It's Time for a Data Breach Warning Label
Via Google Yahoo & Bing News Search Cybersecurity
September 17, 2014 at 05:12PM

The breach at Home Depot is only the most recent in a torrent of high-profile data compromises. Data and identity-related crimes are at record levels. Consumers are in uncharted territory, which raises a question: Is it time to do for data breaches and cybersecurity what the nutritional label did for […]

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We see the greatest number of crises since the end of the Cold War, emerging at the same time in different places on our periphery. A climate of chaos beyond our borders which could have direct implications for us at home. From criminal regimes and violent extremists to crippling cyber attacks. It is for all these reasons that the Wales Summit is a critical Summit. At a critical time. And it is why today and tomorrow, we will forge a stronger NATO for a more complex and chaotic world.
—  Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General
1.2 Billion Account of Hosting Provider 'Namecheap' were compromised

One of the Biggest Security breach in the History

NaneCheap Hacked

1.2 billion Username and Password of hosting provider Namecheap, Inc were compromised recently. 

After Ebay, Bitly, Target and Evernote breach Namecheap, Inc is now listed as top security breaches of 2014.

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Mikulski Optimistic on Avoiding Shutdown

Mikulski Optimistic on Avoiding Shutdown

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Senator Barbara Mikulski, (D-Md), believes that both the Senate and House can pass a stopgap spending measureby this weekend and avoid an October 1 government…

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Unisys Stealth Wins Two 2014 American Business Awards in New Security Software Product Category
Via Google Yahoo & Bing News Search Cybersecurity
September 17, 2014 at 05:12PM

BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Unisys Stealth™ has been named the recipient of the 2014 American Business Award (ABA) People’s Choice competition as well as the Silver Award in the new security software category. The ABAs, also known as the Stevie Awards, were…

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Romania will participate as a leader-nation, based on a decision from the National Defense Council (CSAT), in the Trust Fund for developing Ukraine’s cybernetic defense, a fund created through the voluntary involvement of NATO member states, SRI announced on Saturday. Romania first declared itself willing to be the coordinator for the project at the recent NATO summit which was held in Wales. (via Romania takes charge of Ukraine’s cybernetic defense)

a public service announcement from the tech side of tumblr
please read this, it’s pretty important.


with more and more high-profile hacks, we need to all take a look at our internet security. first of all, yes, you should be coming up with a new, secure password for each web service you use. it’s bothersome, but it’s worth it. secondly, and this is really the point of this post, there’s this thing called two-factor verification / authentication (2FA). 

tumblr describes it like this:

You know how you need two keys to launch a nuclear missile? Two-factor authentication works like that. One key is your password, the other key is your cellular phone, and you need both to access your Tumblr Dashboard.

working on the premise that passwords alone just aren’t secure anymorealmost all major web services have introduced this feature – but it’s turned off by default. basically, you just enter your cell phone number and from then on, whenever you want to use the service from a new device (or whenever a hacker is trying to log in to your account), you (they) have to enter your password andthe code that is then sent to your phone (which hackers can’t because they don’t have your phone).

two factors - password and code. simple as that. 

with more and more of our lives being put online – from banking and shopping, through professional and personal networking, to the storage of our most valuable files in the cloud, it is just no longer “not worth the trouble”. now that you know about two-factor auth, if you are still not vigilant about your own account security across the internet, you are unfortunately contributing to a collective apathy that will almost certainly cause serious damage to businesses and individuals in the future, yourself included. this isn’t just about you - it’s about changing the landscape of internet security on the whole, so hackers don’t get the satisfaction and so financial, social and personal damages can be limited. i hope you understand the gravity of this issue. we keep uploading more and more of ourselves to the web but we just aren’t changing the locks fast enough.

this site has done a spectacular job of organizing a list of services that have implemented 2FA and links to turning it on. i strongly recommend – no, i beg you, to peruse the list for the sites you use and to go ahead and activate 2FA for each of them, or if they don’t have the feature, politely tweet at them to get it set up asap. don’t be lazy about this. just this once. you really don’t want something like this happening to you.


The negative aspects of online dating: rude people who don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. I don’t usually post stuff like this, but I’m tired of silently taking cheap one-liners from malicious cyber bullies with nothing better to do with their time like that guy shown above. They are delivering faceless, anonymous harassment and it’s uncalled for.

PSA: I know what I look like and who I am but DO YOU?!!

Ladies (and hey, maybe men. I don’t discriminate) of Baltimore and beyond, please do not tolerate offensive or crude language from this man or anyone like him. If this post encourages at least one person to report someone on any website for harassment, spam or cyberbullying, then I’ve done my job. The purpose of this technology is not to enable cyber bullies like this but to help people get one step closer to finding love, date, and be free to do what they want and users like that are hurting, not helping our chances.

And if you’re anything like me you won’t be able to resist giving them a small piece of your mind, within reason of course.

Thank you.

Stay classy Baltimore

Not By "Any Manner" Of Means: Securing Cyber-Crime Coverage After Zurich v. Sony

Much has been written about the New York Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Zurich American Insurance Co. v. Sony Corp., Index. No. 651982/2011 (N.Y. Supr. Ct. Feb. 21, 2014), in which a New York trial court denied coverage to Sony Corporation for liabilities stemming from a 2011 cyber-attack on its PlayStation Network. The court held that while a wide-scale data breach represents a…

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