Tag Archives: Cyber Security

Should Anti-virus be Mandatory – South Korea Thinks So!

South Korea is now contemplating a new law that would require computer users to have anti-virus installed on their computers.  The law is called the “Zombie PC Prevention Bill.”  The South Korea law would 1.    Impose a statutory duty on … Continue reading

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The New CompTIA CASP Certification

Later this year, CompTIA will be releasing the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification.   It is time for this certification. It’s targeted directly at individuals that have worked in security for a number of years in “hands-on” security.  We are … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Risks for Online Users

Did you know that a report by Sophos in 2009 found that a malicious web site is detected about every 5 seconds? Since then, the pace has only increased.  Internet users must implement basic protections to stay safe while surfing … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Exposure Points to Bigger Data Security Problems in 2011

I was in DC recently and was looking at some WWII memorabilia that was used during the 1940’s to reinforce the importance of information security. While there were no modern computers, cell phones, or even Internet during this time, the … Continue reading

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The DHS Cyber Security Infrastructure Protection Act of 2010

What are your thoughts on giving DHS oversight over portions of the Internet?  A new bill, HR 6423, is planning on doing just that.  This bill would give DHS the right to regulate portions of the Internet that is deemed … Continue reading

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Employee Access Review – Preventing Access Creep

Access creep is a common problem and one way that employees sometimes end up with a greater level of access than what they should have.  One of the items we examine during a security assessment is employee access. While reviewing … Continue reading

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CompTIA Ready’s an Upgrade to the Cyber Security Foundations Cert: Security+ SY0-301

If you’ve been putting off obtaining your Security+ certification and are not going to attempt the exam before December 31, 2010, you may want to wait until the new version of Security+ SY0-301 is released.  CompTIA is planning the new … Continue reading

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Michael Gregg Demo’s how Snooping on Strangers is Made Easy with Firesheep

I blogged about sidejacking last week.  This is a common threat and one that cyber security experts have identified as a major security flaw since at least 2004. Fox News asked Michael Gregg to stop by their studio and demonstrate … Continue reading

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Top Ten Places Cyber Criminals Go to Steal Your Identity

Are you ever uneasy about all the companies that want your social security number and other personal information?  A recent study compiled by McAfee, featured on eSecurity Planet, listed the top ten most hacked industries. While the Internet has brought … Continue reading

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CompTIA’s moving beyond cyber security foundations to develop an advanced IT security certification

While CompTIA is widely known for their foundational coverage of networking and security, they are now developing a more advanced security certification, the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP).   While this advanced security certification is still in the development phase, what is … Continue reading

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