• 00:15

    Richard Bejtlich Discusses Impact of Cyber Espionage on Nati

    in US Government



    Last week, Brian Contos, CISO of the Advanced Threat Protection Group at Blue Coat Systems, discussed how cyberwar has become a great equalizer between nation states. While our understanding of cyberwar and states’ ability to execute a cyberwar strategy are in their infancy, Contos directs our attention to how attacks have shifted from creative mischief to stealing intellectual property, intercepting military communications and the destruction of computer systems.  The recent news about Chinese hackers stealing designs for advanced weapons systems from the Department of Defense and the extent of frustration among agency officials about the scale of cyberthefts is just the latest example.


    In this guest podcast, Richard Bejtlich, Mandiant’s Chief Security Officer, discusses the latest cyber challenges including cyberwar and China’s cyber espionage units, which were exposed earlier this year in the Mandiant APT1 report. Bejtlich’s podcast appears on Federal Blue Print courtesy of Bloomberg Government.



     

  • 00:15

    No Malware, No Compromise

    in Technology

    While conducting incident response work, Mandiant encounters security teams and executives who seem to focus on malware as the defining feature of a compromise. These groups think that the scope of an incident depends on knowing where the intruder installed malware. Knowing where malware was used, and how it was used, is indeed important for effective incident response. Unfortunately, knowledge of malware, however complete, is only half the picture.

  • 00:15

    Richard Bejtlich Discusses Impact of Cyber Espionage on Nati

    in Technology

    Last week, Brian Contos, CISO of the Advanced Threat Protection Group at Blue Coat Systems, discussed how cyberwar has become a great equalizer between nation states. While our understanding of cyberwar and states’ ability to execute a cyberwar strategy are in their infancy, Contos directs our attention to how attacks have shifted from creative mischief to stealing intellectual property, intercepting military communications and the destruction of computer systems.  The recent news about Chinese hackers stealing designs for advanced weapons systems from the Department of Defense and the extent of frustration among agency officials about the scale of cyberthefts is just the latest example.
    In this guest podcast, Richard Bejtlich, Mandiant’s Chief Security Officer, discusses the latest cyber challenges including cyberwar and China’s cyber espionage units, which were exposed earlier this year in the Mandiant APT1 report. Bejtlich’s podcast appears on Federal Blue Print courtesy of Bloomberg Government.

  • 01:00

    Rob Lee, Director for MANDIANT and Cirriculum Lead for SANS Institute

    in Entertainment

    Rob Lee is a Director for MANDIANT (http://www.mandiant.com/), a leading provider of information security consulting services and software to Fortune 500 organizations and the U.S. Government. Rob is also the Curriculum Lead for Digital Forensic Training at the SANS Institute (http://forensics.sans.org/). Rob has more than 13 years experience in computer forensics, vulnerability and exploit discovery, intrusion detection/prevention, and incident response. Rob graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served in the U.S. Air Force as a founding member of the 609th Information Warfare Squadron, the first U.S. military operational unit focused on Information Operations. Later, he was a member of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations where he conducted computer crime investigations, incident response, and computer forensics. Prior to joining MANDIANT, he directly worked with a variety of government agencies in the law enforcement, Dept. of Defense, and intelligence communities where he was the technical lead for a vulnerability discovery and exploit development team, lead for a cyber forensics branch, and led a computer forensic and security software development team. Rob also coauthored the bestselling book, Know Your Enemy, 2nd Edition. Rob earned his MBA from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Finally, Rob was awarded the "Digital Forensic Examiner of the Year" from the Forensic 4Cast 2009 Awards.

  • 00:15

    Cyber Espionage Impacting Defense and Economy

    in Technology

    The Department of Defense reported that Chinese hackers gained access to our government’s designs for advanced weapons systems. According to the Washington Post, “U.S. officials say that senior Pentagon officials are frustrated by the scale of cybertheft from defense contractors, who routinely handle sensitive classified data.” 
    On February 18, 2013, Mandiant released a report exposing one of China’s cyber espionage units. The group, which Mandiant calls APT1, is one of the most prolific we track in terms of the sheer quantity of information it has stolen. The scale and impact of APT1′s operations compelled Mandiant to write the report and release more than 3,000 indicators to help organizations defend against APT1’s tactics. The report linked APT1 to a unit within China’s People’s Liberation Army and received widespread attention from the media and from the U.S. government.
     

  • 00:09

    Netanyahu: North Korean nuke test is a lesson for dealing with Iran (Second Coming Watch Update #310

    in News

    1. According to The Associated Press, Israel's prime minister says North Korea's recent nuclear test shows that "sanctions alone will not stop" Iran's atomic program. Benjamin Netanyahu told a gathering of international Jewish leaders that the Western sanctions against Tehran "have to be coupled with a robust, credible, military threat. 

    2. According to the BBC, flooding and landslides in Indonesia have left at least 15 people dead. Thousands of people fled their homes in the provincial capital of Ma-na-do and surrounding areas to escape the floods.

    3. According to The Times of Israel, Israel is providing advanced electronic warfare systems for aircraft to Turkey, a fulfillment of an earlier order that was put on hold in the wake of the infamous Mavi Marmara incident in 2010. It is the first instance of a military equipment exchange between Jerusalem and Ankara since then.

    4. According to the BBC, the US cyber security firm Mandiant has said that a secretive branch of China's military is probably one of the world's "most prolific cyber espionage groups". Mandiant said China's Unit 61398 is believed to have "systematically stolen hundreds of terabytes of data" from at least 141 organisations around the world. 

    5. According to The Raw Story, authorities received numerous reports of "fireballs" zooming through the sky over southern Florida on Sunday night, and at least one of them was caught on tape by an amateur videographer. 

    The Bible says in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come."

    You can read these stories in more detail and get more prophecy-related news at SecondComingHerald.com

Loading...
Loading...