Infosec Island News
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 ...
December 18, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan
Services such as BillMeLater, a PayPal company that allows customers to make purchases on credit after a simple sign-up process and credit check, have created an identity theft trend and left victims fighting to clear their names...
December 17, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
During the last week introduced you the excellent work done by the Group-IB, a security firm resident of the Moscow-based Skolkovo Foundation that has received a grant in the amount of 30m rubles (approximately $966,000) for the development of a global counter-cybercrime system named the CyberCop...
December 11, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan
Though it could create procedural challenges for the IRS and the U.S. Postal Service, Congress could solve the problem by simply refusing to issue refunds before April 15. That way they could see who has duplicate returns filed, and investigate before signing over checks to the bad guys...
November 08, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Concerned over rising threats online, Cyber security agents in Africa are taking a proactive step by collaborating with global network-security experts to curb cybercriminal activities on the continent, where they will share information and technical know-how...
October 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Trend Micro has released the 3Q 2012 SECURITY ROUNDUP that presents a worrying trend for malware growth which increased 483%. This includes cyber espionage malware and also destructive malicious agents targeting mainly the mobile world and in particular Google Android platform...
October 20, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
This is significant because very few companies or organizations have the necessary network infrastructure to deal with such attacks. There might be some companies with popular websites such as Google or Facebook that are able to handle such high-bandwidth floods, but most companies are not...
October 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Hacktivism is considered one of the main cyber threats and its operations have created serious problems to private businesses and governments, for this reason security expert all over the world are trying to deeply analyze the different movements of dissent and their mutual relationships...
October 15, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Panetta has warned of cyber attacks against critical infrastructure and that opponents are increasing their cyber capabilities and represent a serious menace. The words used last Thursday are very strong: The US is in a “pre-9/11 moment,” referring to a possible series of cyber attacks...
October 08, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
In the last decade the number of cyber incidents related to technologies that surround us is growth exponentially, the principal concerns are related to all those objects with an "intelligent component" that we daily use expose on internet for different purposes...
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