Saturday, June 28, 2014

The internet we have harvested

The world may move at Internet speed, but the cybersecurity and risk management challenges organizations tackle seem to advance at a much slower pace. Hard to believe, right?, said Eric Chabrow Publisher GovInfoSecurity, after the Gartner Congress of Information Security and Risk Management, noticing, like many other attendees and industry experts, that the risks in information security remain the same as does two years.

The present as ransomware continues today as a few years ago, and yet there is now a greater awareness, as long as the end user becomes target not only your computer but on your smartphone, on your smart TV,... The impact of computer security in the business grows, and increasingly are taking more value in business intelligence programs.
The best example is in WordPress, one of the most widely used content management systems on the network, and it was the victim of a new Zero Day not in your own kernel, but in one of its many plugins. TimThumb, a tool designed to display images, and which has been used both by other plugins allows scalling privileges to create or delete files bypassing directives .htacess, or remotely execute PHP scripts. All known attacks, which remain as valid as ever, and already affect not only companies but individuals and internet users.

To do this, consider the SecInfo courses collection for all levels and that several universities and MOOCs offer free this summer. From OpenCourseWare courses on Security in Systems and Distributed Systems Security, through Coursera, in partnership with Stanford University on Cryptography, and some Spanish like Crypt4you, MOOC safety of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and which has several courses on Privacy and encryption algorithms.

And we're to Saturday. Therefore, we give you a trailer of the movie / documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit, one of the minds behind the RSS protocol, and whose story ended in tragedy after a regrettable incident MIT and the exorbitant pressure to which he was subjected by the U.S. government.

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