DEA Sued for Unconstitutional Phone Surveillance

DEA Sued for Unconstitutional Phone Surveillance The Electronic Frontier Foundation this week filed a complaint against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for secretly collecting data on all telephone calls to as many as 116 countries, possibly going back to the 1990s. The suit was filed on behalf of Human Rights Watch. Many of the calls

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FireEye claims discovery of 10-year hack campaign by China

A decade-long cyber espionage operation focused on stealing sensitive information for the Chinese government is claimed to have been uncovered by security firm FireEye. The FireEye intelligence report (PDF), APT30 and the Mechanics of a Long-Running Cyber Espionage Operation, has revealed that the group, dubbed APT30, has been maintaining an advanced persistent threat operation, likely

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NIST Seeks Feedback on the Big Data Framework Development

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comment on a draft publication of the NIST Big Data Interoperability Framework, as part of a major collaborative effort to develop a standard framework to make it easier for to use “Big Data” sets for analytics. “One of NIST’s Big Data goals was to

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Students learn important secrets behind cyber forensics

If any computers or smartphones were to be confiscated during the investigation of recent identity thefts at Ball State University, BSU instructor Vinayak Tanksale’s students would know what to do before examining the evidence. „Let’s say you go to the crime scene and have a warrant to take this computer back to the lab,“ he

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Cyber-Angriff auf belgischen Zeitungsverlag

Angreifer haben die Webseiten des belgischen Verlages Rossel lahmgelegt. Über die Hintergründe ist derzeit nichts bekannt – auf eine Verbindung zu der Attacke auf TV5 Monde gäbe es aktuell keine Hinweise. Unbekannte Hacker haben das IT-System der belgischen Mediengruppe Rossel angegriffen, die unter anderem die Zeitung Le Soir und mehrere Regionalblätter herausgibt. Die Internetauftritte des

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Four Essential Building Blocks of Cyber Security

Despite increased investments in preventive security measures, many organizations are losing the war against cyber criminals. The data breaches at Target, Home Depot, Staples, Michaels, Kmart, eBay, Anthem, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, were just the tip of the iceberg. New methodologies developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other industry standards

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What The Top Cyber Security Companies Have In Common

IT Business Edge listed its top 25 cyber security companies to watch in 2015. Some are well-known security vendors, thanks in part to their roles in discovering high-profile vulnerabilities, while some are unknown names preparing for a break out. While they are all focused on cyber security, each of these top cyber security companies has

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Informatica Takes Data-Centric Approach to Information Security

Informatica, an independent provider of data integration software, has released a new tool aimed at taking a data-centric approach to information security by empowering organizations to identify and visualize sensitive data wherever it resides, inside or outside the corporate perimeter. “Organizations are trying to protect data and we know that malware is in your organization

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