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Chinese networking giant Huawei hit out at the US National Security Agency (NSA) this weekend following claims that the organisation hacked into its email servers five years ago.
In the months preceding this year's RSA conference, it was alleged in an article published by Reuters that the arranged a secret $10 million contract with RSA. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the NSA created and promulgated a flawed formula for generating random numbers to create a "back door" in encryption products and that RSA became the most important distributor of that formula by rolling it into BSAFE, an security application used in personal computers and many other products.
Did the National Security Agency trick RSA, the security division of EMC, into including a crypto algorithm that was really an NSA cyber-espionage backdoor into the RSA BSAFE toolkit in order to propagate it through tech industry products?
Chinese equipment maker Huawei is reportedly being investigated by the Indian Government over alleged ‘hacking' of equipment belonging to state-run telecoms firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).
Retailers in the US have been warned by the FBI to prepare for further cyber attacks, according to Reuters.
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.