Infosec Island News
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.”
July 17, 2013 Added by:Joe Franscella
“Cybersecurity” and “cyber security” are getting more and more mixed usage lately, so much that they are becoming almost as ambiguous as the term “cloud” was a few years back. While there isn't any recognized authority on the subject per se, there are at least some credible sources providing guidance that can help those of us in the industry to decide on "when, why and how" to use the ...
July 15, 2013 Added by:Tom Eston
Check your privacy settings to make sure your private information doesn’t easily show up in Facebook’s new search engine
July 01, 2013 Added by:Joe Franscella
How often do cybersecurity reporters like to tell attack victims' stories? How often are victims willing to go on record about them? Answers: frequently and never.
June 24, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny
Knowing the reality and reasons behind cyberattacks, it’s time to stop talking and start offering resolution to these serious problems. There is no "it won’t happen to me" anymore. We must immediately deploy prevention and detection technologies to our critical processes or frankly, we could lose it all.
June 17, 2013 Added by:DHANANJAY ROKDE
A generic definition of a crime would be an act that is in violation of the applicable laws.
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.
February 13, 2013 Added by:Jeffrey Carr
Now that I've had a chance to decompress from and reflect upon the terrific Suits and Spooks DC conference last weekend, I want to share some surprising shifts in thinking that occurred for me during those two days.
February 11, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Protect the country, population and assets from cyber threats, this is a must for every government, a challenge for every state, new processes, large investment and innovative researches are the topics most debated in this period. Yesterday I wrote about the Russian government and its commitment to strengthen cyber defense, today I desire to introduce how US are trying to improve their cyber capa...
January 13, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny
We start with one big problem. Internet architecture was never made for security. One of my earliest articles quoted the father of the Internet Vint Cerf by saying, "One of things incumbent on all of us is to introduce strong authentication into the fabric of the smart grid. We did not do that with the Internet."
January 11, 2013 Added by:InfoSec Institute
What’s interesting in infosec still is that there are all kinds of titles that different companies use, and you have to really get to the nuts and bolts of what they need people to do. There may be five or six generally accepted and used titles that all do the same thing… Security architects – that’s a huge demand right now. But it means different things to different people because, from a...
January 08, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The news is circulating for days, the Iranian head of the national security forces , Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam, declared that low enforcement of the country is developing a software for "smart control" of social-networking sites, the authorities have understood that the control of the powerful platforms is more important filtering.
January 04, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
It’s the news of the day, a fraudulent digital certificate that could be used for active phishing attacks against Google’s web properties. Using the certificate it is possible to spoof content in a classic phishing schema or perform a man-in-the-middle attack according Google Chrome Security Team and Microsoft experts.
January 04, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny
Current IDS solutions have high instances of false positives and true negatives and are extremely costly to maintain. Current IDS solutions were not designed for today's hyper connected business processes with high volume of instances. Attempting to detect misuse or anomalous behaviors requires infinite numbers of rules, patterns or algorithms, which is not possible, and is therefore the cause of ...
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