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September 10, 2010  5:05 PM

Is there an orange ball in information security?



Posted by: Troy Tate
awareness, information security, infosec, malicious software, malware, network management, network security, security awareness

In Japan many retailers have what look like orange balls or waterballoons near checkouts. Bruce Schneier, a leading information security expert, recently blogged about these

May 21, 2010  5:15 PM

SC Vision – web videos for infosec professionals



Posted by: Troy Tate
education, information security education, infosec, PKI, Security, security administration, security awareness, webinar

SC Magazine has announced the SC Vision TV website. Currently there is a collection of about 7 videos of interest to IT professionals on such topics as Driving More Informed...


May 19, 2010  8:09 PM

Malvertisements – 1.3 million viewed per day!



Posted by: Troy Tate
drive-by download, information security, information security awareness, infosec, malicious software, malware, security awareness

Last year the NY Times website had advertisements that served up some malicious content (Would you click if it showed on the NY Times website? -...

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March 17, 2010  8:59 PM

National Research Council Announces Cyberdeterrence Scholarship



Posted by: Troy Tate
cyberattack, cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, cyberthreats, information security, infosec awareness, risk, risk management, security awareness, threat

This is a very interesting call for papers (CFP). The questions of interest section raises some significant security concerns. Maybe you watched some of the US national cybersecurity drill in February. If not, check out my previous blog posting


March 12, 2010  4:47 PM

Dept of Homeland Security announces National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge



Posted by: Troy Tate
crisis management, cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security, dhs, education, information security, information security awareness, risk management, security awareness, training

Maybe you heard about the cybersecurity drill ran last month by the Department of Homeland Security. If not, check out this CNN news story. Then watch the very interesting videos of the drill itself. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/u4MDjcpPfvE" width="425" height="350"...


January 15, 2010  7:33 PM

Recipe for malware infection – 10 steps



Posted by: Troy Tate
antivirus, attack, firewall, information security, information security awareness, malware, patching, security awareness, social engineering, updates, zero day

For certain malware infection follow these steps: 1. Do not apply operating system patches. 2. Do not apply application patches. 3. Do open emails from unknown sources. 4. Do open attachments on emails from unknown sources. 5. Do open unexpected attachments appearing to be from known...


December 2, 2009  9:33 PM

10 Tips: Holiday greeting cards, holiday shopping and computer security awareness



Posted by: Troy Tate
antispyware, antivirus, hoaxes, information security, internet security, phishing, Security, security awareness, shopping

It is that time of year again when folks send electronic holiday greeting cards to one another. Some of the greetings may also be games that bear holiday messages. It is also a time when malicious software spreads using these same types of messages and software. You should also...


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