Security in the News – Week of April 7

Information Security

Computerworld

Social Media Endangers Corporate Secrets

April 8

Employees can unintentionally share more than their employers want anyone to know.

 

Defense System

Three Ways to Deal with Insider Threats

April 7

For DOD IT teams, reality of insider threat may be far more mundane, though no less critical.

 

Forbes

Willis Insurance Predicts Energy Cyber-Attack Catastrophe Ahead

April 8

Major cyber-attack on energy industry is only a matter of time.

 

Three Effective Approaches To Corporate Security

April 9

IT security threats lurking are greater, more varied, far more insidious than ever before.

 

Fox Business

Hackers Unleash Mafia-Style Extortion Tactics

April 7

CEO received disturbing email one recent morning that would have ripple effects for his company’s 16 million users.

 

Help Net Security

CISO Challenges and Security ROI

April 7

EY Director of IS offers guidance for CISOs, discusses technical competence of company leaders, tackles security ROI, and more.

 

Emerging Trends in Cyber-Attack Methodology

April 7

Shift in complex attack trends, evolution in threat ecosystem and motivation of cyber-attacks.

 

Does IP Convergence Open You Up to Hackers?

April 7

Take steps to assure access you provide for vendors is not be abused or misused.

 

Public WiFi Users Regularly Access Sensitive Info

April 7

A considerable portion of US adults using free public WiFi say they accessed sensitive information while using it.

 

Breaches Expose 552 Million Identities in 2013

April 10

After lurking in the shadows for the first ten months of 2013, cybercriminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyberattacks in history.

 

Homeland Security News

Feds Struggle to Plug Power Grid Security Holes

April 10

Many vulnerabilities in power grid are attributable to newly adopted smart-grid technology, allows operators to transmit energy from diverse pool of resources.

 

Kai Roer

How to Build and Maintain Security Culture

April 7

Findings on security culture, slides.

 

Krebs on Security

Heartbleed Bug: What You Can Do

April 10

Many are understandably anxious to know what they can do to protect themselves; short primer.

 

Network World

Worst Data Breaches of 2014…So Far

April 8

204 through March for loss of 4,238,983 records related to sensitive information exposed through hacker cyber-attacks, stolen laptops, dumb mistakes.

 

PC Magazine

Why You Should Ditch Windows XP Now

April 1

First and foremost, this is a security issue.

 

Security Affairs

Extortion is Common Practice in Cyber Criminal Ecosystem

April 10

Extortion, ransom, blackmail are pillars of illicit activities, cyber criminals are adapting to cyber context.

 

State of Security

Russian Crime Syndicate Hacked Neiman Marcus, Many More

April 7

Russian crime syndicate identified as perpetrator of dozens of high profile attacks over seven years, lack of cooperation from authorities made dismantling group impossible.

 

Mobile Point-of-Sale Devices Easily Hacked

April 7

Banks, small and medium retailers, customers who use devices vulnerable to loss of payment card information and fraud.

 

Heartbleed Should Give You Cardiac Arrest

April 8

Of grave concern in security community on the Heartbleed vulnerability.

 

Security and Crisis Management

BBC

Pakistan Market Bomb Kills 20 in Islamabad

April 9

Deadly bomb blast struck market o outskirts of Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, killing at least 20.

 

Los Angeles Times

Car Bomb Explodes Outside Bank of Gr

eece

April 10

Suspected domestic terrorists exploded car bomb outside Bank of Greece building in heart of Athens.

 

Novinite.com

Anti-Terrorist Operation Under Way in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

April 8

Ukrainian security forces detained 70 in anti-terrorist organization in Kharkiv.

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