A data-mining advanced persistent threat hit a handful of high profile targets last year, including the White House’s computer network.
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SAN FRANCISCO–The discussion about information sharing has been going on in the security community since before there was a security community, but the tone and shape of the conversation have changed recently thanks to an executive order from the Obama administration and the relentless drumbeat of attacks and data breaches. The benefits of sharing threat intelligence are[…]
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to pass an information sharing bill this week and that bill is just as likely to become law in the coming months, according to a panel of Experts at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson pitched RSA Conference attendees on working for the department’s NCCIC initiative, as well as providing help on solving the NSA’s frontdoor problem.
SAN FRANCISCO–Encryption is the hot new topic in security at the moment, as it has been any number of times in the last few decades. And, as in the past, the notions of key escrow, mandated legal access to encrypted systems and other ideas for helping governments defeat cryptosystems have followed right along with the latest crypto[…]
Cadets from the U.S. Naval Academy have won the NSA’s annual hacking contest for the third time in fifteen years.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the Windows HTTP.sys vulnerability, Google’s decision to turn off the NPAPI in Chrome and the voting machine security disaster in Virginia.
Voting machines in Virginia are hopelessly vulnerable to scores of low level hacks, calling into question the integrity of recent elections there.
The Federal Aviation Administration needs to upgrade and update its information security capabilities–including building a threat-modeling capability and implementing federal security guidelines–in order to ensure the safety of the nation’s aviation infrastructure, according to a new report by the General Accounting Office. The report is the result of a review of the FAA’s security practices[…]
It’s an interesting time for certificate authorities. On the one hand, interest has never been higher in Web encryption, privacy and transport security, thanks to Edward Snowden. But on the other hand, the last few years has seen a steady stream of compromises of CAs, mis-issued certificates and other problems. CAs hold the security and[…]