Monthly Archives: July 2009


Phone Hacks – Back to Our Roots?

Posted on by Mary Brown

It seems that iPhone hacks are one of the most publicized hacks coming out of Black Hat so far this year. Black Hat seems to be a ‘performance’ platform for hackers to get a fair amount of attention for their … Continue reading

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Job opportunities

Posted on by Dr. Steven Brown

According to a recent news article, "Contractor Seeks ‘Cyber Warriors’ to Help Defend U.S." Raytheon is looking for some good security people. An excellent quote in the article states, "We’re looking for those individuals who understand the inner workings of … Continue reading

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Shortage of cyber experts?

Posted on by Dr. Steven Brown

According to a federal report, the U.S. is suffering from a shortage of cyber experts. Several reasons include the hiring process, certifications, and insufficient training, and that a federal workforce is needed. However, it is difficult to assume that this … Continue reading

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Distributed Security Framework

Posted on by Mary Brown

A 2005 paper on a distributed security framework by Susan Brenner and Leo Clarke has recently been getting a lot of attention on the blogs.  Both Bruce Schneier and Michael Kassner have recently commented on the efficacy of this approach … Continue reading

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More Zombies

Posted on by Mary Brown

My recent post on the decentralized denial of service attacks against (primarily) government sites in the US and South Korea included some discussion on the role of zombies or bots in contributing to the success of these kinds of attacks. … Continue reading

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Cyber Warfare Alpha Testing?

Posted on by Mary Brown

 MSNBC is one of many news sources that today reported on a widespread and sophisticated set of denial of service attacks that interrupted service for a number of South Korean and US government and business related Web sites.  The South … Continue reading

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