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Defensive Security Podcast Episode 56

Tip from Bob; US Cyber Security Framework; Challenges with deploying insecure technology; Target vendor compromised through email and some discussions on vendor risks;  Healthcare organizations are UNDER SIEGE by cyber attacks; The DSD’s ranking of security controls; 6 tips to combat APT; The importance of not running with administrator rights; Neiman Marcus breach details begin to emerge, 60,000 events went uninvestigated.

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http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/021214-white-house-pushes-cybersecurity-framework-278705.html

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/021114-it-innovation-challenging-security-pros39-278671.html

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/02/email-attack-on-vendor-set-up-breach-at-target/

https://www.maliciouslink.com/what-the-target-breach-should-tell-us/

https://www.maliciouslink.com/what-the-target-breach-can-teach-us-about-vendor-management/

http://m.slashdot.org/story/198359

http://www.asd.gov.au/publications/Mitigation_Strategies_2014.pdf

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/021814-6-tips-to-combat-advanced-278854.html

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/021914-time-to-drop-unnecessary-admin-278888.html & http://www.networkworld.com/research/2014/021914-one-tweak-can-make-your-278933.html

https://www.maliciouslink.com/one-weird-trick-to-secure-you-pcs/

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-02-21/neiman-marcus-hackers-set-off-60-000-alerts-in-bagging-card-data

https://www.maliciouslink.com/lessons-from-the-neiman-marcus-breach/

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 54

More advice from Bob; Verizon’s report on PCI compliance; Target hacked through HVAC contractor; Reporting fail on hacking the Winter Olympics;  Optimizing the use of security budgets in larger organizations.

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Verizon PCI report: http://www.verizonenterprise.com/resources/reports/rp_pci-report-2014_en_xg.pdf

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/02/target-hackers-broke-in-via-hvac-company/
http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/target-attack-shows-danger-of-remotely-accessible-hvac-systems-235919

http://blog.erratasec.com/2014/02/that-nbc-story-100-fraudulent.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/nbc-richard-engel-hacking-report-cyber-attack-sochi-olympics-2014-2

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/how-mid-to-large-companies-can-optimize-security-budgets/

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 41

New trojan looking for SAP installations, possibly a harbinger of things to come; Turns out Adobe used symmetric encryption to store the 130M passwords that were stolen; A dicey list of suggestions on how not to be the guy that gets your company owned; The results of the 2013 social engineering capture the flag are not pretty; Some security researchers completely compromise a government agency with a fake Facebook profile of an attractive lady; and all sorts of craziness about #badbios.

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http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/new-malware-variant-suggests-cybercriminals-targeting-sap-users-230014
http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/how-an-epic-blunder-by-adobe-could-strengthen-hand-of-password-crackers/
http://qz.com/120946/the-complete-guide-to-not-being-that-idiot-who-got-the-company-hacked/
http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerability/social-engineers-pwn-the-human-network-i/240163379
http://www.zdnet.com/government-agency-compromised-by-fake-facebook-hottie-7000022700/
BadBIOS intro: http://blog.erratasec.com/2013/10/badbios-features-explained.html
BadBIOS rebuttal: http://www.rootwyrm.com/2013/11/the-badbios-analysis-is-wrong/

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 40

Federal employees circumventing onerous security controls resulting in breaches;  Cryptolocker is scary stuff; PHP.net hacked, and the response; DDOS attacks getting much larger, but lasting less time; Our discussion on advanced malware.

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http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/101713-federal-security-breaches-traced-to-274944.html
http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208214109/Cryptolocker_Wants_Your_Money
http://bartblaze.blogspot.com/2013/10/phpnet-compromised.html
http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/10/hackers-compromise-official-php-website-infect-visitors-with-malware/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2056188/brace-for-stronger-ddos-attacks-security-firm-warns.html

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 39

Hackers hide drugs coming through Belgium port by repeatedly hacking port computer systems; Aligning security with business priorities and other sage advice; how [not] to respond to a malware incident; on the security of jump boxes; reminder about security risks to small businesses; defining metrics for an incident response organization.

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http://www.csoonline.com/article/741530/security-spending-continues-to-run-a-step-behind-the-threats?page=1
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/how-to-respond-to-a-malware-incident/
http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/jump-boxes-improve-security-if-you-set-them-right-228742
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/hacked-small-businesses-often-have-no-place-turn
Presentation at RSA security analytica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDR6SwQ_i0I | https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-27380

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 37

The depressingly small impact from the arrest of the black hole exploit kit author; detecting malware embedded in hardware; altering CPUs during manufacturing to  weaken random number generation; investigation into major identity theft operation results in discovery that data brokers were infected and that Adobe’s source code and 2.9M user IDs were stolen; recapping Derbycon 3.

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Defensive Security Podcast Episode 7

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