Corporate Compliance Insights – Best Ethical Practices

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The Corporate Compliance Insights website for ethics, policy development, and human resource managers.   Each link below shares great standards for exempliary personal and business conduct.  As security is built on a foundation of trust, companies should actively promote ethical conduct for customers and within their teams.  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 […]

ISC reports Fake Tech reps calling

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http://isc.sans.org/diary/Fake+tech+reps+calling/12874 QUOTE:  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.  ISC reader Fred received such a call earlier today. The caller claimed to be […]

Visa and MC Data Theft – possible $1.6 million cost per business

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PC Magazine shares a potential sizeable cost for every participating business MasterCard, Visa Data Theft May Cost Each Business $1.6 Million QUOTE:  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 […]

Duqu – Kapersky shares extensive series of articles

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http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792208/Stuxnet_Duqu_The_Evolution_of_Drivers 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. Part one Part two Part three Part four Part five Part six Part […]

Hlux/Kelihos Botnet – FAQ

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Kapersky has an excellent FAQ related to this Botnet 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 […]

Facebook – Avoid sharing your credentials with a prospective employer

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This excellent article from ESET Security documents issues for both the employee and employer.  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:  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 […]

VISA and MasterCard warn of massive security breach

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Up to 10 million credit cards may have exposed earlier this year:  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 http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/03/mastercard-visa-warn-of-processor-breach/ QUOTE:  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 […]

Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit Targets ZeuS Botnet

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F-Secure documents a continued concerted effort by Microsoft and other vendors to eradicate this sophisticated botnet 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 – in collaboration with financial services industry members – it took out servers belonging to […]

Windows 8 Server Beta – Metro interface Navigational techniques

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This link documents to navigate to key functions using new Metro interface: Common Management Tasks and Navigation in Windows Server “8” Beta http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831491.aspx QUOTE: Options are available for installing Windows Server “8” Beta with a minimal user interface well-suited to remote management. For more information, see Windows Server Installation Options. In this topic: Open the […]

Microsoft TWC – Next step is Safety in a Connected World

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This informative article in Microsoft’s Technet Security Blog shares future challenges:  Trustworthy Computing Next: Building Trust in a Connected World http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2012/02/28/trustworthy-computing-next-building-trust-in-a-connected-world.aspx QUOTE:  From the beginning, Trustworthy Computing’s mission was billed as a long-term journey. As Microsoft marked the 10-year milestone of TwC last month, we also looked forward and recognized that evolving IT models and societal changes have […]


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