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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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Hackers Exploited Heartbleed Bug to Steal Patient Data from Community Health Systems

August 19, 2014 Added by:Mike Lennon

TrustedSec, citing sources familiar with the incident, said on Tuesday that the initial attack vector was through the infamous “Heartbleed” vulnerability in OpenSSL which provided the attackers a way in, eventually resulting in the compromise of patient data.

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Passwords Protection Steps to Take According to Symantec

August 07, 2014 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Symantec tips help consumers safeguard information in light of claims that a Russian cybercrime group is behind the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials.

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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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Webcast: Detecting and Preventing Advanced Persistent Threats

July 08, 2014 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Please join Palo Alto Networks and SecurityWeek on Wednesday, July 9th at 1:00 PM ET for an informative webcast on how your organization can better detect and prevent advanced cyber attacks.

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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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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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BYOD and Its Risks to Network Security

June 05, 2014 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

In the not-so-distant past, when enterprises lacked ubiquitous high-speed Internet connections and the means to provide employees with remote access, organizations were far more likely to enforce strict working hours than they are today. After all, work wouldn't get done if employees weren't present.

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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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New IE Zero-Day Used in Attacks Against Defense, Financial Sectors

April 27, 2014 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Researchers from FireEye have discovered a nasty zero-day exploit that bypasses the ASLR and DEP protections in Microsoft Windows and is being used in targeted attacks.

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