Posts Tagged 'cyber security'

Protecting from Identity Theft? A good Start

I apologize for delays in new post, business has been well keeping me busy.  2010 I hope to update more regularly.  Until here is an article I wrote for security magazine in 2008.  I hope you enjoy.

Protecting from Identity Theft? A Good Start

by Dave Chronister
April 1, 2008

Technology’s ever-growing importance is a mixed blessing.

On one hand, it keeps me employed, but many times I will find myself talking about “new threats” that aren’t really new, ...

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The FAA was successfully attacked

Note from Dave:  Soon I hope to start writing some more original content, until then I will continue to post hacker related news on here.  The reason I am post these articles is simple, Cyber Security is not an option.  Many businesses get it, others not so much.  If the FAA and the Pentagon can be successfully hacked,  how safe do you think you really are?  Better to understand your weaknesses and try to mitigate those vulnerabilities than to put ...

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Walmart Data Breach – By Employees

Almost half of all malicous attacks are done by an internal entity.  Do your employees know how to protect their data?  Don’t guess, get security awareness training from Parameter (End Shameless Plug) 🙂

— Dave

 

Wal-Mart suffers breach in computer data
News
Monday, 20 April 2009 08:22
It has come to light that Wal-Mart has suffered a breach in its staff data ...
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Suprise! Crime is going up in a bad economy!

Report says online crime surging in recession

 

By Jason Szep

Reuters
Monday, March 30, 2009; 3:53 PM
 

BOSTON (Reuters) – Fraud on the Internet reported to U.S. authorities increased by 33 percent last year, rising for the first time in three years, and is surging this year as the recession ...
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Brother can you spare $100,000,000?

File this under “It really is less expensive to prevent an attack then to pay for cleaning up an attack”

Pentagon spends $100 million to fix cyber attacks

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon spent more than $100 million in the last six months responding to and repairing damage from cyber attacks and other computer network problems, ...

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The twits tweeting on Twitter..

So I know this post will be a very unpopular among many of my social marketing friends who feel that tweeter is the best thing since sliced bread.  I will admit while I find most technologies coming out today as fairly useful.  I could not find any useful purpose for twitter in my daily life.  Until Today….

Electronic Survellance

When you are trying to pull off an attack, any attack, the first thing you have to do is gain as much intelligence ...

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Article exposes flaws in PCI-DSS

Payment Card Industry Swallows Its Own Tail

By Anthony M. Freed, Information-Security-Resources.com Financial Editor

PCI DSS, the self-regulatory set of guidelines that the payment card industry and retail merchants use to encourage financial information security, may well have entered it’s death throes Tuesday, as evidenced by revealing testimony during the House of Representative’s Committee on Homeland Security hearings.

Why the dire prognosis?

Anyone who ...

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Senate Legislation Would Federalize Cybersecurity

Senate Legislation Would Federalize Cybersecurity
Rules for Private Networks Also Proposed

By Joby Warrick and Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, April 1, 2009; A04

 

Key lawmakers are pushing to dramatically escalate U.S. defenses against cyberattacks, crafting proposals that would empower the government to set and enforce security standards for private industry for the first time.

The proposals, in Senate legislation that could be introduced as early as today, would broaden the focus of the government’s cybersecurity efforts to ...

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The Ancient Art of Cyber-Warfare Pt. 1

 

Over the weekend while listening to my Zune, an audio book of The Art of War started playing.  It had been awhile since I had actually listened to it, so I sat back grabbed a soda and let it played.  For those of you not familiar with this book let me give a brief overview.  Written sometime between 500 – 350 BCE the Ancient Art of War was written by the legendary Chinese General Sun Tzu.  Written as a military ...

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