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Time to Speak Up on New IF-MAP Specs for ICS and SCADA Security

February 12, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres

Something I believe industry urgently needs is better standards for information exchange between security solutions. Unfortunately while TCG has had feedback from the IT community, they have received little from the SCADA or ICS community. I encourage everyone involved with SCADA and ICS security to review the specification.

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Security and Privacy in a Connected and Cloudy World

November 29, 2012

A few months ago, I was invited to present at a summit organized by the New Zealand Privacy Commission, a government organization that is tasked with setting policies to ensure citizens of New Zealand remain secure when it comes to the use of their private information...

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On Security vs. Privacy

October 23, 2012

Security and privacy are sometimes used synonymously, at other times they are used as separate entities, and at other times they are used as co-dependent on each other. But what is the truth? I ended up having this discussion with Brian Honan whilst at RSA Europe and he explained his point of view...

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The Cyber Money Train

October 15, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Anything to do with Cyber equates to a lot of money. One estimate for CY 2012 was $13 Billion being budgeted for cybersecurity just for the US government. One study I read predicted we would need to increase spending by up to 1,800 percent. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a big chunk of change...

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How to Become an Infosec Rock Star

September 20, 2012

I teamed up with the infamous Space Rogue to finally reveal the secrets "they" didn't want you to know - that's right, we break down how you can become an Infosec Rockstar...

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Research Sheds Light on New Surveillance Apps for Smartphones

September 04, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The FinSpy Mobile analysis will allow vulnerable and at-risk users to better understand the threat of government surveillance and make better judgements to protect their security and privacy. This software is sophisticated and powerful...

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On Infosec Friends

August 24, 2012 Added by:Javvad Malik

They are the guys who you look out for and they look out for you. If you see a bug in their code, you’ll sort it out for them. When they call you up at 3am for help with a security strategy presentation, you stay up with them all night working on it. When you are stuck on something, you’ll turn to them for help....

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Your CISSP is Worthless - So Now What?

August 23, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

OK, so it’s not really worthless. So what do I propose? I say scrap the whole thing. Start over. Build a cert and program that tests fundamental skills and means something to employers who really need things done. Offer existing cert holders one year and a free test to get the new one. Otherwise, they’re out...

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Vote for Boris Sverdlik aka JadedSecurity for ISC2 Board

August 23, 2012 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

I’m not going to promise things that I may or may not be able to deliver on, but I can promise I will stick to what I believe is a shared vision in the community for a value add certifying body. In order to change perception of the certification and the certifying body we need to change...

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Scot Terban ISC2 Board Candidacy

August 23, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Ok, so after a flurry of tweets about the candidacy of others, my name got thrown in there like so much pasta being chucked at a wall. Well, it stuck in my case and I decided to run. So, if you think that I can get in there and stir up some trouble, and maybe make some changes then VOTE FOR ME in this petition...

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Infosec: Be All You Can Be

August 22, 2012 Added by:Randall Frietzsche

So what is an Infosec professional? Like the Samurai we're really warriors, we're soldiers in a battle of good vs. not-so-good. We craft our skills, we increase our knowledge, we strive to be better than those who might do our Enterprises harm, breach our castle walls and loot our treasures of data and services...

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Security BSides is Coming Memphis

August 22, 2012 Added by:Security BSides

The goal of Security BSides is to expand the conversation beyond the traditional confines. BSides creates opportunities to both present and participate in an atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. You don’t want to miss it...

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Vegas, BlackHat, BSidesLV and DefCon: The Video

August 02, 2012

Javvad takes us on a whirlwind video tour of Vegas, BlackHat, BSidesLV and DefCon. You will see a lot of familiar faces in characteristically compromising situations. Remember, if you can't keep it in Vegas, try to only share the small details...

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Medical Device Security: This Time It’s Personal

June 22, 2012 Added by:shawn merdinger

The work done by security researchers on their own devices is only the beginning of what we can expect will be a deluge of medical device related vulnerabilities, and it’s worthwhile to explore some of the reasons as to why the current situation is the way it is now...

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Companies Focus on Growth But Lag Behind Threats

June 20, 2012 Added by:Bob Radvanovsky

Industries that are regulated or that have to adhere to a standard feel that if they simply follow the requirements that they are secured. This is a misnomer, as adherence to a regulation, governance or compliance standard is a good start, but it does not necessarily mean that an organization is "secure"...

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Infosec

June 13, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

I often hear infosec folks opine that things are futile, we’re not making a lot of progress, we’re not “winning” (whatever that means). I’ve struggled with this for a long time. I’m an optimist and I want badly to believe that we can succeed at beating back what for all appearances seems to be an unending tide...

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