By: - Chairman and CEO, Lumension

@pclawson

Test of our Bulk Power System, GridExII, Kicks Off Tomorrow

November 12th, 2013

On November 13-14, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) will host a Grid Security Exercise, called GridExII, with Electricity Sub-sector entities across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The goal is to simulate both a cyber-incident and physical attack for the purposes of testing organizational readiness and response. Some pretty good movies have been made [...]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

The Danger of Open Access to University IP

July 22nd, 2013

When I saw last week’s New York Times story about the problems universities are experiencing with cyber attacks, my first thought was one of surprise. Wasn’t this kind of story published years ago? Hackers are opportunistic and universities pride themselves on providing free and open access to materials. Cyber attacks on research universities have been [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Changeup Information Sharing

May 6th, 2013

We were talking with the CIO of a major healthcare company the other day who told us that his day had gone sideways because of the re-emergence of the ChangeUp worm / Trojan. This was news to me. I mean, yes, I’m a little behind in my reading, but I’d not heard much about ChangeUp [...]



By: - Chairman and CEO, Lumension

@pclawson

The New York Times Breach: Why AV Failed, What They Should Have Done and What We Accomplish by Letting Them Stay Inside

February 1st, 2013

In yet another example in the saga of personalized malware from foreign nations, specifically China, The New York Times reported Wednesday that the Chinese had carried out an extensive malware campaign against the newspaper giant for the past four months. With this news, we see once again stand alone, signature-based defenses are completely ineffective, especially [...]



By: - Chairman and CEO, Lumension

@pclawson

November Podcast: State of Security Awards

December 5th, 2012

audio

Welcome to the November edition of the state of cyber security awards. We’ve got a few well-done’s to hand out as well as a lesson learned. As is always the case here, cyber security is an on-the-job learning process for most. Download the podcast.  Government Action Impacting Our Industry News reports indicate President Obama is [...]



By: - IT Security Expert, Author

@stiennon

Welcome to the Age of Weaponized Malware

June 27th, 2012

video

Thanks to my colleagues, Paul Henry and Paul Zimski for a great discussion on weaponized malware yesterday. While the threats that dominate our headlines … Stuxnet (2009), DuQu (2010) and Flame (2011) seem like story lines that spy movies are made of, they are in fact something enterprise should be concerned about. The weaponization of [...]



By: - IT Security Expert, Author

@stiennon

3 Reasons Flame is a Game Changer

June 21st, 2012

Back in the late ’90s, the president of a prominent U.S. anti-virus company was approached by a delegation from India. Their request? Weapons-grade malware. In the same month, he was also approached by representatives from Pakistan with the same request. As he explains it: “Two nuclear armed nations with a common border and a history [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Application Whitelisting: Key Protection Against Targeted Cyber Attacks

August 1st, 2011

The Australian Department of Defence recently updated their Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions guidelines, and I think it warrants a little discussion. The relatively short (only two pages!) document from the Cyber Security Operation Centre (CSOC) – part of the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) – is based on their experience in operational cyber security, [...]



By: - Chairman and CEO, Lumension

@pclawson

U.S. Cybersecurity Proposal – A Plan about Plans: We Need More Action and Talent If We’re Serious about Securing Our Nation’s Data

May 18th, 2011

My mother use to always say, actions speak louder than words and in reading the recent cybersecurity proposed plan, I can’t help but think of that age-old phrase. To date, there has been very little meaning behind our nation’s efforts to secure the American people, industry and critical infrastructure from cyber criminals. In fact, according [...]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Sony Playstation Megabreach – Now What?

April 27th, 2011

The original attack against Sony was a massive Distributed Denial of Service Attack that quickly changed vectors and became a penetration of their environment.


By: - IT Secured. Success Optimized.

@_lumension

Federal Cyber Security Outlook for 2010

May 3rd, 2010

video

Steve Antone, Vice President of Federal Solutions Group provides insights into the Federal Cyber Security Outlook for 2010 survey.


By: - IT Security Sales Expert

Why Compliance and Security Need to Play Nice

April 6th, 2010

video

In this video interview, Matt Mosher, SVP of the Americas, Lumension, takes an in-depth look at how organizations can make compliance a continuous process by correlating compliance with security posture.


By: - Chairman and CEO, Lumension

@pclawson

Could Reality Bite for U.S. Cyber Security?

April 5th, 2010

We’ve reported on the need for a non-toxic public sector/private sector bridge to help counter cybersecurity threats, and it’s encouraging to see signs we’re finally moving away from all the chatter to actually put a structure in place. The government needs to work with business to come up with effective strategies to keep information safe, [...]


By: - Chairman and CEO, Lumension

@pclawson

Cybersecurity: Moving Beyond the Chatter and Noise!

March 25th, 2010

As both a guest speaker and attendee at the Security Innovation Network’s fourth annual IT Security Entrepreneur’s Forum, I found the conference provided a great deal of insight on important cybersecurity issues. Two panels I found particularly relevant were: “An Industry and Government Perspective on the Emerging Cyber Threats, Risks and Vulnerabilities” and “Moving Forward [...]


By: - Chairman and CEO, Lumension

@pclawson

Now Playing – Cybersecurity: The Broken Record

February 8th, 2010

Recently Dennis Blair, director of national intelligence, presented the Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and painted a much starker picture of the current state of cybersecurity in the country compared to his testimony last year. According to Blair, the United States confronts a dangerous combination [...]



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