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International Coalition Issues Cybersecurity Policy Principles

June 26, 2012

"Policymakers are keenly focused on the development of smart, effective, robust cyber defenses... The tech sector wants to ensure that the digital world’s foundation of openness and collaboration is not lost to a well-intentioned but poorly constructed international patchwork of cyber defenses"...

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MI5 Chief: Cyber Espionage Threat on an "Industrial Scale"

June 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Britain’s National Security Strategy makes it clear that cyber security ranks alongside terrorism as one of the four key security challenges facing the UK. Vulnerabilities in the internet are being exploited aggressively not just by criminals but also by states. And the extent of what is going on is astonishing..."

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Russian Authorities Take Out World’s Largest Banking Botnet

June 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The criminal activities were committed by a 22-year-old young man who is widely known in the hacker community under the nicknames of 'Germes' and 'Arashi'. The young man was not only developing bot-networks and massively distributing malicious programs but also personally took part in stealing funds"...

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Alert: Fake FBI Emails Seek Personal Information

June 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The fraudulent e-mails give the appearance of legitimacy due to the use of pictures of the FBI Director, seal, letterhead, and/or banners. The schemes cover a range from threat and extortion e-mails, website monitoring containing malicious computer program attachments (malware), and online auction scams...

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Researchers Crack RSA SecurID Tokens, Extract Keys

June 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"[These products are] designed specifically to deal with the case where somebody gets physical access to it or takes control of a computer that has access to it... Here, if the malware is very smart, it can actually extract the keys out of the token.That's why it's dangerous"...

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Two-Thirds of Management Don’t Know Where Their Data Is

June 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“The most disturbing findings were the number of companies that report they have no way to track what data is being stored in the cloud, no process to manage access to that data (or plans to do so), and that management doesn’t know where enterprise data is stored. This should act as a wakeup call for organizations..."

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Control Systems Company Resolves Criminal Violations

June 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Data Systems & Solutions LLC, a company based in Reston, Virginia, that provides design, installation, maintenance, and other services at nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, has agreed to pay an $8.82 million criminal penalty to resolve FCPA compliance violations...

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Feds Release Digital Government Strategy

June 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Federal government released The Digital Government Strategy, a 12-month action plan for the deployment of new technology is designed to enable the delivery of digital information and services anytime, anywhere, on any device, safely and securely-throughout the Federal workforce and to the American public...

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Report Examines Increasing Threats to Critical Infrastructure

June 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Outdated security methods that use a maze of disparate, multi-vendor, and stacked security tools will only delay a cyber attack, providing numerous opportunities for a more advanced and modern cyber adversary to attack cyber security postures throughout critical infrastructure...”

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Stuxnet, Flame, Duqu Less Dangerous than Conventional Attacks

June 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Our advice to ICS and SCADA network managers is to be informed of new threats like Flame, but be especially vigilant against the more conventional, widely understood threats. In all likelihood, a simple denial-of-service attack has a better chance of wreaking havoc on their network than Stuxnet or Duqu"...

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State Sponsored IE Vulnerability and a Four Line MySQL Exploit

June 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Of the two latest Microsoft IE vulnerabilities, the first seems the most interesting. Rumored to be “State-Sponsored”, the vulnerability focuses on Gmail, MS Office and Internet Explorer. And as yet is still an active Zero Day exploit. Security software company Rapid 7 explains the vulnerability as follows...

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Insider Threats Confound Enterprise Security Efforts

June 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The majority of staff within any organization are trustworthy and honest. But businesses must understand the scale of the threat posed by the small proportion of staff who act dishonestly and defraud their employer and the numerous ways in which an organization can be targeted"...

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NARUC: Cybersecurity Guidance for State Utility Regulators

June 20, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

“Understanding risk means understanding the relationship between vulnerability (such as a system with a known but unaddressed weakness), threat (such as a bad actor propagating viruses or worms) and consequence (such as physical damage and loss of public safety). Simply understanding risks is just the first step"...

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The DOD's Mobility Device Strategy Released

June 20, 2012

“This strategy is not simply about embracing the newest technology - it is about keeping the DoD workforce relevant in an era when information and cyberspace play a critical role in mission success," said Teri Takai, Department of Defense chief information officer...

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ZitMo Trojan Lurks in Android Security Suite Premium App

June 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"One of the remote server domains was registered using the same fake data which was used for registering ZeuS C&Cs back in 2011. And the malware’s functionality is almost the same as in old ZitMo samples. Therefore ‘Android Security Suite Premium’ = New ZitMo"...

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Huawei Boasts of Remote Data Interception Capabilities

June 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Embedding these capabilities in any network means…(that) they can then intercept and control those networks... I am so worried about Chinese cyber warfare threats, their abilities to monitor and remotely shut down international communications networks, including critical infrastructure networks"...

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