This weekend, the “Guardians of Peace”—the cyber-attackers who brought Sony Pictures Entertainment’s network down in November and have since shared over a terabyte of the company’s internal data—made two more dumps of SPE data to file sharing sites and torrents. The second of the two, on Sunday, was the e-mail box of Sony Pictures Releasing International President Steven O’Dell. And the hackers promised a “Christmas present” soon of even more data if the company does not relent and meet their unspecified demands. - more
As Sony leaks keep pouring in, it serves as a vivid reminder that even a company’s internal emails should include only what you want your mother to hear aloud in court, or your clients to read on the Internet. – more
Makaseh Identity allows you to share messages and files in confidence with your peers, on a firm recognition based criteria
Companies that rely too much on prevention may be caught out if they haven’t also planned what to do after their defenses have been penetrated. — more
Bankers and officials have become more vocal lately about concerns that malicious hacks could put customer data and the stability of the financial system at risk.
Cyber insurance will not stop hackers, but it can help banks improve their broader cyber controls, Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin told the Texas Banker’s Association at a cyber security conference.- more Yahoo News
Makaseh Identity is a secure option to replace the current authentication system to a recognition based system.
A senior official told the Washington Post that there had been “activity of concern” but that none of the department’s classified systems had been compromised. more..IT Governance
The organisers said, “8 year old Reuben Paul gives keynote at Houston Security Conference.” more…NDTV
Billion-dollar investor Warren Buffett is rumored to be preparing for a crash as well. The “Warren Buffett Indicator,” also known as the “Total Market Cap to GDP Ratio,” is breaching sell-alert status and a collapse may happen at any moment. more…Money News