Security Wire Weekly:

September, 2012

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September 25, 2012  8:34 PM

Email attacks still highly successful attack vector



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
malware, Security Wire Weekly, spam

Ali Mesdaq a security researcher at FireEye Inc. explains why malicious file attachments are still a highly successful attack vector for cybercriminals. Automated attack toolkits, spambots and targeted attackers typically use the old standby technique because it works. FireEye has found a spike in...

September 20, 2012  6:42 PM

Flame malware analysis, How to defend against fraudulent certificates



Posted by: Eric Parizo
Threat Monitor podcast

Security expert Nick Lewis analyzes Flame malware, plus gives tips for dealing with Flame's most unique function: its use of fraudulent certificates.


September 19, 2012  12:54 PM

Formulate a more effective information security incident response plan



Posted by: Eric Parizo
Hot Type: Security Books in Audio

In this Hot Type podcast, author Neal McCarthy offers real-world examples that enterprises can use to form an information security incident response plan.


September 12, 2012  4:54 PM

Legal counsel vital component of incident response



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
data breach management, data security breach

Ellen Giblin an attorney at Ashcroft Law and Gant Redmon, the general counsel for Co3 Systems discuss the litigator's role in incident response. The legal team should be contacted as soon as a security or privacy incident is detected because it shifts the burden and liability over to the attorney,...


September 7, 2012  7:10 PM

Google Aurora attackers back with zero-day exploits, new targeted attack techniques



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
cyberespionage, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, hacking

The Aurora attackers, which surfaced in 2009 targeting Google and dozens of other firms are improving their techniques and showing impressive skills, according to new research from Symantec. The group is a threat to U.S. defense contractors and their partners, including manufacturers and parts...


September 5, 2012  7:51 PM

The case for using anomaly based monitoring in zero day detection



Posted by: Eric Parizo
Threat Monitor

In light of recent failures by the signature-based model, expert Char Sample discusses anomaly-based monitoring technology and the potential it holds for enterprise security.


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