Security Configuration Management – The Keys to the Digital Kingdom

October 19, 2011 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

IT security configurations serve as the keys to the digital kingdom of your organization’s IT infrastructure and its valuable data. Yet if you examined almost any enterprise organization, you’d find poor configuration settings. What’s more, you’d find little or no integration between configuration solutions and other IT security controls, when they can so clearly be leveraged to increase defensive posture. […]

Thomas Ryan Outed As Occupy Wall Street Snitch

October 19, 2011 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Gawker introduces Thomas Ryan, a man who worked as a snitch for the NYPD and FBI to keep authorities abreast of Occupy Wall Street’s activities and plans.

Ryan got emails sent to members of one of Occupy Wall Street’s mailing lists and sent them to law enforcement members and others interested in what organizers were up to, according to Gawker. […]

Cyber Security DC Live Oct 14 2011

October 17, 2011 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

In case you missed it, check out last week’s Facebook Live cybersecurity panel discussion featuring Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan, National Cyber Security Alliance Executive Director Michael Kaiser and Facebook Security Guide co-author Linda McCarthy: […]

SANS CDI 2011 Press Release – SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2011 Targets Washington, D.C.

October 14, 2011 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

SANS today announced its final information security training event of the year, Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) 2011, which will be held December 9 – 16 in Washington, D.C. SANS CDI provides information security professionals in the public and private sectors a unique opportunity to learn from today’s top security experts about the latest cyber attacks and what can be done to stop or mitigate damage. SANS is offering discounted rates to those who register by October 26. […]

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) 2011 is coming to Washington, DC

October 13, 2011 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

CDI offers SANS’ most interesting and challenging courses to serve the nation’s most sophisticated cyber security community. Are you in the military or are you a civilian or contractor employee? Are you employed by a bank, a utility, or other critical infrastructure where you have the responsibility to protect the nation’s most sensitive systems? If so, you will find the courses you need to boost your career with the training you need. SANS CDI 2011 is offering 23 courses, including these that are new: Audit 407: Foundations of Auditing Information Systems, Management 442: Information Security Risk Management and Developer 551: Secure Mobile Applications Development: iOS App Security. Hands-on training is the hallmark of these courses along with the promise that you will be able to put what you learn in SANS courses to work as soon as you get back to the office. […]

US-CERT – Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates

October 12, 2011 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Apple has released security updates for Apple iOS, Safari 5.1.1, OS X
Lion v10.7.2, iWork 09, and Apple TV 4.4 to address multiple
vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an
attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service
condition, obtain sensitive information, and bypass security
restrictions. […]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – The White House Blog

October 10, 2011 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Today, the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation designating October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. On Friday, I will be speaking together with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano at the official kick-off event for the month at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. In the following weeks, the Department of Homeland Security will be hosting events across the nation to bring cybersecurity awareness to your state and your community. Every company, school, and family should use October as an opportunity to focus on cybersecurity – update training, attend or host an event, or talk to your children about responsible use of the Internet. […]

Scammers waste no time in exploiting Steve Jobs’ death

October 7, 2011 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

As much of the world mourns the passing of Steve Jobs — one of the technology industry’s greatest visionaries — the bottom feeders of the cyber crime world are greedily exploiting the tragedy through scams promising unwitting users a chance to win a free iPad.

Sophos has reported in its Naked Security blog on one such scam already circulating via Facebook that reads as follows: “In memory of Steve, a company is giving out 50 ipads tonight. R.I.P. Steve Jobs,” followed by a tailored bit.ly link ending with “restinpeace-steve-jobs.” Clicking the link takes users to one of countless malicious Web pages. […]

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