Friday, April 28, 2006
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
What's the Inside Attacker Profile?
The United States Secret Service and the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute's CERT Coordination Center published an insider threats study report in 2005 which offered critical insights into the mind and motivation of the "inside attacker." According to the statistics gathered, the inside attacker is usually:
- 17-60 years old
- Holds a technical position (86 percent chance)
- May or may not be married (50/50 chance)
- Racially and ethnic diverse
Sufficiently broad pool? Absolutely. Here are some additional statistics, again from the same CERT study:
- In 92 percent of the incidents investigated, revenge was the primary motivator.
- Sixty-two percent of the attacks were planned in advance.
- Fifty-seven percent of the attackers surveyed would consider themselves "disgruntled."
- Eighty percent exhibited suspicious or disruptive behavior to their colleagues or supervisors before the attack.
- Only 43 percent had authorized access (by policy, not necessarily via system control).
- Sixty-four percent used remote access to carry out the attack.
- Most incidents required little technical sophistication.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
But now there are home, cell and work phone numbers from which to choose, and sometimes work extensions to remember. There are also e-mail addresses -- at home and at work -- and instant messaging handles, perhaps separate ones for the various services, some of which now do voice and video besides text.
Some people even have Web pages -- through their employer or Internet service provider, or perhaps a profile or two on MySpace.
To help people manage all their contact information online, the Internet's key oversight agency is considering a ``.tel'' domain name. If approved, the domain could be available this year.
See what was said in Canada:
Cellphone TV services started with hockey clips and news but now the broadcasting regulator has given wireless carriers carte blanche to move beyond traditional television.
Mobile TV services from Telus Corp., Bell Mobility Inc. and Rogers Wireless Communications Inc. are delivered over the Internet and aren't subject to the same rules as those provided by cable operators and broadcasters, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said Wednesday....
See Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's Public Notice on Regulatory framework for mobile television broadcasting services - click here
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
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