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Why does my site need SSL Certificate? I don’t sell anything?

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Why does my site need an SSL certificate?  I don’t sell anything?

This is a common question we get from clients who have designed or are in the in the process of a DIY website.  First, hold on, hold on before you unclick the option for the low to no cost SSL Certificate your hosting company offers you, you need it.  Your site visitors need reassurance they will be protected from cyber hijacking and their privacy is secured.  Your business absolutely wants to avoid recovering from a cyber attack; it’s costly, could close your business, and will have a negative ripple effect lasting for an expansive amount of time.

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LucasFilm inadvertently gives away details about its Network Infrastructure

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Like any Star Wars fan, I was happy to see the release of the official movie title this week. Gizmodo shared an official photo from Rian Johnson’s office which is, I believe an official LucasFilm sanctioned photo.

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If you look next to R2-D2’s right leg, there appears to be a Cisco Phone. What is the big deal? Well, that little tip of the hand reveals a lot.

Further investigation shows that appears to be a Cisco CP-7965.  I determine the model # by the fact it appears to have a color screen and there are six buttons on the right and four buttons under the screen. This phone is part of a series of Cisco VoIP phones that run on an IP network.

It can be easily determined that if LucasFilm has Cisco phones, the upstream network switches that provide them with connectivity and power, are yes, you guessed it…

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Your Android device’s Pattern Lock can be cracked within 5 attempts

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Public Release: 23-Jan-2017

The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just 5 attempts — and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal

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The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts — and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal.

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The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts – and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal.

Pattern Lock is a security measure that protects devices, such as mobile phones or tablets, and which is preferred by many to PIN codes or text passwords. It is used by around 40 per cent of Android device owners.

In order to access a device’s…

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China Internet Crackdown ban unauthorized VPN

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China continue to moderate their netizen users and growing, now banning unauthorized VPN.

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The move by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) makes most VPN service providers in the country of 730 million Internet users illegal. If you operate a similar VPN services, this means that you need to get an approval first before you can use it. I’m assuming they want to see what’s going in and out of that encrypted tunnel, that’s beat the purpose of using this service.

The use of VPN or Virtual Private Network is to add security and privacy to the public networks. The main objective is to use VPN to protect the communication from source to destination in an encrypted tunnel to protect sensitive data.

“A notice released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Sunday said that all special cable and VPN services on…

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Cyber security: A Growing Issue for Florida Businesses

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Cyber security: A Growing Issue for Florida Businesses

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  • 43% of all attacks worldwide were targeted at small businesses with less than 250 employees; that’s up from 34% in 2014.
  • 79% of small businesses do not have a cyber-attack response plan even though 83%have been the victim of a cyber attack.
  • $20k is the average cost of a cyber-attack on a small business.

Last year, 43 percent of all attacks worldwide were targeted at small businesses with less than 250 employees, according to the cyber security firm Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report, which was released in April 2016. That’s up from 34 percent in 2014. Symantec reported a “steady increase” in attacks targeting small businesses over the last five years.

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Data Privacy Day is Jan. 28: Here’s a quick refresher on protecting your data

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What is data privacy day?

Data Privacy Day is an international holiday that occurs every year on January 28th. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.

Hartford Steam Boiler is proud to be a National Cyber Security Alliance Data Privacy Day Champion and share the following tips.

You might not think you deal with any private information. But chances are, you do.

What is “private data?”

Many people think that Human Resources and Payroll are the only business units that maintain private information, but it’s actually handled and held by most of us.

There are several types of private information—business, customer and individual.

Private business information includes non-disclosure agreements and all the information covered by them, business intellectual property, information related to internal company matters of a confidential nature and all confidential information relating to clients and business partners.

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UPDATE: Protecting Commercial Nuclear Facilities from Cyber Attack

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James Andersen
Director, Cyber Security Directorate

The NRC has been very forward-thinking in developing cyber security requirements for nuclear power plants. The cyber threat is always evolving, and so is our approach. We first imposed cyber security requirements in Orders issued after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Drawing on our experience with those steps, we formalized regulations in 2009.

Our “cyber security roadmap” spells out how nuclear plant licensees were implementing our 2009 cyber regulations, as well as our approach to assessing cyber needs of other licensees.

cybersecNuclear plants are meeting these requirements in two phases. During Phase 1, they implemented controls to protect their most significant digital assets from the most prevalent cyber attack vectors. This phase was completed in December 2012, and our inspections of Phase 1 actions were completed in 2015.

During Phase 2, which will be completed by the end of this year, licensees will complete…

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Where in the World are Security Technology Startups? – Q1 2017

The analyses below summarize where Security Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Security Technology Company Count by Country The above map shows the number of Security Tech startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 360 companies.

Security Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Security Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $10B.

We are currently tracking 790 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $13.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

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McCaul to Reporters: The U.S. Is Losing the Cyber War

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The United States is losing the war in the cyber world, the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security told journalists gathered for a one-day UMUC-sponsored cybersecurity seminar for reporters on Jan. 11.

“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. “If anything comes out of the [Russian] election system attack, it will be to make people aware of this issue and how we should make this a priority.”

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Hostage Crisis. The danger surrounding Ransomware

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Ransomware is a type of malware that goes into a user’s computer undetected and holds certain programs or functions ‘hostage’ until the user does something, usually some sort of monetary payment, so that the user can regain control. How a Ransomware attack usually carries out is that it will inform the user with a message explaining that they have been infected. By now certain programs or computer functions will have been disabled however it can be reverted if the user is savvy enough to know what needs to be done. However that can only be done if the Ransomware is simple in nature. If such malicious software is sophisticated enough that the average individual cannot remove it then that person has very limited options which include getting the computer completely wiped or even getting a new one entirely. The origins of Ransomware can be traced to Russia, but now Ransomware…

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CyberSec for Everyone

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I was recently asked to speak with Mansoor Tamweer, a reporter with Ryerson University here, about what the public should know as a general overview on Cybersecurity.  For me, it’s a privilege to be asked, and my calling to help others.
I don’t come from a traditional technical background. Infact, as I’ve often shared, I really didn’t think I could learn “tech”.  Until I sat down and took apart a computer and discovered the fun of learning hands on. That morphed quickly into becoming a software junkie. Back in the day when software suites were the thing: Lotus, WordPerfect, Microsoft. Like Pokemons, I had to catch ’em all.  Again though, learning for myself dispelled my old fears and hesitations. Instead, I understood things at a more user-based level, and was able to to explain “how” and “why” to non-technical people, equipping them with not just the skills but the confidence…

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Book preview: Future Crimes by Marc Goodman

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I’d like to share with you all a scary yet eye-opening read: the full title is Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World, written by Marc Goodman in 2015. In the first 49 pages, I learned that

  • Antivirus used to be effective but is nowadays just an illusion of security. In December 2012, researchers at Imperva (a data security research firm) collected 82 new computer viruses and ran them against the threat-detection engines of more than 40 of the world’s largest antivirus companies, including Microsoft, Symantec, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab. The initial threat-detection rate was only 5%, meaning that 95% of malware went completely undetected.
  • According to Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, most businesses have proven simply incapable of detecting when a hacker has breached their information systems. Verizon’s survey, carried out in conjunction with 3 police forces including the U.S. Secret Service, reported…

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IBM Plans to Acquire Security Visualization And Management Firm Agile 3 Solutions

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IBM Security today announced plans to acquire Agile 3 Solutions, a developer of software used by the C-Suite and senior executives to better visualize, understand and manage risks associated with the protection of sensitive data.

The addition of Agile 3 Solutions’ capabilities to IBM Security’s portfolio adds an intuitive tool to improve C-Suite decision making as businesses prepare to defend themselves against cybercrime.

As cybersecurity has become a board-level issue, there is a growing need for the C-suite and the Board to understand their security posture through the lens of business risk, not just the technical security data and metrics.

Business leaders must be equipped to make risk-based decisions and prioritize investments toward the cybersecurity readiness and resilience. In fact, Gartner predicted that “by 2017, 80% of IT risk and security organizations will report metrics to non-IT executive decision makers; however, only 20% will be considered useful by the target…

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Improving Your Cybersecurity Plan, Explained by Paul Ferrillo in WSJ

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The Wall Street Journal did an interview of my friend, collaborator, prolific author, and the the original Cyber Patriot, Paul Ferrillo to discuss how companies can make their cybersecurity plan better. Here is the full article: Making Your Cybersecurity Plan Better

Paul and I are both firm believers in focusing on the basics so that is all you really need to know to make you want to read the article. Beyond that, I’m not going to spoil it here by giving away all of the answers but here are some of the topics that Paul explains in more detail in the article:

  • What are the biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to thinking about and executing on a cybersecurity plan?
  • Why companies have trouble communicating about cybersecurity issues.
  • What companies can do to improve their communications.
  • Whether boards are getting better about cybersecurity issues.
  • Where companies are falling short…

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The Challenge of Cyber Security in India

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India today stands at an interesting juncture. While on the one hand there are emphatic calls for a digitised India, there is also increased realisation about evident cyber security challenges. In fact, cyber security has been termed as India’s ‘Achilles Heels’.

The Cyber Security Task Force’s Vision 2025, setup by NASSCOM (inspired by the PM’s call to make India a cyber secure nation), aims to grow the Indian Cyber Security Products and Services Industry to USD 35 billion.

While we tread on the path towards a Digital India in the social, economic, and political sphere, parallelly we must prioritise cyber security.  How then can the Indian Industry together with the government of the day, contribute and rise to the challenge? Of all the possible solutions, the primary ones must focus on the cluster approach to R&D. Other equally notable ones include an emphasis on technology creation and giving a boost…

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UK fraud and cybercrime figures show extent of these threats

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There were approximately 5.6 million incidents of fraud and cybercrime in the UK last year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Of that number, two million incidents related to computer misuse offences, highlighting how problematic this type of criminal activity has become.

According to the ONS’ latest annual Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW), which included statistics for fraud and cybercrime for the first time, there was an annual rise of 3% in fraud offences in the year ending September 2016.

“In the past, burglary and theft of vehicles were the high volume crimes driving trends”, commented John Flatley, from the ONS.

“Today’s figures demonstrate how crime has changed, with fraud now the most commonly experienced offence”.

A 39% increase was reported in fraud on UK-issued bank and credit cards, the survey showed.

This comes after a spike in card fraud was identified…

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[UPDATED] WHAT IS DARK WEB? KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT DARK WEB [LATEST 2017]

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The part of the World Wide Web that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable.

“The Dark Web poses new and formidable challenges for law enforcement agencies around the world”

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The Dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets, overlay networks which use the public Internet but which require specific software, configurations or authorization to access. The dark web forms a small part of the deep web, the part of the Web not indexed by search engines, although sometimes the term “deep web” is mistakenly used to refer specifically to the dark web.

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HOW TO ACCESS DARK NET ?

Darknet websites are accessible only through networks such as Tor (“The Onion Router”) and I2P (“Invisible Internet Project”).Tor browser and Tor-accessible sites are…

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Preview Film: Hacker (2016)

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Nama Callan McAuliffe mulai dikenal oleh publik Hollywood sebagai aktor remaja saat tampil di I Am Number Four (2011). Cowok kelahiran tahun 1995 itu kemudian sempat menyabet Young Artist Award 2014, sebagai aktor pendukung terbaik, berkat perannya sebagai Jay Gatsby muda di The Great Gatsby (2013) yang dibintangi oleh Leonardo DiCaprio.

Awal tahun ini, McAuliffe kembali menghiasi layar lebar sebagai pemeran utama lewat film thriller bertajuk Hacker. Film yang di Amerika Serikat dirilis dengan judul Anonymous tersebut mulai tayang di bioskop-bioskop Indonesia sejak hari Jumat (20/1) yang lalu.

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How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument

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Authors: Gary King, Jennifer Pan, Margaret E. Roberts

American Political Science Review, 14 January 2017

Abstract:

The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other deceptive writings into the stream of real social media posts, as if they were the genuine opinions of ordinary people. Many academics, and most journalists and activists, claim that these so-called “50c party” posts vociferously argue for the government’s side in political and policy debates. As we show, this is also true of the vast majority of posts openly accused on social media of being 50c. Yet, almost no systematic empirical evidence exists for this claim, or, more importantly, for the Chinese regime’s strategic objective in pursuing this activity. In the first large scale empirical analysis of this operation, we show how to identify the secretive authors of these posts, the…

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BBC News – US hackers attacked military websites, says China’s defence ministry

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Oh, yes.  Republic of China, thank you for following my script.

BBC News – US hackers attacked military websites, says China’s defence ministry.

Hackers from the US have repeatedly launched attacks on two Chinese military websites, including that of the Defence Ministry, officials say.

The sites were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks each month last year, two thirds of which came from the US, according to China’s defence ministry.

The issue of cyber hacking has strained relations between the two countries.

Earlier this month a US cyber security firm said a secretive Chinese military unit was behind “prolific hacking”.

Mandiant said that Unit 61398 was believed to have “systematically stolen hundreds of terabytes of data” from at least 141 organisations around the world.

The White House has said that it has taken its concerns about cyber-theft…

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China just made VPNs illegal

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the new rules on Sunday, as reported by the South China Morning Post. Calling it a “clean-up” of the country’s internet connections, the Ministry said the new rules would go live immediately and be in place until March 31st, 2018.

VPNs are already subject to government scrutiny and interference in China. The most recent, large-scale  crackdown on VPNs happened in March 2016, during the National People’s Congress meeting in Beijing, SCMP says.

As The Washington Post points out, China’s new VPN and cable regulations are purposefully vague. It’s unclear how the government will implement or enforce these rules, but the language in the announcement suggests Chinese officials are taking aim at companies who provide VPN services to individual citizens, rather than professionals working for multinational corporations in the country.

Last week, in stark contrast to the Ministry’s new VPN rules…

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Virtual Reality Technology offers Great Risks as well as Great Rewards

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Manus Virtual Reality Technology An advertisement for Manus Virtual Reality gloves and headset. Posted to Wikimedia commons by Manus VR.

Immersive virtual reality technology, once a concept limited to science-fiction, has made great strides in recent years. This technology may one day be “the next big thing” in areas like entertainment, education, and even healthcare.

As with all new technology, there is almost as much potential for harm as there is for growth. But is the potential for harm enough to outweigh the benefits?

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Hacktivism – Chaotic Good or Chaotic Danger?

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The Digital Age has given rise to a unique new type of activism, called hacktivism. One of this week’s articles defines hacktivism as “is the use of computer technology to achieve a political agenda through legally ambiguous means.”

A simple vector image of a suit. This is commonly used as the logo of Anonymous, a well-known hactivist group.

The problem is, many people disagree on whether “hackitvism” is a platform for positive social change or yet another danger of the digital age.

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The U.S. Needs A Preemptive Cyber Warfare Doctrine

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Preempt, Disrupt, Defeat Adversaries in Cyberspace

cyberwarfare1The United States has suffered yet another major cyber attack. On October 21, 2016, major corporations and the U.S. government’s servers fell under a malicious and widespread attack from hackers that are believed to have been associated with Russia. Several social media sites, the New York Times, and Spotify all suffered outages because of a Denial of Service attack (DOS).

This is the most typical kind of cyber attack that nations engage in. Essentially, they overwhelm a server and force it to shut down. The U.S. is under constant cyber attack. The fact that the Russians may have done this is not surprising, either. They have constantly led the way in attacking America’s networks. The thing about cyber war, also, is that there is a blurring of lines between what constitutes civilian targets and strictly military ones. Yet, the margin for error is far smaller…

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"The nature of conflict is changing. The risk of conflict will increase due to diverging interests among major powers, an expanding terror threat, continued instability in weak states, and the spread of lethal, disruptive technologies. Disrupting societies will become more common, with long-range precision weapons, cyber, and robotic systems to target infrastructure from afar, and more accessible technology to create weapons of mass destruction."
 
Global Trends and Key Implications Through 2035 from the National Intelligence Council Quadrennial Report GLOBAL TRENDS: The Paradox of Power

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The World is at War. It is a world war that is being fought right now, in real time, virtually everywhere on the planet. It is a world war that is, perhaps, more encompassing and global in nature than any other world war in history because, not only is it being fought by nations and their governments, it is also being fought by non-state actors such as terrorists, organized crime, unorganized crime, and many other known and unknown entities. It is a total world war being fought every day on the hidden and dark battle fields of the cyber domain. It is a war that, according to some intelligence estimates, has the potential to be as nearly as serious and as deadly as a nuclear war... [MORE]

 


 


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Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict—Cyber War! Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. This is no X-Files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness—this is real... [MORE]

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Hackers are always pushing the boundaries, investigating the unknown, and evolving their art. Even if you don't already know how to program, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition will give you a complete picture of programming, machine architecture, network communications, and existing hacking techniques. Combine this knowledge with the included Linux environment, and all you need is your own creativity... [MORE]


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Web applications are the front door to most organizations, exposing them to attacks that may disclose personal information, execute fraudulent transactions, or compromise ordinary users. This practical book has been completely updated and revised to discuss the latest step-by-step techniques for attacking and defending the range of ever-evolving web applications... [MORE]

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“When it comes to what government and business are doing together and separately with personal data scooped up from the ether, Mr. Schneier is as knowledgeable as it gets…. Mr. Schneier’s use of concrete examples of bad behavior with data will make even skeptics queasy and potentially push the already paranoid over the edge.” (Jonathan A. Knee - New York Times)... [MORE]

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The Blue Team Handbook is a zero fluff reference guide for cyber security incident responders and InfoSec pros alike. The BTHb includes essential information in a condensed handbook format about the incident response process, how attackers work, common tools, a methodology for network analysis developed over 12 years, Windows and Linux analysis processes, tcpdump usage examples, Snort IDS usage, and numerous other topics... [MORE]

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    The DARPA Bay Area Software Defined Radio (SDR) Hackfest came to a close on Friday, November 17 at the NASA Ames Conference Center in Moffett Field, CA. During the weeklong event, over 150 members of the SDR community came together to discuss, innovate, and ideate around the future of software radio technology and its potential to address challenging communi […]
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    The internet of things connects an ever-growing number of smart devices for up-to-the-minute monitoring and tracking of many common events. Head out to most parts of the open ocean, however, and no such capability exists for real-time monitoring of maritime activity.
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    Subterranean warfare-whether involving human-made tunnels, underground urban infrastructure, or natural cave networks-has been an element of U.S. military operations from World War II and Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. As above-ground commercial and military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities continue to grow more capable and […]
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    Washington PostHow the Pentagon's cyber offensive against ISIS could shape the ...Washington PostThe U.S. military has conducted cyber attacks against the Islamic State for more than a year, and its record of success when those attacks are coordinated with elite Special Operations troops is such that the Pentagon is likely carry out similar ...and more  […]
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    CNBCUS says did everything possible to help Italy cyber investigationCNBCThe United States has denied suggestions it undermined an investigation into a massive data breach at the Italian cybersecurity firm Hacking Team, saying it did everything it could to help in the case. A Milan magistrate last week recommended shelving ...and more »
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    The News International'In Pakistan, banking sector most vulnerable to cyber attacks'The News InternationalToday, everything on the internet is hackable. In this context, the most vulnerable sector in Pakistan, where data security against fraud attempts is as fragile as a cobweb, is banking, a moot on cyber security was told. Pakistan, which stands […]
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In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared... [MORE]


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As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Fred Kaplan... [MORE]


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Now in development for film by 20th Century Fox, award-winning CyberStorm depicts, in realistic and sometimes terrifying detail, what a full scale cyber attack against present-day New York City might look like from the perspective of one family trying to survive it... [MORE]