Vulns & Alerts
December 22, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss
With all of the focus on cyber security one could expect that DHS is doing a credible job in helping to protect our country. Unfortunately, that may not be the case.
December 17, 2014 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf
Hollywood is a place that can be driven mad by star-studded gossip, where the talk of the town is rarely private and where people are accustomed to their secrets not staying secret for very long. Yet, this state of play hasn’t made it any easier for the victims of last month's cyberattack against Sony, carried out by shadowy assailants calling themselves the Guardians of Peace.
December 17, 2014 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The flaw resides in the authorization system in Linux which allows privilege escalation through the wheel.
December 05, 2014 Added by:Paul Lipman
The cloud has been widely hailed as the most disruptive force in modern business. Indeed, the world is in the midst of fundamentally profound transformations, enabled by the cloud, in the ways in which we access and interact with data and applications. Unfortunately, the security industry has not kept pace with these transformational trends, necessitating an equally profound change in the way we s...
December 04, 2014 Added by:Thu Pham
The average total cost of a data breach increased 15 percent in 2014 to $3.5 million, this according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis. But how does that average vary from industry to industry, each with different types of consumer information and different data regulations?
December 04, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss
This is not an “I told you so” note. It is a note expressing concern that our critical infrastructure organizations such as NERC, FERC, NRC, NEI, AWWA, and others do not appear to be taking this threat seriously.
December 03, 2014 Added by:Steve Durbin
Despite the undeniable corporate and consumer interest, the security and privacy implications of cloud and mobile connected devices are concerning many security professionals. Countless organizations are still playing catch up – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) polices are only starting to be embedded, reviewed and updated. IT departments are overwhelmed with the amount of devices entering the workp...
November 26, 2014 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf
Whenever news of a network security breach reaches the public airwaves, observers are quick to assign blame to some combination of technological shortcomings and human error that allowed an attacker to slip through the victim’s cyber defenses.
November 25, 2014 Added by:InfosecIsland News
Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team has published its research on Regin - the first cyber-attack platform known to penetrate and monitor GSM networks in addition to other "standard" spying tasks.
November 25, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc
There’s a lot of work to do, but we’re at least focused on giving IoT a fair shot at being the poster child of security and not the antithesis of it.
November 17, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss
In today’s environment with nuclear plants being prime cyber targets, industry should be looking at more not less.
November 05, 2014 Added by:Steve Durbin
Password-based authentication is easy and familiar for customers, and is initially inexpensive for organizations to deploy at scale. But, while password-based authentication may be appropriate in some instances, it is no longer suitable for the wide range of services where it is currently being used.
November 03, 2014 Added by:Brent Huston
It is true that the most attacks against information systems come from external attackers, but that does not mean the internal threat is negligible.
November 03, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss
I am very concerned about those statements concerning the uniqueness of the power industry because I do not believe it is unique except for addressing compliance requirements set forth in the NERC CIPs.
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