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The NIST Cyber Security Framework Completely Misses the Mark

January 06, 2014 Added by:Rohit Sethi

The NIST Cyber Security Framework completely lacks any mention of application security. We predict that organizations will likewise adopt the framework with scant attention paid to secure software, which will lull them into a false sense of security.

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Security Advisor Alliance, A Nonprofit of Elite CISOs giving back to the community.

November 12, 2013 Added by:Jason Clark

Security Advisor Alliance is a nonprofit group of Top security leaders from the Global 1000 who have come together to donate time each week to help our peers in any area of security as a pro-bono service.

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The Road To Identity Relationship Management

November 04, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt

The modern enterprise workforce, will contain contractors, freelancer and even consumers themselves. Bloggers, reviewers, supporters, promoters, content sharers and affiliates, whilst not on the company payroll, help drive revenue through messaging and interaction. If a platform exists where their identity can be harnessed, a new more agile go to market approach can be developed.

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Leaked Data and Credentials: Cracked Web Applications

September 25, 2013 Added by:InfoSec Institute

Changing the code behind existing web applications is a time-intensive but effective way for hackers to harvest authentication credentials and data. However, you can detect and defend against these types of attacks by using the right mix of file integrity check utilities, antivirus software, and change control policy.

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Insider Steals Data of 2 Million Vodafone Germany Customers

September 12, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon

Vodafone Germany said an attacker with insider knowledge had stolen the personal data of two million of its customers from a server located in Germany.

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Why Remediating Assessment Results Might be Harmful to Your Business

September 11, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi

Let’s say you’ve just had a pen test or security scan performed on your application. You review the list of findings and get to work on remediation. Apart from obvious shortcomings of any individual single assessment technique, you may also be doing a disservice to meeting your business goals.

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Cyber Security and Terrorism – See Something, Say Something

August 08, 2013 Added by:Jon Stout

he existing cyber security computing model of the past decade, based on firewalls, anti-viral services, intrusion detection controls, etc., is no longer adequate to help organizations mitigate cyber-security risk.

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Cyber Security – Is Offensive Cyber Security Necessary?

July 31, 2013 Added by:Jon Stout

The country is at war and it is a cyber security war. The enemies are many, diverse and competent and fighting a defensive war is not the best way to win. Cyber security war is like any other war- taking the offensive will improve your chances of success. Like any other war, the cyber security war requires proper planning for success and a total winning strategy. Half hearted measures will not ...

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Top Secret SCI Jobs - The Value of Smaller Contractors

July 30, 2013 Added by:Jon Stout

You can be doing all the right things, adding immense value to your customer and helping your company build a great brand. When a contract changes even incumbents are suddenly “on the bench” or “between projects” or “on overhead” . You are no longer billable. As a result you have now moved from a profit-generator to a cost center. When this happens you are at risk.

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2-Factor Is Great, But Passwords Still Weak Spot

July 17, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt

Two factor authentication solutions have been around for a number of years. While these additional processes certainly go some way to improve security, and reduce the significance of the account password, it highlights a few interesting issues, mainly that password based authentication is still a weak link.

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PRISM: Tip of the Cyber Intel Iceberg

July 16, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

Since somewhere as early as 2007 the various US intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies used the law to gain access to information harvested by tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Skype and Youtube.

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Cyber Attacks the Reality, the Reason and the Resolution Part 3

June 24, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny

Knowing the reality and reasons behind cyberattacks, it’s time to stop talking and start offering resolution to these serious problems. There is no "it won’t happen to me" anymore. We must immediately deploy prevention and detection technologies to our critical processes or frankly, we could lose it all.

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Why I'm Not (very) Worried about PRISM

June 20, 2013 Added by:Eric Knapp

The NSA is tapping into our digital lives, monitoring voice calls, emails, social media, and who-knows-what-else. I understand, and try to live by, one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received on the topic of privacy: “assume that everything you do and say is being watched and heard, always.”

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Identity & Access Management: Give Me a REST

June 19, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt

RESTful architectures have been the general buzz of websites for the last few years. The simplicity, scalability and statelessness of this approach to client-server communications has been adopted by many of the top social sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Why? Well, in their specific cases, developer adoption is a huge priority.

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Creating Your Own Privacy & ROI

June 17, 2013 Added by:Krypt3ia

You can in fact obscure a lot of what you do online and through telco but you have to be diligent. It means time and sometimes money (burn phones or laptops in some cases) to obfuscate as much as you can.

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Balancing Act Between Privacy and Security

June 13, 2013 Added by:Jarno Limnéll

Privacy and Security: Both are mandatory – and necessary. Privacy is inherent in our contemporary understanding of democracy, whereas security requires intelligence. The challenge lies in being able to find the right balance while avoiding excesses.

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