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Welcome to the Insider Threat Blog……

Insider Threat Best Practices from Industry Hello, this is Derek A. Smith, Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives for the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College. Thanks for taking the time to visit our new insider threat blog. Insider threat is often not given...  [Read More]

Webinar: Malware Analysis

On October 20, 2014, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar on “Malware Analysis.” The webinar showed the steps that are required to capture and analyze malware. It also examined tools and skills needed to perform malware analysis. The webinar was...  [Read More]

Is Cyberespionage Against International Law?

The recent disclosure of a purported Russian cyber-espionage campaign that targeted NATO, the European Union, and Ukraine once again brings the issue of state sponsored cyber espionage to the forefront. Despite Henry Stimson’s view as Secretary of State the “Gentlemen don’t read...  [Read More]

Today in Cybersecurity: Robots and Zombies

In this podcast, Derek Smith provides a brief overview of Botnets – what they are, what can they do and how to protect against them. Having trouble with the media player? Listen here. Derek A. Smith Biography Derek A. Smith is the...  [Read More]

The 2014 Mandiant MIRcon Conference Wrap-up

The Mandiant (a FireEye Company) MIRcon conference has came and went. The conference was held October 5 through October 8 in Washington D.C.’s Woodley Park District. The absolutely beautiful and on The National Historic Registry The Omni Shoreham Hotel was the conference...  [Read More]

Today in Cybersecurity: Social Media Tricks and Tips

Social media is a great way to stay connected with others, but caution is essential when building a personal internet presence. In this podcast, Deanne Cranford-Wesley discusses social media safety and tricks and tips to protect your online presence. Having trouble with...  [Read More]

NCSAM Book SALE! 50% off “Protecting Our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Work Force”

We will be discounting the National Cybersecurity Institute Publication Protecting Our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Work Force all October long in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Step #1: To receive this 50% discount visit the Hudson Whitman Website Step #2:...  [Read More]

Today in Cybersecurity: Medical Device Cybersecurity

In this podcast, Derek Smith discusses the possibility of medical devices being hacked and the FDA’s guidance on how to deal with such a threat. Having trouble with the media player? Listen Here Derek A. Smith Biography Derek A. Smith is the...  [Read More]

Cyber Attack Recovery Planning is Important for All Businesses

Last week’s Yahoo intrusion has something in common with Viagra, penicillin, and Coca-Cola – all happened by accident. The end result was not what the instigator was looking for. At first, it was thought that the Yahoo intrusion was due to a...  [Read More]

Hackers ‘Spearphish’ NATO

If the news had been “Russian backed hackers attack another retailer”, it probably would have gotten a collective yawn from the public and the cyber community. TJMaxx, Home Depot, Target, KMart, PF Chang, just one more to add to the list. However,...  [Read More]