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GRC in Enterprise IT

GRC in Enterprise IT | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Reviewing IT Governance (a component of Governance, Risk and Compliance or GRC), the following resources may provide additional guidance if you are looking for a place to start: IT governance is a ...
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LastPass Finds Security Holes In Its Online Password Manager, Doesn’t Think Anyone Exploited Them

LastPass Finds Security Holes In Its Online Password Manager, Doesn’t Think Anyone Exploited Them | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
 When you’re in charge of keeping many hundreds of thousands of passwords under lock and key, trust is everything. Maintaining that trust means fessing up when things go wrong — even if it’s something you don’t think affected your users.
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Judge Lets US Intercept Info From Hacked Computers

Judge Lets US Intercept Info From Hacked Computers | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Judge Lets US Intercept Info From Hacked Computers ABC News The Justice Department can continue to intercept information from 350,000 computers worldwide that are known to be infected with a data-stealing virus being spread by an alleged Russian...
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Exclusive: U.S. companies seek cyber experts for top jobs, board seats

Exclusive: U.S. companies seek cyber experts for top jobs, board seats | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some of the largest U.S.
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Serious security hole found in SEO plugin used by millions of WordPress users

Serious security hole found in SEO plugin used by millions of WordPress users | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Serious security hole found in SEO plugin used by millions of WordPress users ... - Do you host your own... http://t.co/jIHdEPPWfk
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Cryptolocker GOZeuS

Cryptolocker GOZeuS | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Since Friday 30th May an almost unprecedented example of global cooperation between law enforcement agencies in 11 countries, led by Europol and the FBI along with the private sector, has been in effect.
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Gameover Zeus & Cryptolocker Ransomware Responsible for Millions of Infections - Cyberwarzone

Gameover Zeus & Cryptolocker Ransomware Responsible for Millions of Infections - Cyberwarzone | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
FBI and other law enforcement agencies have seized many infrastructures, which are affected with the Gameover Zeus Botnet and the Cryptolocker malware.
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U.S. Takes Down Crime Ring That Infected Over 500,000 Computers

U.S. Takes Down Crime Ring That Infected Over 500,000 Computers | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
U.S. Takes Down Crime Ring That Infected Over 500000 Computers Huffington Post (Reuters) - A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for...
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Google To Enable End-To-End Email Encryption, Highlight Good Email Security Practices

Google To Enable End-To-End Email Encryption, Highlight Good Email Security Practices | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Back in December of 2012, we wrote about (and agreed with) Julian Sanchez's suggestion that Google should do end-to-end encryption of emails, even if it (only slightly) mucked with its advertising business model.
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SEC Releases Cyber Security Examination Blueprint

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SEC Releases Cyber Security Examination Blueprint
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U.S. securities regulators have unveiled a road map that lays out how they plan to make sure Wall Street firms are prepared to detect and prevent cyber security attacks.

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Washington State Sold Computers Loaded With Sensitive Personal Information - The Consumerist

Washington State Sold Computers Loaded With Sensitive Personal Information - The Consumerist | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
GeekWire Washington State Sold Computers Loaded With Sensitive Personal Information The Consumerist It's not just retailers and manufacturers that carelessly sell used and refurbished electronics containing sensitive information left behind by a...
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Turkey Blocks Google DNS, YouTube Could Be Next

Turkey Blocks Google DNS, YouTube Could Be Next | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
The social media crackdown in Turkey continues, as the country has moved to block backdoor access to communications services like Twitter via Google DNS...

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Bob Boynton's curator insight, March 22, 5:34 PM

When in doubt turn off the opposition.

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FEULNER: Stopping the cybersecurity threat

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FEULNER: Stopping the cybersecurity threat
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“Cyber-espionage is rampant, with U.S.

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Crooks Reainmate A Dead Botnet To Target High-Value Bank Accounts

Crooks Reainmate A Dead Botnet To Target High-Value Bank Accounts | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
 In something that sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie, hackers have reanimated an apparently dead botnet called Gameover Zeus even as malware researchers dismantled the previous version of the network.
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2nd China Army Unit Implicated in Online Spying

2nd China Army Unit Implicated in Online Spying | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
A report by CrowdStrike, a security company, ties a hacker group in Shanghai to attacks on governments, contractors and research companies.

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Bob Boynton's curator insight, June 10, 11:05 AM

Everybody is doing it. All governments want to get into the electronic spying game. And the politicians cannot seem to find their way.

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Is your computer already infected with dangerous Gameover Zeus software?

Is your computer already infected with dangerous Gameover Zeus software? | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Experts say the cyber virus could have infected thousands of British computers by lying dormant and gathering data. (Is your computer already infected with dangerous Gameover Zeus software? Virus could be lying ...
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Chinese Hacking of the US

Chinese Hacking of the US | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Chinese hacking of American computer networks is old news. For years we've known about their attacks against U.S. government and corporate targets. We've seen detailed reports of how they hacked The New York Times.
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Battling Destructive Computer Viruses, Agents Seize Networks Used by Hackers

Battling Destructive Computer Viruses, Agents Seize Networks Used by Hackers | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
International Business Times UK Battling Destructive Computer Viruses, Agents Seize Networks Used by Hackers New York Times WASHINGTON — Government agents seized control of two computer networks that are used by hackers to steal banking information...
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‘Operation Tovar’ Targets ‘Gameover’ ZeuS Botnet, CryptoLocker Scourge

‘Operation Tovar’ Targets ‘Gameover’ ZeuS Botnet, CryptoLocker Scourge | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce today an international law enforcement operation to seize control over the Gameover ZeuS botnet, a sprawling network of hacked Microsoft Windows computers that currently infects an estimated...
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ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say

ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
MarketWatch ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say PCWorld The recent effort to disrupt the Gameover Zeus botnet includes plans for Internet service providers to notify victims, but some security researchers think ISPs should...
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Understanding the Heartbleed Bug

Understanding the Heartbleed Bug | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Probably the easiest-to-understand explanation you can find about the wildly and dangerously popular heartbleed bug.
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An increasingly 'hackable' world - ITWeb

An increasingly 'hackable' world - ITWeb | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
ITWeb An increasingly 'hackable' world ITWeb The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be one of the greatest technological revolutions mankind has ever seen, it's a world where just about anything can be connected and communicated in an intelligent...
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Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA

Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all communications. But this month, we learned that Snowden used another technology to keep his communications out of the NSA's prying eyes. It's called Tails. And naturally, nobody knows exactly who created it.

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Bob Boynton's curator insight, April 14, 9:05 AM

It worked for Snowden -- the linux operating system optimized for anonymity. It could work for the rest of us unless NSA now has added their own back door to it.

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Facebook facial recognition takes a giant, scary leap forward

Facebook facial recognition takes a giant, scary leap forward | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Facebook facial recognition takes a giant, scary leap forward Sydney Morning Herald Trained on a data set of some 4 million photos "from a popular social network", the software uses 3D modeling techniques and artificial neural...
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Anonymous Syria hacks and defaces 25 Nigerian government websites to bring world attention to the violence in Syria

Anonymous Syria hacks and defaces 25 Nigerian government websites to bring world attention to the violence in Syria | InfoSec Focus | Scoop.it
Anonymous Syria hacks and defaces 25 Nigerian government websites to bring world attention to the violence in Syria
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