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Security & Hacking Vulnerabilities in Windows 8

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2013 10:34:55 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Malware, Microsoft

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When Windows 8 debuted, it brought along a completely new interface, updated platform, and transformed user experience.

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The Top 5 Cyber Security Skill Sets for Northern Virginia's Tech Community in 2014

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 22, 2013 8:45:15 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, Exploits, Malware, mobile security, Pentesting, threat intelligence

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Most people think of Silicon Valley as the tech capital of the world, but it's in northern Virginia nearly 3,000 miles away that many security firms and defense contractors operate. As of 2009, more than half of the world's Internet traffic passed through this region.

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With Malware Rampant on Androids, What Lies Ahead for Google Glass Security?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2013 4:15:58 AM / by Lauren Archambeault posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Malware, mobile security

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Google Glass may be coming to a face near you very soon, and it has gotten a lot of attention as a new way to interact with the world and, to be sure, as a device with significant privacy implications. Less has been said about security, but there are good reasons to put that concern high on the list.

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FireEye and TrainACE Team Up to Offer A Free Hacking Seminar

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2013 4:45:37 PM / by Ryan Corey posted in advanced persistent threat, Cisco, Cybersecurity, Exploits, Hacking, information assurance, Malware

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Yes, thats correct, FREE!

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Operation Beebus Attacks Discovered by FireEye

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2013 5:04:53 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in advanced persistent threat, Cisco, cyber war, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Malware, Pentesting

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Researchers at security company FireEye have revealed an advanced persistent threat targeting the U.S. defense and aerospace industries and likely originating in China. Named Beebus after an early sample, the campaign's attacks come in continuous waves over time against strategically chosen individuals. According to an unnamed inside source, the Beebus campaign began in early 2012 when FireEye noticed suspicious activity on the systems of some its defense and aerospace clients. Of 261 discovered attacks, 123 targeted unmanned aerial vehicle or systems vendors. The most recent exploit used a Deloitte industry analysis report sent in a weaponized email. Researchers believe that the campaign has so far touched 214 servers with 60 unique IP addresses.

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What is Malware Analysis?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2012 9:23:03 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, information assurance, Malware

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Nearly every security breach in a company’s online network is caused by some form of malicious computer program. These programs are generally referred to as malware, but they exist in several distinct categories, including viruses, worms and Trojan horses. Being able to identify when and how malware is affecting a computer system takes specialized training, but this knowledge increases the value of any IT security technician or manager who possesses it. These individuals are capable of assessing the scope and severity of a malware infection, which leads to efficient and detailed planning of the steps required to eliminate the malware and recover any lost data or system resources.

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