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  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup : Dec 30, 2011 : Taking a Look Back at Some of the Year’s Top Security Stories

    Trending Security News In August we started posting the Weekly Roundup to share trending security news from many viewpoints. Week by week the flow of news provides insights into the ever growing challenges faced in the global efforts to secure cyberspace, as well as the progress made and security...
  • Blog Post: DoD Announces Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace

    The news from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) last week was sobering – if not overly surprising – as the department announced that during March an unnamed foreign intelligence service hacked into the computer system of a corporate contractor and obtained 24,000 Pentagon files during a single intrusion...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup: June 8, 2012 – Not On My Security Watch

    Trending Security News This week in security news, stories report on the LinkedIn hack, big data, cyber legislation in process, and the consummerization of IT on BYOD trends. Here are some of the security news stories and our two blog picks this week. We focus on highlighting a variety of computer security...
  • Blog Post: Security Week in Review: March 4, 2011

    Trending Security News Mark this phrase – “trusted supply chain.” It is not in Wikipedia yet, but it is an important discussion point for managing cybersecurity and risk that looks at the question of where your software came from and who touched it before it was deployed on your...
  • Blog Post: Scott Charney – Deconstructing Cyber Threat

    Today, I would like to call your attention to a new paper from Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Trustworthy Computing Scott Charney called “ Rethinking the Cyber Threat – A Framework and Path Forward .” In my own opinion, this is a very important paper for industry and government, because the deconstruction...
  • Blog Post: Security Week in Review: February 25, 2011

    Well, this week was pretty lean compared to the plethora of Security topics written last week during RSA.  Still, I was able to find a few nuggets that are interesting or noteworthy.  I am continuing to see the trends that have emerged recently with respect to Cyber threat and stronger government...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Roundup : Aug 12, 2011 : Dissecting a Shady Rat

    Trending Security News Probably the most widely discussed and interesting story in security news was the follow-on activity from McAfee’s disclosures last week of “Operation Shady Rat.”   As we noted previously , Vanity Fair called it an “unprecedented cyber-espionage campaign and intellectual property...