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  • What Black Hat and the NFL Have in Common: Strategy

    by Eric Cowperthwaite on August 19, 2015

    This time of year is a merging of two of my favorite things, Hacker Summer Camp aka BSidesLV, Black Hat and DefCon, and the beginning of the football season. On the surface it might not appear that these things have a lot in common. However, a bit deeper analysis tells us that the strategies employed by your security team and your favorite football team revolve around many of the same principles…

  • How Not To Be Hacked: The Definitive Guide for Regular People

    by Ben Rothke on July 30, 2015

    The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), also known as Rijndael, is susceptible to brute forces attacks. Mohit Arora of Freescale Semiconductor wrote in 2012 that it would take 1 billion billion years to crack the 128-bit AES key using brute force attack. No one ever said brute force had to be quick. For those that don’t have a billion billion years, the alternative is to bypass the cryptography…

  • There Will Be Cyberwar: How The Move To Network-Centric War Fighting Has Set The Stage For Cyberwar

    by Ben Rothke on June 23, 2015

    A point Richard Stiennon makes a number of times in There Will Be Cyberwar: How The Move To Network-Centric War Fighting Has Set The Stage For Cyberwar; is that cyber Pearl Harbor is the wrong metaphor. He feels a more appropriate metaphor is cyber 9/11. At 135 pages, the book is a quick and enthralling read. And at the end you are left wondering if just perhaps, there has already been a cyber 9/11. …

  • Security by the Numbers and the Work Ahead

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on June 2, 2015

    Every day, there is yet another survey or report highlighting people’s perceptions of information security and identifying issues that need attention. Most of them tend to repeat what we already know, but two stood out recently and got me thinking. Data Breach Costs The first is the 2015 Cost of Data Breach by IBM and the Ponemon Institute. The average per-record cost of lost or stolen data in the…

  • Investigating Internet Crimes: An Introduction to Solving Crimes in Cyberspace

    by Ben Rothke on June 1, 2015

    Any organization that has a sizeable web presence, especially if it involves e-commerce, will inevitably become a victim of some sort of Internet malfeasance. Contrary to popular management belief, knowing how to effectively deal with, respond to, and recover from such incidents is not a trivial endeavor. Nothing proved that more than the Sony breach of 2014. In Investigating Internet Crimes: An…

  • RSAC 2015 Experts on Responding to a Cyber Crisis

    by Tony Kontzer on April 23, 2015

    Security professionals are at war, a panel of corporate security executives said at the RSA Conference in San Francisco Thursday. Granted, the man leading the discussion was Mike McConnell, who, as former U.S. director of national intelligence, can be excused for using war analogies. The discussion was littered with battle references that made it clear military-style thinking is prevalent when…

  • Picking Out Peer-2-Peer Sessions at RSAC 2015

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on April 14, 2015

    It’s easy to overlook Peer-2-Peer sessions when making your plans, which is a pity. Think about it—you will be digging into a topic you really care about in a room with like-minded peers and a facilitator. We asked each session facilitator to provide a short summary to help you decide which ones to attend this year. This post highlights seven P2P sessions (Scroll down for answers). Links to other…

  • Which Peer-2-Peer Session Will You Attend at RSAC 2015?

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on April 13, 2015

    What is a Peer-2-Peer session? Peer2Peer sessions enable groups that share a common interest to come together and explore a specific security topic. You will be digging into a topic you really care about in a room with like-minded peers and a facilitator. Wondering which conversation will be the most relevant to your job role and concerns? We asked each session facilitator to provide a short…

  • Dig Deep into Security Topics With RSAC 2015 Learning Labs

    by Britta Glade on April 1, 2015

    At RSA Conference, we are hyper-focused on our attendees’ experience. What works for them? What doesn’t work for them? What do they want more of—or less? We scrutinize the feedback from our attendees and challenge ourselves to make every RSA Conference experience energizing, empowering, and enjoyable. From an education content standpoint, I listened and learned a lot from our delegates this year…

  • Prepare Yourself with Incident Response Tabletop Sessions

    by Matthew Pascucci on March 10, 2015

    It's inevitable: Sooner or later, you will experience a security breach. Whether the news makes the front pages of a national media publication or kept within the walls of your company doesn't matter—you'll still feel the repercussions. So how can you prepare? Conduct an incident response (IR) tabletop exercise with all the groups responsible for their part of the incident response plan. Many…

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