Security Awareness


Surviving Cyberwar Published

June 15, 2010 Added by:Richard Stiennon

After a five month period of editing, indexing, and finally printing, Surviving Cyberwar has been published by Government Institutes, an imprint of Scarecrow Press, a division of the Rowman and Littlefield company.

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IT Marketing: There is No App for That

June 14, 2010 Added by:Mike Meikle

For the average information technology professional, the concept of marketing & selling is an alien skill set; like under-water bagpipe playing.  In the eye of the IT pro, this skill is composed mostly of excessive hair-gel, pointless presentations and flim-flam.

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No Internet Kill Switch is No Guarantee

June 13, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

In continued efforts to centralize the cybersecurity authority within the White House, more than 40 bills have been introduced that will dramatically alter the balance of power between the government and the private sector. Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 will shift the responsibility of federal agency cybersecurity from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to DHS by cre...

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DHS Cyber Security Resources Catalog

June 12, 2010 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a "Private Sector Resources Catalog" collecting training, publications, guidance, alerts, newsletters, programs, and services available to the private sector. This is the first such effort to encompass all of DHS and represents a commitment to facilitate public access and increase transparency.

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Computer Security or Information Security? What are we talking about?

June 10, 2010 Added by:Jorge Mieres

I usually receive consultations in which, conceptually speaking, there is a notable confusion about the difference between computer security and information security. Therefore, we will try to clarify the issue in question.

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Compliance Management Challenges - Incomplete Coverage

June 06, 2010 Added by:Steven Fox, CISSP, QSA

Regulatory requirements are part of the business landscape for most businesses.  Regulatory compliance was cited as a driver for security investments by 40% of the respondents summarized in the March 2009 OWASP Security Spending Benchmarks Project Report.  This reflects one of the drivers for the development of industry, state, and federal regulations – the confidentiality and inte...

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Data-centric security

June 06, 2010 Added by:Eli Talmor

IT security professionals engaged in a game of cat and mouse with hackers as fast as they deploy security countermeasures, these rogue elements discover loopholes or entirely new avenues of attack. Traditional security methods have relied upon closely guarding the perimeter of a company's network.

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The Social Networking Suicide Machine

June 01, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

The creator of the 'Suicide Machine', Gordan Savicic, believes that connectivity and the social experience offered by web2.0 companies goes against the grain of human freedom. In an interaction with Rahul Neel Mani, Savicic talks about what motivated his team to design the noose that would allow users to strangle their virtual identities.

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How to deal with failure to keep the bad guys out.

May 26, 2010 Added by:Eli Talmor

More money is now being made from cybercrime than the billions that come from drug trafficking, AT&T's Chief Security Officer Edward Amoroso has told a US Senate Commerce Committee. Some $1 trillion annually is being siphoned off by cyber criminals according to the security chief.

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The Scary Truth about Copiers

May 25, 2010 Added by:dgonzalez

IT professional or not, surely you have come across copiers. You know the ones most organizations have now a days. Those multi-function devices that print, scan, copy, fax, email, staple, punch holes and make egg omelets…ok maybe no omelets, but you get the point. They are feature rich and each one of those features come with a price. While you don’t necessari...

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Giving information security a KISS!

May 25, 2010 Added by:Security Ninja

The KISS I’m talking about giving to information security is the KISS principle: Keep It Short and Simple (or Keep It Simple Stupid)

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DOW Plunge Highlights Trillion Dollar Hacker Threat

May 24, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Investigations continue into the root cause of the anomalous stock market volatility that recently saw nearly one trillion dollars in market value evaporate in matter of minutes. Three very possible scenarios where postulated immediately in the news, one being a "hacker" attempt.

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ALL Security is Local

May 22, 2010 Added by:Ron Baklarz

Thomas P. O’Neill, former speaker of the US House of Representatives Tip O’Neill’s father, once said that “all politics is local.”  He postulated this axiom upon his son’s experiencing his first, and last, political loss.  What the wise father was advising his son was that he needed to be aware of and work harder on the political issues in his ow...

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Open Source: Free or Commercial? You Decide...

May 20, 2010 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

Open source software that is freely available for download and use is one of the greatest things about our technical community. The fact that at any given time I have a massive library of software available at my fingertips to accomplish any number of software tasks is nothing short of amazing! Then you tell me that if there is something I want to add to the software, I just jump in a...

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Top 10 Jobs For Criminal Hackers

May 12, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

So you wanna go to the dark side? You’ve been hearing all about this hacking thing and you’d like to impress your girlfriend and show her how you can hack into corporate databases eh? Well, first if you are nodding your head, you’re an idiot. Second, chances are better than ever that you’ll get caught.

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Top 10 Skills in Demand in 2010

May 11, 2010 Added by:Global Knowledge

In the Global Knowledge/TechRepublic 2010 Salary Survey, conducted at the end of last year, one of the questions put to respondents was "What skill set will your company be looking to add in 2010?" The skills listed by respondents include the perennial favorites, such as security, network administration, and Windows administration.

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