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What Exactly Are Levels 1 – 5 Data that Amazon Can Now Process?

August 25, 2014
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If you have been following the news recently, you may have heard Amazon’s GovCloud just achieved provisional authorization to handle data at security impact levels 3-5. And earlier in the year, they gained approval for levels 1 and 2. News outlets are reporting that GovCloud can now process data just one step below classified...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 8-25-2014

August 25, 2014
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Where do you want to be this week? Now you’ll always know with our “Where You Want to Be This Week” feature, which will tell you about infosec meetups happening in your local area as of Sunday night. If you would like your event listed in our Calendar and in this post, let us know through our Submit Event form...
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Weekly Rewind – Scam Emails, Infosec Career, Cleartext & More…

August 22, 2014
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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) “Cleartext is Dead”, 2) “Building a Successful Infosec Careet”, and 1) “The Logic of Purposely Using Poor English in Scam Emails”. If you missed anything or happened to...
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Heartbleed Leads to Health System Failure

August 20, 2014
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Looks like my initial thoughts on how the industry overreacted to the whole Heartbleed thing was totally wrong. According to a post on TrustedSec, the infamous vulnerability and subsequent attacks were the cause of the recent Community Health Systems (CHS) breach that affected nearly 4.5 million patients. via TrustedSec.com As many of you may...
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Cleartext Is Dead

August 18, 2014
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On Friday the Washington Post published a nice writeup covering how US defense contractor CloudShield worked with the Gamma Group in the UK to create tools that could easily plant spyware on adversary computers. Victims just needed to view a regular website over HTTP and the tools could inject one of 250 Trojans into...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 8-18-2014

August 18, 2014
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Where do you want to be this week? Now you’ll always know with our “Where You Want to Be This Week” feature, which will tell you about infosec meetups happening in your local area as of Sunday night. If you would like your event listed in our Calendar and in this post, let us know through our Submit Event form...
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Building a Successful Infosec Career

August 15, 2014
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This article from DanielMiessler.com is one of the most well put together set of suggestions for handling your infosec career I’ve seen in a while. I really appreciate the advice of forgoing all the new fangled “cyber” degrees and instead sticking with a traditional computer science one. Combine this with several years of hands-on...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 8-11-2014

August 11, 2014
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Where do you want to be this week? Now you’ll always know with our “Where You Want to Be This Week” feature, which will tell you about infosec meetups happening in your local area as of Sunday night. If you would like your event listed in our Calendar and in this post, let us know through our Submit Event form...
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Weekly Rewind – Malware Analysis Slides, BSidesLV, Hand-On Skillz & More…

August 8, 2014
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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) “Hands-On Skillz, not Degrees, Is What’s Needed”, 2) “Where’s Grecs? At BSidesLV & Defcon, Of Course”, and 1) “Malware Analysis Slides from BSidesLV 2014”. If you missed anything...
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Hands-On Skillz, not Degrees, Is What’s Needed

July 28, 2014
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I really liked this discussion in this article that emphasizes the development of hands-on skills and training from within to solve our “higher functional” labor shortage rather than the traditional approach of churning out more people with cyber security degrees who can just talk and write security. We have the bottom rung well covered...
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