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42 Post(s) By: Matt Shepherd

11
Oct
2012

October Status Update

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Although, things have been quiet on the blog, we’ve been extremely busy here at MindPoint.  At the end of July we registered for the Global Cyberlympics run by the EC Council.  We had never done one of these before so we just took some volunteers and set out to see what it was all about.

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15
Jun
2012

A Follow-up to An Aside on Classified Information Handling

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Politico has published an article on the recent classified information leak I wrote about here, and this article from The New Republic is sort of a rebuttal to it.  Both of these were actually published the day before mine, but it took a week before I saw them.  In any case, these articles have prompted

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12
Jun
2012

Cyber Warfare, the 0-Day Exploit Market, and the Rest of Us: Part 3

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The last few posts probably sound like something out of a Kurt Vonnegut novel more than anything else. Piecemeal descriptions of some sort of dystopian world in which everyday people are surrounded by the violence of war that they can’t see.  Until the news of Stuxnet started to trickle forth, I would not have believed it, but

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07
Jun
2012

Cyber Warfare, the 0-Day Exploit Market, and the Rest of Us: Part 2

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In the last post, I discussed some of the recent revelations about the current cyber warfare landscape.  Earlier this spring, Business Week wrote about the market for 0-day exploits, and how government agencies in Europe and the US are actively participating as buyers.  This follows about 2 years after the floodgates opened on HBGary emails indicating

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04
Jun
2012

Cyber Warfare, the 0-Day Exploit Market, and the Rest of Us: Part 1

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So, aside from learning that there are top government officials with no regard for the commitments that they’ve made to protect information critical to national security, this NY Times article has also taught us quite a lot about where we stand in terms of engaging in cyber warfare.  Most obvious is the fact that the

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