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On Dutch Banking Woes and DDoS Attacks

April 25, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

If you don't live in the Netherlands or don't happen to have a Dutch bank account, you can certainly be forgiven for not having caught wind of the major banking woes that have been plaguing the Dutch.

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Google: Black Hat or White Hat?

April 23, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny

Google has a perfect opportunity to be a leader in cybersecurity. Google’s recent network -- and acquisitions and hires -- in Austin, Texas, is an opportunity to do security right the first time.

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Protect Data Not Devices?

April 05, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt

As the devices becomes smarter, greater emphasis is placed on the data and services those devices access. Smartphones today come with a healthy array of encryption features, remote backup, remote data syncing for things like contacts, pictures and music, as well device syncing software like Dropbox. How much data is actually specifically related to the device?

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The Blurring of the Business Identity

February 26, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt

The concept of a well defined business identity is blurring and this is causing a complex reaction in the area of identity and access management. Internal, enterprise class identity and access management (IAM) has been long defined, as the managing of user access as defined by approval workflows, authoritative source integration and well defined system connectivity.

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APT1: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

February 21, 2013 Added by:Krypt3ia

I believe that Mandiant published the APT1 report primarily as a means of advertising and not much else. There is talk of the release being given the tacit nod by the government to push through the idea that there is a problem and that China is robbing us blind.

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Opinion: Recent ISACA Study Adds Fuel to the APT Fire

February 18, 2013 Added by:Steve Ragan

Most of the time, attacks considered APTs use 0-Day exploits, or malware that slips past poorly updated AV software, or phishing to compromise a host or organization. There is nothing advanced about attacks like these...

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Bit9 Suffers Breach After Failing to Follow Corporate Policy

February 11, 2013 Added by:Steve Ragan

If you need a one off example this week of why internal policies are important, or why failure to adhere to them could spell trouble, look no further than Bit9.

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Network Security Dark Space: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

February 11, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island

Dark space is everywhere – it’s a major challenge to security teams everywhere. The good news is the problem can be solved, and complete coverage can be achieved.

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New York Times Attacks Show Need For New Security Defenses

February 01, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island

The recent attacks against the New York Times allegedly carried out by the Chinese military highlight the importance of layered security to protect sensitive systems and data.

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SCADA Security Directions for 2013 - How Will ICS and SCADA Security Change in 2013?

February 01, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres

You see, every January I get asked to make between three and five predictions for the upcoming year. Then every December people remind me that I made those predictions 12 months ago. Then they get to tell me how poorly I did.

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Security Analytics: Hype or Huge?

February 01, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt

This complex chain of correlated "security big data", can be used in a manner of ways from post-incident analysis and trend analytics as well as for the mapping of internal data to external threat intelligence. Big data is here to stay and security analytics just needs to figure out the best way to use it...

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The Case for National Cyber Labs

January 31, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

Cyber Ranges as these networks are now often referred to, are fun! And they’re extremely useful in developing real-world skills without disappearing behind bars. It’s not even a new idea; various militaries have been doing it for a while now...

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UPnP Security Flaws Expose 40-50 Million Networked Devices

January 29, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island

Researchers at Rapid7 have uncovered that roughly 40-50 million network-enabled devices are at risk due to vulnerabilities in the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol.

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Trojans for the Bundestag – German PD acquired Finfisher

January 29, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

German political platform NetzPolitik.org has now uncovered secret documents belonging to the Ministry of Finance, that the Ministry of the Interior sent to the Bundestag (the political seat of Germany) that reveals the German Federal Police’s intention to use Gamma Group’s Finfisher spyware...

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Common Sense Cybersecurity

January 13, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny

We start with one big problem. Internet architecture was never made for security. One of my earliest articles quoted the father of the Internet Vint Cerf by saying, "One of things incumbent on all of us is to introduce strong authentication into the fabric of the smart grid. We did not do that with the Internet."

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Defending Your Digital Domain Redux: Take 2

November 21, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

I'll start with I'm not an expert on 'cyber warfare' or a lawyer offering legal advice, in fact I'd simply rather not touch that whole angle at all. I'm much more comfortable addressing this issue as it came up today from a more sensible perspective. What follows in this post is an editorial opinion...

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