Some of these are a little old, but no worries.
- Stuxnet was not a precision instrument. It sounds like the developers did build in enough precautions to prevent any major damage, but that might not be the case next time.
- The Canadian government is spending money to try to improve online defenses. Maybe I’m jaded, but the number seems awfully low for a government. I get the feeling that interest groups in the US could have bumped that up by an entire order of magnitude.
- Offensive countermeasures are going mainstream. I fully approve.
- It sounds like 2013 may be the year that “comprehensive cyber-legislation” gets passed. Here’s my problem with “cyber-legislation”: the law of unintended consequences still applies.
- Here’s an article claiming that vulnerability proofs-of-concept made their way into rootkits. I do wonder if this is a common problem and, if so, what alternatives exist?
- Another week, another large data breach.