All Posts Tagged: Cybersecurity

Anonymous, LulzSec: Heroes or Villains?

I just read a post on Gov Info Security with the same title. While I find that post to be a little without focus, I think the subject is a good one and deserves attention. You can read an example of their mischief in this post I think there are a handful of good things […]

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(UN)SAFE

The cover story of the April issue of Dark Reading was “Diary Of A Breach” by Adam Ely. I read it a few months ago and remembered it this morning when I was reading about the SAFE Data Act. “Diary of a Breach” was a well written piece that walked the reader through an imaginary […]

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Threats in the Supply Chain

I just read the July 2011 issue of Dark Reading and found it to be hovering around the point but missing the punch. But before I go into all that, I need to explain what this issue is about: The July 2011 issue is titled “Threats in the Supply Chain” and is about the security […]

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Hacker Defense

I was looking at my previous Hackers post and realized it’s missing something. So here is Hackers part 2 – Hacker Defense. I should first start by saying there is no fixed recipe for defending against hackers. There are many things you should do to secure your organization, but hacking is a type of out-of-the-box […]

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Hackers

I’ve been in the software industry for many years and during that time I did some hacking, some defense against hacking, security systems to find hackers, and once even wrote security to protect a back door I installed when I hacked into a system. I’ve never done anything serious, but being on both sides of […]

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Cybersecurity Enhancement Act

The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act that was buried in the senate committee, is back to life. To see the bill, you can go to the library of congress S.1152.IS. I was curious to know how the Federal Government is going to help cybersecurity through legislation, so I read a little. While I was very skeptical about […]

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Human Capital

A few month ago Patrick Gorman was named Bank of America’s Chief Information Security Officer. While looking for information about Patrick’s strategy for security, I came across an interesting quote of his from the end of last year. Gorman used to be Associate Director of National Intelligence and acting Chief Information Officer at Office of […]

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