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Cyber Attacks are Fastest Growing National Security Threat

March 22, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Cybercrime is a relatively new phenomenon but because of its recent scale and game-changing implications for both government and industry it is rapidly becoming the dominant risk theme of the 21st century. The opportunity for cyber attacks grows daily...

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Verizon 2011 Data Breach Investigation Report Summary

March 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Mainline cybercriminals continued to automate and streamline their method du jour of high-volume, low-risk attacks against weaker targets. Much less frequent, but arguably more damaging, were continued attacks targeting trade secrets, classified information, and intellectual property..."

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Fifteen Unsafe Security Practices that Lead to Data Breaches

March 21, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Database security is an essential element of overall security maturity at enterprise level. Underestimating its value and not dedicating sufficient attention to developing a comprehensive data security plan can, in many instances, lead to data compromise...

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Manage Risk Before it Damages You - Part One

March 20, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

Assuming we have managed to address the infosec gap, we’re left with ensuring the security of information assets and services. Because we are all governed by material pressures, it would be unrealistic that we should embark on all encompassing programs to secure all assets..

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ISA / ANSI: Financial Impact of Breached Health Information

March 20, 2012 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

Webinar participants will hear from industry experts who will highlight strategies for health care organizations and findings from the recently released report, The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security...

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APT Detection with IOCs: The New Maginot Line

March 18, 2012 Added by:Pascal Longpre

IOCs can also be easily circumvented by the attackers by using dormant backdoors created by different actors and using completely different techniques. Creating a simple backdoor that spawns a reverse shell to the attacker’s system requires limited skills, time and money...

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It’s Back: March Madness Higher Education Data Breach Brackets

March 12, 2012 Added by:Alexander Rothacker

The method to our ‘Madness’ is simple – based solely on the number of reported records breached in 2011, we put together brackets. For each U.S.-based institution of higher learning that reported a data breach in 2011, we seeded (ranked) them based on number of records affected...

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PCI: When a Breach is Not a Breach

March 08, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

The lawsuit points out a disconcerting issue with a cardholder data breach: Any incident investigation initiated by the card brands under the PCI standards is going to focus on PCI compliance and not on whether or not the breach actually occurred...

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The Changing World of Information Security Compromises

March 08, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Hacktivism is an extended threat for infosec. You can be targeted for your partnerships, role in a supply chain, to steal CPU cycles/storage from your systems, or because you have a common vulnerability. There are a myriad of reasons from the criminal to the abstract...

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The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information

March 07, 2012 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

The ISA and ANSI released a new report titled The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information which explores the reputational, financial, legal, operational, and clinical repercussions of a protected health information breach on an organization...

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AntiSec Hackers Deface Panda Security's Website

March 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Just hours after key members of the Anonymous movement were arrested by law enforcement, the remaining minions have begun retaliatory hits against outspoken critics of the rogue hacktivist collective. The main website for security provider Panda Security was hacked and defaced...

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NASA Unprepared for Cyber Attacks

March 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The internal investigation at NASA also revealed that almost none of the agency's portable devices are encrypted, and that at least one of the stolen laptops contained algorithms to command and control systems for the International Space Station...

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Atlantic Security Conference 2012 Wrap Up

March 05, 2012 Added by:Darryl MacLeod

If you’re IT professional, and not necessarily one with a security focus, attending a conference like this would be well worth it. The threats discussed are very real and active. They will never go away, but that doesn’t mean the white hats should start waving white flags...

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Cyber Insurance: Efficient Way to Manage Risk in the Cloud?

February 27, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

While customers may enjoy some short term cost-benefits by going into the Cloud, they may be retaining more risk then they want - especially where Cloud providers refuse to accept that risk contractually). Cyber insurance may be a solution to help solve the problem...

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New EU Data Regulations – What Companies Need to Consider

February 23, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

EU Data Protection Authorities will apply these rules even if this information is processed outside of Europe, it’s not clear today whether these new rules will have an impact on the existing Safe Harbor regulations – something to watch out for in the consultation period...

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McAfee Report: No Immunity from Targeted Attacks

February 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“The threat landscape continued to evolve in 2011, and we saw a significant shift in motivation for cyber attacks. Increasingly, we’ve seen that no organization, platform or device is immune to the increasingly sophisticated and targeted threats..."

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