Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Super compelling NIST goodness - What I am reading - 8/16/2016

NIST - Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity - Read this before, but we have a meeting at work today about the direction the department is going, so reviewing it again.  For your enjoyment here is the world's most boring lunch and learn discussing the framework

Buzzfeed - Juanita Broaddrick Wants To Be Believed -
In September, Clinton tweeted that every sexual assault survivor had “the right to be believed.” In November, she reiterated that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” The following month, she was asked at a campaign event whether the handful of women who’ve accused her husband, former President Bill Clinton, of sexual harassment and assault — Juanita Broaddrick included — deserved to be “believed” as well.
The article is actually pretty fair, at least to Broaddrick.   Clinton might not think so.  The one thing I noticed was the continued references to the GOPs newly discovering concern about Broaddrick's claims, however, I distinctly remember pundits challenging NOW on their refusal to support Broaddrick and Willey back in the 90's.  Of course both cases had some serious issues at the time and got wrapped up in trying to tie the Clinton's to things like the alleged murder (officially suicide) of Vince Foster.  I am not a fan of the Clinton's so I tend to believe these accusations (the sex assaults not the murders / alien abductions etc.) could be true, but with all the problems surrounding the cases there is definitely reasonable doubt.

BBCHackers auction files 'stolen from NSA' -

In a message on file-sharing site Pastebin, Shadow Brokers describes its haul as "cyber weapons" and says it is offering programs "made by creators of Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame" - high profile forms of computer malware said to be government-sponsored.

The department Shadow Brokers claims to have stolen it from is named by security company Kaspersky as the Equation Group, which is believed to be linked to the US security services.

There is no end date for the auction, but the group says that it will send decryption instructions to the winner "when we feel it is time to end". 
I encourage everyone with a few bitcoin to contribute to this group.  Not because I believe them but because I like the idea of people wasting bitcoins.

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