60 Minutes Stuxnet Piece

March 5, 2012
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60 Minutes Stuxnet Piece

Not sure if you saw it last night but CBS’s 60 Minutes had a story on Stuxnet. It’s only 15 minutes so be sure to check it out if you haven’t yet. I’d be interested in hearing what the DC infosec community thought of it so I created a quick poll. [I'd embed the...
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NSA CryptoChallenge … Would You Like to Play a Game?

March 5, 2012
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NSA CryptoChallenge … Would You Like to Play a Game?

When is a game not just a game? Well, when it’s the new recruiting iPhone app released by NSA. The application, “NSA CryptoChallenge,” is targeted at college students and young adults and takes them through a series of puzzles. There’s a social aspect to the app where players can publish their scores to Facebook...
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ShmooCon Epilogue Wrap-Up – Part 2

February 27, 2012
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ShmooCon Epilogue Wrap-Up – Part 2

I had the pleasure of attending the evening portion of the ShmooCon Epilogue a few weeks back. Held as an extended version of the normal monthly NoVA Hackers meetup, this event offered a full day of talks with many of the regular attendees as well as some from ShmooCon. All total there were around...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 2012-02-27

February 27, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 2012-02-27

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 Launches National Cybersec Center of Excellence

February 24, 2012
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NIST Launches National Cybersec Center of Excellence

Great news! It looks like NIST will continue to enhance the economic security, which of course promotes our technological innovation. NIST has just launched a Cybersecurity Center of Excellence! A recent article by Eric Chabrow states that NIST will develop state-of-the-art tools which will enable consumers to address specific cybersecurity challenges such as cloud...
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Job: Director in Arlington, VA

February 23, 2012
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Job: Director in Arlington, VA

Whoa … this looks to be a great opportunity for someone looking to get into an SES position … as the Director for the US CERT! It opened yesterday and closes on March 7th so you might want to get started on their application process ASAP. And don’t forget … if you organization is...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 2012-02-20

February 21, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 2012-02-20

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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