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  • RSAC 2015 Spotlight: Innovation Sandbox

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on January 13, 2015

    Is there innovation left in the information security industry? Or are companies faced with the same catalog of over-promising/under-delivering products year after year? The Innovation Sandbox at RSA Conference is designed to show off exciting developments in our industry. For conference veterans and first-timers alike, the week will be jam-packed with talks, keynotes, and sessions, as well as…

  • Infrastructure Protection: Plans and Strategies

    by Robert Moskowitz on January 12, 2015

    Modern organizations run on information, and information runs on infrastructure. Protecting that information infrastructure is vital to the organization’s health. Accomplishing effective infrastructure protection requires a broadly coordinated approach. This approach establishes priorities, sets operational goals, and details both human and technological requirements for reducing vulnerability, …

  • Customer Data: The Crown Jewels

    by Christopher Burgess on January 9, 2015

    Do you know where your company’s crown jewels are? Comparing customer data to the crown jewels is obviously an appropriate analogy if you consider the history of the jewels. The crown jewels represent the wealth of the monarchy, and in times gone by, a measure of fiscal reserve. England kept its Crown Jewels in Westminster Abbey until the early fourteenth century, and then were were moved to the…

  • What the Sony Hack Means for Critical Infrastructure

    by Gib Sorebo on January 8, 2015

    Given the number of major breaches making the news, not only do they begin to blur together, but it also becomes easy to underappreciate the significance of each one. The Sony hack may have gotten lost in the crowd if it weren’t for the way Sony responded, by cancelling or postponing the release of “The Interview.” Moreover, the source of the attack was not some garden variety criminal hacker or…

  • Looking Ahead at RSA Conference 2015

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on January 6, 2015

    Information security is not a static field. There is always something to learn, from experts in the field and from peers in the industry. One way to do that is by attending conferences—and RSA Conference 2015 is coming up. Are you ready? This is as good time as any for a reminder: RSA Conference 2015 is in April. Make that mental adjustment now—instead of spending a week in San Francisco in late…

  • Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator's Handbook

    by Ben Rothke on January 5, 2015

    While the perpetrator of the recent Sony hack is still to be determined, it was certainly an act of either cybercrime or cyberterrorism. With that, in Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator's Handbook, editors Babak Akhgar, Andrew Staniforth and Francesca Bosco have assembled a team of over 25 writers to give the reader an detailed overview of the topic. The authors and contributors are all…

  • N-DEx: Law Enforcement Security Standards

    by Robert Moskowitz on January 5, 2015

    The U.S. government launched a major law enforcement project, the National Data Exchange (N-DEx), in March 2008 to facilitate cases, criminal information, and available evidence among cooperating agencies. It's 2014, and the project is languishing. N-DEx was designed as an information repository that federal, state, and local law enforcement could tap for a variety of purposes, with the basic idea…

  • Data Privacy in the Era of Sharing

    by Christopher Burgess on January 1, 2015

    Information is meant to be obtained, consumed, and, above all, shared. Yet we sit today in a new era of data privacy and transperancy, where consumers want to know how and where their information will be used. It doesn't matter if the information aggregation happened with their direct participation or if it was collected wholesale. As we collaborate, share, and enable, we must ensure we do so…

  • Security Infrastructure: Homeland Security

    by Robert Moskowitz on December 31, 2014

    As part of its mission to protect US infrastructure, the Department of Homeland Security develops and deploys an array of security infrastructure systems designed to assess, ferret out, and thwart as many real-world risks as possible. The Department must keep American infrastructure secure and resilient enough to withstand and recover from all conceivable dangers. DHS focuses on infrastructure…

  • Cybercrime: The Computer Hacking Persona Debunked

    by Robert Moskowitz on December 29, 2014

    Popular media is filled with stories of computer hackers —young, male, nerdy college dropouts who are not very social—and their hacking activities. However, reports show that hackers are actually a wild and crazy bunch and far more diverse than most people suspect. They are quite social in certain settings. What's more, within these social circles, advanced knowledge of computers and software…

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