SANS Training Update

–SANS Virginia Beach 2011, August 22- September 2, 2011 10 courses. Bonus evening presentations include SANS Hacklab; Offensive Countermeasures; and Evolving VoIP Threats http://www.sans.org/virginia-beach-2011/ — The National Security Architecture Workshop, DC, Aug. 29-30,2011 2-day workshop discussing techniques to ensure security is considered in every step of the development life cycle, http://www.sans.org/baking-security-applications-networks-2011/

US and UK zombies demand top dollar

Denizens of the malware underworld who sell access to compromised computers do so at varying rates depending on where the machines are located, researchers told the UsenixSecurity Symposium this week. The researchers followed what they called the pay-per-install (PPI) industry, which obtains infected machines from which malware can be launched and sells access to these machines to parties looking for someplace to… Read More »

In Today’s News

 Source: Internet Security Alliance Daily Brief Fake blocked credit card e-mails carry malware. August 17, Softpedia – Security researchers from Sophos have intercepted a new malware distribution campaign that generates e-mails posing as blocked credit card notifications from MasterCard. The rogue e-mails bear titles like “Your credit card is blocked” or “Your credit card has been blocked”, and have spoofed headers… Read More »

Securing Electronics Supply Chain

Draft Guideline for Securing Electronics Supply Chain Available for Comment ISA is circulating to its members the product of its multi-year effort to outline cost effective measures for securing the electronics supply chain. The paper is a 50 page set of instructions intended to be a both a guidebook for managing the supply chain as well as reference… Read More »

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is pleased to announce that the Draft National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Strategic Plan is available for comment. The plan, “Building a Digital Nation,” outlines NICE’s mission, vision, goals and objectives. NIST and its interagency NICE partners seek comments from all interested citizens and organizations concerned with cybersecurity awareness,… Read More »