Tagged: organizations

NSA Reorganizing 0

NSA Reorganizing

The NSA is undergoing a major reorganization , combining its attack and defense sides into a single organization: In place of the Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance directorates ­ the organizations that historically have spied on foreign targets and defended classified networks against spying, respectively ­ the NSA is creating a Directorate of Operations that combines the operational elements of each. It’s going to be difficult, since their missions and culture are so different. The Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) seeks to build relationships with private-sector companies and help find vulnerabilities in software ­ most of which officials say wind up being disclosed

No More “Cyber Victims”? 0

No More “Cyber Victims”?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it's all too easy to dwell on the hacks and attacks that make headlines every day. It sometimes seems as though every month recently has been Cyber Security Awareness Month. Data breaches…

TA15-213A: Recent Email Phishing Campaigns – Mitigation and Response Recommendations 0

TA15-213A: Recent Email Phishing Campaigns – Mitigation and Response Recommendations

Original release date: August 01, 2015 Systems Affected Microsoft Windows Systems, Adobe Flash Player, and Linux Overview Between June and July 2015, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) received reports of multiple, ongoing and likely evolving, email-based phishing campaigns targeting U.S. Government agencies and private sector organizations.

SOC Analyst Pyramid, (Mon, May 11th) 0

SOC Analyst Pyramid, (Mon, May 11th)

Introduction Last weekend, I did a 10 minute fireside chat during lunch at BSidesSATX 2015 [ 1 ]. It was an informal presentation, where I discussed some of the issues facing security analysts working at an organizations Security Operations Center (SOC). With only 10 minutes, the largest part of that presentation covered a SOC analyst pyramid of activity any organization will encounter

Security Awareness? How do you keep your staff safe?, (Thu, May 7th) 0

Security Awareness? How do you keep your staff safe?, (Thu, May 7th)

If youve been following recent diaries from my fellow handlers Brad and Manuel, they peel the covers back on a couple current malicious emails campaigns. Many of the readers of the Storm Center diaries will be use to the ebb and flow of these stories. Here in Australiatheres a speeding fine scam email [1] thats been running for the last few weeks, and theres no indication it will drop off any time soon.