Blog Posts Tagged with "Communications"

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Social Media: Lightning Storm

December 03, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

I worked for one company who wanted to get information out quickly to all their stakeholders. The problem was the company was mired in an unhealthy aversion to risk. Their mind-set was avoidance, whereas industry transitioned to risk mitigation. That company is doomed to fail...

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Secure Communications in Harsh Environments

October 02, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

For a long time, hackers only targeted the IT systems of offices or individuals. This, however, has changed as the bad guys more frequently go after unconventional targets, like industrial and oil plants, refineries of all kinds, power grids or water utilities...

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Five Tips for CISOs Presenting to the Board

October 01, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

As security is becoming more important in the overall risk posture of organizations, boards are becoming more interested hearing directly from security executives which requires a different level of communication that CISO/CSOs may not be used to presenting...

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Metaphorically Speaking...

September 24, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Security people tend to be engineering oriented and suffer in the communication department. There’s an implied link that security might get broader adoption if security communication had more resonance with non-security people. Enter the popular use of the metaphor as meme...

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What Will the Impact of a Massive Attack in Cyberspace Be?

September 13, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

In every war, civilians are the victims. If and when a nation state unleashes their cyber forces against another, the initial blow will most likely be crushing. The economy will grind to an immediate halt, and without communications most of what we know will cease to exist...

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Assessing Risk Management Culture to Better Understand the Characteristics of ERM Programs

August 27, 2012 Added by:Michele Westergaard

The past 24 months have seen a number of disasters bring risk management to the forefront of executives and board directors. Whether natural disasters such as the Japanese Tsunami or man-made such as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, fat-tail disasters have created a renewed interest in enterprise risk management...

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Messaging Mishaps Have Collateral Damage

August 21, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Bottom line for all organizations, from the largest to the smallest: You need to establish messaging policies that clearly communicate that all emails sent through the company email system are subject to monitoring, and that no one using the system should have any expectation of privacy for the messages...

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Infographic: The Social Media Side of Incident Response...

August 13, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

It seems that my previous post on the social media side of incident response attracted some attention and I thank everyone for their feedback. This prompted me to explore the brave new world of infographics... So here we go, my first foray into what is for me uncharted territory...

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Chimps With Guns and the Bloggers Who Give Them Ammo

August 02, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

One must know the technology and the problems with it before using it cognizantly. This unfortunately is not the case in what is being advocated by Quinn Norton on Wired with regard to Cryptocat. Specifically where she makes declamations about overthrowing governments with things like untested crypto schemes...

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Government Agencies Gain Emergency Internet Control

July 16, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

"Survivability, resilient, enduring, and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate... Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience..."

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China Has Backdoor Access to Eighty-Percent of Communications

July 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Former Pentagon analyst F. Michael Maloof warns that the Chinese government has backdoor access to as much as eighty-percent of the worlds telecom traffic, giving the regime access to sensitive communications made possible by equipment from two Chinese based telecom giants - Huawei Technologies and ZTE...

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Cyberoam DPI Vulnerability Alarms Tor Project

July 10, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Tor Project found a vulnerability in Cyberoam DPI where all share the same digital certificate and the private key is the same for every device. The implications are serious, as it could be possible to catch traffic from any user by extracting the key and importing it into other DPI devices for interception...

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Messaging Misjudgments Kill Careers

June 25, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Personal and explicit messages sent through business systems could very well become widely known to the public in a very damaging and humiliating way. There are many e-discovery and open records laws that provide access to business email systems. You can ruin your business, and possibly personal life...

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Wireshark: Listening to VoIP Conversations from Packet Captures

June 24, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

A lot of telephones and communication devices now use VoIP to communicate over the internet. I was wondering how hard it would be to listen to a VoIP phone call if you had a packet capture that included the call. Well, come to find out, it is not hard at all. The feature is built into Wireshark - here's how...

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Nine Tips for Social Media Crisis Response

June 07, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

Not impressed with LinkedIn's social media crisis response? Whilst the draft NIST report SP 800-61 gives really good guidelines on fully and effectively communicating important information to the public, there is some mileage to be had by exploring the use of social media when tackling incident response...

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Follow Up to the Out of Band Authentication Post

May 16, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Sadly, there are more than a few who are struggling to get OOBA right or done at all. As with most things, it helps to do a little research. Organizations should perform due diligence on their vendors and factor vendor risks into the equation of purchases and project planning...

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