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  • What Do Hackers Want from Professional Sports Teams?

    by Rook Security on June 2, 2016

    By Mike Patterson, Vice President of Strategy, Rook Security Recently, the Milwaukee Bucks basketball organization went public with a successful W-2 phishing attack that targeted its players and employees. While this is probably not the first attack of its kind, it is a new known data point in attacks against sports teams. In 2015, incidents targeted baseball player scouting data (involving the St. …

  • The Car Hacker's Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester

    by Ben Rothke on March 26, 2016

    The history of technology is replete with instances of security researchers finding a flaw in a product. The vendors then discount the issue and mock the findings; saying it’s only a theoretical vulnerability. They may even resort to suing the researchers. When the vulnerability becomes widespread, these vendors then run to patch their insecure product. We are in that situation now with…

  • Breaking into Information Security: Crafting a Custom Career Path to Get the Job You Really Want

    by Ben Rothke on February 28, 2016

    Information security is a hot career area. There supply of qualified information security professionals is out of proportion to the growing demand. A recent article in Forbes states (erroneously in my opinion) there will be 1 million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. Whatever the number truly is, nearly every security department in corporate American is struggling to fully their thein security…

  • Today’s ‘Unbreakable’ Encryption Is Tomorrow’s Security Weakness

    by Tony Bradley on January 8, 2016

    We hear a lot about encryption as a magic silver bullet solution that will secure and protect our data. Businesses and consumers are directed to employ encryption wherever possible, and in the wake of any data breach one of the first questions that comes up—often from encryption vendors with a marketing agenda—is whether the compromised data was protected with encryption. Encryption evolves over…

  • Weekend Reading: Malware Campaigns and Bitcoin Copycats

    by Jennifer Lawinski on December 11, 2015

    Work days are so busy that many of the week's best infosec stories often get lost in the shuffle. That's where Weekend Reading comes in. Each week we bring you the best news and analysis from the information security world, chosen by the field's best writers and editors. This week we've got two stories for you that shed light on cybercrime. Paul Wagenseil, Senior Editor, Security at Tom's…

  • Getting Ready for the Holiday Hacking Season

    by Wendy Nather on December 7, 2015

    Here at the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), we're bracing ourselves for one of the busiest times of year — not just for retailers, but for criminals. Of course, not all retailers see huge increases in sales volume right now (when's the last time you got a tire as a present?), but for many, this is a critical period. During peak shopping windows, availability is everything. If a…

  • Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

    by Ben Rothke on December 2, 2015

    President George Bush attended a grocer’s convention in 1992 and the New York Times erroneously wrote that Bush was amazed at the scanning technology. While this was clearly not the case, the inaccurate article led to criticism that Bush was out of touch with the average American. In the just released Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath, (Crown 055341996X)…

  • Security Operations Center: Building, Operating, and Maintaining your SOC

    by Ben Rothke on November 30, 2015

    Large enterprises have numerous information security challenges. Aside from the external threats; there’s the onslaught of security data from disparate systems, platforms and applications. Getting a handle on the security output from numerous point solutions, generating millions of messages and alerts daily is not a trivial endeavor. As attacks becoming more frequent and sophisticated and with…

  • America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare

    by Ben Rothke on November 26, 2015

    Speak to a civil engineer, and it won’t take long until the conversation turns to the sorry state of America’s infrastructure. The civil engineer will let you know that far too many bridges, canals, roads and highways, dams, tunnels, and more are in dangerous condition due to neglected maintenance. Much of America’s infrastructure is highly vulnerable, given that it’s over 50 years old and long…

  • The Network Security Test Lab: A Step-by-Step Guide

    by Ben Rothke on November 4, 2015

    It wasn’t that long ago that building a full network security test lab was a highly expensive endeavor. In The Network Security Test Lab: A Step-by-Step Guide (Wiley 978-1118987056) author Michael Gregg has written a helpful hands-on guide to provide the reader with an economical method to do that. The book is a step-by-step guide on how to create a security network lab, and how to use some of the…

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