Some believe it is nothing more than a paper exercise. The government earned poor marks on information security this year. Of the 24 agencies graded, seven agencies failed outright and, overall, agencies received an average grade of D+.
A United States federal government agency didn’t need to point out the weaknesses of username and password authentication to E*Trade Financial’s CIO Greg Framke. He already knew that such an antiquated method for validating online banking customers falls short in today’s era of keyloggers and phishing scams.
SC Magazine is providing an exclusive look at abridged versions of various chapters included in the just-released Larstan’s The Black Book on Government Security, as part of an agreement with Larstan Publishing.
Gary McKinnon appeared in Bow Street Magistrate’s Court today to hear District Judge Evans’s decision allowing his extradition to the U.S. where he will face trial for hacking into and causing damage to U.S. military computer systems.