Security Awareness


Vulnerability Management: The Changing Nature of Attacks

July 27, 2010 Added by:Jon Stout

Cyber terrorism, in addition to attacks on corporate networks, poses a direct threat to the U.S. military, civilian agencies and critical infrastructure. Because of the problems with attributing the attacks to the actual source, this threat has become difficult to contain...

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Effective WiFi Neighborhood Watch Programs

July 26, 2010 Added by:Christopher Burgess

Neighborhood Watch groups typically focus on observation and awareness as a means of preventing crime and employ strategies that range from simply promoting social interaction and watching out for each other to active patrols by groups of citizens...

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Dr. InfoSec's Quotes of the Week (004)

July 25, 2010 Added by:Christophe Veltsos

Who said: "Anyone who visits a social networking site should know that it's a business model. The service is not free. We users pay for it with our private data..."?

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NPR Report Warns of Cyberdefense Shortage

July 23, 2010 Added by:Global Knowledge

James Gosler, who worked at the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Energy Department, estimates that there are only 1,000 or so people in the United States who have the skills necessary to meet our computer security needs. Quite a deficit, no?

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Washington Post Launches Top Secret America

July 23, 2010 Added by:Lee Mangold

So let me ask the Islanders some questions: Do you think this is responsible reporting? Is it right to publish the locations of the Nations secrets to the world? If you're outside of the US, how would you feel about this in your country?

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Criminal Communication Infrastructure

July 20, 2010 Added by:Nathaniel Markowitz

One of the central challenges for cyber-criminals is how to communicate with their customers while also maintaining their anonymity. There are three main types of communication utilized by Bulletproof Hosts (BPHs)...

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What is “Swatting” And How Do I Protect My Family

July 16, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

SWAT is Special Weapons and Tactics. Those are the guys and gals in all black with the headgear and big guns. Caller ID spoofing technologies are used as a tool to disguise the caller and send law enforcement officers on bogus calls...

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Getting Physical: Hot Summer Security

July 16, 2010 Added by:Pete Herzog

OSSTMM 3 requires that you don't look to the threat to prepare your security plan because it's too easy to only make changes which affect a small portion of the threats. That's especially true when you consider how unpredictable human behavior can be...

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SANS Essential Log Reports - Help Needed

July 15, 2010 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

Recently, I volunteered to create a 2010 version of SANS Top 5 Log Reports. With help from others and some research into past efforts, I have identified some report types and specific examples as candidates for a new Top 7 Essential Log Reports list – and now I need your help...

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An Introduction to OSSTMM Version 3

July 15, 2010 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

As a security consultant, I've always looked for ways to increase consistency, efficiency and value when conducting security analysis on a client's network or business. With the impending release of OSSTMMv3 I'll share my thoughts on the success of the model...

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Security Cameras Can Speak Volumes

July 15, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Cameras are everywhere. We are on camera at most retails stores, banks, ATMs, busy intersections, highways, downtown areas and in neighborhoods. It keeps the honest people honest and the bad guys in-check or in jail...

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HITB 2010 Amsterdam Keynote

July 14, 2010 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

The main theme of my speech was that we have essentially two securities - one where people do paper risk assessments, "align strategy" and enable business and another where people actually deal with consequences of intrusions and other burning technical issues...

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Top Trends in Information Security

July 13, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

Another big concern is funding. The usual trend is when the time to write the budget comes around and they see something, somewhere, needs to be cut, Information Security is at the top of the list...

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Dr. InfoSec's Quotes of the Week (003)

July 11, 2010 Added by:Christophe Veltsos

Who said: "The biggest vulnerability we face today and the future is not the thing that the technical security person would think of, like a botnet or technical flaw, but the misperception of risk..."?

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NSA Launches Perfect Citizen

July 10, 2010 Added by:Lee Mangold

There's been a lot of talk on the Island about the cyberwar term and this is yet another example: The Wall Street Journal reported that the NSA allegedly awarded a contract to Raytheon for an Information Security program called Perfect Citizen...

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Three Pillars of Information Security

July 02, 2010 Added by:Joe Morrissey

An overview of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability.

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