October 03, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding
What does Iran mean by ‘We will retaliate in cyberspace’? Iran has a record of Shamshir rattling and ‘trash talk’. Yes, Iran has formed a cyber command. Yes, there is a hacker group called the Iranian Cyber Army, and they were defacing pages in China and even took down Baidu...
October 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Bryan Underwood, a former contract guard working at a U.S. Consulate in China, has been charged in a superseding indictment with one count of attempting to communicate national defense information to a foreign government...
October 02, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA
Do you wonder what happens with your financial information when a background check is conducted for a job? Do you wonder what happens to your driver’s license information when you’re asked to provide it on a medical form? Truth is, you’re the only one who can safeguard your privacy...
October 02, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox
In a September 26, 2011 article in Forbes magazine, titled “Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution”, author David Kirkpatrick argues that the social media revolution has so empowered employees and customers that they will soon be calling the shots, not management...
October 01, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru
QSAs are questioning the relevance of this clarification in outsourced and environments totally operated through bank-owned terminals and networks. TPCI SSC is clarifying these requirements is to ensure that QSAs are confirming that outsourced environments truly are out of scope...
October 01, 2011 Added by:Craig S Wright
Intermediaries have the ability to stop transgressions on the Web now, but the lack of clear direction and potential liability associated with action remains insufficient to modify behavior. In the face of tortuous liability, the economic impact of inaction is unlikely to lead to change...
September 30, 2011 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski
The issue with telco services is that quality is difficult to define because there are parameters that are difficult to track: sound quality, response of system to tone-dial menu selection of an IVR, intermittent interruptions of communications, and temporarily unavailable service...
September 30, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Here we are in 2011 and well over half a billion records have been breached. While not all of the compromised records were held by financial institutions or were accounts considered “high-risk”, many of those breached accounts have resulted in financial fraud or account takeover...
September 30, 2011 Added by:David Navetta
The proposed amendments would modify the Rule in five areas: definitions, parental notice, parental consent mechanisms, confidentiality and security of children’s personal information, and safe harbor programs. Each may have a significant impact on a company’s current online practices...
September 30, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
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September 30, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding
A federal court judge taps his gavel and the request for taking down a domain and all sub-domains is approved. This indicates to me that a corporation is taking care of me, a private citizen. It also indicates that the government cannot or will not protect me...
September 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"These man-in-the-middle attacks are potentially possible on a wide variety of electronic voting machines. We think we can do similar things on pretty much every electronic voting machine. This is a national security issue. It should really be handled by the Department of Homeland Security..."
September 30, 2011 Added by:Ken Stasiak
With Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) comes a comprehensive risk assessment equation and process. Defining one process that can be used and incorporated into the entire organization will allow for conformity, efficiency, and effective alignment between departments...
September 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Rebollo was arrested in 2008 after an investigation revealed that he had downloaded, possessed, and sold consumer information contained in Countrywide databases. Rebollo distributed financial information and contact information pertaining to approximately 2.5 million individuals...
September 29, 2011 Added by:Chris Schellman, CPA, CISSP, PCI QSA
SSAE 16 is one of the most widely known tools for providing assurances to data center customers. Yet, a myth that the SSAE 16 standard is not applicable to the industry persists. Data center providers have no choice but to arm themselves with the following facts about SSAE 16 applicability...
September 29, 2011 Added by:Brian McGinley
We have moved from being a computer-assisted society to one that is computer-dependent. Control is critical to maintaining a secure operation. That requires assistance from technical experts. But good control begins with a company’s employees, an area you can’t afford to ignore...
September 29, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox
The key to the Timken approach is the action steps prescribed by their analysis. This is another way of saying that the risk assessment informs the compliance program, not vice versa. This is the method set forth by the US Department of Justice in its Compliance Program best practices...
September 29, 2011 Added by:f8lerror
September 29, 2011 Added by:Kanguru Solutions
Flash drives have revolutionized the business world with their convenience and portability. However, for infosec professionals, flash drives are a dual edged sword. If lost or stolen, a single unencrypted flash drive has the potential to cause a costly data breach...
September 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Business owners will need to understand what the cloud is and what it can do for their businesses in the areas of cost control, data security, data protection, accessibility, efficiency and productivity to facilitate a smooth running technological platform for their business..."