Tag Archives: Security Management

Zero Days, Thousands of Nights: The Life and Times of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities and Their Exploits

RAND obtained a dataset of information about zero-day software exploits through a research connection. It is a rich dataset, as some of these exploits have been found by others and some have not. The dataset spans 14 years (2002–2016) and contains information about more than 200 zero-day exploits and the vulnerabilities that they take advantage …

U.S. Charges Russian FSB Officers and Their Criminal Conspirators for Hacking Yahoo and Millions of Email Accounts

A grand jury Northern District of California has indicted four defendants, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), for computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses in connection with a conspiracy, beginning in January 2014, to access Yahoo’s network and the contents of webmail accounts. The defendants are Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, …

Autonomous Hacking ?

DARPA held their cyber grand challenge in Las Vegas last week.  The challenge pitted 7 autonomous security systems against each other in a Capture The Flag Competition.  The winning system then went on to compete in DEFcon’s regular CTF against human competition and did as well as was expected (dead last). The job of commentating 7 …