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Cybersecurity Issues

A central point for collection of information that relates to computer security. Including, but not limited to, security advisories from the major vendors, major data breaches, "phishing" alerts, commentary regarding staffing levels. etc. etc.

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Comment by Henry Brown on February 16, 2014 at 9:24am

IMO interesting list of cybersecurityh related readings 

From the terebrate blog:

For the past decade, I have had this notion that there must be a definitive Cyber Security Canon; a list of must-read books where the content is timeless, genuinely represents an aspect of the community that is true and precise and that, if not read, will leave a hole in the cyber security professional’s education that will make the practitioner incomplete.
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With that in mind, I propose the following 20 books for consideration

Comment by Henry Brown on January 28, 2014 at 3:28pm

GAO and Cybersecurity

Title: Critical Infrastructure Protection:
More Comprehensive Planning Would Enhance the Cybersecurity of Public Safety Entities' Emerging Technology

The five identified federal agencies (Departments of Homeland Security, Commerce, Justice, and Transportation and Federal Communications Commission (FCC)) have to varying degrees, coordinated cybersecurity-related activities with state and local governments. These activities included (1) supporting critical infrastructure protection-related planning, (2) issuing grants, (3) sharing information, (4) providing technical assistance, and (5) regulating and overseeing essential functions. However, except for supporting critical infrastructure planning, federal coordination of these activities was generally not targeted towards or focused on the cybersecurity of state and local public safety entities involved in handling 911 emergency calls.

Download Report:  

660404.pdf

Comment by Henry Brown on January 2, 2014 at 4:09pm

Could be of some interest and perhaps worthy of some further distribution...

A Press Release: with links to further information!


The Mobile Resource Group Announces Mobile Device Security Certification

New certification for mobile device security professionals launches and is now accepting applications.

After 18 months of preparation and build-out, an entirely new certification for IT security professionals – rooted in the Mobile Device field – is set to launch.

Comment by DUBOIS Michel on December 18, 2013 at 7:18am

It's great time to control what some "hosting sites" are doing !!!

Comment by Henry Brown on November 29, 2013 at 8:00am

IMO Interesting article from the Infosecurity Magazine:
 The Paradox of OSS: More Secure by Definition; Often Less Secure in Use

One side-effect of the Snowden revelations and rumors and accusations of government-inspired backdoors in mainstream software products is increased interest in open source software (OSS). But while OSS comes with more inherent trust, it is often used with less security.

Comment by Henry Brown on October 15, 2013 at 3:55pm

Have added a discussion which could be of some interest to some!

Title: FISMA Implementation

Comment by Henry Brown on October 11, 2013 at 9:24am

Have posted a discussion which could/should have some value/interest to some

Title: Google Supports Open Source

Comment by Henry Brown on October 9, 2013 at 2:56pm

Have posted a discussion which should/could have some interest/value to some

Title: Android Security

Comment by Henry Brown on October 4, 2013 at 5:22am

Have posted a video which could/should have some interest/value to some...

IMO probably could use somewhat wider distribution

Title:The Battle for Power on the Internet

Comment by Henry Brown on September 30, 2013 at 9:45am

Have posted a discussion which could be of some interest to some!

Title: Microsoft and Law Enforcement

 

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