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What the Snowden Leaks Can Teach Us About Data Security

November 14, 2013 Added by:Cam Roberson

One of the major issues discussed in the wake of the National Security Agency leak involving Edward Snowden was how the government can prevent a similar leak from happening in the future. This article looks at several specific measures that can strengthen data security, making it more difficult for bad actors to break into the system, and tougher for them to make off with sensitive information onc...

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Industrial Control Industry Slow to Adopt Security Configuration Management: Survey

November 13, 2013 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Tripwire unveiled the results of a study comparing risk-based security management in the industrial sector to that of other industries.

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DNP3 Vulnerabilities Part 1 of 2: NERC’s Electronic Security Perimeter is Swiss Cheese

November 07, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres

If you have been following SCADA news in the last month, you might have noticed an avalanche of reports and blogs on new security vulnerabilities in power industry equipment. So far, vulnerability disclosures for 9 products using the DNP3 protocol have been released by the ICS-CERT, with another 21 SCADA product disclosures on their way.

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Preparing for the Internet of Things: Integrating Strong Authentication in Daily Life

November 04, 2013 Added by:Jochem Binst

The online world as we know it today is not the same as the one we got to know in the beginning of the Internet era and certainly not the one that is emerging today! People worldwide are starting to realize this. All they have to do now is act on it. Strong authentication to secure the online world will be embraced since it becomes a necessity; using strong authentication is the next step.

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What Is Your Browser Doing Behind Your Back?

October 09, 2013 Added by:Kyle Adams

Browsers have become extremely complex over the last few years, so does everyone fully understand everything a modern browser does? Of course everyone is familiar with the point and click, redirections, forms . . . normal Web stuff. What you might not know, is that your browser does a lot of things automatically without you asking it to.

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Plugging Java’s Holes - Is There a Practical Fix?

September 18, 2013 Added by:Scott Petry

Developers love Java. But its security problems have gotten out of hand. Is there a practical fix?

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Insider Steals Data of 2 Million Vodafone Germany Customers

September 12, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon

Vodafone Germany said an attacker with insider knowledge had stolen the personal data of two million of its customers from a server located in Germany.

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Enough Clucking – Start Fixing the SCADA Security Problem

September 12, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres

I am not a SCADA Apologist. If anything, I consider people like myself and Joel Langill to be SCADA Realists. Clearly Joel and I believe security is important. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be in this business. And our clients don’t pay us to hear: “Do nothing; it’s the other guy’s fault.”

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Today's Mobile Device Data Protection Must Go Beyond Encryption

August 21, 2013 Added by:Cam Roberson

Employers can be diligent in installing encryption protection software on the devices their employees use, but what happens if the password is compromised? Whenever the password is known, the laptop, smartphone or tablet is at no less security risk with encryption as it is without.

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If you Knew you Were Going to be Attacked, What Would you do Differently?

August 14, 2013 Added by:Bill Wheeler

Recent reports have found that cyberattacks against U.S. corporations are on the rise, along with an increase in international threats, especially from China, and emerging threats to small businesses. Today, it’s not a matter of if an organization will be the victim of a cyberattack, but when.

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The Electric Industry: Understanding Cyber Risk is Key to Resource Allocation

August 07, 2013 Added by:Lila Kee

Organizations, especially those involved in the electric industry, must view security investments as a viable risk-reduction tools that not only protect the nation’s way of life, but also investments they have made in their own businesses. To truly understand the risk that critical infrastructures face, and the level of security attention its different sectors require, you must first understand ...

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CISOs Share Top 10 Tips for Managing IT Security Vendors

July 31, 2013 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Austin-based Wisegate has released a report that provides top 10 tips from leading CISOs to help IT professionals manage security vendors.

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Securing Critical Infrastructure Through Information Sharing

July 24, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

In this panel discussion industry experts investigate the possible sources and application of the knowledge needed to secure critical infrastructure

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Why SQL Injection Still Plagues Us

July 23, 2013 Added by:Dan Kuykendall

Eliminating the risk of SQL injection is made complicated by a host of factors -- many of which are out of the developer and security teams’ control. If not addressed completely, web applications are still vulnerable. Let’s look at the problem from each team’s point of view.

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Michael Santarcangelo on the Value Imperative Mindset in Security

July 12, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

To better understand how we as security professionals can hone our messaging across the organization and up the corporate food chain to elicit the responses we are seeking, we recently spoke at length with Michael Santarcangelo of Security Catalyst, widely recognized in the security field as an effective communicator and catalyst for change and improvement.

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The Subtleties of Enterprise Security Vulnerability Management — at Scale

July 11, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los

Enterprises face some interesting challenges as they grow. Once you scale to any real size, tasks that seemed simple become unmanageable and difficult, even confused. One of those tasks is vulnerability management, and while it may sound simple and trivial, I assure you it is, indeed, not.

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