Monthly Archives: June 2011


Are ALL networks vulnerable?

Posted on by Mary Brown

This article suggests that the large scale failures of so many high profile networks is evidence that all networks are, in some way, vulnerable to those who want to exploit them – do you agree? Tell us what you think.

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The Weakest Link

Posted on by Mary Brown

Interesting article that demonstrates some of the ways that the human factor can undermine security efforts. One would think the publicity around Stuxnet would have increased awareness about the risk of picking up strange mobile devices and stuffing them in … Continue reading

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Password Policy Research

Posted on by Mary Brown

Password policy has long been a topic of debate in the information security community. Here is an interesting study that suggests that users can be overwhelmed by aggressive policies and may do more harm than good. Check it out and … Continue reading

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IMF Breach

Posted on by Mary Brown

The IMF breach is yet another demonstration of how really toothless the information security industry has proven to be. Now what? Share your thoughts on how we might move forward in a way that will address these issues. Can we … Continue reading

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Business Is Booming — for Cybercrooks, That Is

Posted on by Dr. Steven Brown

Looking for a job? Does 2,000 to 5,000 a month sound good? The only catch is that you have to be the bad guy. The business for cybercrime is booming, and there does not seem to be any slowdown. Is … Continue reading

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BOTNETS and Cybergangs

Posted on by Mary Brown

Seems the news these days includes several examples of large scale coordinated cyberattacks including those directed at information security related organizations. Feels like the white hats are getting their tails kicked by the black hats lately. Read more from Bloomberg … Continue reading

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RSA Admitted SecurID Token Compromised

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The RSA has finally admitted that their SecurID token has been compromised. Should they have given customers this information or would revealing this information have increased the risk of attack? What do you think?

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Pentagon to Consider Cyber-Attacks Acts of War

Posted on by Dr. Steven Brown

The Pentagon is working on a strategy that would declare a cyber-attack an aggression or act of war. Of course there is a lot of debate on both sides of the issue. One must be careful to balance the damage … Continue reading

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SONY – The Ongoing Saga

Posted on by Mary Brown

Read the latest. Is the problem that they cannot secure their network or that they will not secure their network? Tell us what you think.

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