Tag Archives: hackers

Nastiness at NASDAQ

– Did you catch the article in the February 5, 2010 Wall Street Journal about hacker intrusions at NASDAQ? It is by Devlin Barrett and has the title “Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computers.” It is believed that the initial penetration of NASDAQ’s networks and systems dates back to 2010. And it…

Software Begat Hardware Begat Software Begat …

– I happened to be browsing through some magazines at a newsstand when I came across the August 2010 issue of Scientific American and noticed that they were featuring an article by John Villasenor about “The Hacker in Your Hardware.” I found the description of what the author believes to be the…

How Deep in DLP Are You?

– While every security tool a vendor advertises to or demonstrates for you is purportedly the silver bullet that saves your organization from drowning in a virtual sea of hackers, rogues and spies, data-leakage protection – or prevention (DLP) is one for which many electrons have been slain to…

Business Drivers For Information Security: Who Needs Them Anyway?

– Security needs to be done to protect the information assets from all the hackers, thieves, criminals and people waiting to steal laptops and data as well as those disgruntled employees that are trying to sabotage the networks, right? Everyone knows that, we need to invest much more money to solve…

Bad Behavior – Thoughts on the Malicious Insider

– Following every high-profile insider security breach, there is usually a slew of vendors who will triumphantly point out that, had they installed their product, the victim company would have avoided the whole painful problem. The adverse publicity, the implementation of new Draconian controls, the…