November 7, 2013 · 2:09 pm
If your connected life includes access to sensitive, proprietary or confidential information, be thoughtful about who you friend, follow or connect to online.
When fake femme fatale can dupe the IT guys at a government agency, you could also be spear phished.
If this all sounds familiar, you might be thinking of “Robin Sage,” when another fictitious femme fatale fooled security analysts, defense contractors and members of the military and intelligence agencies around the DC area.
Everything is new again.
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April 28, 2009 · 11:56 pm
After I caught wind of a bill that was going to be introduced by Senator Karper this week during RSA, I followed up on the information I saw presented there by Erik Hopkins and Alan Paller. I reported on its introduction Monday night, posting “ICE Act would restructure cybersecurity rule, create White House post” before any other news organization had covered the story.
In short order, Jolie O’Dell blogged about it at ReadWriteWeb (Proposed Act Would Create National Cyber Security Office).
Half an hour after that, Brian Krebs picked it up at the Washington Post (Proposal Would Shore Up Govt. Cyber Defenses).
He wrote a great story — but I had it first, which in of itself is a first.
It’s good to get a scoop. Terrific day.
IT Business Edge picked up the story from RWW (Legislation Proposes National Cyber Security Office) and quoted me.
Dennis Fisher blogged about it at Threatpost: (New ICE bill would overhaul federal cybersecurity).
As he noted, there was a hearing today morning on the bill in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. You can watch the archived webcast here.
This draft of the Ice Bill (PDF) is now available for download and review from Govexec.com.
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