Interesting Information Security Bits for 10/08/2008

October 8, 2008

Good afternoon everybody! I hope your day is going well.
Here are today’s Interesting Information Security Bits from around the web.

  1. Why Risk Management Doesn’t Work (?!) | RiskAnalys.is
    Alex gives us another thoughtful post on risk management and analysis in reponse to some questions he received in light of a recent Dark Reading article called “Why Risk Management Doesn’t Work” Interesting insights follow.
  2. Career Advice from the POPE | Security Incite: Analysis on Information Security
    Mike walks us through the thought process he used recently to help him make the decision to take on another career challenge. Very good stuff.
  3. 8 things you can do with a proxy
    Lori gives us a useful list of things that proxies can be deployed for. Don’t forget that she recently gave us a great primer on what proxies are and the different types that can be setup.
  4. Clickjacking Details ha.ckers.org web application security lab
    Rsnake has posted details on clickjacking.
  5. New Cyber Security Awareness Videos for Families – Desktop Security News Wire – Dark Reading
    Kudos to CryberPatrol for offering this free resource.
  6. Tenn. student indicted for hacking Palin’s e-mail
    Like the title says, the individual allegedly guilty of “hacking” Palin’s email has been indicted.
  7. Asus admits Eee Box mini PC shipped with virus | Register Hardware
    I’d love to say this is the first time this has ever happened, but, unfortunately, I can’t. Seems to happen fairly regularly from a variety of vendors.
  8. Symantec to buy MessageLabs for $695M | News – Security – CNET News
    And the consolidation dance continues.
  9. IT contractor caught stealing Shell Oil employee info * The Register
    Yup, another case of an insider stealing data. The external threat is important, but don’t forget the issue of insiders who already have access to your information.

That’s it for today. Have fun!
Kevin


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