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2014 ICS Cyber Security Conference: Register Today to Hold Your Spot

September 17, 2014 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Following a sold out event in 2013, the 2014 ICS Cyber Security Conference is expected to attract more than 250 professionals from around the world and again sell out. Attendees can register online and pay just $1895 for a full conference registration which includes 4 days AND workshops on Monday.

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The Next ‘Black Swan’ Event: A Cyberattack?

September 03, 2014 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

Sprinkled throughout the course of history are flashpoints that were as unexpected as they were far-reaching.

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Improving Microsoft Patching

September 02, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

We frequently work with customers who use patch management solutions and are missing patches. The reason? I don’t think anyone fully understands the Microsoft Patching process and the third-parties don’t always get it right either.

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Vulnerability Management: Just Turn It Off! PART III

August 20, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

In our third and final post of this series, Tripwire’s Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT) highlights four more unnecessary risks that often appear in even the most secure networks.

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Connecting Bellwether Metrics to the Business

July 28, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Benchmark facilitates organizations who want to define and track their own Bellwether metrics—comparing only with their own internal goals and trends.

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Israeli Military and Hamas trade Hacking Attacks

July 24, 2014 Added by:Dan Dieterle

As Israeli ground forces push into Gaza to remove militant Islamic troops and missiles, hacking teams from both sides ply their trades.

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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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