Tag Archives: Hackers

RECOGNIZING THE THREAT FROM WITHIN

Information security professionals are often concerned about attacks coming from outside the organization – such as remote hackers. However, more than half of these attacks1 come from inside the organization. Information security professionals along with non-IT staff need to be trained to recognize the traits and behaviors of organization insiders who pose a serious threat.

THE JP MORGAN CHASE HACKER INDICTMENTS EXEMPLIFY HOW BACKWARD THE INFOSEC SPACE IS

Cybersecurity audits mean nothing to hackers. And in fact, neither do short-sighted privacy regulations. Hackers have been showing us this for years. And not just because they find ways to exploit systems before you have a chance to lock them down. It’s more than that. Hackers find value in your systems and data that you […]

PREPARING FOR YOUR DATA BREACH

Author: Chris Cronin, ISO 27001 Auditor Most InfoSec professionals don’t want to think about becoming the next victim of a major data breach to make the headlines. And yet when faced with another major data breach it is a time when Executive Management and security teams reflect on their own insecurities. The latest breach is being […]

All Done with Shellshock? Get Ready for the Next One.

Why read another article on the Shellshock bug when there have been a number of well-written articles and blog posts on it? Because almost all of the articles and blogs are talking about the bug itself, how it can be exploited, and how much of the Internet is open to it. However, what you should […]

Universities Remain a Rich Target for Hackers

Schaumburg, IL, April 9, 2014:  In 2013, HALOCK Security Labs noted information security vulnerabilities at colleges and universities along with numerous challenges that plague these institutions across the United States.  More breaches may come to light if higher education institutions do not rethink their security measures.

Why are Hackers Heckling the Director of the NSA?

The Black Hat convention is under way today in Las Vegas, and there, before a group of information-security-minded individuals, stood General Keith Alexander, Director of the NSA, getting heckled by conference attendees. Their complaints were targeted at the NSA’s surveillance activities and Director Alexander’s dubious testimony to Congress about those activities.