Archive for July, 2010

Zeus bot latches onto Windows shortcut security hole

Isolated strains of mainstream malware that took advantage of how the zero-day Windows flaw first exploited by the sophisticated Stuxnet worm began appearing late last week

One Breach = $1 Million To $53 Million In Damages Per Year, Report Says

Organizations are getting hit by at least one successful attack per week

Black Hat 2010: SCADA systems far more insecure than enterprise IT systems

SCADA systems, used to manage operations at places such as power plants and gas and oil refineries, often contain known vulnerabilities and unnecessary software

Black Hat: U.S. Infrastructure Vulnerable To Cyber Attack

Cyber terrorists have a number of ways to mount a major cyber attack on U.S. Internet infrastructure

The shadowy world of the advanced persistent threat and botnets

Today botnet systems can be purchased and operated by anyone — this type of attack is no longer reserved for Russian mobsters alone

ZeuS, Sality, Chymine and Vobfus jump on the LNK vulnerability bandwagon

The successful exploitation of the (still unpatched) Windows LNK flaw has prompted other malware attackers to try to achieve the same results

Department of Homeland Security and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Announce a Historic Enhanced Tribal Card

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Pascua Yaqui Tribe today announced the production of the first ever Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC) – designed as a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document that formally recognizes tribal …

Tara: The bodhisattva of risk management

Tara is a helpful mnemonic for transfer, avoid, reduce, accept: the principal risk management options. Years ago oil consumers, oil producers, policy-makers, and industry regulators decided the need for oil — and our understanding of the risks …

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute at the Black Hat Conference

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute at the Black Hat Conference, July 28, 2010, Las Vegas

Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Matt Chandler

A statement by Deputy Press Secretary Matt Chandler on the court’s decision to enjoin most of SB1070 on July 28, 2010.