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Social Media and Identity Theft Risks PT II

March 30, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Now that the 3 major search engines Google, Bing and Yahoo index real-time search for Twitter and other social networks, consumers and employees must be aware that not all relevant search is a safe click. Scammers and identity thieves see this as real-time free advertising for their malware.

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An Interview with Symantec CEO Enrique Salem

March 29, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

Enrique Salem, President and CEO of Symantec, in a conversation with Vinita Gupta, discusses the new challenges that CIOs are facing and Symantec's roadmap for the years ahead.

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Accelerating Assessment with MS Security Assessment Tool

March 29, 2010 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

When working on a security assessment, it is always helpful to use an automated tool that compares the key elements to the known best practices, and generates an overview result set.

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On The State of Global Information Security

March 28, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Simply stated, the state of global information security efforts is dismal.  Cybercrime, fraud, corporate espionage, and threats to critical infrastructure are escalating at a record pace, and we can all count on the fact that things are certain to become much worse over this decade.

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Is Security a Curse for the Cloud Computing Industry?

March 25, 2010 Added by:Richard Stiennon

In 1975 my father, a doctor, was approached by some entrepreneurs. They had a brilliant idea. They were going to purchase a mainframe computer and sell computing on a timeshare basis to anyone who wanted to connect to it.  Charges would be based on compute cycles and applications would be provided pre-loaded.  Sound familiar?  That was cloud computing.   Today’s clou...

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The Tao of GRC for CISOs and CSOs

March 25, 2010 Added by:Danny Lieberman

The GRC (governance, risk and compliance) market is driven by three factors: government regulation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, industry compliance such as PCI DSS 1.2 and growing numbers of data security breaches and Internet acceptable usage violations in the workplace. $14BN a year is spent in the US alone on corporate-governance-related IT spending . 

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Social Media and Identity Theft Risks PT I

March 24, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Whether or not you believe social media to be as asset or liability to your organization, believe this; there are close to a half a billion people signed up to and involved in social media. Some say social media sites such as Facebook and other combined have close to a billion views per month. WEB 2.0 is alive and well and has changed the game for the IT professional.

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Cyber Crime & Terrorism Take a Dangerous Turn

March 24, 2010 Added by:Jenni Hesterman

Most would agree that globalization, fed by technological advances in the information system and telecommunications realms, has overwhelmingly been a "good thing". Our world is connected like never before, and those formerly isolated are now part of the landscape, able to access critical medical information, tap educational resources and answer almost any question in two clicks.

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Infosec Island Network Welcomes 1000th Member

March 23, 2010 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The Infosec Island Network is pleased to announce the registration of our 1000th member since our launch September 1, 2009. Our community of professionals now represents more than 100 registered companies and organizations, and our traffic exceeds 40,000 visitors monthly.

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Interview with Former White House CIO Theresa Payton

March 23, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

I recently had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of the illustrious Theresa Payton, who's long and vibrant career has spanned multiple industry sectors and government service at the highest levels.

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Big Brother Has the Power to Turn Off Your Car

March 22, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

As our world becomes more automated and every day gadgets are infused with computer machinery, you are more at risk of a glitch, or worse. Over 100 car owners in Austin, TX had the worst surprise ever recently.   Cars began behaving badly - they would not turn on or the horns were honking.

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The limits of social network privacy

March 19, 2010 Added by:Mike Himley

The Lone Ranger was one of my favorite shows growing up. With his trusty side kick Tonto, he would always appear just in time to foil the bad guys and leave everyone wondering..."who is that masked man?"  Was it really that hard to determine his identity?

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Infosec Island Editor Featured at

March 19, 2010 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

This weekend, will feature our own Anthony M. Freed, Editor and Business Development Director for the Infosec Island Network.

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Why we did it, and don't want to make money from it..

March 18, 2010 Added by:Jason Remillard

A description of the automated wordpress security plugin by SSM. If you're running WP, check it out!

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Hackers Lurking in Hotel Networks

March 17, 2010 Added by:Mark Smail

Many frequent business travelers spend almost as many nights sleeping in hotels as they do in their own beds. The need to stay productive when you’re on the road means that travelers must rely on whatever means available to stay connected, even if it’s an unprotected hotel wireless network.  

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HTML insecurities

March 16, 2010 Added by:_ Comet

A breif history and evolution of the web...Way back when, the first webserver was created, serving HTML documents.  HTML was designed to show documents with hypertext links, and also to allow the documents to have semantic markup that would be displayed to the reader.

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