Posts tagged NCSAM

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NCSAM Security Crash Diet: Wrap-up

Wow, it’s November 7 already, and I still have all my National Cyber Security Awareness Month [https://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month] decorations up! I really need to take care of those. But, before I get to taking down all my 2FA authentication token lawn decorations, I figured it’d be a good time to chat it up with Olivia, and see how her NCSAM crash diet went. Tod: So, over the course of the month, what’s the one task you performed that benefited you the most? Olivia:

6 min NCSAM

NCSAM Security Crash Diet, Week 4: IoT

The final week of our 'Security Crash Diet' series for NCSAM explores what the IoT device purchasing process is like for consumers who want to buy IoT with security in mind. Spoiler: It isn't easy.

6 min NCSAM

NCSAM Security Crash Diet, Week 3: Privacy and Backups

In week three of Rapid7's NCSAM 'Security Crash Diet' series, our cybersleuth 'Olivia' tests practical advice on privacy (think location-sharing) and has a few scary moments with backups.

5 min NCSAM

NCSAM Security Crash Diet, Week 2: Social and Travel

Rapid7 guinea pig 'Olivia' describes her efforts during week two of her security 'crash diet for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This week focused on social sharing and travel security.

2 min NCSAM

NCSAM: How Hackable Are You?

Rapid7 partnered with The Today Show to offer a fun, fast self-assessment quiz to determine individual cybersecurity risk levels. How hackable are you?

5 min NCSAM

NCSAM Security Crash Diet, Week 1: Maintenance

One of Rapid7's employees tries a month of different 'security diets' in the spirit of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Week one highlights the importance of maintenance.

3 min NCSAM

NCSAM: A Personal Security Crash Diet

We're kicking of National Cyber Security Awareness Month by getting a Rapid7 employee to test out the practicality of common security advice. Follow along throughout October.

11 min Metasploit

NCSAM: Understanding UDP Amplification Vulnerabilities Through Rapid7 Research

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month and Rapid7 is taking this time to celebrate security research. This year, NCSAM coincides with new legal protections for security research under the DMCA [/2016/10/03/cybersecurity-awareness-month-2016-this-ones-for-the-researchers] and the 30th anniversary of the CFAA - a problematic law that hinders beneficial security research. Throughout the month, we will be sharing content that enhances understanding of what independent security research

5 min Research

NCSAM: Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Advice for Researchers

This is a guest post from Art Manion [https://twitter.com/zmanion], Technical Manager of the Vulnerability Analysis Team at the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) [http://www.cert.org/]. CERT/CC is part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. October is National Cyber Security Awareness month and Rapid7 is taking this time to celebrate security research. This year, NCSAM coincides with new legal protections for security research under the DMCA [/2016/10/03/cybersecu

4 min Research

NCSAM: The Danger of Criminalizing Curiosity

This is a guest post from Kurt Opsahl [https://twitter.com/kurtopsahl], Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation [https://twitter.com/EFF]. October is National Cyber Security Awareness month and Rapid7 is taking this time to celebrate security research. This year, NCSAM coincides with new legal protections for security research under the DMCA [/2016/10/03/cybersecurity-awareness-month-2016-this-ones-for-the-researchers] and the 30th anniversary of the

4 min NCSAM

Stop, collaborate and listen... (...and think, and connect)

Since its inception, our wonderful connected world has been a battleground for cybercriminals vs law enforcement and security professionals, who are locked into a twisted dance of punches and counterpunches as the arena in which they fight evolves around them. We continue to connect more and more Things, providing new and elaborate opportunities for attackers to launch their weapons of mass disruption. Not everything is awesome, but you are part of a team! Somewhere down the line, if you're co

6 min Breach Response News

NCSAM: You Should Use a Password Manager

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month and Rapid7 is taking this time to celebrate security research. This year, NCSAM coincides with new legal protections for security research under the DMCA [/2016/10/03/cybersecurity-awareness-month-2016-this-ones-for-the-researchers] and the 30th anniversary of the CFAA - a problematic law that hinders beneficial security research. Throughout the month, we will be sharing content that enhances understanding of what independent security research

4 min Research

NCSAM: Independent Research and IoT

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month and Rapid7 is taking this time to celebrate security research. This year, NCSAM coincides with new legal protections for security research under the DMCA [/2016/10/03/cybersecurity-awareness-month-2016-this-ones-for-the-researchers] and the 30th anniversary of the CFAA - a problematic law that hinders beneficial security research. Throughout the month, we will be sharing content that enhances understanding of what independent security research

4 min Public Policy

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2016 - This one's for the researchers

October was my favorite month even before I learned it is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month [https://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month] (NCSAM) in the US and EU. So much the better – it is more difficult to be aware of cybersecurity in the dead of winter or the blaze of summer. But the seasonal competition with Pumpkin Spice Awareness is fierce. To do our part each National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Rapid7 publishes content that aims to inform readers about a p

4 min Vulnerability Disclosure

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Coordinated Disclosure & Working with the Security Community

October is promoted as cyber security awareness month in the US [http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam/] and across the European Union [http://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/stakeholder-relations/nis-brokerage-1/european-cyber-security-month-advocacy-campaign] . We're all for increasing awareness of security issues and threats, so we're in, but we know our average SecurityStreet reader likely works in information security and is already “aware.” Last year we did this through a series of primers d