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Ethics of Hacking

This paper will explore the ethics of hacking. There are two main types of hacking, ethical hacking and unethical hacking. For the purposes of this paper I will attempt to explain the differences between the two and argue my viewpoints on the topic. I will support my arguments with valuable resources, and explain how the typical ethical theories pertain to this topic. I will follow with ways to prevent being a victim of the crime of hacking.
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Disaster Recovery Best Practices

This paper discusses an approach for creating a good disaster recovery plan for a business enterprise. The guidelines are generic in nature, hence they can be applied to any business subsystem within the enterprise.
In the IT subsystem, disaster recovery is not the same as high availability. Though both concepts are related to business continuity, high availability is about providing undisrupted continuity of operations whereas disaster recovery involves some amount of downtime, typically measured in days. This paper focuses only on disaster recovery.
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Future Privacy and Security Controls

Technology is moving so quickly, it’s difficult to keep up with the security features that are needed to keep it secure. As a result; after a tool, device, or software are released, there is usually a security patch or several security patches that follow to secure it. Sometimes this security comes a little too late.
The future of technology is heading more towards mobility and ease of use. Employers want their employees to be able to work from anywhere and at any time. The problem with this is that with mobility and ease of use; also come security issues that need to be considered for better privacy and security controls.
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Best Practices in Mobile Phone Investigations

The field of mobile phone investigation has grown exponentially in recent years. The number of cell phones investigated each year has increased nearly tenfold over the past decade. Courtrooms are relying more on the information inside a cell phone as vital evidence in cases of all types.

Despite that, the practice of mobile phone forensics is still in its relative infancy. Many digital investigators are new to the field and are in search of a simple book that could be titled Phone Forensics for Dummies.

Unfortunately, that book is not available yet—so investigators need to look elsewhere for information on how to best tackle cell phone analysis. This article can help—although by no means should it serve as an academic guide. It can, however, be used as a first step to help an investigator gain a basic understanding in the area.
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A Proactive Approach to Incident Response

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Any incident response has two components that drive overall cost:

1. How long does it take to detect the intrusion after the attackers first gain access?

2. Once detected, how quickly can the incident be remediated?

Finding a solution that addresses both questions with satisfactory answers is the job of any organization that cares about saving costs and protecting data. In today’s security environment, though, separating the important signal from the noise is one of the bigger challenges incident responders face.

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Combatting Cyber Risks in the Supply Chain

The latest and greatest advances in technology have created greater efficiency and effectiveness for organizations and their supply chains. However, with the pace of data breaches and intrusions into computer systems accelerating at an alarming rate, this increased level of access and integration within host organization environments can present risks and potential new avenues of compromise. We are seeing unprecedented advancements in the sophistication of perpetrators, making supply chain vendors equally vulnerable to advanced attacks.
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Honeytokens and honeypots for web ID and IH

Honey

Honeypots and honey tokens can be useful tools for examining follow-up to phishing attacks. In this exercise, we respond using valid email addresses that actually received the phish, and wrong passwords. We demonstrate using custom single sign-on code to redirect logins with those fake passwords and any other logins from presumed attacker source IP addresses to a dedicated phishing-victim web honeypot. Although the proof-of-concept described did not become a production deployment, it provided insight into current attacks.
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