Mandiant Webinar Highlights the Difficulty of Dealing with the Latest Varieties of Cyber Attacks

In the latest Mandiant webinar, consultants Chris Oetting and Mike Middleton explained the difficulty of restoring an organization’s network after it has suffered a serious cyber attack. About 30% of recent cyber attacks that Mandiant has responded to involve organizations that have been compromised by attackers employing backdoors. These are programs installed surreptitiously on a … Continue reading Mandiant Webinar Highlights the Difficulty of Dealing with the Latest Varieties of Cyber Attacks

How Facebook is Used to Spear Your Employees: The Secret World of Data Mining

About six months ago, I met one of my former students. He told me how he was now working in data mining. I figured I knew what that entailed. The company he worked for probably analyzed customer data or gathered data from potential customers through information it acquired from the internet and, then, sold this … Continue reading How Facebook is Used to Spear Your Employees: The Secret World of Data Mining