Poll: Could Selling Zero-Days Be Treason?

April 2, 2012
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Poll: Could Selling Zero-Days Be Treason?

Last week in our Weekly Rewind post we covered the story “Shopping For Zero-Days” from Forbes. via Forbes.com A clever hacker today has to make tough choices. Find a previously unknown method for dismantling the defenses of a device like an iPhone or iPad, for instance, and you can report it to Apple and...
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Privacy & the “Girls” App

April 2, 2012
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Privacy & the “Girls” App

Don’t know if you missed it or not but CultofMac.com had an interesting article on Friday called “This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy.” It discussed the privacy implications of a new iPhone app called Girls Around Me. The application finds your current location,...
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Announcing the CNIP Certification

April 1, 2012
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Announcing the CNIP Certification

In light of some of our recent research regarding peer pressure in getting certs, we at NovaInfosecPortal.com are happy to announce the start of our own new certification … the CNIP  or Certified NovaInfosec Professional. To start the certificate off, we will be grandfathering people in over the next six months if you can...
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Top 3 NoVA Infosec Blog Posts of the Week

March 30, 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 listfor...
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, More Starbucks, Mac & SharePoint Security, & More

March 30, 2012
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, More Starbucks, Mac & SharePoint Security, & More

Hey, two weeks in a row for the Weekly Rewind post! If you missed anything or happened to be offline, we hope you find this post useful as a quick reference. For some of those readers that may not have noticed, I actually tack on commentary to the industry articles – so check out...
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No Action but Lots of Talk of FISMA Overhaul Continues

March 29, 2012
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No Action but Lots of Talk of FISMA Overhaul Continues

Seems that FISMA overhaul discussions are making the news again. This time the big item is transferring responsibility from DHS to OMB. Based on the article from Information Week referenced below,  I don’t see much of a change beyond that. It’s the same old stuff we’ve been hearing for years … continuous monitoring, baseline...
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Tip: Browser Infosec Research Tool

March 29, 2012
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Tip: Browser Infosec Research Tool

Ok … this post isn’t directly security related but when doing infosec research, this little tool is something I find very helpful in finding and organizing web pages. I’m surprised at the number of security professions that have never heard of it. The name of this little secret tool … Tree-Style Tabs. Tree-Style Tabs...
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