Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Auerbach Series on Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Engineering

Edited by Ross Leo, Chief Systems and Security Architect at Cirrus Informatics, Inc., the objectives of this series include providing timely, well-researched, and informative pieces on the specific areas and issues associated with safeguarding America's critical infrastructures.

Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Engineering Series

If you're interested in finding out more about the series and participating in it, contact Ross Leo.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How Hackers Made Minced Meat of Department of Energy Networks

In this case, as reported on Ars Technica, it came down to little or no patch management. How simple?

If they had bothered to apply a little common sense, and had Felicia Nicastro's book, Security Patch Management, a lot of this could have been avoided.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FCC in-flight call plan meets political and public opposition

Yet, as reported by Mobile World Live, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler doesn't care, and won't act to ban calls. I can think of few things worse than the agony of air travel compounded by rude, obnoxious, self-obsessed people making phone calls at 30,000 feet. As if bad music that filters out of earbuds isn't bad enough. There is legislation pending to ban calls, but because it depends on Congress acting, I'm not counting on it going anywhere. Noise cancelling headphones anyone?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cross-Platform Malware: A Growing Threat for Computers

There's a new infographic from Mobistealth that uses Koobface to highlight cross-platform malware. The Koobface worm hits social networks like Facebook. According to Wired, the Koobface virus uses the private messaging systems of Facebook and other social media sites to infect computers via a shared video.

We have some new books to help you defend against attacks:

Automatic Defense against Zero-day Polymorphic Worms in Communication Networks

Android Security: Attacks and Defenses