Items Tagged with "Cyber Security"
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?
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...
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...
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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
August 20, 2012
Anthony M. Freed, from Infosec Island met up with James Arlen at the 2012 BlackHat Conference in Las Vegas to learn more about the differences between the two systems, how people view them, how to differentiate between the two, and what needs to happen in order for people and businesses to stay safe...
August 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"The vulnerabilities inherent in social media, ubiquitous encryption and malicious software that has the ability to change form and target enroute, retaining access and the freedom to maneuver in cyberspace will be essential for us to defend ourselves and influence the nature of future conflict..."
August 17, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding
"Silverstein claims to have obtained an Israeli briefing document outlining the Jewish state’s war plans against Iran, which, according to him, include the launching of dozens of missiles, an aerial attack, a sophisticated cyber attack and even the assassination of senior Iranian military and intelligence officials..."