The Cybersecurity (CS) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary for cybersecurity professionals. It is transmitted in an HTML-formatted email and provides links to articles and news summaries across a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
Cloud Servers of popular CMS sites targeted for high-power botnet hosts
Amazon lofts Hadoop into GovCloud - The Register
Amazon's GovCloud Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) supports ITAR restricted and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) data storage!
Tags: Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
S. Korea divides nuclear plant controls from Internet - The Korea Herald
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. makes the announcement in response to alleged North Korean cyber attacks on Shinhan, NongHyup and Jeju banks.
Kaspersky Lab Analyzes Active Cyberespionage Campaign Targeting Online Gaming Companies Worldwide – - Kaspersky Labs
Winnti cyber espionage group creates Remote Administration Tool (RAT) Trojan, the first malicious program on a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 that had a valid digital signature.
Exascale Blood Dries on U.S. Axe - HPCwire
OSTP and the HPC budgets - conclusion: Q-FLOPS goal will be slower in coming.
Two-step authentication now offered as an option on a wider range of MSFT products
DDOS up 700%, with peak at 130 Gbps - Do we need a DDOS reporting standard to satisfy SEC reporting requirements?
Prolexic CEO: ‘Biggest Cyber Attack Ever’ Was Built On Lies - TechweekEurope
"Lies", "damn lies", and Stats…Best documented attack "only" 160 Gbps, not 300! For yet another conflicting Prolexic report on DDOS see below.
Brain2Grid SCADA system being "grown" by Clemson and Georgia Tech -"Neurocontrol offers nonlinear adaptive optimal control"
Tags: Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
Fact Sheet: BRAIN Initiative - The White House
$110M effort by NIH, NSF and DARPA in 2014 for a "new generation of information processing systems"
CISPA is out of committee and headed to the House.
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