Items Tagged with "Network Security"
January 23, 2013 Added by:Dan Dieterle
Regular vulnerability assessments are essential because threats to your network security continually change and evolve, and your security should be able to match this. A user’s PC or network access point might be secure today, but it could become completely vulnerable tomorrow...
January 23, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The Atlantic Council website has published excerpts of remarks by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on the inability of NATO networks to repel cyber threats. According the officials, the situation appears to be critical in both the private and public sectors, and it is also very concerning for military environments...
December 25, 2012 Added by:Alexander Polyakov
ERP systems, which store the information about finances, employees, materials, wages, and so on, are rightfully considered to be the most critical of such systems. Unauthorized access to those systems can lead to espionage, sabotage, or fraud...
December 20, 2012 Added by:Ian Tibble
Is the typical security portfolio of system administrators wide enough to form the foundations of an effective information security program? Not really. In fact its some way short. Security Analysts need to have a grasp not only on file system permissions, they need to know how attackers actually elevate privileges...
December 19, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Say you're a sizeable institution here and that over the last two decades you've amassed lots of platforms that run your business, in a time before the Information Security organization did much more than install anti-virus on your desktop... and now that technical debt has come back to haunt you...
December 16, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie
An FBI report details what could be the hacking elite sect of Anonymous, Antisec, using a backdoor to compromise an air-conditioning control system in New Jersey. This leaves me to the question of how vulnerable the government and private sectors are for these types of compromise...
December 11, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
Israel’s cyber defense is hard at work blocking millions of incoming cyber attacks. There have been millions of hacking attempts against government sites that have been intercepted with reportedly only one successfully taking down it’s target. And that for only a few minutes...
December 10, 2012 Added by:Paul Kenyon
In organizations where IT policy hasn’t been enforced or where users expect to have full autonomy over PCs, the transition to least privilege desktops must be carefully planned, so the IT department doesn’t face a user revolt. Make sure to set users’ expectations accordingly...
December 10, 2012 Added by:Michelle Drolet
Two security firms, the established Rapid7 vulnerability manager and eGestalt, a cloud-based compliance management provider, have signed an OEM deal that will do something for the IT security industry that hasn’t been done before: a combination security and compliance posture management...
December 09, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr
Some of the more forward-looking DOD contractors who have robust internal CERT with engineers who do reverse-engineering could be in the best position to offer free or low-cost network defense to corporations who want to "flip" the malware found on their network for a nice profit...
December 06, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston
Now this is a little interesting. It is likely meant to be a validation probe that the printer device’s embedded web server is online and that the device is operational. BUT, the “Python-urllib/2.7″ made us suspicious. Perhaps this isn’t a usual printer request?
December 04, 2012 Added by:Mark Baldwin
FreeBSD.org are recommending that anyone who downloaded and installed any of their third-party packages between September 19 2012 and November 11 2012 reinstall their systems. Obviously this could be a big burden for a lot of organizations...
December 03, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
When I started working on Windows 8 USB drive forensics, I assumed it would be similar to Windows 7. I created a fresh Windows 8 VM and plugged a thumb drive into my local system. The VM recognized it as it should. I shut the VM down and opened it in EnCase to examine what happened...
November 29, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke
Since SQL is so ubiquitous on corporate networks, with sites often running hundreds of SQL servers; SQL is prone to attacks. SQL injection is a technique often used to attack databases through a website and is often done by including portions of SQL statements in a web form entry field...
November 29, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The group of hackers who named itself Parastoo Farsi have exposed contacts for more than 100 nuclear experts and scientists, the word Parastoo is Farsi and refers to a bird species like the swallow and an Iranian girl's name...
November 26, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell
There are improvements you can introduce that are seamless, low-cost , don't present a new burden to your users, and/or are easy to implement. So in between your major IT Security projects that may or may not happen, why not improve you security posture and lower your overall risks?