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Category Archives: Information Security News

Missed by NIST

– NIST (The National Institute of Standards and Technology) issued for comments a “Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework” on August 28, 2013, available at www.nist.gov/itl/cyberframework.cfm The draft document is the result of the Presidential Executive Order (EO) on…

InfoSec Defenders are “Losers” per RSA

– The annual RSA Conference in San Francisco is a great event for meeting and greeting, A record of some 20,000 visitors was claimed to have attended the latest conference during the last week of February, 2012. Visitors have an opportunity to see and touch the latest vendor creations in one place…

Pump and Dump and Pump Again

– In the January 27, 2012 issue of The Wall Street Journal, Jean Eaglesham and Andrew Ackerman wrote an article with the title “SEC Says Latvian Hacked Accounts: Commission Alleges Four Firms Helped Trader Make Unauthorized Online Stock Purchases and Sales.” The article describes the apparent…

China Chamber Hack

– Siobhan Gorman is back in strong form on the front page of the December 21, 2011 Wall Street Journal with her article “China Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber,” which suggests at first glance that  hackers made from porcelain were successfully thrown into some U.S. person’s bedroom. However, the…

Normative Cyber Security

– Joel Brenner’s new book, America the Vulnerable – Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare (The Penguin Press, 2011), is another book of the genre of Richard Clarke’s several volumes of non-fiction, such as his most recent book, published with Robert Knake, Cyber…