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In the News Today, Nov 4, 2008

Posted by Jaime Raphael Licauco, CISSP, GSEC on November 4, 2008

  • TrueCrypt encryption software releases version 6.1..
  • Trojan steals access data for 300,000 bank accounts
  • IT publishes articles on Zero Day Attacks, Spam Control, and Biometrics Security.
  • Security Focus reports that a Secure Hash competition just started.
  • SC Magazine US reports that Microsoft flaws are down but malware on the rise, Six are arrested for hacking President Sarkozy’s bank account, and Cybercrooks use Google name to spread Facebook worm.
  • ISAF: ISAF issues warning to retailers to tighten up on security procedures
  • NHS Security Awareness Month Initiative At Colchester Hospitals, England
  • SANS Institute And ISACA Announce Online Security Awareness Course And Scholarship
  • Last but not least are a couple of articles on Security Metrics. There’s this great article on Security Metrics by Joel Rosenblatt from last quarter’s (July-Sept 2008) issue of Educause Quarterly. Rosenblatt also has a book review of Andrew Jaquith’s Security Metrics: Replacing Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
    Another related book, Complete Guide to Security and Privacy Metrics was reviewed last year by Cheryl Washington.

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