ISC StormCast for Tuesday, February 4th 2014 http://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=3821, (Tue, Feb 4th)
The original article/video can be found at ISC StormCast for Tuesday, February 4th 2014 http://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=3821, (Tue, Feb 4th)
“An official from the Medical University of South Carolina asked a Senate panel Thursday to consider making the states research universities including Clemson University exempt from the requirements of a cyber-security bill now under discussion.
“THE ISSUE: Cyber threatsNew legal course must balance commerce, security, privacySouth Carolina has made national headlines with its trials and tribulations in cyber-security, but the issue is much bigger than the tiny Palmetto State. The very security of the nation depends upon improvements
“The latest hack against the computer servers of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that culminated with the posting of a smattering of blueprints, charts, and other data online in late November could be a bunch of kids on the Internet having fun, as is often the case with many small-time hacks. But some early signs suggest it may be the latest assault from Irans shadowy cyber-army formed in early 2011 to respond to the nasty worms and trojans launched by Israel and the United States against the countrys nuclear centrifuges.
“A federal grand jury has returned a new charge against the Plowshares protesters who broke into the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant on July 28. The new count of injuring national-defense premises carries a maximum prison term of 20 years, according to a news release this morning from the U.S.
“The US Federal Trade Commission has filed an official response to the motion to dismiss submitted by Wyndham representatives in the case in which the hotels and resorts chain is accused of failing to secure its customers private details. In its motion, Wyndham abandons any pretense of meeting the 12(b)(6) standard and, instead, uses its brief as a platform to advance meritless theories attacking the FTCs longstanding use of the authority granted to it by Congress to protect consumers against unfair and deceptive practices. These arguments should be rejected by the Court, the FTC argued….”
“I just got back from the BsidesDetroit trip and my first shot at giving a talk. I was wired for this trip for about a week before I went, worried about what would happen with me giving my first talk
“Threats to California's water system must be addressed now in order for the state's economy to grow and prosper, according to a report by the Public Policy Institute of California released late Wednesday. The continued expansion of water management tools, such as the reuse of highly treated wastewater, underground storage and water “banking,” will allow California to manage future water shortages, the report concludes