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Content posted in July 2011
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A 'Spooks And Suits' Red Team Game
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
Social media apps meet national security
Ctera Links Cloud Storage With Data Protection
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Appliance gives SMBs a cost-effective way to store data locally for speed, then replicate it in the cloud for disaster recovery.
OMB Issues Security Guidelines For Federal Telecommuters
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Agencies should take 'immediate action' to outfit federal workers for teleworking
Yet Another Bank Sued By A Small Business For Fraudulent Hacker Transfers
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
According to Village View, Professional Business Bank says bank responsible for $465K loss to hackers, plus fees and damages suffered in online account breach
Many Android Apps Are Leaking Private Information, Researcher Says
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
In study of 10,000 Android apps, Dasient finds more than 800 might be compromising data
Black Hat USA 2011: Complete Coverage
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
A round-up of articles leading up to and live coverage from Black Hat USA 2011, July 30 to Aug. 4, Las Vegas
Murdoch's Sun Newspaper Hacked In The Name Of LulzSec
Quick Hits  |  7/19/2011  | 
FBI, meanwhile, arrests 14 'Anonymous' hacker suspects as LulzSec comes out of 'retirement'
DARPA Seeks To Learn From Social For Warfare
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Agency aims to explore how the use of social media--particularly on mobile devices--can be used to help wage military campaigns.
LulzSec Hacks Murdoch's Sun, Cisco Sheds 6,500 Jobs
Commentary  |  7/19/2011  | 
LulzSec's retirees came out of self-imposed exile and played a mean game of bingo against Rupert Murdoch Monday.
More Windows Kernel Vulnerabilities May Emerge
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
After issuing dozens of patches this year, Microsoft may still have more work to do, Black Hat speaker warns.
Microsoft Offers $250,000 For Rustock Botnet Operator Identity
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Bounty offered in response to evidence found in discovery process, Microsoft says.
More Windows Kernel Vulnerabilities May Yet Emerge, Researcher Says
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
After issuing dozens of patches this year, Microsoft could still have more work to do, Black Hat speaker warns
4 Basic Security Steps For SMBs
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Time and budget limitations make poor excuses for a lack of security. Here are four key considerations for resource-constrained IT administrators at smaller companies.
Panda Security Launches Panda Cloud Office Protection 5.5 With New Tools For SMB Security
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Panda Security’s endpoint security solution for SMBs now integrates remote access and support tools TeamViewer, UltraVNC, TightVNC, RealVNC and LogMeln
Telex Promises Path Around State-Sponsored Net Censorship
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Tech researchers have developed a way that ISPs can help Internet users avoid censorship roadblocks.
Authorities Arrest More Than 100 Suspects In Romanian Internet Fraud Ring
Quick Hits  |  7/18/2011  | 
Organized sales of fake merchandise might have involved 21 offenders in U.S., FBI says
Feds Issue Government Teleworker Security Guidelines
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
OMB rules apply to departments, agencies that must secure access to wireless networks and IT systems when employees work remotely.
Microsoft Offers $250,000 Bounty To ID Rustock Botnet Operators
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
New tactic in response to evidence found in discovery process, Microsoft says
LulzSec Admirers Claim Attack On DISA
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Taking its cue from LulzSec and Anonymous, hacker group strikes U.S. military agency network as protest against U.S. involvement in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Cyber Strategies: National Security Versus Child Pornography
Commentary  |  7/18/2011  | 
Among the interesting findings of an audit of the FBI's cyber crime capabilities: how Congress budgets the bureau, as well as the extent to which all cyber crime is local.
Bug Warnings: Vendor Security Bulletins Unclear
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Adobe, Apple, and Oracle have been slammed by security experts for a lack of information, transparency, and clarity in security bulletins.
Attacks Focus DOD On Cybersecurity Partnerships
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Defense Department's cyber strategy stresses government-industry collaborations, recognizing that the military operates in an interconnected world where cyber attacks continue to rise in frequency and severity.
Enemy At The Loading Dock: Defending Your Enterprise From Threats In The Supply Chain
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
The suppliers, contractors, and other outside parties with which you do business can create a serious security risk. Here's how to keep this threat in check
Invitations To Join Google+ Could Be Ruse To Steal Facebook Info, Researchers Say
Quick Hits  |  7/14/2011  | 
Emerging social network is subject of data-stealing scam, Barracuda reports
Pentagon Reveals Theft Of 24,000 Files From Unnamed Contractor
Quick Hits  |  7/14/2011  | 
Large files were extracted by a foreign government in March, Deputy Defense Secretary says
Court Case Tests Right To Withhold Passwords
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
The Department of Justice is attempting to compel a defendant to share her hard drive encryption key, which might violate her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.
Mobile Workers, Fast Threats Spur Demand For Cloud Security Services
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
Market for cloud security services will double in the next four years, study says
U.S. Military Outlines Cyber Security Strategy
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
The strategy focuses on bolstering the military's cyber defenses with new technology, new organizations, and new partnerships with the private sector and foreign allies.
EMC Gives Storage Management A Cloud Facelift
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
ProSphere updates storage management for the highly virtualized, cloud-based IT environment.
Breaches, Compliance Fuel Database Security Growth
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
Database activity monitoring gains attention, but market consolidation may be afoot.
Fueled By Compliance, Breaches, Database Security Market Evolving Rapidly
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Database activity monitoring gains attention, but market consolidation might be afoot
Don't Foist Euro-Style Online Privacy On The U.S.
Commentary  |  7/13/2011  | 
As Congress debates numerous privacy bills, don't assume that the tougher protections afforded by EU law are the right model for the U.S.
Report: Sixty Percent Of Users Are Running Unpatched Versions Of Adobe
Quick Hits  |  7/13/2011  | 
Vulnerabilities in software could lead to breaches, Avast Software study warns
High-Tech Warfare: Army Plans To Modernize Battlefield
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
The military is launching a four-pronged approach to use technology to improve soldier performance and fill gaps in capabilities.
U.S. To Share Cybersecurity Info With Russia
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Countries also plan to use existing crisis-prevention communications links between the two countries to establish protocols for communicating about cybersecurity
Microsoft Patches 'Critical' Bluetooth Vulnerability
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Fix among 22 issues addressed by Patch Tuesday
Microsoft Squashes Bluetooth Bug
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Patch Tuesday sees 22 Microsoft vulnerabilities fixed, while Mozilla pushes a Mac-only Firefox update.
P2P Networks Expose Healthcare Data To Identity Theft
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
File-sharing software can open healthcare organization networks to criminal activity.
Anonymous Takes Aim At Monsanto, Oil Companies
Quick Hits  |  7/13/2011  | 
New round of attacks focuses on private industry
Anonymous Hacks Booz Allen, Taps 90,000 Military Emails
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Hacker group claims defense contractor is developing software for manipulating social networks
Have You Heard Of The Patriot Act?
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
Let's get this straight: Every cloud provider is obliged to follow the law and respond to court orders -- even Microsoft
U.S., Russia Forge Cybersecurity Pact
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
The two countries plan to regularly share information and improve communication on security, as part of Obama administration plan.
Antisec Attacks An Urgent Wake-Up: InformationWeek Now
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
It's difficult to gauge the ethos of these next generation hackers. If I could summarize, it's this: Punish.
AntiSec Hacks Booz Allen, Posts Confidential Military Email
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
The hacktivist group claims it's stolen 90,000 email addresses and passwords from the defense contractor, among other internal data.
Federated Data And Security
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
'Data virtualization' is a misnomer -- it's 'federated data.' Here's why it's important
Five Steps To Protect Against LulzSec
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
Targeted attacks are a reality today, especially with the likes of hacktivist groups such as Anonymous.
Microsoft Safety And Security Center Hacked To Present Porn
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
Attack only returned poisoned search results for very specific terms
Kiplinger Reveals Breach Of 142,000 Customer Accounts
Quick Hits  |  7/12/2011  | 
Database contained contact information, email addresses, and passwords, publisher says
Microsoft Security Center Delivered Adult Content Links
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Attackers hacked search results generated by Microsoft's own search engine and served up some adult-oriented links.
Homeland Security: Devices, Components Coming In With Malware
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Some imported components for electronic and computer hardware pose a complicated security risk, says the Department of Homeland Security.
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