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Christian Science Monitor: Bradley Manning Case Signals US Vulnerability to 'Insider' Cyberattack

Christian Science Monitor: Bradley Manning Case Signals US Vulnerability to 'Insider' Cyberattack

December, 22 2011 • Media Coverage

Dawn Cappelli discusses how insider attacks are a consistent threat for many organizations and shares different types of insider attacks and what can be done to mitigate them.

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SEI Releases the 2011 Smart Grid Maturity Model Update

SEI Releases the 2011 Smart Grid Maturity Model Update

December, 13 2011 • Press Release

The SEI released the 2011 Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) update. The update announces Version 1.2 enhancements to the entire product suite and provides updates on the worldwide community of SGMM users and partners.

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SYS-CON.com: US Cyber Command Conducts Tactical Cyber Exercise

SYS-CON.com: US Cyber Command Conducts Tactical Cyber Exercise

December, 06 2011 • Media Coverage

XNET was used to train cyber and IT professionals during the Cyber Flag 12-1 cyber exercise.

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Government Computer News: Congress Mulls Clearinghouse for Sharing Cyber Threat Info

Government Computer News: Congress Mulls Clearinghouse for Sharing Cyber Threat Info

December, 06 2011 • Media Coverage

Greg Shannon testified about draft legislation to create a clearinghouse for cybersecurity and threat information.

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Cisco and CERT Team Up to Promote Adoption of Secure C Coding Standard

Cisco and CERT Team Up to Promote Adoption of Secure C Coding Standard

November, 16 2011 • Media Coverage

Cisco Systems, Inc. has announced it has adopted the CERT® C Secure Coding Standard as a baseline programming standard in its product development.

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Health Data Management: Information Insecurity, Inside Edition

Health Data Management: Information Insecurity, Inside Edition

September, 29 2011 • Media Coverage

Randy Trzeciak, Technical Team Lead of Insider Threat Outreach and Transition at CERT, shares guidelines that organizations should follow to protect themselves from insider threats.

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SEI Director Paul Nielsen Promotes the Work of the SEI and Heinz College in Australia

SEI Director Paul Nielsen Promotes the Work of the SEI and Heinz College in Australia

September, 22 2011 • Article

SEI Director Paul Nielsen recently completed a visit to Australia where he met with top Australian officials in higher education, government, finance, the Australian military, and the Australian defense industry.

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The NCFTA: Combining Forces to Fight Cyber Crime

The NCFTA: Combining Forces to Fight Cyber Crime

September, 16 2011 • Media Coverage

NCFTA draws its intelligence from hundreds of private-sector members including the CERT Division.

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eWeek: UBS Rogue Trader Underscores Insider Threats Facing Enterprises

eWeek: UBS Rogue Trader Underscores Insider Threats Facing Enterprises

September, 15 2011 • Media Coverage

CERT Chief Scientist Greg Shannon testified about the continued threat of insider attacks to the nation's enterprises.

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CERT Secure Coding Team Publishes Secure Coding Standard for Java

CERT Secure Coding Team Publishes Secure Coding Standard for Java

September, 14 2011 • Article

A team of software security researchers in the CERT Program at the SEI has authored The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java.

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NextGov: Cyber Breaches at Financial Firms Increasingly are Inside Jobs

NextGov: Cyber Breaches at Financial Firms Increasingly are Inside Jobs

September, 14 2011 • Media Coverage

Greg Shannon testified to a House subcommittee on Financial Services that the continued stress of the economy on the workplace has exacerbated the potential for insider threat.

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SGMM Navigators Guide Utilities in Their Smart Grid Transformation

SGMM Navigators Guide Utilities in Their Smart Grid Transformation

August, 29 2011 • Article

The SEI Smart Grid Maturity Model team recently introduced the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) Navigation process to help utilities adopt SGMM and modernize the electric power grid.

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Radiology Today: Finding Holes in IT Security — Your Own People May Be the Biggest Risk

Radiology Today: Finding Holes in IT Security — Your Own People May Be the Biggest Risk

August, 01 2011 • Media Coverage

Randy Trzeciak of the CERT Insider Threat Center warns that insiders pose threats to healthcare organizations as the use of electronic medical records continues to increase.

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SEI Research Team Drives Edge-Enabled App Programming to Tactical Handheld Devices

SEI Research Team Drives Edge-Enabled App Programming to Tactical Handheld Devices

July, 18 2011 • Article

RTSS researchers are working to provide user-controlled system adaptation to first responders, warfighters, and others working with handheld devices in tactical environments.

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CERT Hosts Sixth Annual Meeting of CSIRTs with National Responsibility

CERT Hosts Sixth Annual Meeting of CSIRTs with National Responsibility

July, 08 2011 • Article

Representatives from the SEI's CERT Program recently hosted the 2011 Annual Meeting of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) with National Responsibility in Vienna, Austria.

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Delegates Discuss Global Excellence in Software and Security at SEPG Europe 2011

Delegates Discuss Global Excellence in Software and Security at SEPG Europe 2011

June, 16 2011 • Article

Dublin, Ireland, hosted the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and more than 150 delegates for SEPG Europe 2011 on June 7-9. Delegates from 27 countries participated in discussions regarding Global Excellence in Software and Security.

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MIT Technology Review: U.S. Military, Businesses Seek Better Defenses on the Inside

MIT Technology Review: U.S. Military, Businesses Seek Better Defenses on the Inside

June, 08 2011 • Media Coverage

Joji Montelibano, who leads the CERT insider-threat technical team discusses the prevalence of insider attacks and research his team is doing to help organizations mitigate insider threats.

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CERT Launches Resilience Users Group

CERT Launches Resilience Users Group

June, 07 2011 • Article

The CERT program has launched an innovative new program designed to help organizations become more resilient in the face of operational disruption and stress.

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CERT Uses XNET to Deliver Forensics Challenge

CERT Uses XNET to Deliver Forensics Challenge

May, 31 2011 • Article

CERT recently added a forensics challenge to the 2011 NSA Cyber Defense Exercise.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Guarding Against Identity Theft Requires Much Vigilance

Philadelphia Inquirer: Guarding Against Identity Theft Requires Much Vigilance

May, 05 2011 • Media Coverage

Chad Dougherty shares tips on what technology users can do to guard against identity theft.

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Forbes.com: CIA Investors Aim To Build A Pseudo-Gambling Market For Data Security Predictions

Forbes.com: CIA Investors Aim To Build A Pseudo-Gambling Market For Data Security Predictions

April, 26 2011 • Media Coverage

Researchers are using prediction markets to gain foresight into cryptography research, cyber threats, and data security-related regulation.

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For the Record: Finding Holes in IT Security

For the Record: Finding Holes in IT Security

April, 25 2011 • Media Coverage

Randy Trzeciak, technical team lead for the Insider Threat Outreach and Transition group, discusses how insiders can pose a substantial security threat in healthcare organizations.

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CSO Magazine: Insider Attacks Costly, but There's a Silver Lining

CSO Magazine: Insider Attacks Costly, but There's a Silver Lining

February, 03 2011 • Media Coverage

Joji Montelibano, of the CERT Insider Threat Center, discusses the results of the 2011 Cybersecurity Watch Survey with CSO magazine.

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Computerworld: Security Fail: When Trusted IT People Go Bad

Computerworld: Security Fail: When Trusted IT People Go Bad

January, 18 2011 • Media Coverage

Dawn Cappelli shares common security mistakes companies make and how they can protect themselves against malicious insiders.

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