Security Awareness


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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Dr. InfoSec's Quotes of the Week (002)

June 30, 2010 Added by:Christophe Veltsos

"The software industry is really one of the only organizations where you can knowingly build a defective product and push it out to a potential buyer and the buyer assumes all the risk." -- Jerry Davis, CISO for NASA

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Organizational Security: Is Your Door Wide Open?

June 29, 2010 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

Last Tuesday at about 2:00 AM, I woke up to the doorbell ringing and knocking on our front door. While I was initially a little startled, my next thought was, “Why isn’t our ferocious guard dog barking?”

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The Cost For Securing Your Data vs. The Cost to Replace Your Data

June 25, 2010 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

Computer security has been part of my best practices since I purchased my first computer way back in 1995 and experienced the Internet for the first time. All of my home systems are always protected with host-based IDS, software backups, and regular maintenance. However, I had a “wow” computer security moment recently.

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New Federal Cyber Security Work Group

June 23, 2010 Added by:Richard Stiennon

A few weeks ago I participated in a cyber roundtable pulled together in Washington DC. This was, in part, a meeting to kick off a new organization that will seek to bring security technologists and policy makers together.  (Much more on this at a later date). 

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Why Simple Can Be Secure

June 23, 2010 Added by:Bryan Miller

I'm often asked why security has to be so expensive. A lot of my time is spent preaching to clients about the need for increased security. Every day brings another new vulnerability to our computing infrastructure. Hardly a day goes by when we are not bombarded with headlines claiming that another famous company has been hacked, or that our credit card numbers have been stolen by anonymous cyber t...

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Battling the Information Security Paradox

June 22, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Information security is still not garnering appropriate attention from the executive level at some of the largest companies in the world, many of whom are engaged in business activity considered critical to the nation's infrastructure.

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