Today, President Obama declared a national emergency and signed an executive order empowering the government to impose sanctions against anyone viewed as a cyberthreat to the United States. By +Ken Westin
So, it has passed into the obscurity of the 24-hour news cycle, but recently the U.S. President and the UK PM both made public statements advocating for the government to have a way to decrypt our data at any time. Suggestions have ranged from key escrow schemes to backdoors in the encryption software, and presumably a myriad more I haven’t heard of.
As reported by the 2013 Europol Serious & Organized Threat Assessment, the “Total Global Impact of CyberCrime [has risen to] US $3 Trillion, making it more profitable than the global trade in marijuana, cocaine and heroin combined.”
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO), an independent UK Government department whose mission is to investigate instances of serious and complex fraud, was recently fined £180,000 following a data breach during one of its investigations.
An Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agent has subpoenaed reddit to learn more information about five users who frequent the subreddit r/darknetmarkets – an active chat room for issues pertaining to dark market websites.
AnonGhost, a group that is said to be affiliated with the global hacking group Anonymous, has released a video in which it vows to punish Israel for its “crimes in the Palestinian territories” with an “electronic Holocaust.”
I know that I am not the target demographic for CSI: Cyber. Just as I assume anyone who does anything remotely related to law enforcement isn’t interested in watching a cop procedural, I don’t generally watch shows that feature “hackers."
configuration management, file integrity monitoring, log and event management, and vulnerability management
Social Media, 2010 - present
Tripwire is a leading provider of advanced threat security and compliance solutions that enable enterprises, service providers and government agencies to confidently detect, prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business-context and enable security automation through enterprise integration. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence.