Need to repair or reset Windows’ Firewall? Here’s a great utility to reset your firewall. Repair WMI and Windows Firewall (by PCWinTech an excellent site).
“….This training gap has resulted in serious problems for some companies, according to the Trustwave study. Enterprises experience some 14.4 incidents of data loss per year due to employee negligence, and 15 percent of them have reported an insider breach executed with malicious intent.”
Lockheed Martin’s secure future challenge – “Innovate the Future”
”Lockheed Martin recognizes that great ideas can come from anywhere. This campaign offers a global forum for participants to share their ideas for ways to enable a more secure future for our planet.
Ideas can be submitted starting August 6, 2012 through September 30, 2012. In collaboration with an independent third party, each submitted idea will be reviewed and scored. Finalists will be notified and asked to deliver a presentation to an executive review board after the submission period concludes.
Up to five recipients will be selected to receive incubation services offered through a third party to further investigate their ideas and bring them to fruition. In addition, there will be up to (1) First place $25,000 US Dollar (USD) award, (1) Second place $10,000 USD award, and (3) Third place $5,000 USD awards.
Though the second half of the year has been comparably calmer than the first half’s excitement over database breaches at RSA, Sony, and Epsilon, the breach numbers continued to roll in — especially at healthcare organizations, which made up a disproportionate number of exposed records. Here are some of the biggest breaches that went down in the second half of the year, along with a few database security lessons learned. Five Big Database Breaches Of 2011′s Second Half – Dark Reading.
Companies and universities look for specific algorithms that will help identify malicious insiders and compromised systems that are acting as insiders. Analyzing Data To Pinpoint Rogue Insiders – Dark Reading.
With hackers turning up the heat in 2011 and security breaches increasingly costing businesses more money in clean-up costs, notification resources and compliance fines, the stakes are high for SMBs to improve their security processes.
“An attack that costs $20,000 might not make the headlines like a Fortune 100 losing $1 million, but to the SMB, proportionally it could be just as devastating,” says Brian Contos, director of global security strategy at McAfee.Top 10 Security Mistakes SMBs Make – Dark Reading.
An iPhone’s accelerometer is good for more than just games, according to computer security researchers from Georgia Tech and MIT. It can also be used to record keystrokes from a computer user’s keyboard when sitting nearby on a desk.
Information Security Leaders, an independent security careers website, is now polling security professionals for its InfoSecLeaders Certification Survey to learn what they really think about security certifications. Are they valuable or meaningless to your career? Did they help you get your job or make more money? How did you weigh the SANS GIAC or CISM when evaluating a security professional? Security Certifications: Valuable Or Worthless? – Dark Reading.
If you need network monitoring tools, DarkReading gives you a look at 10 free tools that can help you monitor your network. Read more
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