Printers: The New Hackers’ Instrument of Havoc?

By JDavis | 1/26/11 7:17 AM

According to recent research, there are many common office devices that are major hacking targets. In the past decade, printers have become more high-tech with Web, email, and WiFi capabilities, without the security to protect them from unwanted attacks. According to the Technology Review,

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Government Report Finds Smart Grid Security Inadequate

By JDavis | 1/21/11 7:57 AM

A new document from the U.S. Government Accountability Office--the auditing office of the U.S. Congress--assessing the current state of security of the rapidly deploying smart grid networks around the country finds that necessary built-in security features are often missing from the networks and the smart meters themselves.

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New Book Explores Evolution of State-Sponsored Cyber Crime

By JDavis | 12/14/10 6:58 AM

Covering the progression of cyber-espionage and state-sponsored cyber attacks, security expert Richard Stiennon's new book Surviving Cyberwar provides a comprehensive look at the technological and political landscapes surrounding cyberwar.

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What Lies Ahead for Internet Security

By JDavis | 12/10/10 6:47 AM

In a recent blog post, Symantec's Kevin Haley offers a comprehensive list of predictions about the direction of Internet Security in 2011. Among the predictions are:

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Critical Infrastructure Under Political Cyberattack

By JDavis | 10/20/10 12:33 PM

With the recent findings that the Stuxnet worm was indeed sophisticated malware designed as an industrial weapon, concerns about the cybersecurity of industrial and critical infrastructure are at an all time high. Now comes a report that over half of critical infrastructure has already been the target of politically-motivated attacks.

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Smart-car Apps Bring Security Concerns

By JDavis | 9/6/10 3:42 PM

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald looks at the increasing presence of networked technology and software in the automobiles of the near future, as well as the security and safety implications that come along with such inevitable advancements.

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The Smart Meter "Off Switch"

By JDavis | 8/11/10 2:12 PM

While the transition to Smart Grid technology brings with it the promises of energy conservation, and hopes to empower consumers with a higher awareness of their power consumption, many are concerned that with these benefits will also come key vulnerabilities to the electrical grid -- and for that matter, the safety of entire nations. In Britain, for example, researchers at Cambridge University have brought to light a vulnerability associated with plans to introduce "pre-paid" energy consumption for consumers with a history of defaulting on payment. The practice would require a standard remote shut-off scheme which, depending on encryption methods, might make it relatively easy for a malicious third party to disable meters remotely.

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60 MINUTES: Devices Controlling National Infrastructure Have Already Been Hacked

By JDavis | 6/13/10 10:50 AM

In a comprehensive investigation into the vulnerabilities of US critical systems, (including financial, utility and military infrastructures), 60 Minutes recently reported that some of the country's top security experts believe the US to be unprepared for the serious threats posed by targeted cyber attacks.

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VA Medical Devices Infected With Malware

By JDavis | 6/2/10 11:01 AM

An official at the US Department of Veterans Affairs has testified before Congress that malware-infected medical devices are to blame for security compromises in VA systems.

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USAF Unveils "Cyberspace" Badge

By JDavis | 5/18/10 9:02 AM

The digital age calls for a new breed of heroes, and as world leaders anticipate that cyberspace will be the next great theater in the war on terror, the U.S. Air Force has stepped up to deliver a new set of wings for the chosen few who will fight for our nation's networks.

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