Where You Want to Be This Week for 06-11-2012

June 11, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 06-11-2012

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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Did LinkedIn’s Lack of a CISO Lead to Breach?

June 10, 2012
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Did LinkedIn’s Lack of a CISO Lead to Breach?

Shocking … how can you be an online digital technology company and NOT have a CSO or CISO? We can see if you were an offline company and had delegated security responsibility to to some other C-level person or a VP or two. If your network gets compromised then at least you might still...
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Video of the Day – Pilot of “The Broken”

June 8, 2012
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Video of the Day – Pilot of “The Broken”

Just noticed this on YouTube… Brings me back quite a few years but still a good watch. With the recent buy of Revision 3 by Discovery last month, this seemed like a good time to post. Kevin and Dan discuss some old school wireless hacking (fun to see that old equipment), downloading free software...
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, LeakedIn, Cloud Issues, & More…

June 7, 2012
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, LeakedIn, Cloud Issues, & 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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Dramatic Rise Expected in Future Infosec Workforce

June 7, 2012
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Dramatic Rise Expected in Future Infosec Workforce

As an extension to our post earlier this week, we came across another article that stresses the need for those with qualified IT skills. This time the post focuses exclusively on “cybersecurity” (everybody drink ) overall and discusses the various efforts the government it is taking to get from the current 2.5 million infosec...
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LeakedIn Passwords Linked

June 6, 2012
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LeakedIn Passwords Linked

LinkedIn has been having problems as of late. Earlier this week it was their iOS app sending calendar data back to their servers (bad) and further transmitting it unencrypted (bad, bad). And now it appears that around 6.5 million LinkedIn password hashes have appeared on a Russian forum. We usually don’t report on stuff...
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White House Announces New Botnet Initiatives

June 5, 2012
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White House Announces New Botnet Initiatives

As we all know, botnets are collections of compromised computers widely used to maliciously generate spam, flood networks, or even relay viruses. It looks like we have some great news as the Obama administration has announced a series of initiatives to combat botnets (with a notable exception for Stuxnet and it’s siblings I guess )....
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