February 15, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Massachusetts has one of the most stringent data protection laws on the books. Companies are now reporting when even a single individual’s information has been compromised. Despite strict security requirements, companies are continually being hacked in record numbers....
February 15, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The damage is incalculable if we consider the enormous amount of data that may have been lost. Information on technological solutions, business reports, and other sensitive documents were stolen for years, seriously compromising the intellectual property of the company...
February 15, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Even a system inconsistency such as an abnormal page transition velocity on your flagship web application can be overlooked - until you put all those together and realize you're being SQL Injected and someone is stealing your multi-terabyte database out from under you...
February 15, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The consequences of these vulnerabilities are extremely serious. In all cases, a weak key would allow an eavesdropper on the network to learn confidential information, such as passwords or the content of messages, exchanged with a vulnerable server...
February 15, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon
Every organization has a choice: become a victim of cyber attack and pay the cost of recovery then rely on quick reactions to changes in the threat space to survive the next attack, or predict the escalation in attacks and invest early in the defenses required...
February 14, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke
Information security is an overwhelming body of knowledge, and for many it can indeed be a far too tremendous body of text to attempt to cover. To that effort this book is an invaluable resource as it covers the key areas without getting bogged down in the minutia...
February 14, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman
In the current environment of rapidly evolving types of attacks - hacktivisim, nation-state attacks, credit card attacks mounted by organized crime, script kiddies, competitors and malicious insiders and more - it is essential that IT and security communicate effectively...
February 14, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan
The IRS has seen a significant increase in the number of fraud cases involving identity theft, according to Steven Miller, IRS deputy commissioner for services and enforcement. Addresses don’t mean anything. All a thief needs is your name and Social Security number...
February 14, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
February 14, 2012 Added by:Alan Woodward
CAPTCHAs. You've all had to use them at some point - those funny, distorted versions of a piece of text that only a human can decipher. I was shocked to learn that CAPTCHAs were being used in eBanking and could successfully be attacked nearly 100% of the time....
February 14, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Most people don't get prosecuted or charged for distributing or re-tweeting a link to an Anonymous pastebin dump. Where is the line drawn then, and why are some incidents bigger than others? The question ultimately goes to the contents of the cache of information...
February 13, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
Employees forward confidential calendar events and messages to personal calendars and personal email accounts. This may make their jobs easier but it can put their companies at risk. A recent security incident involving the FBI can teach us something about corporate security...
February 13, 2012 Added by:Security BSides
Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. You don’t want to miss it...
February 13, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The login credentials were stored in plain text in the repository that had been exposed, and that is absurd. This is a failure of the basic security procedures that should be recognized internationally, and is an offense for which there should be heavy penalties...
February 12, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Most security researchers are comfortable with identifying flaws and racing to be the first to find zero-day vulnerabilities. Is this productive? Isn’t erring human? If that is the case, why is it surprising to find flaws in new software or applications?
February 12, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru
The problem with the manual option is that encryption keys are typically needed to boot the secure server or start an application that needs access to encrypted data. The security surrounding the keys becomes problematic as operations personnel need regular access...
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