Where You Want to Be This Week for 06-04-2012

June 4, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 06-04-2012

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...
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NIST Reports 23 “Open Issues” in Cloud Computing

June 4, 2012
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NIST Reports 23 “Open Issues” in Cloud Computing

Last week NIST released Special Publication (SP) 800-146, Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations. Weighing in at 81 pages, this document is the follow-on to infamous SP 800-145 that defines what a cloud is but goes further by defining its “characteristics.” It goes on to discuss issues with typical commercial terms of service (big, big, big...
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Forthcoming Book Claims US Created Stuxnet

June 1, 2012
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Forthcoming Book Claims US Created Stuxnet

This has been quite an active week. First Flame on Monday… That continued for a few days with everyone (except AV vendors) poo-pooing it later in the week. And now there are reports that we created Stuxnet. Of course all this comes in the form of a New York Times teaser story from a...
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Top 3 NoVA Infosec Blog Posts of the Week

June 1, 2012
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Top 3 NoVA Infosec Blog Posts of the Week

It’s that time of the week again: the time where we take a look at what local security bloggers have been up to. You can take a look at what local security bloggers have been up to but if you can’t get enough of the local security scene, check out our NovaInfosec Twits list...
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, Flame, Kid Hacking, & More…

May 31, 2012
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, Flame, Kid Hacking, & More…

If you missed anything or happened to be offline this past week, we hope you find this post useful as a quick reference. For those readers that may not have noticed, I actually tack on a bit of commentary to some the industry articles – so check out my italicized/bolded opinions and let me...
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Never Decide … Advise

May 31, 2012
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Never Decide … Advise

As you progress higher and higher in your infosec career you’ll start to see that people stop blowing you off and actually start listen to what you say. It can be quite startling when this happens the first time. With this power comes great responsibility though. Tell that corporate suit what to do and...
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Keyword Monitoring’s Lost Cause

May 30, 2012
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Keyword Monitoring’s Lost Cause

I’m sure you’ve read about the the recent publishing of 374 keywords that our government recommends monitoring for on social networking sites. For a quick list of the cyber security related words, click the image to the right. After three months of legal wrangling, EPIC was finally able to obtain this listing as part...
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