Article Query: Information Security
October 5, 2011

Not long ago, the phrase portable secure storage did not mean a great deal to the average business traveler. Today, however, carrying large amounts of data, including application files, digital photos, and music, is a reality for most tech-savvy travelers. Whether you are on the go for business or personal reasons, you likely carry a large quantity [...]

September 23, 2011

We are just a week away from the month of October, and October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, conducted every October since 2004 and sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), is to improve cyber security posture and preparedness, and to encourage everyone to [...]

September 10, 2011

As reported across several media outlets, a group of so-called hackers, calling themselves the “Script Kiddies”, successfully hacked the Twitter account of NBC News.  In a public display of pure ignorance, the hackers began posting news updates of a new terrorist attack involving aircraft hijackings, and planes hitting the Ground Zero site in New York [...]

September 9, 2011

United States House of Representatives members are readying a series of cybersecurity bills that are designed to enhance security on several fronts, including toughening law enforcement, assigning responsibility to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for federal IT and critical infrastructure security, and to lessen legal liability for private organizations that adhere to security best [...]

September 5, 2011

It is no secret that cyber attacks are growing in complexity and severity.  In August of this year, a malware-powered cyber-reconnaissance attack, dubbed Operation Shady RAT, was reported by McAfee.  The cyber attack had been ongoing since 2006, and claimed victims across a wide spectrum of Internet connected organizations, including government agencies in the United [...]

August 23, 2011

As more incidents of hacking, theft, and data loss make the headlines this week, the question remains as to who is responsible for the lapses in Internet security that make it seemingly easy to commit these types of cyber crime.  Whether it be the public or private sector organization that was targeted, a government body, [...]

August 15, 2011

As hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec continue to make headlines, many of us in the Information Security field can only sit back and shake our heads.  The large number of successful system breaches, web site defacements, and the publication of confidential data is not at all surprising, and for the most part was [...]

August 13, 2011

It seems that the Linux community is so focused on the competition with Microsoft that any hint of the two mentioned together in an article, blog post, or tweet is immediately circulated around the Internet.  In the past day or so the news began to circulate that Wes Miller of Directions on Microsoft had tweeted [...]

July 18, 2011

Microsoft has offered another $250,000 (USD) reward, this time in exchange for information leading to the identity of those responsible for controlling the notorious Rustock botnet network. Ina statement released on the Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft Senior Attorney Richard Boscovich stated, “While the primary goal for our legal and technical operation has been to stop [...]

July 6, 2011

A fledgling international cyber security alliance is continuing to gather backing from private business, according to a recent article published on ComputerWeekly.com.  The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) aims to support law enforcement agencies in countries that lack the resources to fight cybercrime.  Commercial security organizations such as McAfee and Trend Micro are supporting [...]