Tag Archives: hackers

Securing the Critical Infrastructure—Two Lost Decades

– On May 22, 2018, it will have been 20 years to the day since President Bill Clinton issued PDD 63 (Presidential Decision Directive No. 63: Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure). The PDD laid out a plan to protect critical sectors of the economy, such as telecommunications, energy,…

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…

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…

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…

Nastier at NASDAQ and the ROI of Security

– Here is a correction to “Nastiness at NASDAQ” BlogInfoSec, March 7, 2011. The first sentence of the second paragraph should read “From my particular perspective, the most disturbing aspect of the incident, as reported, is that either NASDAQ staff or law enforcement apparently do NOT know…