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.
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In this presentation, we present a novel approach to detection of bots on social networks in near real-time. Our approach comprises of computationally simple comparisons and calculations, as opposed to the all too common machine learning approach to this problem, or non-real-time approaches that involve network analysis which is both expensive and time-consuming.
Hitting Back at Hackers: Debate Swirls on How Far to Go - Security Week
After a seemingly endless barrage of cyberattacks, debate is heating up on hitting back at hackers where it hurts.
Focusing on the most critical systems first, the agency responsible for MUNI says IT teams are in the middle of their BC/DR process this morning. The IT staff jumped into action after a ransomware attack forced some systems offline during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The agency also says that claims of data exfiltration by the attacker are false.
Personal data belonging to 134,386 current and former sailors in the U.S. Navy has been compromised, the Navy said on Wednesday.
Small-business owners may think that they are too small to be victims of cyber hackers, but Pat Toth knows otherwise.
Google Removing SHA-1 Support in Chrome56 - ThreatPost
The home stretch for SHA-1 deprecation is in full effect with Google on Wednesday announcing its final deprecation deadlines for the Chrome browser, and a cryptographic services provider warning that there’s still a long way to go to get sites off SHA-1 certificates.
Building on the success of the “Hack the Pentagon” bug bounty pilot in which hackers from across the country were provided legal authorization to spot vulnerabilities in specific Department of Defense networks in return for cash payments, the Department of Defense (DoD) today unveiled two new initiatives designed to further enhance the DoD cybersecurity.
Cyber criminals have remotely attacked cash machines in more than a dozen countries across Europe this year, using malicious software that forces machines to spit out cash, according to Russian cyber security firm Group IB.
IBM and Ponemon Study Reveals Organizations Remain Unprepared to Respond to Cyberattacks - PR Newswire
Resilient, an IBM Company and the Ponemon Institute unveiled the results of the annual Cyber Resilient Organization study, which found that only 32 percent of IT and security professionals say their organization has a high level of Cyber Resilience – down slightly from 35 percent in 2015. The 2016 study also found that 66 percent of respondents say their organization is not prepared to recover from cyberattacks.
CryptoLuck Ransomware Emerges - SecurityWeek
A new ransomware family spotted for the first time recently is already being distributed via an exploit kit (EK).
Google Discloses Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability - Security Week
Google has disclosed a Windows zero-day vulnerability after Microsoft failed to release a patch within the 7-day deadline the search giant gives vendors when it finds a flaw that is actively exploited by malicious actors.
A new report from the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of the legal, policy and technological contexts that surround private sector cybersecurity and active defense measures to improve U.S. responses to evolving threats
Advanced Anti-Drone Protection and Neutralization System Unveiled - Homeland Security News Wire
Elbit Systems will use the Israel HLS & Cyber Conference, taking place this week in Tel Aviv, to unveil its ReDrone system.
Congress Explores How to Bolster IoT Cybersecurity - Data Breach Today
It could boil down to a combination of implementing industry standards, incentives and regulations, a panel of experts testified at a joint House committee hearing on Nov. 16 exploring the role of connected devices in cyberattacks.
Tags: Cyber Legislation
A serious, and potentially frightening, security vulnerability involving some Android smartphones came to light Tuesday.
Kryptowire Discovers Mobile Phone Firmware That Transmitted Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Without User Consen or Disclosure - Kryptowire
Kryptowire has identified several models of Android mobile devices that contained firmware that collected sensitive personal data about their users and transmitted this sensitive data to third-party servers without disclosure or the users' consent.
Tags: Mobile Security
Germany's federal security office confirmed that almost a million customers in the country were affected by internet outages as a result of the attack.
IBM opened its shiny new security headquarters in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, complete with what the company is calling the first commercial cyber range.
Now researchers at Danish firm TDC have documented a type of DDoS attack that uses modest traffic volumes to do the same job, possibly controlled from a single laptop.
Tags: Denial-of-Service Attacks, Network Security
This New 3-D Printed Glove Can Dupe Fingerprint Scanners - Public Radio International
The latest wearable tech to get people talking isn’t an activity tracker or a watch. It’s a glove that gives the wearer an entirely new set of fingerprints, fooling even the best fingerprint scanners on the market.
NIST Special Publication 800-160, Systems Security Engineering: Considerations for a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems - NIST
Engineering-based approaches to solutions are essential to managing the growing complexity and interconnectedness of today’s systems—as exemplified by cyber-physical systems, systems-of-systems, and the Internet of Things.
Tags: Secure Software
Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructure - Department of Homeland Security
CSIAC serves on the EO 13636/PPD-21 Research & Development (R&D) Working Group (WG) run by DHS S&T. If you would like further information, contact Dr. Paul Losiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cyber COI engages in multiple activities and forums for coordinating cyber S&T strategies, sharing innovative ideas and technical approaches, promoting technology transfer and upcoming business opportunities, and in jointly planning programs across the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Membership is based upon approval by the Cyber COI group administrator.
DOD OSBP officials acknowledged that cybersecurity is an important and timely issue for small businesses -and therefore the office is considering incorporating cybersecurity into its existing outreach and education efforts. During the review, GAO identified 15 existing federal cybersecurity resources that DOD OSBP could disseminate to defense small businesses.
DHS S&T Collaboration Community - Ideascale
The National Conversation is intended to bring together everyone to play a role in shaping the future of homeland security technology. This means responders, operational users, citizens, academia, and industry.
The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy - Department of Defense
The purpose of this strategy is to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and strengthen our cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
Tags: Cybersecurity Strategy
The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) broadly refers to the people, projects, systems, and agencies that enable responsible information sharing for national security.
Standards & Reference Documents - CSIAC
View all Best Practices and Reference Documents on the CSIAC website.
DoD Cyber Domain Resources - Department of Defense
DHS Cyber Security Strategy (“Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future”, 2011) - Department of Homeland Defense
DIB CS/IA Voluntary Information Sharing Program - DoD DIBNet
DoD's DIB CS/IA program is a voluntary program to enhance and supplement DIB participants' capabilities to safeguard DoD information that resides on, or transits, DIB unclassified information systems.
US-CERT Bulletins - Department of Homeland Security
Bulletins provide weekly summaries of new vulnerabilities. Patch information is provided when available.
US-CERT Alerts - Department of Homeland Security
Alerts provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits.
NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data represented using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). This data enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance. NVD includes databases of security checklists, security related software flaws, misconfigurations, product names, and impact metrics.
Trustworthy CyberSpace: Strategic Plan For The Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program - NITRD
Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) - Committee on National Security Systems
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