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Impressed with Newsvine

On January 30, 2006, in Technology, by Devost
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It is in closed beta right now, but I have to admit that I am overly impressed with Newsvine. It has a lot of buzz in the tech circles and it appears to be warranted. For those in the beta, my promoted stories can be found at terrorism.newsvine.com.  If you aren’t in the beta and […]

Experts: Countries make dangerous cyber adversaries

On January 27, 2006, in Media Coverage, Security, Speaking Engagements, by Administrator
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And a not so decent write-up or our BlackHat Federal presentation. A few misconceptions that don’t track with the point we were trying to get across. However, this quote says a lot about the problem space. I hope that this attracts some attention and gets Tom Parker some support for the models he is working […]

Know your enemy

On January 26, 2006, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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A decent write-up from my BlackHat presentation. “Obviously, nation-states have greater capacity to finance attacks,” Devost said. “We need to ask ourselves, ‘Who are the threats,’ because they all look the same in the exploit.” Effective risk management requires greater granularity in identifying our attackers, their motives and their capabilities, Devost said. 

Black Hat Federal

On January 2, 2006, in Speaking Engagements, by Administrator
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I’ll be speaking at Black Hat Federal on January 23-26, 2006.  If you are going to be in town for the event, let me know.  Conference site.

It is going to be a bad week for Windows security

On January 2, 2006, in Security, by Administrator
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The flaw, which allows hackers to infect computers using programs maliciously inserted into seemingly innocuous image files, was first discovered last week. But the potential for damaging attacks increased dramatically at the weekend after a group of computer hackers published the source code they used to exploit it. Unlike most attacks, which require victims to […]

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