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NIST Offers Draft Security Engineering Guidance

May 28, 2014
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NIST Offers Draft Security Engineering Guidance

It’s nice to see NIST offer some official guidance on this aspect of security, where we build security in versus tacking it on at the end. Don’t expect anything new as organizations have been doing this for the past decade or so. Those select few are but a tiny percentage however and hopefully NIST’s...
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TrueCrypt Mystery

May 28, 2014
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TrueCrypt

Fascinating discussions going on today about one of our all time favorite tools, TrueCrypt… If you haven’t heard, the TrueCrypt site is down and redirecting to a SourceForge page recommending to stop using it and providing instructions for migrating to Microsoft BitLocker. Here’s a snip-it from that page. WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 5-26-2014

May 26, 2014
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 5-26-2014

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 – Infosec Interview Questions, US DoJ, Incident Management & More…

May 24, 2014
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Weekly Rewind – Infosec Interview Questions, US DoJ, Incident Management & 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) “Practice Incident Management – Not Incident Response”, 2) “US DoJ China Charges, a Small Formality in Something Much Bigger”, and 1) “Favorite Infosec Interview Questions”. If you missed...
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US DoJ China Charges, a Small Formality in Something Much Bigger

May 19, 2014
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Eric Holder

You have probably already read about US Department of Justice (DoJ) Attorney General Eric Holder formally charging five Chinese military persons of economic espionage against Westinghouse, SolarWorld, U.S. Steel, ATI, USW, and Alcoa. Many in the industry and beyond find this accusation absolutely absurd given the current allegations against the US. We are accusing them of...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 5-12-2014

May 12, 2014
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 5-12-2014

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 – Cyber Security, Information Security, Internet Infrastructure & More…

May 9, 2014
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Weekly Rewind – Cyber Security, Information Security, Internet Infrastructure & 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) “Internet Infrastructure in 5 Minutes”, 2) “6 Tips for Learning Information Security”, and 1) “Cybersecurity versus Information Security”. If you missed anything or happened to be offline, we...
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US Gov Serving Warrants for Email on Irish Server

May 8, 2014
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US Gov Serving Warrants for Email on Irish Server

Fascinating how we (the US government) are trying to serve warrants for data that is held on servers located in another country. Looks like the judges are redefining the term warrant, saying that warrants for online data are different from traditional warrants. Of course the company being served in this case, Microsoft, is going to...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 4-28-2014

April 28, 2014
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 4-28-2014

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 – SSD, Security Obscurity, NIST & More…

April 25, 2014
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Weekly Rewind – SSD, Security Obscurity, NIST & 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) “NIST Issues Draft of Updated RNG Guidance…Sans Flawed Dual_EC_DRBG Algorithm”, 2) “Bolstering Security with a Little Obscurity”, and 1) “Is It Possible to Securely Erase SSD? Maybe…”. If...
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