Do you have a LinkedIn account?
Change your password immediately.
Beware of phishing scams.
Don’t click on links purporting to come from LinkedIn.
Citadel has received many phone calls and emails concerning the “LinkedIn breach.” LinkedIn has confirmed a password breach has occurred and plans to send an email to customers on how to reset their passwords – the email will NOT contain any links.
Security researchers are already seeing phishing attacks pretending to come from LinkedIn that contain links to sites that will steal your credentials and may also attempt to install a keystroke logging Trojan horse on your computer. Be very cautious of emails looking like they came from LinkedIn that contain links or attachments.
If you don’t know how to change your password, follow these steps:
To change your LinkedIn.com password:
Please remember to always use a strong password! It should be at least 12 characters long and contains a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
Also, keep in mind, if you use the same password for your LinkedIn account for other websites, like Facebook, Twitter, webmail, etc. you should change these password(s), as well.
Please forward this to your clients, colleagues, friends and family members strongly suggesting they change their passwords. Let’s get the word out as fast as possible.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jim Goyjer: (310) 207-3361
Information and Registration: www.issa-la.org .
ISSA of Los Angeles Holding Third Annual Information Security Summit on Protecting Businesses from Cyber Attacks
Los Angeles – March 25, 2011 — The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) is holding its third annual Information Security Summit. The theme of this year’s Summit is The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. The Summit will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 7:30 AM on the UCLA Campus and will be hosted by UCLA Extension.
“There has been an explosive growth in cybercrime in the two years since our first Summit, including the brazen theft of millions from corporate bank accounts,” says ISSA-LA President Stan Stahl, Ph.D. “Yesterday’s defenses don’t work against the worst of today’s cyber-attacks. The Summit is the perfect place for our community to come together and learn what they must do to stay ahead of the cybercriminals. Those attending will learn how to meet the latest cyber challenges from industry leaders and get to talk to more than 25 information security vendors.”
“We’re excited by the quality of speakers participating in this year’s Summit,” Dr. Stahl announced. “They include some of our most popular speakers, information security thought leaders like Steve Lipner of Microsoft, Gene Schultz of Emagined Security, Marc Maiffret of eEye Digital Security and Jeremiah Grossman of White Hat. We’re particularly excited to have Carl Terzian as a special keynote speaker.”
The Summit is the only educational forum in Los Angeles specifically designed to encourage participation and interaction among all three vital information security constituencies: (1) business executives, senior business managers, and their trusted advisors; (2) technical IT personnel with responsibility for information systems and the data they contain; and (3) information security practitioners with responsibility for ensuring the security of sensitive information.
Registration is open to anyone interested in learning more about information security but is particularly recommended for business executives and senior managers; business professionals in law, accounting, insurance and banking; technical IT personnel; and information security practitioners.
The Information Security Summit is part of ISSA-LA’s important community outreach program. The goal of the program is to help our community stay safe from cybercrime by enabling the necessary collaboration between business and community leaders, technical IT professionals and the information security community.
About Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
The Information Systems Security Association is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. The primary goal of ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of information resources. For more information or to register, please visit: www.issa-la.org .
About Stan Stahl, Ph.D.
Dr. Stahl is the founder and president of Citadel Information Group, Inc., an information security management firm. He is a pioneer in the field of information security, entering the field in 1980. He began his career securing teleconferencing at the White House, databases inside Cheyenne Mountain and the communications network controlling our nuclear weapons arsenal. Dr. Stahl earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from The University of Michigan and spent nearly 15 years teaching university mathematics. Once an active researcher, Dr. Stahl has published more than a dozen papers in advanced mathematics and computer science. He has taught courses in information security, software engineering, project management and computer programming at several universities and colleges. He recently served on the faculty at the University of Southern California in the School of Engineering’s Information Technology Program. For More information, visit www.citadel-information.com .
New York Times: Many months behind schedule, the Department of Defense on Friday issued a new policy that, on the surface, seems likely to expand access to popular social networking sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter by troops using military computers. … The new policy, which can be found here, says that the default policy of the department will be to allow access to social networking sites from the military’s non-classified computer network, known by its acronym, NIPRNET (for Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network.)
Washington Post: Twitter is locking many users out of the system this morning, and sending them notices that they need to change their passwords in order to regain access to the service, due to concerns over a possible phishing attack.
In December, Facebook made a series of bold and controversial changes regarding the nature of its users’ privacy on the social networking site. The company once known for protecting privacy to the point of exclusivity (it began its days as a network for college kids only – no one else even had access), now seemingly wants to compete with more open social networks like the microblogging media darling Twitter.