June 26, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey
The media has been reporting that Lulzsec has folded, but they've merely gone underground and are regrouping. @Lulzboat on twitter has now become @lulzb0at and combined with AnonOps and AntiSec, releasing the following announcement on their IRC subchannels...
June 26, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
I expect LulzSec's real legacy will be the creation of more draconian laws by the government as a backlash to their antics. Laws that will make all our lives a bit less private and a lot more prone to being misused. I also expect that the lulz will continue, though at their expense...
June 25, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru
If I had to take the PCI SSC to task, I would argue that cloud computing does not have anything to do with virtualization. Yes, a lot of cloud computing solution providers are using virtualized systems to provide their services, but not every cloud provider uses virtualization...
June 25, 2011 Added by:Keith Mendoza
So it appears that LulzSec and Anonymous have gained themselves a few more enemies than just law enforcement. It's starting to look like Ocean's 11 going after the shoplifters. But what does this mean to infosec in general? It means that everyone better shape up or ship out...
June 24, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los
While some analyses of the super-secret Project Spartan that Facebook is supposedly working on center around the Apple vs. Facebook apps war brewing - I think the focus is something else entirely. I think the focus, from a technology perspective, is HTMLv5...
June 24, 2011 Added by:Danny Lieberman
The combination of large numbers of software vulnerabilities, user lock in created by integrating applications with Windows, complexity of Microsoft products and their code and Microsoft predatory trade practices are diametrically different than Linux and the FOSS movement...
June 24, 2011 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski
The passwords should be constructed in two parts, each part entered by different person, which increases the complexity significantly and reduces the possibility of using social knowledge of a single person to attack the password. Also, no one single person knows the password...
June 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines
An anonymous Pastebin posting from June 21 states that hackers claiming to be part of the LulzSec collective successfully breached Apple's iCloud networks several weeks ago. The posting claims that the intruders mapped the network and "grabbed all their source code and database passwords..."
June 23, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA
When security breaches occur, customer trust is lost, brand value disintegrates, and breach response results in significant costs to the business. The time involved for breach responses can go on for years, and resulting penalties and sanctions could extend into the millions of dollars...
June 23, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey
There is no excuse for your facility to provide the next round of "lulz." Examining your ability to withstand DDoS attacks and checking your SQL backend against exploits, you stand a chance of withstanding the onslaught of raging children should they turn their "cannons" your way...
June 23, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes
Christian Reilly brings a really interesting perspective to the public/private cloud debate. Reilly sees the daily realities of legacy applications, “just keep the lights on” budgets and multiple issues around compliance and security...
June 23, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
LulzSec seems to have misunderstood that secrecy is really really important when you are doing something like a digital insurgency. Sure, you can try to rely on all the technologies like proxies to hide your IP, but, you also have the human element to contend with...
June 23, 2011 Added by:Anton Chuvakin
The long-awaited PCI Council guidance on virtualization has been released. This guidance does not focus on cloud computing, but contains more than a few mentions, all of them pretty generic. Here are some of the highlights and my thoughts on them...
June 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines
ISA has articulated its pro-market approach to cyber security through the two editions of its “Cyber Security Social Contract.” When the Obama Administration released its own policy paper for cyber security, the Cyberspace Policy Review, the first document it quoted was the ISA Social Contract...
June 23, 2011 Added by:Danny Lieberman
Small business IT integrators are behind the curve on security, compliance, disaster recovery and application security. The typical SMB integrator mindset is dominated by the Microsoft monoculture, and I would not expect them to be able to analyze data security threats...
June 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines
“The FBI, collaborating with our international law enforcement and prosecution partners, have worked tirelessly to disrupt two significant cybercriminal networks. Their efforts demonstrate that no matter the country, Internet criminals will be pursued, caught and prosecuted...”
June 22, 2011 Added by:Robb Reck
We bring in these third party vendors because we trust that they have all the experience and knowledge with a given security product. But they are missing a critical piece: Experience with our systems. No technology solution is complete and ideal for every environment out of the box...
June 22, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox
ERM Maps are designed to assist the compliance practitioner in designing or reviewing a company’s GRC by providing a visual representation of the best practices in compliance business processes. It allows a company to develop a gap analysis or classify gaps in its GRC program...
June 22, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
Is this a cut out account for someone looking to garner access to others with information they desire? This is the same type of action that Anna Chapman was undertaking with some of her compatriots for the SVR while living in the United States: Gathering intelligence via LinkedIn...
June 22, 2011
As AV vendors struggle to keep up they too are looking at white listing too. The trend is toward a hybrid model with white listing doing the heavy lifting to protect end points from zero-day and uniquely fabricated malware and black listing to provide reports...