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Network Patching and Code Signing

Introduction The recent Equifax breach has prompted a great deal of technical chatter regarding patching our systems. The staff in your IT department are intimately familiar with patch management regimens. There are legitimate reasons to delay patching (the Equifax incident was not supported by a legitimate reason not to apply the patch in question). In this blog segment, I’m going to present what the issues are to the non-technical reader so that you can better understand what is involved in [...]


Hacking Back

As an information security professional and digital forensic investigator, I’m often asked why I don’t pursue the people who are hacking us. There is a lot of political and journalistic attention being given to the concept of going after the bad guys who have been attacking our critical infrastructure, our voting systems, our banking wire systems, and even our personal information. The recent WikiLeaks Vault 7 releases of US government-created hacking tools, and their resulting malware (WannaCry, Petya, CherryBlossom, [...]


Posted By Category: Financial ServicesComments: 0Post Date: September 18, 2017

FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

For those financial services organizations that fall under the watchful eye of the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC), you’re probably at least passingly familiar with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). The FFIEC developed a self-assessment tool to help institutions identify their vulnerabilities and determine their current state of cyber risk. The FFIEC recognized that financial institution Boards of Directors didn’t have a clear, understandable, and consistent vehicle for communicating the state of cyber-preparedness of the [...]


Posted By Category: Financial ServicesComments: 0

Introducing the Infragard Indiana Financial Services Sector Blog

Hello and welcome to the Indiana Infragard Financial Services sector blog. In this blog, we will be addressing some of the issues relating to the banking and financial services sector. There is a lot of information that is being presented to us from many directions. Trying to keep up with the FS-ISAC, the IN-ISAC, US-CERT, InfraGard, etc. can be a full-time job. I don’t plan to make this blog yet another alert system for telling you things that you’re [...]


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Making the Business Case for CyberSecurity: Lessons Learned from the former US CISO, Brig. General Greg Touhill USAF (retired)

Greg Touhill is one of the nation’s premier cybersecurity and information technology senior executives. A highly experienced leader of large, complex, diverse, and global operations, in 2016 Greg was selected by President Obama as the U.S. government’s rst Chief Information Security O cer. His other civilian government service includes duties as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center where he led [...]


Posted By Category: Education, SecurityComments: 0

FBI Award Presentation

As part of our Q2 Sector training program event held at AES last Firday, June2, 2017 Indianapolis FBI SAC W. JAy Abbott presented Tom Gorup, Deputy Sector Chief for IT with an award for his outstanding leadership and willingness to go above and beyond in creating and then sharing valuable intel with the IT community surrounding the recent Wannacry ransomware outbreak. On Friday night, May 12, 2017 while the Wannacry breakout was spreading across the EU, Tom was watching and created [...]


Posted By Category: FBI, Information TechnologyComments: 0

Scholarship Announcement

The InfraGard Indiana Membership Alliance has established a scholarship program targeting individuals  who are in the process of furthering their education in the are areas of Cyber, EMS, and Law Enforcement. More details will follow. Our Scholarship Director is Ms. Tasha Phelps. For more information please email:   scholarships@indianainfragard.org   Check back soon for more information.


Posted By Category: GeneralComments: 0

FBI Closes Pharmaceutical Theft Case

In the middle of a powerful March nor’easter that was lashing the East Coast with rain and wind, a tractor-trailer backed into a loading dock at a secluded warehouse in Enfield, Connecticut. It was late on a Saturday night. Before dawn the next morning, thieves had made off with $60 million worth of pharmaceuticals—the largest theft in the state’s history. The details of the heist—including a mysterious tip called in to local police a few days later—have all the markings [...]


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FBI Podcast for 4-6-2017

In observation of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the FBI highlights the work of child/adolescent forensic interviewers, who work to elicit accounts of crime from child victims in a sensitive and unbiased way. https://www.indianainfragard.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ftw-podcast-child-adolescent-forensic-interviewers-040617.mp3


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Sector Program Update

2016 was a very busy year for us in the Sector program. With over 60 members now, we were able to conduct multiple training events around such hot topics as Healthcare, Financial Services, Malware Analysis, and our first annual InfraSec conference. It took a lot of work on everyone’s part and we are looking forrward to a new and even more successful 2017. Things have been quiet on the Sector Program front for several months, but was recently kicked off [...]


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