Blog Posts Tagged with "Cyber Security"

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An Open Letter to Senator Rockefeller

September 20, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Like in many matters involving science and technology, scientists and technologists should be brought into future deliberations on cyber legislation. The technologists that make the Internet operate and the security experts that battle to defend it need to be brought to the table...

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SOURCESeattle Write-Up

September 18, 2012 Added by:Robert M. Lee

As my perspective in infosec comes from my role as a Cyberspace Operations Officer in the Air Force, where most people say “infosec” I say “cyber” and try to speak on the broader domain impacts, deterrence, sharing threat intelligence, education, and the importance of working together...

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War in Cyberspace is about Definitions

September 18, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

We are stuck in “Definitional Wars” or the struggle to get definitions approved that are not only accurate but widely accepted. A bigger problem is the constant evolution of technology and terminology, by the time a definition is published, it is usually obsolete...

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State-Sponsored Attacks or Not? That's the Question...

September 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Despite the use of cyber weapons and the damage caused by offensive operations being major concerns for intelligence agencies, clues are frequently discovered about attacks designed to steal sensitive information and intellectual property. Who is behind these cyber attacks?

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Ask The Experts: Important SCADA Security Tips

September 16, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Utilities have been computerizing their SCADA systems for years now. This has allowed them to save money, time and manpower and has increased their situational awareness and control flexibility. However, industrial control systems are usually not very robust and also very ‘dumb...

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Assessment of Security Policies Within the DoD

September 11, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

According to a new report from the DoD Inspector General, security policies "often overlap, are fragmentary, or inconsistent". The sheer volume of policies that are not integrated makes it difficult for those in the field to ensure consistent and comprehensive policy implementation...

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Is an International Cyber Regulatory Agency Needed?

August 30, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

An international treaty and regulatory body will not gain much traction in the military academies and think tanks around the world. Why restrict a nation’s options in war fighting – especially when cyber weapons are inexpensive and could reduce the overall level of force required to achieve an end goal?

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Strengthening Partnerships to Address Cyber Threats

August 29, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It only takes a single infected computer to potentially infect thousands of others. Partnerships are required across all levels of government, the private sector and internationally to share information about emerging threats and how to stop them, and coordinate mitigation efforts in response to cyber incidents...

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Cyberwar! Let’s Work Through This, Shall We...

August 28, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

So what is cyberwar? Most people feel that some country is going to launch attacks against another, trying to blind their military, mute the government and make life incredibly miserable for their citizens. If the attack is successful, part of the economic base will probably be permanently destroyed...

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ICS-CERT: Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Intrusion Campaign

August 28, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

ICS-CERT onsite analysis included a search for host-based and network-based indicators to identify additional hosts for further analysis. ICS-CERT hashed files from approximately 1700 machines and compared them to hashes of known malicious files and examined proxy logs to identify any suspicious network activity...

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The Poor State of Cyber Intelligence

August 23, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

The state of cyber intelligence as it is practiced by infosec professionals and others who are not trained in the science of rigorous analysis is often exponentially worse. Many analysts are missing huge gaps in the threat landscape and are doing a great disservice to their customers and their craft...

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Thoughts On a U.S. Cyber Militia

August 23, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

The Swiss are standing up a cyber command and they say their cyber warriors will be armed. Why wouldn’t this work in the US? First, we don’t trust our people as much as the Swiss. That is the nature of our culture, especially in the US. We are more paranoid, cynical and negative. We tend to micromanage...

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Saudi Aramco: Are We ready for an Escalation of Cyber Attacks?

August 22, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Incidents like this are bound to increase, as attacks by political groups and governments are occurring with increasing frequency, and it is a miracle that so far there has been no loss of life. But in the near future, every company and agency will need to prepare for such events in order to avoid catastrophic consequences...

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MS-ISAC Meeting Explores Advanced Persistent Threats

August 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The event brought together state Chief Information Security Officers and other cyber security professionals from the nation's state, local and territorial governments, along with representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and industry experts for briefings on current cyber threats...

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Cyber Militias in the US: Feasibility, Structure, and Purpose

August 21, 2012 Added by:

Offensive cyber attacks benefit from their lack of structure and diversity of attack vectors. Cyber militias can be assigned a target and given the ability to choose their methods based on their capabilities. The absence of formal rules of engagement allows the cyber militia to exercise creativity and innovation...

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On Project Viglio

August 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

A group such as this, extra-legal as they seem to be and rather deliberately evasive using the rubric of “secrecy” as their cloak should set all of your spidey senses off. At best they are a group of people seeking to do good, but in fact may be doing ill by carrying out poor OSINT...

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