Cool News Story Bro! Week of 12-23-2016

by Otakun
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Hi Guys,

Welcome to the Christmas Week edition of the news, hopefully everyone out there is having a safe and happy holiday. However, the news knows no breaks, so on with it we go.

News Stories:

  1. Report: ShadowBrokers Obtained Stolen NSA Info Via Rogue Insider

    1. First story of the week is an interesting take on the ShadowBroker leak that made the rounds over the past few months. Now, new research from a threat intelligence firm “Flashpoint” has surmised that the ShadowBroker hackers were assisted by a rogue insider. Whether this is actually true or not has not been confirmed but is an interesting theory.
    2. Read More @ http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/report-shadowbrokers-obtained-stolen-nsa-info-via-rogue-insider/d/d-id/1327763
  2. Congressional Encryption Working Group says encryption backdoors are near unworkable

    1. A congressional group has concluded that any backdoors in encryption software would not be beneficial. Given the recent debate over encryption backdoors, this is a great win for privacy advocates.
    2. Read More @ http://betanews.com/2016/12/23/ewg-encryption-report/
  3. France unveils cyber command in response to ‘new era in warfare’

    1. France has created a cyber command in order to respond to the rising threat of cyber warfare. This is not too surprising given the trends in cyvber security and the high profile nation-state backed APT campaigns that are happening on an almost weekly basis.
    2. Read More @ https://www.scmagazine.com/france-unveils-cyber-command-in-response-to-new-era-in-warfare/article/579677/
  4. Building a threat intelligence program? How to avoid the ‘feed’ frenzy

    1. Next, a good read on how to build a good threat intelligence program. Very few companies make good use of threat intelligence, and even ones that do have a threat intel program tend to not make proper use of it.
    2. Read More @ http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/feature/Building-a-threat-intelligence-program-Seven-ways-to-avoid-the-frenzy


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