Category Archives: Security

Special issue on Cloud Forensics and Security (Journal of Cloud Computing, SpringerOpen)

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South Korea Cyber Attack

There are some very interesting aspects to this recent attack. The following links provide some early analysis of the basis for the attack http://blogs.csoonline.com/malwarecybercrime/2628/symantecs-research-south-korean-attacks-more-detail http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/south-korean-banks-and-broadcasting-organizations-suffer-major-damage-cyber-attack One particular unusual aspect is the Linux codes within the Windows version of the software.

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Valuable insights on Cybersecurity Challenges for 2012

This link http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/cybersecurity-challenges-in-2013/9038 provides an interesting view on the challenges facing all organisations in 2012. Due to SMEs’ lack of awareness of these issues, they will be most affected. See also this one on problems relating to communicating with the … Continue reading

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Facebook Graph Search, Privacy Settings and User Education

The following CSO Online story raises interesting questions about Ethics and security. http://www.csoonline.com/article/727502/facebook-s-graph-search-worries-security-experts The Facebook perspective is that Users need to be responsible for their own settings, even though managing settings is not intuitive and is difficult to find. Security … Continue reading

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CSO Updates for Cybercrime

A couple of interesting items from today’s online email Distributed Spam Distraction (DSD) technique http://www.csoonline.com/article/727439/flood-of-spam-email-it-may-be-a-screen-for-fraud Value of Forensics http://www.csoonline.com/article/727438/gozi-malware-arrests-report-highlight-russian-cybercrime

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Latest PwC Global Security Survey 2012

PwC and CSOonline have just released the 2012 Infosec survey based on 12052 senior managers’ responses. Basically little change from last year. http://www.csoonline.com/article/719766/global-infosec-survey-finds-more-talk-but-not-more-action?page=1 Continues to portray a difficult situation selling security and governance. Richard

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Research on the hardware/software interface

ACM Queue has an interview¬†with Dr Robert Watson, a researcher at Cambridge. He and his team do work on the hardware/software interface and how it defines (and limits) application security. The interview is worth checking out, as is the Slashdot … Continue reading

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