The Economics of Hacking

While the true direct cost of cyber crime may be open to debate, there is little doubt that profits are being made by stealthy, motivated and organized hackers, while law-abiding “cyber citizens” continue to be on the losing end. Bank and credit fraud continue unabated, and while the public has gotten somewhat smarter about refusing the age-old bait that exposes them to attack, cyber crime has grown to epic if not epidemic proportions, prompting agencies like the FBI to give it top billing as a national threat.

The State of Information Security

While information security is much better today than it has ever been before; it is far from being in a position to adequately deal with modern-day threats. In order to address the gap, we must dive deeper in to the problem and develop an embraceable strategy for success. It is only when we understand who our adversaries are and what their motivations and tactics are will we be in a position to address the problem.

Do you know your enemy?

The state of Information Security

Malware authors have figured out how to evade AV by continually tweaking their binaries. They can circumvent content filtering systems by hacking legitimate sites (banner ads, etc.) that users are allowed to access. They flow right by IDPS and Malware Detection Systems through the same type of techniques. Firewalls offer good protection for inbound connection attempts, though the threat vector now consists of an attacker riding back in on legitimate outbound connections.


Israel and Iran, expense, capabilities and cyber strategies

Non-Decryptable? Really?

Saw this website:

Interesting.  Read the articles. I think this guy is on to something.  He's a legitimate college professor / researcher, computer scientist.  Has a patent in data compression.  Clearly, he understands the theory of encryption.  A good chunk of his articles appear to me, to be what he says they are--non decryptable by method.  I could guess.  But, that could take forever.  The possibilities are endless.