Information Security


Enter the CISO: Torchbearer of Security and Risk Management

April 06, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

In a convergence culture, accountability for risk is accepted across the organization, and when that happens, risk management becomes a priority to the business, informing strategy and objectives. By helping identify and mitigate risk across finance, operations and IT, the CISO puts security in context of what could affect profit.

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Defending the Corporate Domain: Strategy and Tactics

March 27, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los

Strategy without accompanying tactics is a lost cause. Tactics without a solid footing in strategy is an expensive lost cause. The maturity of an organization's security team is directly proportional to their ability to have a foundational strategy and be able to implement tactical measures and feedback to adjust to changing conditions in order to defend adequately.

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Congress is Hurting the U.S. Regarding Cybersecurity

March 19, 2013 Added by:Joel Harding

If Congress doesn’t wake up and begin asking serious questions around cybersecurity, their inattention is going to cause us great harm in the coming years.

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The Castle Has No Walls - Introducing Defensibility as an Enterprise Security Goal

March 19, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los

It's time to retire the "castle" analogy when it comes to talking about how real Information Security should behave. I still hear it used a lot, and if you walked around the show floor at RSA 2013 you noticed there is still a tremendous amount of focus and vendor push around 'keeping the bad guys out.'

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Ben Rothke on the Five Habits of Highly Secure Organizations

March 18, 2013 Added by:Tripwire Inc

There are five habits of highly secure organizations, said Ben Rothke (@benrothke), Manager – Corporate Services Information Security at Wyndham Worldwide.

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Despite a Decade of Security Upgrades, Windows Vulnerabilities Still Exist

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.

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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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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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Android Phones in China Hit by Most Costly Malware in History

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...

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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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It's Time for Transparency Reports to Become the New Normal

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...

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What’s on Your Phone? A Lot More than You Realize

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...

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Implementing a Data De-Identification Framework

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...

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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 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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Surface Mapping Pays Off

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....

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