Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
The Enemy Who Is Us: DoD Puts Contractors On Notice For Insider Threats
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
11/18/2014 | 9:09:29 AM
Re: A good start or too little too late?
Good point. That is at least something....Thx!
firestonea
50%
50%
firestonea,
User Rank: Author
11/18/2014 | 9:07:58 AM
Re: A good start or too little too late?
So as not to conflate POST Snowden with PRE Snowden, it's worth noting that at the very least, internal government networks are being significantly fortified with respect to security in the POST Snowden era.
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
11/18/2014 | 9:06:10 AM
Re: A good start or too little too late?
I'm actually surprised that in all the hand-wringing and finter-pointing in the wake of the  Edward Snowden leaks, the goverment didn't try to put in place more stringent technical safegards.. I guess that is the nature of bureaucracy..
firestonea
50%
50%
firestonea,
User Rank: Author
11/18/2014 | 8:55:15 AM
Re: A good start or too little too late?
Hi Marilyn,


I think such rules would have been a good start.  However, like most rules of that sort, they are deliberately vague as to implementation details in order to give organizations the maximum amount of flexibility.  I think that prevention of such a data loss would have required very specific technical safeguards to have been in place.  That being said, this rulemaking provides important impetus (and is a great step in overcoming organizational inertia) toward that goal.
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
11/17/2014 | 10:27:06 AM
A good start or too little too late?
Good article, Adam. But I[m curious. Do you think having insider threat rules in place pre-Snowden could have prevented his leaking of classified NSA docs? 


7 Tips for Infosec Pros Considering A Lateral Career Move
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/21/2020
For Mismanaged SOCs, The Price Is Not Right
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/22/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment:   It's a PEN test of our cloud security.
Current Issue
IT 2020: A Look Ahead
Are you ready for the critical changes that will occur in 2020? We've compiled editor insights from the best of our network (Dark Reading, Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, ITPro Today and Network Computing) to deliver to you a look at the trends, technologies, and threats that are emerging in the coming year. Download it today!
Flash Poll
How Enterprises are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How Enterprises are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
Organizations have invested in a sweeping array of security technologies to address challenges associated with the growing number of cybersecurity attacks. However, the complexity involved in managing these technologies is emerging as a major problem. Read this report to find out what your peers biggest security challenges are and the technologies they are using to address them.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-5226
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
Cross-site scripting in SimpleSAMLphp before version 1.18.4. The www/erroreport.php script allows error reports to be submitted and sent to the system administrator. Starting with SimpleSAMLphp 1.18.0, a new SimpleSAML\Utils\EMail class was introduced to handle sending emails, implemented as a wrapp...
CVE-2019-1517
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was in a CNA pool that was not assigned to any issues during 2019. Notes: none.
CVE-2019-1518
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was in a CNA pool that was not assigned to any issues during 2019. Notes: none.
CVE-2019-1519
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was in a CNA pool that was not assigned to any issues during 2019. Notes: none.
CVE-2019-1520
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was in a CNA pool that was not assigned to any issues during 2019. Notes: none.