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Tag Archives: Security Breaches

Integrity First … Then Availability … Then Confidentiality

– “Whatever happens, the system’s integrity must be restored.” This quotation appeared in an August 10, 2012 article “Knight Capital trading disaster portends frightening future for markets” by Diane Francis available at …

The Hackers Became Too Smart

– Is that what the epitaph for modern economies will be if the rapidly rising trend in breaches gets completely out of hand? The first time I noticed the excuse given for the success of a breach a being that the hackers were very sophisticated was when Heartland Payments was hacked some three years…

Network Solutions “Hacked Account” Demonstrates Incompetence

– When in doubt, claim the account was hacked. That appears to be the reasoning of a Network Solutions Technical Support Representative. Normally I do not write about other companies but this is an interesting case. As professionals we view being hacked as something we defend against. While some…

US Drones Hack: It’s The Same Old Story

– CNN reports that Iraqi insurgents were able to hack and view live feeds from US Spy Drones. The vulnerability was a non-technical one. The article summarized the issue as thus: The official said that many of the UAV feeds need to be sent out live to numerous people at one time, and encryption was…

Hope, Fear and Objectivity in National Security: Obama and Chertoff

– Whether or not Barack Obama was your candidate of choice, his Presidency has ushered in a positive response from around the globe. His supporters call this the politics of hope. And, it is in direct opposition to the outgoing US President Bush who’s political tactics are called the politics…