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The Singularity Is Not All That Near

By now, no one with electricity hasn’t heard about the NSA data-center that is planned for Utah. First mention of it was seen in the wild as far back as May 2009 in H.R. 2346 (“Making Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2009, and for Other Purposes” (search for ‘Utah’). Digging just […]

Determine the scope? How?

Not a month after the Heartland breach, we now have reports of another malware-driven payment system breach of as-yet unknown proportions. Despite the proliferation of anti-threat devices and well-intentioned compliance programs such as PCI, we continue to see an increase in the number and cost of reported data breaches. The ITRC reported 656 breaches in […]

Negative Day Threat Detection

Announcements of exploitable OS and application vulnerabilities are so commonplace that we’re perhaps even more inured to them than we are to a perpetually ‘Elevated’ Homeland Security threat level. While the severity of the first threat is far outweighed by that of the second, the former is far more likely to be attempted or exercised, […]