Blog Posts Tagged with "Security"
March 15, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
"The committee will guide creation of an ‘Identity Ecosystem’ in which businesses and individuals can have more confidence in the security and privacy of their online transactions. The committee will also be responsible for identifying resources that will support the effort..."
March 12, 2012 Added by:J. Oquendo
When "experts" start believing their own hodge-podge of "truths", it spreads like a cancer and ends up in the ears of decision makers. When will security pros stop focusing on marketing in hopes of selling shares of the Brooklyn Bridge and focus on actually securing something?
March 08, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Bad guys often rely on the end-user's lack of awareness, employing some dirty tricks like creating a convincing web page that looks just like your antivirus software, or something equally dastardly. But there's another trick that makes me crazy: End User License Agreements...
March 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Wi-Fi is great for bringing in customers and as a promotional tool that creates customer loyalty. Merchants such as hotels, coffee shops, burger joints and anyplace with a store front, chairs and tables is offering free Wi-Fi. But what about all the Wi-Fi security threats?
March 07, 2012 Added by:David Navetta
NIST notes that many of the changes were driven by particular security issues and challenges requiring greater attention including, insider threats, mobile and cloud computing, application security, firmware integrity, supply chain risk, and advanced persistent threats...
February 24, 2012 Added by:Pamela Gupta
Traditional access control is simple, but permission-based access has become challenging – applications that request the user’s permission to access sensitive data explicitly. We are expecting users to be system administrators without adequate training, which is not feasible...
February 23, 2012 Added by:Security BSides
BSides Austin is an eclectic group of infosec pros gathered to hear awesome talks and have outrageously fun discussions. Our mission is to provide an inclusive, some say quirky, yet open environment for sharing and collaborative discourse on security topics that most interest you...
February 22, 2012 Added by:Wendy Nather
A number of talks at conferences focus on what we are doing wrong. The reason for this is practitioners are afraid to talk about how they're defending themselves for fear that someone will take it as a challenge and de-cyber-pants them before they've even gotten to the Q&A session...
February 22, 2012 Added by:Robin Jackson
If you are an information security professional, then I urge you to quit worrying about what conferences you're going to speak at and get serious about shoring up the defenses of every computer system that you are responsible for immediately...
February 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"The same thing that made the IPv6-enabled Internet valuable has also made it an increasingly valuable venue for attacks. While the frequency of attacks is relatively modest on IPv6 today, we expect that accelerated adoption will be followed in-kind by an accelerated pace of attacks..."
February 20, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru
What is Visa USA trying to prove with this push of EMV? Apparently only Visa USA can tell us because, for the rest of us, there are no business cases we can construct to justify the switch to EMV. Obviously, Visa USA knows something that the rest of us do not. Or do they?
February 15, 2012 Added by:Jack Daniel
What is the point of telling you I was compromised by spear phishing, SQL injection, cross site scripting, cross site request forgery, default credentials, or anything else we’ve know about for years? If you are ignoring all of the well-known risks, it is a waste of time...
February 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Among other security benefits, the HTTPS feature will prevent users from having their login credentials stolen by attackers who may attempt to harvest passwords when users access their accounts over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks...
February 11, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman
The government knee-jerk reaction in the face of a data breach is to create more compliance regulation. Security by compliance does not improve security, since attackers can reverse-engineer the minimum requirements in a standard to look for holes in a company’s defenses...
February 09, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Odds are, you can usually close out multiple compliance requirements across multiple requirements regulations by doing something singular in a security program. Performing software security audits during various phases of your SDLC solves many compliance requirements...
February 08, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman
The US leads in data security breaches while the EU leads in data security. The EU has strong, uniform data security regulation, whereas the US has a quilt-work of hundreds of security directives where each agency has it’s own system for data security compliance...
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