February 22, 2013 Added by:Mark Austin
Windows 8 is touted, rightfully so, for being the most secure Windows operating system yet. However, it would be a mistake to believe that Windows 8 does not require external security enhancements.
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.
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...
February 01, 2013 Added by:Dan Dieterle
China may be the source for a lot of international cyber attacks and malware, but they get hit by it too. 620,000 Android phones in China were infected with a nasty virus that collects personal information and begins to send costly text messages to benefit the malware maker...
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...
January 31, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
A transparency report would allow Skype and Microsoft to set the record straight and permit users to make an informed decision about the surveillance risks they’ve taking when they use their product. With great user data comes great responsibility...
January 31, 2013 Added by:Robert Siciliano
With all this invaluable data and information, and the growth in smartphones and tablets, it’s natural for criminal hackers to see these new devices as a huge opportunity, much like they did with the PC. So if you have a smartphone or tablet, make sure you take steps to protect yourself...
January 29, 2013 Added by:Rebecca Herold
Marketing organizations salivate at the prospects of doing advanced analysis with such data to discover new trends and marketing possibilities. The government wants to use it for investigations. Historians want to use it for, yes, marking historical events. And the list could go on...
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.
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...
January 29, 2013 Added by:Brent Huston
You have heard us talk about surface mapping applications during an assessment before. You have likely even seen some of our talks about surface mapping networks as a part of the 80/20 Rule of InfoSec. But, we wanted to discuss how that same technique extends into the physical world as well....
January 29, 2013 Added by:Robert Siciliano
If you choose to use your personal device for employment purposes then your employer may take control over that device to protect themselves. In a company mobile liability policy, the employer often has remote capabilities to monitor activity and in the event of loss or employee termination wipe the data...
January 28, 2013 Added by:PCI Guru
Acquiring banks, for the most part, cannot answer basic questions about the PCI DSS, so we are supposed to believe that they are experts on retention of pre-authorization data based on a company’s vertical market and region? Talk about passing the buck...
January 28, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The report revealed the surprising efficiency of well-known vulnerabilities usually included in the popular exploits sold in the underground, around 60% are more than two years old, and 70% of the exploit kits analyzed (26) were released or created in Russia...
January 27, 2013 Added by:Tripwire Inc
One place I’ve actually seen effective information and practice sharing is through Information Sharing and Analysis Centers, or ISACs. These tend to be industry- or domain-specific groups that get together and share information about common concerns, challenges, and opportunities...
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