The Security Innovation Network (SINET) 2010 – Increasing Awareness of Innovative Cyber-Security Companies and Products

October 28, 2010 admin 0

The Security Innovation Network (SINET) Workshop was held on October 26th and 27th at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The workshop was truly a place were security issues of today were being solved with innovative solutions of tomorrow.

The purpose of SINET was to bring innovative cyber-security companies together with government and corporate customers as well as venture capitalist for possible continued funding and product expansion. […]

BackTrack 4 Tutorials, Manuals and Howtos

October 23, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 1

I have gather a few resources from various locations on BackTrack 4. Used it for an audit recently and it worked great…

The manuals section provides you with simple information in order to get up and running with Back|Track and help with some additional features unique to the suite. […]

Metasploit Pro – Now Available – Free Trial & Webcast with HD Moore

October 21, 2010 admin 0

Metasploit Pro is designed for security professionals in enterprises, government agencies and consulting firms who need to make network security testing more efficient in order to reduce costs. Unlike alternative products, Metasploit Pro improves the efficiency of penetration testers by providing unrestricted remote network access, and by enabling teams to collaborate efficiently. Metasploit Pro exceeds the functionality of Metasploit Express™ with support for security testing of custom Web applications, managing client-side campaigns against end-users, and additional evasion features. And, effective immediately, Metasploit Pro is available for trial and purchase. […]

Phishing Overview in the United States

October 19, 2010 admin 0

In United States, phishing is becoming one of the fastest evolving classes of identity theft scams on the Internet, causing both short-term losses and long-term economic damage. In a phishing scam, the identity thief poses as a legitimate person from a reputable company to try to entice people to visit bogus Web sites, where they are asked to reveal important personal information, such as credit card data. Although most phishing attacks target the financial industry, a growing number of phishing incidents target other sectors, such as retailers, online game operators and Internet Service Providers.

CWSP – Certified Wireless Security Professional

October 19, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

The CWSP exam is an advanced level wireless LAN certification developed by Planet3 Wireless. This exam is a part of the Certified Wireless Network Program (CWNP). The exam tests your ability on how well you are able to protect your company’s valuable data from hackers. For anyone desiring a career in IT or Security this is a certification you cannot afford to be without. […]

Why Bots are Bad News to your Network…

October 19, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Any security vulnerability is potentially damaging to a business, and bots are no different. When malware programs are running on employee machines, companies have the right to worry about the safety and integrity of their data and their systems, and whether compromised information and performance could affect not just their competitiveness but their viability.

Adhering to company policies such as remote access, software downloads and patch management are all key to protecting the enterprise. […]

Information Security Definitions – Zero Day Attack (0 Zero Attack)

October 19, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

A zero-day attack or threat is a computer threat that tries to exploit unknown, undisclosed or unpatched computer application vulnerabilities. The term Zero Day is also used to describe unknown or Zero day viruses.

Zero-day exploits are released before the vendor patch is released to the public. Zero-day exploits generally circulate through the ranks of attackers until finally being released on public forums. The term derives from the age of the exploit. A zero-day exploit is usually unknown to the public and to the product vendor. […]

CBT Nuggets Review of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Course

October 19, 2010 admin 0

CBT Nuggets site is a good resource for online video training. There were a few minor issues that come with age, such as the site no longer being available, but away from that, the content and presentation of the material was really good and easy to follow. The training package went into a lot of detail and in some cases going over the really basic information that most candidates for the CEH should already have a full grasp on, at least in my opinion. The prices are fair and consistent with other training sites, the one thing I would point out is if you get the 30 day license, you really make sure you have the time during that month to complete the training; there are approximately 11 and ½ hours of material in this course. […]

Enabling DVD playback in Ubuntu 9.04

October 6, 2010 admin 0

I have just finished installing Ubuntu 9.04 on a Gateway laptop, everything worked well from video to wireless until I popped in a DVD to watch. Did the updates and still nothing, until I ran across this command on the Internet, tried it and everything is golden now. […]

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