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RSA Europe: John Colley talks about the past, present and future of (ISC)²

Infosecurity got a chance to sit down with John Colley, managing director EMEA for (ISC)², at last week's RSA Europe, and we learned that one of his current aims is to encourage new members – who do not currently satisfy the membership criteria – to sign up for associate membership of the security association.
17 October 2011

New York credit card fraud bust just ‘tip of the iceberg'

The indictments of 111 people in New York for operating a massive credit card fraud ring is just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to credit card fraud, judged Paul Rodgers, chairman of UK payment card industry group Vendorcom.
14 October 2011

SEC backs disclosure of cybersecurity risks by US companies

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued guidelines this week for US businesses regarding cybersecurity risk, including disclosures of data breaches as well as the risks of potential incidents.
14 October 2011

DLL loading pops back into the malware picture

Commtouch is reporting that a new DLL hijacking technique has been spotted being used by cybercriminals in the wild, even though the use of DLL loading has been falling by the wayside in recent times.
14 October 2011

The Undead are in the dark about Social Security data breaches

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has failed to notify close to 32,000 people that their social security numbers were mistakenly disclosed on the SSA’s death master file, a public database that provides information on deceased US citizens as a death verification tool.
14 October 2011

Half of Facebook users unhappy with privacy controls

Despite the fact that Facebook has apparently reworked its security and privacy controls several times, 51% of users are reportedly unhappy with the current privacy controls on the social networking site.
14 October 2011

RSA Europe: “Basic stupidity [surrounding IT security] is unstoppable” RSA Europe: “Basic stupidity [surrounding IT security] is unstoppable”

According to Ira Winkler, president and acting CEO of the Internet Security Advisory Group, social engineering – as a means of hacking people – is actually a far wider term than many people are aware of.
14 October 2011

Security researcher analyses shady shipping centers

Hard on the heels of last week's arrest of more than 100 people suspected of being part of a $13 million card crime ring, a leading security researcher has analysed the shady shipping centres that take a pivotal role in these types of frauds.
14 October 2011

'Operation Hackerazzi' – No, it's not a new Lady Gaga song 'Operation Hackerazzi' – No, it's not a new Lady Gaga song

The FBI has arrested a Florida man in an email hacking probe, codenamed "Operation Hackerazzi", that involved disclosure of personal information and photos of Hollywood celebrities, including Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera, and Scarlett Johansson.
13 October 2011

Gunfight at the Cyber Corral: Security professionals outgunned by hackers Gunfight at the Cyber Corral: Security professionals outgunned by hackers

Security professionals feel outgunned by automated hacking tools used by cybercriminals, according to a survey conducted at the Cisco Live and Black Hat conferences.
13 October 2011

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