How Rootkits Are Threatening Smartphone Security

Think your cell phone conversations are secure?  Think again….computer scientists at Rutgers University have shown how a familiar type of personal computer security threat can now attack new generations of smart mobile phones,  Read More →

Cyber Warfare: Attacks Linked to North Korea

North Korea is suspected of being behind cyber attacks on U.S. and South Korean web sites, says a spy agency from South Korea. Video courtesy of Reuters.  Read More →

Government Reports Computer Spies Breach Fighter Jet Project

According to the Wall Street Journal’s  Siobhan Gorman, August Cole, and Yochi Dreazen,  computer spies have broken into the Pentagon’s $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project.   This is the  Defense Department’s costliest weapons program ever, how can this be?  Tell me its not true. Was 9/11 not enough of a wake up call?  The events of that day cast doubt on the US government’s ability to protect its people.   Now... [Read More...]

Cybersecurity Rules for Private Networks Proposed

According the the Washington Post and reporters Joby Warrick and Walter Pincus “Senate Legislation Would Federalize Cybersecurity, April 1, 2009″ there is a new Senate Bill which proposes mandatory security standards for private industry.  The legislation, co-sponsored by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), was drafted with White House input. It is my opinion that this is nothing... [Read More...]

Is Your Critical Business Information Safe?

Recent news indicates that two large payment processors have become the victims of electronic compromise. According to RBS WorldPay in a press release the company states “Certain personal information of approximately 1.5 million cardholders and other individuals may have been affected and, of this group, Social Security numbers of 1.1 million people may have been accessed”. Heartland in a statement to the public indicated that it contacted more... [Read More...]

Loose Lips Sink Ships…and Maybe Companies Too

I’m sure we all remember growing up being told by parents, teachers, and others to be careful of what we say and who we say it to.   World War II GIs were taught “Loose Lips Sink Ships”.  These sage words ring true today.  Business environments are highly competitive, rich in proprietary data, and intricately dependent on the actions of its employees and business partners. While the use of Information Technology has enabled organizations... [Read More...]