Blog Posts Tagged with "Situational Awareness"


Why Security Compliance Is a Continuous Process, and Not Just a Check in the Box!

November 18, 2016 Added by:Tim Prendergast

In today’s complex world of cybersecurity threats that are ever-changing and ever-evolving, it’s nearly impossible to say you’re 100 percent compliant with all standards at all times.

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Enough to Know

July 05, 2013 Added by:Chris Blask

As we consider the construction of national and global situational awareness systems to secure our manifestly complex infrastructure we run into a range of hurdles. How do we get huge amounts of data from millions of facilities? How do we keep these vast pools of knowledge from becoming an Achilles' Heel that attackers leverage to bring down everything at once?

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Network Security Dark Space: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

February 11, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island

Dark space is everywhere – it’s a major challenge to security teams everywhere. The good news is the problem can be solved, and complete coverage can be achieved.

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Social Media Security: What Parents Should Worry About

June 21, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

There’s no shortage of cautionary tales about social media risks for children. They’re all over the news. In a recent Harris Interactive poll, parents said their top concerns included sexual predators, cyberbullying and a desire to monitor their children’s activities online and on mobile phones...

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A Situational Problem Requires a Situational Solution

March 07, 2012 Added by:John Linkous

There is no one type of cyber or insider attack, each is deliberately designed by the perpetrator to use an infrastructure against its owner and to enable the attacker to get as quickly as possible to the intended target and get out again undetected...

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Social Engineering: The Tainted PDF and a Sales Call

January 12, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Generally, people just aren’t thinking all that much when they get these calls. Sure, people should never be asking them for their passwords, but now this. Open this file would you? Tell me how many pages it has to verify that you got it, would you?

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From Russia with Malice? The REAL Issue Behind the Illinois 'Attack'

November 30, 2011 Added by:John Linkous

It’s an all too familiar story; something doesn’t feel right, but confirming whether something has happened, if it is something you should be concerned about, what the vector of the potential attack might be, and what you can do to mitigate the damage is very difficult to pinpoint...

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A Primer on Situational Awareness

September 19, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Situational Awareness is a part of OPSEC, in fact, I would dare to say that it is the basic core of OPSEC. If you don’t know the variables of danger in your environment and you are not paying attention, then, well you get hacked in IT and in real life situations, you get dead potentially...

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Human Error Leads to Third Strike for Sony

May 25, 2011 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

Organizations who are unable to measure situational awareness at the individual level will continue to suffer expensive breaches. All individuals need to understand their individual roles and responsibilities for protecting sensitive and personal information...

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Countering Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure

March 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Situational awareness is vital to securing global cyber systems and ensuring national security. Policies that enable companies and governments to work together by using global threat intelligence to enhance correlation and predictive capabilities are critical to real-time responsiveness...

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Preventing Online Fraud: Assumptions versus Awareness

February 22, 2011 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

Experts (and vendors) are recommending banks increase their security measures and implement expensive fraud detection solutions. Unfortunately this is merely reacting to a symptom rather than preventing the problem. The root of the problem is uneducated consumers and lack of situational awareness...

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