The Department of Homeland Security recently awarded the first phase of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Blanket Purchase Agreement contract. This award is to 17 system integrators and about 19 product vendors, providing products and services that cover mostly the first four of the Critical Security Controls: Inventory of Authorized and Unauthorized Devices Inventory … Continue reading Free Money for Continuous Monitoring!!
Did APTs go down during the recent large DDoS attack against China? Article on DDoS event here. Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: DDoSing the Great Firewall of China
A brief history of Microsoft's CEOs, and the security of their software: 2000 - Steve Ballmer takes over as CEO at Microsoft, Bill Gates remains as Chief Software Architect. 2001 - After an accelerating stream of serious vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system, and in the IIS Web Server and IE Web Browser components in … Continue reading Will Steve Ballmer's Departure Change Microsoft's Approach to Security, For Better or Worse?
An interesting timeline involving the colors red, yellow and green: August 5th, 1914 - the first electric traffic light is installed in Cleveland, OH. driven by the chaos at intersections in cities caused bythe explosion in the number of automobiles on the roads. The system was based on the convention used on railroad signals where … Continue reading Fighting Spam and Web Site Spoofing Attacks: Lessons Learned from the Traffic Light