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The rush to find qualified IT security professionals to meet current cyber-threats could jeopardize IT systems’ security in the not-too-distant future, say two leading IT security experts, Eugene Spafford and Ron Ross.
(Forbes) Last month Heckman, a researcher for the non-profit IT research corporation MITRE, gave a talk with fellow MITRE researcher Frank Stech at Purdue’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security and described a cyber war game scenario MITRE played out internally in which she and Stech tried an unorthodox defensive strategy: Instead of trying to purge a Red Team of hackers from a Blue Team’s network they were defending, Heckman and Stech let the attackers linger inside, watched them, and fed them confusing misinformation. The result: despite the Blue Team’s network being deeply compromised by the Red Team’s hackers, Blue managed to trick Red into making the wrong moves and losing the game.
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TAMPA, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Sypris Electronics, LLC, a leading provider of information assurance and cyber solutions, announced today that it has opened a new research center to focus on advancements in cyber security and information assurance. The facility is strategically located in the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Indiana to leverage the Company’s partnership with Purdue University’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS).
Gene Spafford, the director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, said social media has improved communications and convenience, but that people must be vigilant about what they share online and through mobile devices. “We should realize it’s going to large audience, going into storage we don’t know about, government agencies, and other people may be tracking,” he said.
It is possible that hackers, terrorists, accidents or even sunspots could take down the Internet and cause areas to become cut off and unreachable, said Spafford, one of the foremost experts on computer security.