Weekly Rewind – Video of the Day, Mach37, FISMA Reform & More…

Get caught up on this week's posts with Weekly Rewind

Get caught up on this week’s posts with Weekly Rewind

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) “Will Agencies Botch Pending FISMA Reform Effort ”, 2) “Mach37 Infosec Startup Incubator Accepting Spring Cohort Applications”, and 1) “Video of the Day – Algorithm: The Hacker Movie”. 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 remote-access.

Video of the Day – Algorithm: The Hacker Movie: I heard about this new indie movie called “Algorithm” by Jon Schiefer on a recent podcast. Using a tech startup approach for funding as described in The Lean Startup, it was released for a limited time back in July but a few days ago Jon opened it up for free on YouTube. Know of any other infosec videos we should post? Let us know through our contact page. (continued here)

“PWN: Combat Hacking” iOS Game: I’ve written a series of posts regarding old school computer games … be they card or board games. These included I’ve written a series of posts regarding old school computer games … be they card or board games. These included Control-Alt-Hack, d0x3d!, and Hacker. The good thing about all these games are that they teach some basic computer security concepts in a fun and entertaining way. Then I remembered @dakami shooting out a tweet last year about an iOS game called “PWN: Combat Hacking” from 82 Apps, Inc. for $2.99. Yeah, there’s been several computer hacking games over the years but not as accessible as this one. d0x3d!, and Hacker. The good thing about all these games are that they teach some basic computer security concepts in a fun and entertaining way. Then I remembered @dakami shooting out a tweet last year about an iOS game called “PWN: Combat Hacking” from 82 Apps, Inc. for $2.99. Yeah, there’s been several computer hacking games over the years but not as accessible as this one. Have you played PWN: Hacking Combat? What do you think of it? (continued here)

Will Agencies Botch Pending FISMA Reform Effort?: FISMA reform is finally headed to the White House for signing. Although the legislation may not be perfect, it is nice to see forward progress. Unfortunately, the hard part is next … the actual implementation. Will agencies find a way to botch this well meaning piece of legislation and turn in into another bureaucratic checkbox exercise? Only time will tell … but my bet is on the latter. (continued here)

Mach37 Infosec Startup Incubator Accepting Spring Cohort Applications: We are a little behind the news cycle here but last month I saw that our favorite infosec startup incubator, Mach37, has opened the application process for their Spring 2015 cohort. Although there is no deadline, they encourage interested participants to submit by December 31st. (continued here)

Oceans 404: Here is a fairly detailed article on a hack of the Sands Casino several days ago. It all started with a simple VB script and eventually resulted in wiping a nice chunk of their backend data. Obviously, this isn’t good for Sands but it is refreshing to see the amount of logging they must have been performing to figure everything out in such a short amount of time. (continued here)

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

6 comments for “Weekly Rewind – Video of the Day, Mach37, FISMA Reform & More…

  1. December 19, 2014 at 2:34 am

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