So You Want To Be A Penetration Tester

Although penetration testing might be viewed as one of the more glamorous jobs in cybersecurity – think of Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible hacking into a CIA computer while dangling horizontally from cables in a heavily protected room – it might come as a surprise to learn that one of the challenges of the profession … Continue reading So You Want To Be A Penetration Tester

NextGov Emerging Tech: Great Government Gamification Projects

And as more people begin playing games and becoming familiar with the pillars of gaming, gamification projects will also pick up more players. Government agencies should make sure to stay on point with this trend. A good gamification project can enable them to tap into a hugely powerful problem-solving resource, all for the low cost of providing a little bit of fun for their players.

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR OTHER AUDIENCE: PART 2

Shannon Felder, senior account executive with LEWIS Global Communications, recently interviewed Tech Writers Bureau’s Rutrell Yasin for her blog, covering issues such as technology and the government sector, cybersecurity, and how public relations professionals can be more effective working with folks in the media. Here’s an excerpt: You’ve been covering technology for more than 30 … Continue reading GETTING TO KNOW YOUR OTHER AUDIENCE: PART 2

IBM Watson Will Help Battle Cyberattacks

IBM Security is giving its cloud-based cognitive technology Watson a new assignment: cybersecurity. The new Watson for Cyber Security is now in training at IBM to study the nuances of security research findings in order to more effectively discover patterns and hidden cyberattacks. IBM’s X-Force research library will be a central part of the materials … Continue reading IBM Watson Will Help Battle Cyberattacks

Hacker Group Exploits “Hot Patching” In Windows To Cloak Cyberespionage

A cyberespionage group is using an advanced persistent threat technique that exploits an obscure Windows OS feature known as “hot patching” to cloak backdoors they have created in targeted systems and networks of government agencies and telecommunications companies in Asia and Southeast Asia, according to Microsoft. The group, called Platinum by Microsoft researchers, has gained … Continue reading Hacker Group Exploits “Hot Patching” In Windows To Cloak Cyberespionage