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Government Proposes ISP's Notify Victims of Botnets

October 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"While security risks on the Internet exist in many areas, one current widely exploited threat comes from `botnets.' Through this Request for Information and any follow-on work, the two Departments aim to reduce the harm that botnets inflict on the nation's computing environment..."

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ISA: Financial Management of Cyber Risk

October 04, 2011

ISA President Larry Clinton was joined by former ISA Chair Ty Sagalow, ISA Chief outside counsel Tom Jackson and Ed Stull from DCR in illustrating how and why cyber events are often misanalyzed by organizations leading to financial impacts which can also be underestimated...

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GAO: Federal Security Incidents Increased 650%

October 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Weaknesses in information security policies and practices at 24 major federal agencies continue to place... sensitive information and information systems at risk... reports of security incidents from federal agencies are on the rise, increasing over 650 percent over the past 5 years..."

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IPv6 - The Death of SSL

October 04, 2011 Added by:Craig S Wright

When IPv6 finally becomes the norm, IPSec will become ubiquitous. It will be deployed far wider than SSL. As for being as good or better than SSL, well SSL is flawed. It was from the start and it remains flawed. This point is moot as it would be difficult to make the protocol worse...

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Anonymous Splinters over Planned NYSE Attacks

October 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

While the tough sounding rhetoric may work to inspire some followers of Anonymous to join the attacks, other members of the collective have issued warnings that the attacks will simply result in more arrests, stating "We do not want history to repeat itself, and are sincerely worried..."

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The Holy Grail and the PA-DSS Implementation Guide

October 04, 2011 Added by:Andrew Weidenhamer

As a QSA it is very frustrating to walk in, ask the merchant for the PA-DSS Implementation Guide, and receive a glazed over eye look. It's even more frustrating when you then ask the Vendor/Reseller for the Implementation Guide and they look at you as if you have three heads....

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EastWest Institute Builds Consensus on Cybersecurity

October 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

At the EastWest Institute's Worldwide Security Conference (WSC) in Brussels, experts from the United States, Russia, China and other countries advanced ongoing efforts to develop recommendations for areas of potential cooperation to protect critical infrastructure...

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Broken Trust Part 2: Applying the Approach to Dropbox

October 03, 2011 Added by:Enno Rey

After having introduced the basic elements of the concepts of trust, control and confidence in a previous post on the RSA breach, today I’ll try to strengthen your understanding of these ideas - and maybe even my own as well - by applying them to another candidate: Dropbox...

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Keeping Privileged Users Under Control in Oracle Database

October 03, 2011 Added by:Esteban Martinez Fayo

SYSDBA privilege has unlimited access to all data and can make any configuration change. With DatabaseVault installed, it is possible to restrict SYSDBA users from accessing certain data but the protection is not complete. There are ways to bypass the defenses and compromise the data...

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Wow! So That Was DerbyCon...

October 03, 2011 Added by:Michael SecurityMoey

One talk that I thought was absolutely phenomenal was "Steal Everything, Kill Everyone, Cause Total Financial Ruin" with Jayson Street who walked through his antics and general mayhem. There was one major take away I got from Jayson’s talk: If your users are doing dumb stuff, it’s yours fault...

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HTC Android Devices are Leaking Sensitive User Data

October 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The only reason the data is leaking left and right is because HTC set their snooping environment up this way. It's like leaving your keys under the mat and expecting nobody who finds them to unlock the door..."

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DHS: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The most serious economic and national security challenges we face are cyber threats. America's economic prosperity and competitiveness in the 21st Century depends on effective cybersecurity. Every Internet user has a role to play in securing cyberspace...

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RIP - Cyber Security Expert Dr. Eugene Schultz

October 03, 2011 Added by:Ron Baklarz

Schultz authored/co-authored five books, wrote over 120 published papers and was also a certified SANS instructor, a senior SANS analyst, a member of the SANS NewsBites editorial board, and co-author of the 2005 and 2006 Certified Information Security Manager preparation materials...

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Open Call for Interviews: Hacker Halted Miami

October 03, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Open Call: Infosec Island will be conducting a series of video interviews with attendees at the Hacker Halted conference in Miami, FL in late October. The interviews offer the opportunity for companies to highlight their knowledge of emerging trends in the information security field...

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Internet Giants Enlisted for Government Surveillance

October 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"When the possibility exists for information to be obtained that wasn't possible before, it's entirely understandable that law enforcement is interested. Then the issue would be, what's the right policy? And that, or course, engenders a lot of debate..."

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Cyber Attacks: Iran Will Retaliate

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...

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Insider Threat: Guard Indicted for Chinese Espionage

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...

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Protecting Your Privacy Is Your Responsibility

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...

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How Social Media Impacts Your Compliance Program

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...

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Requirements that Cannot be Marked ‘Not Applicable’

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...

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