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42 Post(s) By: Matt Shepherd

19
Jul
2010

Current State of FISMA Series

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Not that FISMA was ever not a hot topic for security professionals in and around the Federal government, but lately news about the legislation has reached critical mass.  As a result, we’ll be publishing a series of articles/posts on the current state of FISMA and the current state of security within the Federal government in

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19
Jul
2010

Off Topic Rant About Office Suites

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This post is not security related, but I couldn’t resist anyway.  At the very least it is in the technology realm so if you’re on the geekier side of security, enjoy.  In any case, this is really an open request, and a complaint. Please, someone out there in the open source community, develop a decent

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23
Feb
2010

Reputation Filtering and Old Nightmares

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So, I saw this update over at the SANS Internet Storm Center, and it pushed a button.  Well, I should say it was nothing Rob VanderBrink did that set me off, but this “Reputation Filtering” feature he discussed.  Does this sound familiar to anyone?  Years ago I used to run the network for a small

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19
Feb
2010

Search Poisoning and Security Awareness Training

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I was talking to my brother just now about recent search poisoning that was occurring related to the story about the guy who crashed a plane into the IRS building.  He works in a SOC at a large organization, and saw someone last night who searched for something like “echelon building plane crash” within the

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12
Feb
2010

TPM Chip Hacked

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Darkreading and a few other sites have posted this story about a security researcher named Chris Tarnovsky who has been able to hack one of  the vaunted Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chips.  These are common in most laptop and desktop systems today though it’s hard to say how much they are leveraged.  There are certainly

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