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“SIGINT” on 802.11b/g/n Distributed SDR Station - Deployment Example

August 15, 2013 Added by:Mikko Jakonen

“SIGINT” on 802.11b/g/n distributed SDR station - deployment example is overview of using SDR (Software Defined Radio) receiver system deployment to capture 802.11b/g/n “traffic”, signals on frequency range 2412- 2484 MHz.

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Cyber Security and Terrorism – See Something, Say Something

August 08, 2013 Added by:Jon Stout

he existing cyber security computing model of the past decade, based on firewalls, anti-viral services, intrusion detection controls, etc., is no longer adequate to help organizations mitigate cyber-security risk.

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Cyber Security Failures: Value of the Human Firewall

August 07, 2013 Added by:Jon Stout

The computing security model of the past decade, based on firewalls, anti-viral services, intrusion detection controls, system event monitoring, VPNs, etc., is failing to detect and block the most advanced malware. That is serious enough. But what’s worse is that this traditional defense model is of little use in preventing what many experts feel is the greatest threat to cyber security: human e...

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Cyber Security and Social Engineering – A True Case Study

August 01, 2013 Added by:Jon Stout

There are powerful integrated security dashboards that can be installed and modified to meet each user’s particular needs. Now a company can create hundreds if not thousands of employee cyber warriors with a relatively small investment.

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Protecting the Enterprise Against Growing Social Threats

July 29, 2013 Added by:Vince Schiavone

Corporations looking to proactively protect the business against growing enterprise social risks are engaging advanced, strategic solutions to unveil and track a wide array of social threats. This delivers strategic intelligence for proactive response to effectively mitigate these threats, often before they explode into all out crises.

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Unfolding ‘DOUBLE TWINS’ Deception Scheme

July 29, 2013 Added by:Mikko Jakonen

‘DOUBLE TWINS‘ is deception scheme combining modern world speed, easiness to run anonymous with Internet and difficulties with real corporate and personal identity verification. What makes it most interesting; it was ‘quick in – quick out’ – job, completed within 3 weeks from the start.

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PhishMe Hopes to Reel in Originality, Persuasiveness, Realism; Wins Own Contest by Default

July 26, 2013 Added by:Joe Franscella

Northern Virginia-based startup @PhishMe, a company that has made a good name for itself as a cloud-based phishing email penetration tester and trainer, announced an interesting contest on its blog last week called the “The Double Barrel Throwdown 2013.”

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Identity & Access Management: Give Me a REST

June 19, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt

RESTful architectures have been the general buzz of websites for the last few years. The simplicity, scalability and statelessness of this approach to client-server communications has been adopted by many of the top social sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Why? Well, in their specific cases, developer adoption is a huge priority.

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Bore Them With Death-by-Awareness: That’ll Teach em!

May 08, 2013 Added by:Lee Mangold

As security professionals, we have to understand that not everyone has a passion for security. In fact, most people don’t. Given that we know “they” don’t share our passion, and we know they are the most vulnerable attack vector, why do we continue to bore them with homogenous and irrelevant training?

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What Security Risks Do Healthcare Organizations Face?

May 06, 2013 Added by:Michael Fornal

Today, hospitals and healthcare organizations face many risks that they didn’t have to deal with until few years ago. This ever growing list of risks includes social engineering, redundant applications, within a network and keeping patient files secure and confidential but yet available and escalation of privileges.

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Could the AP Twitter Hack Have Been Prevented?

April 26, 2013 Added by:Gianluca Stringhini

This is the first time that people realize that Tweets can have a large effect on financial institutions. The question that people are asking is: could this compromise have been avoided?

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Google: Black Hat or White Hat?

April 23, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny

Google has a perfect opportunity to be a leader in cybersecurity. Google’s recent network -- and acquisitions and hires -- in Austin, Texas, is an opportunity to do security right the first time.

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Don’t Let Your Guard Down: Tragedies Pave Way for Phishing Attacks

April 16, 2013 Added by:Jake Garlie

Tragic events such as what happened during the Boston Marathon creates an opportunity for attackers in the digital world as well. With everyone scrambling for more information, the success rate of a phishing attack at this time can skyrocket.

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Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, Exo-Nationals and The Digital Lord of The Flies

March 29, 2013 Added by:Krypt3ia

There seems to be a disconnect within the psyche for kids where their actions are just not real because it happens online. Some of these kids that I tracked online due to recent events with the attacks on Brian Krebs that leads me to believe some of them may in fact be on the road to sociopathy.

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So APT Is China *snicker* Now What?

February 28, 2013 Added by:Krypt3ia

As RSA comes to a close and the corridors of the hall stop ringing with the acronym APT, I find myself once again looking at the problem as opposed to the hype.

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Latest Adobe Zero-day is Serious Business

February 14, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon

The exploits have been seen in extremely targeted attacks against high profile targets, and are a sophisticated effort that appear to be the first to successfully escape Adobe’s “protected mode” sandbox. Make no mistake about it; this attack is serious business and not the work of amateurs.

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