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The Five Stages of Vulnerability Management

July 21, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

The key to having a good information security program within your organization is having a good vulnerability management program.

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Cached Domain Credentials in Vista/7 (AKA Why Full Drive Encryption is Important)

July 17, 2014 Added by:Neohapsis

Without full disk encryption (like BitLocker), sensitive system files will always be available to an attacker, and credentials can be compromised.

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Why Should We Close the Threat Detection Gap?

July 09, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

By closing off the threat detection gap, we can decrease the value to the criminal of the effort to commit the crime, making it a less worthwhile undertaking in the first place.

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Government Network Security Failures Led to Remote Access Breaches

July 07, 2014 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

Former NSA director Keith Alexander pointed out earlier this week that government networks are far from secure, as the NSA and the Department of Defense uncovered more than 1,500 pieces of malware on the U.S. government’s most secret networks.

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It’s the end of June 2014 and ICS Cyber Security is Still an Enigma to Many

July 02, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss

The past two weeks continue to demonstrate the lack of understanding about the unique issues of ICS cyber security – why isn’t it just IT.

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What’s the Best Tool for the Job?

June 24, 2014 Added by:Jack Daniel

I thought back to my favorite patch and systems management tools from past jobs when I ran mixed (but mostly Windows) networks for small businesses. That reminded me of a lesson about tools I learned many years ago.

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ICSs and the Internet – What is Actually Happening

June 11, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss

The story is that MANY ICSs are connected to the Internet and it isn’t expensive to find them.

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The Electric Industry Still Doesn't Understand What Sophisticated Attackers Are After

May 21, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss

Stuxnet and Aurora utilized design features of the system or controllers to attack physical systems. Stuxnet and Aurora are not traditional network vulnerabilities and cannot be found or mitigated by using traditional IT security techniques.

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OpenSSL “Heartbleed” – Whose Vulnerable and How to Check

April 10, 2014 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The Internet is plastered with news about the OpenSSL heartbeat “Heartbleed” (CVE-2014-0160) vulnerability that some say affects up to 2/3 of the Internet.

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OpenSSL Problem is HUGE – PAY ATTENTION

April 10, 2014 Added by:Brent Huston

The attack allows an attacker to remotely tamper with OpenSSL implementations to dump PLAIN TEXT secrets, passwords, encryption keys, certificates, etc. They can then use this information against you.

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Heartbleed Should Give You Cardiac Arrest

April 09, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Estimates are over 66% of active websites on the internet may be vulnerable to this bug, found in OpenSSL, an open source cryptographic library used in the Apache web server and ignx when creating communications with users.

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Here's Full Disclosure - Now No Disclosure

March 20, 2014 Added by:Javvad Malik

Full disclosure has announced it’s shutting down.

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Adapting Vulnerability Management to Address Advanced Persistent Threats

March 19, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

In addition to being one of the top SANS Critical Security Controls and part of numerous other compliance frameworks, vulnerability management is generally accepted as basic security hygiene today for corporate networks.

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Recent Development of ICS Exploits Continues Upward Trend of Security Research

March 19, 2014 Added by:Joel Langill

One very important part of a well-rounded ICS Security Management System is situational awareness of the actual risks facing industrial systems in terms of both vulnerabilities disclosed and the ease in converting these proof-of-concept (PoC) disclosures into workable exploit modules.

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Chinese Hackers help China build J-20 Stealth Fighter with US Tech

March 17, 2014 Added by:Dan Dieterle

According to defense officials, starting in 2007 Chinese hackers were involved in a massive, multi-year cyber espionage program dubbed, 'Operation Byzantine Hades', that targeted foreign governments and industry.

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Is the Agent.btz malware the link between Snake and Red October?

March 13, 2014 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The agent.btz malware may have served as starting point for malware Turla and the malicious code used in the Red October campaign.

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