Ethics – Your Personal Roadmap to Success http://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/your-personal-road-map-for-the-high-road-to-success/
Ethics – Eight questions leaders should ask each day http://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/8-ethics-questions-every-leader-should-ask-themselves-daily/
Ethics – Corporate Best Practices http://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/ethics-and-integrity-best-practices-global-ethics-and-integrity-benchmarks/
Ethics – Writing corporate policies http://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/corporate-code-of-conduct-guidelines-policy-tips-writing-updating/
Ethics – Implementing corporate policies http://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/whip-your-company-into-shape-with-an-ethics-and-compliance-policy/
Ethics – Excellent Series of Articles http://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/category/ethics/
This is a bit late, but at least itâ€™s still March.. On March 13th, Microsoft released 6 security bulletins. One was rated as â€śCriticalâ€ť, four rated as â€śimportantâ€ť and one rated as â€śmoderateâ€ť.
- MS12-020 – Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2671387)
- MS12-017 – Vulnerability in DNS Server Could Allow Denial of Service (2647170)
- MS12-018 – Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2641653)
- MS12-021 – Vulnerability in Visual Studio Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2651019)
- MS12-022 – Vulnerability in Expression Design Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2651018)
- MS12-019 – Vulnerability in DirectWrite Could Allow Denial of Service (2665364)
Also, check for updates at Microsoft Update.
See also the MSRC blog: Strength, flexibility and the March 2012 security bulletins
More information is available at the website of Microsoft Security Response Center.
This time not from any Starbucks in the greater Seattle area, but from my volunteer job at the Tacoma Art Museum. Great place to be!
Have a wonderful weekend!
QUOTE:Â Fake Anti-Virus isn’t enough, now we also have to contend with fake Microsoft reps! This scam has been going on for a while, but continues to be rampant, which suggests that it is quite successful for the bad guys.Â ISC reader Fred received such a call earlier today. The caller claimed to be from the “Tech department of Windows” and asked Fred to open the event viewer via run command, to check for errors or warnings. Of course there were some errors (it is Windows, after all :-), but the alleged techie then theatrically exclaimed “You indeed have the deadly errors” .. and proceeded to ask Fred to connect to a malicious site and launch a remote desktop app. Fred, savvy security guy that he is, went there with Firefox and Noscript, and while Fred was still launching Wireshark to capture the next steps, the alleged Windows techie got cold feet, and hung up.
QUOTE:Â It’s still a mystery how many MasterCard and Visa customers will be affected by the recent breach at a credit card payment processor. Regardless of the actual size of the breach, businesses are the ones who will be held liable.Â If the original estimate from Brian Krebs, the security expert behind Krebs on Security, stands, a single retailer could potentially be on the hook for a whopping $1.6 million, according to a data breach assessment generated by CO3 Systems. CO3 Systems helps businesses assess data breach incidents and develop incident response plans to navigate the maze of compliance and regulatory requirements through its data loss management platform. Sources told Krebs the breach was “massive” and may involve more than 10 million records.
QUOTE: Duqu is a sophisticated Trojan which seems to have been written by the same people who created the infamous Stuxnet worm. Its main purpose is to act as a backdoor into the system and facilitate the theft of private information.
FAQ: Disabling the new Hlux/Kelihos Botnet http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208193438/FAQ_Disabling_the_new_Hlux_Kelihos_Botnet
QUOTE: Kelihos is Microsoft’s name for what Kaspersky calls Hlux. Hlux is a peer-to-peer botnet with an architecture similar to the one used for the Waledac botnet. It consists of layers of different kinds of nodes: controllers, routers and workers
Facebook logins toxic for employers, violate security and privacy principles http://blog.eset.com/2012/03/24/facebook-logins-toxic-for-employers-violate-security-principles-as-well-as-privacy
QUOTE:Â Attention CEOs and HR Managers: Facebook login credentials belonging to current or prospective employees are not something that any employer should request, use, or posses. Why? Apart from the violation of security and privacy principles? The risks far outweigh any benefit you imagine you could gain by logging into a social media account that does not belong to you, even if you have persuaded the account owner to give their consent.Â The practice of asking current or future employees for their Facebook credentials is not only a serious risk for employers, it is one of the most unpleasant HR stories that I’ve encountered …
VISA and MasterCard warn of massive security breach (up to 10 Million credit cards) http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mastercard-visa-warn-of-security-breach-report-2012-03-30
QUOTE:Â VISA and MasterCard are alerting banks across the country about a recent major breach at a U.S.-based credit card processor. Sources in the financial sector are calling the breach â€śmassive,â€ť and say it may involve more than 10 million compromised card numbers.Â In separate non-public alerts sent late last week, VISA and MasterCard began warning banks about specific cards that may have been compromised. The card associations stated that the breached credit card processor was compromised between Jan. 21, 2012 and Feb. 25, 2012.
Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit Targets ZeuS Botnet http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002337.html
QUOTE: Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit expanded its legal arsenal against malicious botnets this past weekend when â€“ in collaboration with financial services industry members â€“ it took out servers belonging to ZeuS botnets. Microsoft filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on March 23rd. The successful application allowed Microsoft and its partners to do a coordinated seizure of some of the worst known Zeus C&Cs.