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ISC Raises Threat Level to Yellow Due to Recent IE Exploits

September 21, 2013
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SANS ISC

Thought this was interesting… SANS’s Internet Storm Center (ISC) recently raised its Threat Level to Yellow due to an IE vulnerability described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2887505 and CVE-2013-3893 that affects most mainstream versions. In general, the Threat Level doesn’t deviate that much from Green so when it does it is definitely something take note of....
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Weekly Rewind – ShmooCon 2014, DHS, iPhone Fingerprint Reader & More…

September 20, 2013
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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) “New iPhone Fingerprint Reader Increases Security But Misses Point”, 2) “DHS Continuous Monitoring Program Lacks Monitoring Capabilities”, and 1) “ShmooCon 2014 Dates, CFP & Sponsorships Announced”. If you...
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New iPhone Fingerprint Reader Increases Security but Misses Point

September 18, 2013
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Touch ID

There’s been a lot of discussion of the new fingerprint reader, dubbed Touch ID, in the next iteration of the iPhone that Apple announced last week. Many have commended Apple for implementing biometric authentication right, including using a high-quality reader and only storing fingerprint data on the phone, while others have lamented its failings,...
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Inaugural MACH37™ Cyber Security Cohort Announced

September 16, 2013
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MACH37

We covered the NoVA-based MACH37™ Cyber Security Startup Accelerator before. Following in the footsteps of Y Combinator, TechStars, and 500 Startups, MACH37 supports two 90-day sessions per year for security startups. Well … they just announced their first class of companies. Here’s a snip-it for each company from their announcement. Cypherpath, CEO Kevin Rogers, Herndon,...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 9-16-2013

September 16, 2013
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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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DHS Continuous Monitoring Program Lacks Monitoring Capabilities

September 12, 2013
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DHS CDM Areas

Interesting interview with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) John Streufert over on GovInfosecurity.com. This story comes as the contract vehicle associated with his Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) program was awarded to several of the standard heavyweights around the beltway. Although the program has origins with 15 lofty goals, the initial batch of...
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NSA Designates Four New Cyber Operation Schools

September 12, 2013
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Auburn

Perhaps in an attempt to distract the public from all the Snowden leaks, the NSA recently announced the addition of four new schools to its highly selective list of National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations (CAE-Cyber) colleges and universities. CAE-Cyber is one of three distinctions for institutions since the program’s inception...
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Media as Critical Infrastructure?

September 10, 2013
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Woodside Critical Infrastructure

With the recent rash of attacks on media, either through websites, DNS providers, or social media accounts, as well as the creation of a cyber security framework for critical infrastructure, GovInfoSecurity.com posted an interesting article contemplating media as critical infrastructure. The transport through which media content flows is surely considered critical infrastructure but the...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 9-9-2013

September 8, 2013
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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 – American Express, ISC2, NIST & More…

September 6, 2013
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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) “NIST CSF’s Predictability Problems”, 2) “ISC2 Announces Official Petition List”, and 1) “American Express Forcing Complex Usernames & Weaker Passwords”. If you missed anything or happened to be...
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