Lumension Scan (SC Magazine )
Lumension Scan is a part of the larger Lumension Vulnerability Management platform. While this tool is only a part of the larger platform, it does have some good capability built in. This product can be used to scan the enterprise network and identify assets and seek out vulnerabilities and weaknesses on devices before they can be exploited by an attack.
SC Magazine Awards Europe 2012: nominees announced (SC Magazine )
The shortlist for this year's SC Magazine Awards Europe has been announced.Taking place this year on 24 April at the London Hilton, Park Lane, the SC Awards are widely recognised as the most coveted and prestigious awards for the European information security industry; they honour professionals working to secure enterprises, and the vendor and channel communities that deliver innovative security technologies.
ASU staff working to fix online system after hacker attack (Phoenix Business Journal)
Arizona State University's technical staff continues to work to restore its online systems and services, which were hacked yesterday.
Is 'Big Brother' just a distant cousin? (Fox News )
Careful when you post that tweet -- the FBI might be watching you.Or, then again, maybe not. In an age of heightened awareness over terrorist activity, grave warnings about hackers stealing personal data and concerns over Facebook privacy, there is yet another alarming trend: folks suspecting an overlord watching their every move. Web hysteria has grown to a fever pitch in recent months, with increasing chatter about social policing that is way overblown.
Microsoft Planning Real-Time Feed of Valuable Threat Data (PCWorld)
Microsoft has had a great deal of success taking down botnets in recent years. A fringe benefit of those takedowns is that Microsoft gets to collect oodles of very valuable data. Now, Microsoft is preparing to offer that threat intelligence as a real-time feed that partners can use to evaluate threats and develop better defenses.
Paul Henry, Security Forensics Specialist (Internet Evolution )
"Paul Henry is one of the world's foremost global information security and computer forensic experts." IE Radio
Microsoft Releases Details About Upcoming Patch Tuesday; First For 2012 (ITProPortal)
In their advance notification, published last week, Microsoft unveiled the details of the very first Patch Tuesday of this new year.
Microsoft Fixed Eight Bugs in Seven Patches in January's Patch Tuesday (eweek.com)
Microsoft fixed issues in Windows Media Player, the Windows kernel and developer tools. It finally released a fix to defend against the BEAST attack tool.
Are QR codes the next spam frontier? (SC Magazine )
Warnings have been made about Quick Response codes as they begin to be impacted by cyber criminals.
A QR code is a two-dimensional matrix barcode and, when scanned by a camera phone, will link the user directly to the mobile web, usually a social media site, online video or promotional page.
Microsoft delivers seven security fixes for Windows Server, Windows (SearchWindowsServer)
Microsoft kicked off another year of bug squashing Tuesday, releasing seven security bulletins to fix breaches involving remote code execution, elevation of privilege, information disclosure and, interestingly, one described as a security feature bypass. All seven target either Windows Server 2008 R2 or desktop Windows.