Weekly Rewind – ShmooCon Firetalks, Executive Order, China & More…

Welcome to another edition of our Weekly Rewind – where we summarize all our posts from the last week. The top stories this week were 3) “New Mandiant Report Fingers China”, 2) “FAQ: White House Executive Order on Cybersecurity”, and 1) “ShmooCon Firetalks Friday Videos”. If you missed anything or happened to be offline, we hope you find this summary post useful as a quick reference.

A la Schneier … you can also use this rewind post to talk about the security stories in the news that we haven’t covered.

New Mandiant Report Fingers China: I’m sure you’ve seen this NYT story detailing the recent Mandiant report about the so called APT1 (a.k.a., P.L.A. Unit 61398) by now but just thought we’d point it out. Yes … theoretically … there still isn’t 100% proof that the accusations are true however we’re getting mighty close. One example is a post by Jeffery Carr where he points out the lack of a recognized vetting process, such as ACH (Analysis of Competing Hypotheses) used by the CIA. Does releasing this information, which might have been otherwise classified, hurt or help our government and US companies? Let us know in the comments below. (continued here)

ShmooCon FireTalks Friday Videos: ShmooCon is sadly over and now it’s time to play catch-up. I had this crazy idea that we would be able to keep up blog posts throughout the con but obviously that didn’t work out as we were just having too much fun meeting everyone. Anyway, here is the first in a series of post-ShmooCon articles for your reading/watching/listening pleasure. This first post features the videos @irongeek_adc made of the ShmooCon Firetalks on Friday night. The scary thing was that he actually had these videos out by Saturday morning… You can also check out all the ShmooCon 2013 FireTalks videos (and tons of other great content) over on IronGeek.com. Any comments on any of the Friday night talks? Let us know in the comments below. (continued here)

White House Cyber Executive Order: Interpretive English Language Translation & Summary: NovaBlogger Jack “@sintixerr” Whitsitt, a local expert on national critical infrastructure protection issues, published this article last weekend while we were all enjoying ShmooCon. With his permission we are cross-posting it here. This post is the first in a series of two that nicely summarizes the Executive Order that Obama issued last week. (continued here)

FAQ: White House Executive Order on Cyber Security: As a follow-up to yesterday’s article that provided a summary of the recent Executive Order, NovaBloggerJack “@sintixerr” Whitsitt, a local expert on national critical infrastructure protection issues, published this article last weekend. With his permission we are cross-posting it here. This post is the second in a series of two that answers some of the questions Jack has been getting re the Executive Order Obama issued last week. Any other questions you might have for Jack? Let us know in the comments below. (continued here)

We Don’t Need More Frameworks or “Best Practices”: Yesterday and earlier today we had Jack “@sintixerr” Whitsitt discussing what the recent Executive Order really means in terms of a summary and a FAQ. Now Ben “@falconsview” Tomhave opines on one of the aspects of the executive order – specifically the creation of yet another framework by NIST. While Jack seems to have some hope in this new framework, Ben appears to be a bit less optimistic. How do you feel about the proposed framework? Let us know in the comments below. (continued here)

ShmooCon FireTalks Saturday Videos: Here are the videos from the second night of the 2013 ShmooCon FireTalks by @irongeek_adc. Amazingly he had these out by ShmooCon closing ceremonies! And don’t forget to check out the Friday night talks as well. Again, you can check out all of these videos (and tons of other great content) over on IronGeek.com. Any comments on any of the Saturday night talks? Let us know in the comments below. (continued here)

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Hope everyone had a wonderful week. Have a great weekend!

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