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On April 8-9, 2014, the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) co-sponsored the most recent Defensive Cyberspace Operations & Intelligence (DCOI) conference with Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), at INSS’s conference center. The objective of the DCOI, which is now an annual, high-level US-Israel cyber conference, is to contribute to an informed …… Read More
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Your organization’s greatest assets are also its greatest threat: People. Your greatest risk are those you trust. Last year, more than a third of data breaches were perpetrated by a malicious insider, such as an employee, contractor or trusted business partner. On average, an attack by an insider is also more likely to cost the …… Read More
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This week I will be following up on my last blog post: Empowering More Women in Infosec. According to a 2013 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study, women only represent 11 percent of the Information-Security workforce globally. The report also indicated that the role of security analyst is in high demand amongst Infosec employers. We …… Read More
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Google may soon be taking a different approach to website security. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the company is considering giving websites that encrypt a boost in their search engine results. Would this incentive significantly improve online security for daily users? Listen to episode 138 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Lamar …… Read More
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Last week was Heartbleed week. It was what experts call the biggest security lapse in the last few years, and both the mainstream and industry press have spent a lot of time explaining what this is and how it could be fixed. You would expect that everything on the subject has been said by now, …… Read More
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The Security BSides London event is just around the corner - 29th April, 2014 at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, Hornton Street, London – and Tripwire is pleased to have one of our best and brightest scheduled to deliver a session examining techniques for identifying vulnerabilities in target applications. Craig Young (@CraigTweets), a computer security researcher with Tripwire’s …… Read More
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I’m still digesting the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), which was just released, but a couple of things have jumped out at me already, less than a day after its release. First, looking at the graph below on the left, it seem that servers are more popular than ever as attack targets. This …… Read More
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This report was prepared by The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) to create better cyber situational awareness (Cyber SA) of the nature and scope of threats and hazards to national security worldwide in the domains of cyberspace and open source intelligence. It is provided to Federal, State, …… Read More
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Tripwire today introduced the NERC Alliance Network, an expansion of its Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program and NERC Solution Suite. This new program provides power and utility companies with a network of trusted technology and services companies that specialize in providing North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) solutions. The NERC Alliance …… Read More
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The growing cybersecurity skills gap makes recruiting and retaining personnel with the prerequisite expertise needed to safeguard critical systems and sensitive information increasingly difficult for both the public and private sectors. A recent study conducted by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan on behalf of (ISC)2 estimated that the number of security professionals was around 2.25 …… Read More
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Anthony M. Freed is Tripwire Inc.'s Community Engagement & Social Media Coordinator, and has a passion for translating security techno-babble into the language of enterprise risk abatement for the business class.

Tripwire’s IT security software reduces risk, ensures systems and data security, and automates regulatory compliance. Tripwire offerings solve the security configuration management, continuous monitoring, and incident detection problems facing organizations of all sizes, as stand-alone solutions or in concert with other IT security controls.

Anthony is an infosec journalist who authored numerous feature articles, interviews and investigative reports which have been sourced and cited by dozens of major media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, The Register, Financial Times of London, MSNBC, Fox News, PC/IT/Computer/Tech World, eWeek, SC Magazine, CSO Magazine, Federal News Radio, The Herald-Tribune, Naked Security, and many more.

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