[ISN] Gone phishing: Army uses Thrift Savings Plan in fake e-mail to test cybersecurity awareness

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gone-phishing-army-uses-thrift-savings-plan-in-fake-email-to-test-cybersecurity-awareness/2014/03/13/8ad01b84-a9f3-11e3-b61e-8051b8b52d06_story.html By Lisa Rein and Eric Yoder The Washington Post March 13, 2014 An ominous e-mail message landed in the inboxes of a small group of U.S. Army employees last month, warning of a security breach in their federal retirement plans and urging them to log in and check their accounts. The e-mail was a fake




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[ISN] KSE to hire information security expert

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-3-238069-KSE-to-hire-information-security-expert By Shahid Shah The News March 14, 2014 KARACHI: The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) is hiring the chief information security officer to ensure security of data, official sources said on Thursday. They said four candidates have already been shortlisted for the position. The acting CISO is conducting interviews of the candidates. The sources said the decision was taken after the managing director of the KSE had received an email in July last year, which alleged that some officials of its Information Technology department were involved in data leakage. This newspaper had reported the issue even before the above-mentioned email. The email shot from an unknown source stated that some people had access to highly confidential data of buying and selling of shares. Consequently, the board of directors constituted an internal audit committee and initiated an enquiry against this, which caused expulsion of four employees of IT department, while a general manager of the department was sent on forced leave in August 2013. The KSE had hired an independent forensic consultant Sidat Hyder Morshed Associate to investigate the highly sensitive matter and inspect the computers of the IT department. […]


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[ISN] Ex-Bush admin official: Internet giveaway weakens cybersecurity, opens door to Web tax

http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/15/ex-bush-admin-official-internet-giveaway-weakens-cybersecurity-opens-door-to-web-tax/ By Giuseppe Macri The Daily Caller 03/15/2014 The U.S. government’s plan to give away authority over the Internet’s core architecture to the “global Internet community” could endanger the security of both the Internet and the U.S.


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