyber Attack

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“As a result of the swift and deliberate actions taken to protect the network and increase IT security, our systems remain secure. No customer, program or employee personal data has been compromised...”

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Improvised Cyber Exploitation Devices

May 31, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

It should come as no surprise that ModSecurity is not an offensive tool. Far from it however, I am going to use it as a method to redirect my targets over to my Metasploit machine. My goal is to explain the use a of defensive tool for offensive purposes...

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Enemy of the State

May 31, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

You have the right to privacy in your papers and your domicile, but does this actually apply to digital papers, computers, hard drives, and anything you pass over telco lines to the cloud? Or is it considered public domain like your trash being placed at the end of your driveway?

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Five Issues With Obama’s Breach Notification Policy

May 31, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The proposed bill is nothing more than an outdated, bandwagon approach that creates more red tape for businesses, weakens state law, and overprotects small- to medium-sized companies that suffer data breaches. Bottom line: It offers little, meaningful help to the consumer...

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AlienVault Releases SCADA SIEM for Critical Infrastructure

May 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We have a solution that can address the security and compliance needs of customers in process control industries including electric power utilities, public works and oil & gas. You just cannot get that level of capability, reliability and integration with legacy IT or ICS solutions..."

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Ten Steps To A More Secure Password

May 31, 2011 Added by:Global Knowledge

I make a point to preach password security to most co-workers I supported – especially those who dealt with personnel records, credit card info, and other potentially sensitive documents. Below are some tips that will make your passwords a hundred times harder to hack...

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Pentagon: Cyber Attacks Considered Act of War

May 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The report concludes that the Laws of Armed Conflict should also extend to the cyberspace field of operations. "If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks," said an unidentified military official...

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Freedom versus Security

May 31, 2011 Added by:Luis Corrons

In a few years’ time, besides protecting ourselves against cyber-attacks we will also have to look for mechanisms that guarantee our rights against government abuse of power. Some people are talking about the introduction of “Internet passports” to identify Internet users...

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Warrantless Cell Phone Searches on the Rise

May 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The police can ask you to unlock the phone -- which many people will do -- but they almost certainly cannot compel you to unlock your phone without the involvement of a judge..."

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Weaponizing the Nokia N900 Part 3.8: Backtrack 5

May 31, 2011 Added by:Kyle Young

You could setup your N900 on a victim network and have ssh listing on your public IPv6 address and then log in to your N900 from an outside network over IPv6. You wouldn’t even have to do any port forwarding on the victim’s firewall/gateway/router...

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