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Content posted in December 2012
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Long Shadow Of Stuxnet Inspires Custom Anti-Malware Project
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Global maritime SCADA player forced to take the malware problem into its own hands for its offshore drilling, subsea, and merchant marine customers
The Biggest Hacker Busts Of 2012
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
No love for Lulz as cops crack down on cybercrooks
BeyondTrust Acquires Blackbird Group
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
BeyondTrust will leverage the Blackbird product line to drive additional context and awareness around Active Directory and infrastructure components
Don't Get 'Ha-Duped' By Big Data Security Products
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Some Big Data security recommendations
Free Browser Scan Service Debuts
Quick Hits  |  12/12/2012  | 
New Rapid7 offering provides baseline view of state of end user browser security
Could A Thumb Drive Stop Stuxnet?
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Kingston launches USB thumb drives with built-in ESET antivirus software to eliminate viruses, Trojan applications, rootkits, and worms.
McAfee To Be Released From Guatemalan Prison
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Antivirus founder's lawyer said a Guatemalan judge will rule that McAfee was illegally detained, paving the way for his return to the United States.
Top Mobile Vulnerabilities And Exploits Of 2012
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Spoofing, banking attacks, authentication flaws, and more top the list of 2012's biggest mobile security headaches
New Cyberespionage Attack Targets Russia
Quick Hits  |  12/11/2012  | 
'Sanny' attacks feature Korea as possible home to command-and-control
'Dexter' Directly Attacks Point-of-Sale Systems
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Attackers employ custom malware rather than physical skimmers to steal payment card information from PoS systems in 40 countries
Slide Show: 10 Security-Service Startups To Remember In 2012
Slideshows  |  12/11/2012  | 
With the security services market growing by more than 23 percent per year, it's no wonder that 2012 had its share of startup launches and young companies taking off
Hauling That 50-Pound Sack Of Compliance
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
Done wrong, your compliance efforts can needlessly weigh your team down
McAfee Founder Sells Rights To Life Story
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Antivirus company founder remains in Guatemalan jail awaiting deportation to Belize for questioning in a murder investigation.
Hackers Hold Australian Medical Records Ransom
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
With no offline backups available, Australian medical center must choose: pay $4,200 ransom or attempt to do business without patient records.
Necurs Rootkit Spreading Quickly, Microsoft Warns
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Necurs found on more than 83,000 machines; Microsoft report calls rootkit a "prevalent threat"
Six Steps To A Risk-Based Security Strategy
Quick Hits  |  12/10/2012  | 
Developing a risk-based approach to IT security defense can be complicated. Here are some tips to help you navigate the maze
The Most Important IAM Question: Who Does This?
Commentary  |  12/10/2012  | 
IAM projects get so wound up around tooling and processes that critical organizational questions go unanswered
Team Ghostshell Hackers Claim NASA, Interpol, Pentagon Breaches
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Group boasts "juicy release" of 1.6 million records and accounts drawn from defense contractors, government agencies, trade organizations and more.
Find The Right Data Archive Method
Commentary  |  12/10/2012  | 
Backup-as-archive is an increasingly viable storage solution, especially for companies that don't have strict data retention requirements.
Anonymous No Longer: Hacktivist Spokesman Charged
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Texas charges a self-professed Anonymous spokesman with handling stolen Stratfor credit card data; Britain convicts four people for Operation Payback DDoS attacks.
IBM: Security Impedes Adoption Of Some Major Technologies
Quick Hits  |  12/7/2012  | 
IT pros in new survey see security as hurdle in business analytics, mobile, social business, and cloud
What Is Big Data?
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
Big data is not about buying more big iron
6 Wacky McAfee Facts: From Guatemala, With Twists
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
You can't make up stories like the one unfolding around rogue antivirus company founder John McAfee. Catch up on the latest.
Tech Insight: 5 Myths Of Software Security
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Why do vulnerabilities keep cropping up in software? Here are five reasons -- and what developers can do about them
Calif. Sues Delta For App Privacy Violations
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
California attorney general opens suit after Delta ignores warnings about its nonexistent app privacy policy. This may be a small part of the airline's larger technology problems.
(ISC)2 Election Puts New Blood On Its Board Of Directors
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
The security certification group has faced criticism from its members regarding the CISSP certification
5 Rules For (Almost) Painless Encryption
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Even as mobility and cloud take off, too many companies still leave data in the clear, spooked by operational concerns. Yes, key management remains a problem. But can you really afford not to encrypt?
Most Healthcare Organizations Suffered Data Breaches
Quick Hits  |  12/6/2012  | 
Data breach problems contagious among U.S. healthcare organizations, new reports show
'Project Mayhem' Hacks Accounting Software
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
No exploit required for defrauding Microsoft and other accounting systems, researchers at Black Hat Abu Dhabi reveal
Slide Show: Top 10 Malware Advances In 2012
Slideshows  |  12/6/2012  | 
Blackhole's business model, Flashback's Mac fetish, ransomware's resurgence with Reveton, and Gauss' ability to guard against analysis among the game-changers this year
Patient Data Breaches: Future Looks Grim
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Inadequate security funding, tools and expertise could cost healthcare industry billions of dollars annually, finds Ponemon/ID Expert's third annual study.
Royal Security Fail: 'May I Speak To Kate?'
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
The oldest -- and most effective -- social engineering trick in the book remains getting on the phone and impersonating an insider. Ask Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Swiss Spooks Warn Of Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Breach
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Swiss government suspects insider may have stolen counter-terrorism information that had been shared with Switzerland by foreign governments, including Britain and the United States.
'Eurograbber' Lets Attackers Steal 36 Million Euros From Banks, Customers
Quick Hits  |  12/6/2012  | 
Cybercriminals combine new Trojan with SMS malware to crack online banking systems
5 Steps For Good Database Hygiene
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Reduce risk to data through these database and Web app good 'grooming' habits
Attack Intelligence-Sharing Goes 'Wire-Speed'
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
STIX standard aimed at eliminating manual process of converting intelligence into useful defense
Zeus Botnet Eurograbber Steals $47 Million
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Sophisticated, targeted attack campaign enabled criminals to steal an estimated $47 million from more than 30,000 corporate and private banking customers.
Stepping Up SMB Security
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
When your company is the third-party vendor, improved security practices, transparency, and independent reviews to prove your claims can go a long way toward winning enterprises embattled by attacks and the burden of compliance
Children Increasingly Targeted For Identity Fraud, Study Says
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
One in 40 families experience theft of personal data from a minor; lower-income families disproportionately affected
'Gameover Zeus' Gang Launches New Attacks
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Campaign includes rigged emails spoofing major U.S. banks and offering 'secure email' exchange with banking customers
Survey: IT Less Stressed About Cloud Security
Quick Hits  |  12/4/2012  | 
Four out of five IT pros say they are using public cloud services, CloudPassage data finds
Tumblr Hack: 4 Security Reminders For SMBs
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Following GNAA's defacing of several thousand Tumblr blogs, take these security reminders to heart -- especially if you use popular publishing platforms.
Twitter Users Vulnerable To SMS Spoofing Attack
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Twitter vulnerability would allow attackers to post messages to targeted accounts. Similar flaw has already been addressed by Facebook and SMS payment provider Venmo.
Catching Attacks From The Inside Means Crunching More Data
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Mining access logs and identity stores can provide a good picture of what's going on inside the firewall, including suspicious insider activity
Endpoints Pose Increasing Threats To Enterprises, Studies Say
Quick Hits  |  12/3/2012  | 
Eighty percent of security pros in Ponemon survey say laptops and mobile devices pose serious threat; PandaLabs says more than half of PCs in China are infected
Worm Trips Up Tumblr
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
How thousands of accounts were defaced by an exploit that capitalized on a flaw in the 'reblogging' function of the social network
Centrify Unveils Unveils Easy-To-Use, Secure Access For SaaS And Cloud Services
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Centrify DirectControl for SaaS allows users to securely utilize their existing Active Directory credentials to get single sign-on (SSO) to their SaaS apps
Ransomware Pays: FBI Updates Reveton Malware Warning
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Latest malware, trying to trick users into paying a fine, claims the FBI is using audio, video, and other devices to record computer's "illegal" activity.
DARPA Looks For Backdoors, Malware In Tech Products
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
In the wake of concerns about Huawei and ZTE equipment security, defense research agency seeks help identifying backdoors and malicious capabilities in software and firmware.
Finding Vulnerabilities By Attacking Your Own Environment
Quick Hits  |  12/2/2012  | 
Penetration testing can be essential in exposing your organization's security weaknesses -- and you don't always need to hire an outside firm to do it
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