Implementing the Top 4 Defense Strategies

The Australian Defense Signals Directorate maintains a list of the Top 35 Mitigation Strategies against targeted intrusions. This is just a reference to the top strategies: Patch Applications Patch the Operating System Minimize the use of local admin Application whitelisting … Looking at these 35 strategies, the DSD claims that While no single strategy can…

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Council of Europe Octopus Conference- Some Thoughts

l am still sitting in the parliament room of the Council of Europe at the celebration event for the Budapest Convention. It was another very good event advancing the challenges fighting Cybercrime. Let me try to summarize a few thoughts: The Budapest Convention is probably the best convention out there allowing a wide adoption of…

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Cooperation against Cybercrime- Octopus Conference

lt is time again! The Council of Europe Octopus Conference on Cooperation against Cybercrime is taking place this week. This year it is even the 10th anniversary of the Budapest Convention. Therefore a broad country of legal, law enforcement and private sector organizations are discussing the current state and the future of the collaboration to…

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Another Cyberwarfare School–better keep them employed!

A lot of countries are currently looking at their capabilities to defend their networks as well as leveraging technology for offense doing “Cyberwarfare”. Let’s now not debate where this starts or ends… Pakistan is another example: Pakistan to open cyber warfare school I can understand where governments and militaries are coming from but this deeply…

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Why Patents are not here to be violated: Google’s challenges with Android

Interesting: Microsoft takes the Android profit, the Wonkas take the pain I quote: Yet Android costs Google billions, without drawing revenue. Microsoft is making half a billion a year from Android. The settlement with Oracle, when it eventually comes, will add even more costs to working with Android – for anyone who dabbled with it.…

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