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How You Think About Big Data For Cyber Security--And What You're Doing About It--May Not Agree

It’s inevitable. Whether in the boardroom or around the office, you’re bound to have “the talk” about big data analytics for cyber security—if you haven’t already. At issue is whether or not your organization is optimizing its data collection and analytics efforts to your best ability to detect and …

This Little USB Necklace Hacks Your Computer In No Time Flat

Quick! The bad guy/super villain has left the room! Plug in a mysterious device that’ll hack up their computer while an on-screen progress bar ticks forward to convey to the audience that things are working!<p>It’s a classic scene from basically every spy movie in history. In this case, however, that …

On the new Snowden documents

If you don't follow NSA news obsessively, you might have missed yesterday’s massive Snowden document dump from Der Spiegel. The documents provide a …

The Internet Of Things Has A Growing Number Of Cyber Security Problems

Is there anything that can’t be connected to the Internet? For example, where I once wore a $10 pedometer clipped to the waistband of yoga pants, I now wear a $130 fitness tracker on my wrist. In the past, I just took a look at the numbers on the pedometer to see how many steps I’d taken; now I …

The story of a pentester recruitment

Intro<p>Last year we decided to expand our pentest team, and we figured that offering a hands-on challenge would be a good filter for possible …

Information Security

Beware 'invoice' email scam to steal bank details

Criminals are sending emails with attachments containing malware, used to access information stored on your computer<p>Online security experts are warning computer users to be very wary of emails that claim to contain invoices, even if they appear to be from a trusted source.<p>Fraudsters are sending out …

Security Hacking and Developer Courses

Our latest round-up of courses will empower you with a range of skills to protect your systems and Web projects like a pro.<p>Start with your own Wi-Fi network, then move on to basic techniques for hacking and securing larger clusters, delve into security measures for OS X, and prepare for important …

Hacking into your home: TVs, refrigerators could be portal to most sensitive info

Forget doors and windows, the easiest way for a crook to break into your home may be through the stainless steel refrigerator in your kitchen, or the big screen TV in the living room.<p>Modern appliances are increasingly connected to the Internet, and each presents a potential path for savvy hackers …

Why the 'golden hour' is so important in fending off hackers

Businesses under a cyberattack have a one-hour window to detect the breach and contain it before they risk losing control, according to a new …

USB Defense: Stop Data Walking Out The Door

The bad news is that internal data breaches are on the rise. And one of the biggest culprits? USB devices.<p>In the past few years, there has been many …

Sysadmins, patch now: HTTP 'pings of death' are spewing across web to kill Windows servers

The SANS Institute has warned Windows IIS web server admins to get patching as miscreants are now exploiting a flaw in the software to crash websites.<p>…

Extracting USB Artifacts from Windows 7

Introduction<p>Although portable USB drives have become a permanent fixture in the everyday life of the typical user, these devices continue to …

Safer Email: Simple Things That YOU Can Do to Protect Your Net

<b>A 3-Part Series about How to Defend against Online Threats</b> <b></b><p><b>PART ONE: Safer Email</b><p>Are you ready for some good news about dealing with cyber criminals? …