Blog Posts Tagged with "Aaron Barr"

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Aaron Barr Terminated for Obsession with Anonymous

January 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"When I hired Aaron about eight months ago, it was under the perception that we were going to be able to help the NSA with some things relating to national security, not with Anonymous and social groups," John Sayres, the company's founder said...

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HBGary CEO Hoglund: China is Top Threat to Security

October 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"China. There's a kind of cyber Cold War going on right now. I see it every day. The trouble, he says, is that few are willing to admit it. Most security companies won't come out and say it. The [US] government won't seem to out them for what they're doing either..."

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DEFCON Panel: Confronting Aaron Barr, Anonymous, and Ourselves

August 08, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Within the security community, we now face a paradigm shift that only recently has exploded onto the collective conscious. We are the new front line on the 5th battlespace. Terrorists, Spies, Nation States, Individuals, Corporations, and now ‘collectives’ are all waging war online...

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DEFCON Panel: Anonymous and LulzSec Are Everywhere

August 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“We have an opportunity to not just cause chaos, but to cause organized chaos. I’m suggesting the actions in pursuit of their own goal compromise their goal. There’s a way to render more specific what they want to accomplish," said panelist Josh Corman, research director at the 451 Group...

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Infosec Island's Scot Terban Replaces Aaron Barr at DEFCON

August 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"I look forward to talking about the hubris of LulzSec, Aaron Barr, and Anonymous as well as discuss the issues surrounding them. Cyber activism (hacktivism) is in its infancy and will likely turn into the next level of terrorism," Terban told Infosec Island...

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Former HBGary Federal CEO Withdraws from DEFCON Panel

July 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"HBGary's choice to go the legal route to block Aaron from speaking in general about topics that are relevant to our industry is sad, and demonstrates that HBGary is not committed to advancing the information security field." Attrition.org's 'Jericho' told Infosec Island...

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HBGary's Open Letter to Customers and the Defense Marketplace

April 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

While some details seem to jibe with the information contained in the tens-of-thousands of leaked emails, the letter for the most part just comes off as a generic attempt to rewrite the record and further distance HBGary Inc. from the activities of Aaron Barr and HBGary Federal..

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Palantir is on the Radar of Anonymous and Congress

March 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"A group of House Democrats is calling on Republican leaders to investigate a prominent Washington law firm and three federal technology contractors, who have been shown in hacked e-mails discussing a 'disinformation campaign' against foes of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce"...

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HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr Resigns

March 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Debate has ensued about whether private security companies should be actively developing strategies that include potentially illegal acts, engaging in disinformation and propaganda campaigns on behalf of the government, and developing powerful cyber offensive weapons...

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SPOOK COUNTRY 2011: HBGary, Palantir, and the CIRC

February 19, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

One has to look at the ends and the means to judge what is out of bounds. In the case of the Barr incident, we are seeing that true intelligence techniques of disinformation, psyops, and dirty tricks were on the table for a private company to use against citizens throughout the globe...

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