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International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)

International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
About this Journal The International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF) is a knowledge resource for practitioners, scientists, and researchers among others working in various fields of Cyber Security, Privacy, Trust, Digital Forensics, Hacking, and Cyber Warfare. We welcome original contributions as high quality technical papers (full and short) describing original unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual or experimental research. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the editorial board and selected reviewers and those accepted will be published in the next volume of the journal. As such, IJCSDF reserves the right to select only best submitted papers for publication. All submitted papers would be reviewed by at least two reviewers and one member of editorial committee. IJCSDF is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Important Notes:

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FireEye predictions for cybersecurity in 2015 Sony is still smarting over a cataclysmic cyberattack, US banks, Target and Staples have all been targeted, and it seems hackers are always one step ahead. But what can we expect from next year? Security flaws Heartbleed, Cryptolocker and Shellshock have all had their time in the media spotlight, companies are reviewing their risk management and damage control processes, and investment is being pumped into training the next generation of cybersecurity experts in an attempt to keep corporate network intrusion to a minimum. Mobile and Web-based viruses remain a scourge, and hardly a week goes by without hearing of another data breach or a new strain of malware being discovered in the wild. According to Greg Day, CTO of the EMEA region at security firm FireEye , these situations are likely to deepen and worsen over the coming year and into 2015. The security and forensics firm predicts that in the technical realm, mobile ransomware will surge in popularity.

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Microsoft Azure for Research The Microsoft Azure for Research project facilitates and accelerates scholarly and scientific research by enabling researchers to use the power of Microsoft Azure to perform big data computations in the cloud. Take full advantage of the power and scalability of cloud computing for collaboration, computation, and data-intensive processing. Microsoft Azure is an open platform that supports languages, tools, or frameworks, such as Linux, Python, Java, Hadoop, and Microsoft .NET Framework. Cyber Security In today’s information economy, data can be your organization’s most valuable asset — but with the rise of mobile technology, cloud computing and an exponentially growing volume of digital information, keeping that data secure also becomes one of your greatest challenges. No one is immune to data loss incidents — and no one is better equipped than Kroll to help you identify and close gaps that put your organization’s cyber security at risk. Information security issues — such as data breaches or employee misconduct — are a constant worry for C-suite leaders as well as for front-line managers in your organization. Cyber security challenges put sensitive data at risk and can cost your company time, revenue and resources. At Kroll, we know securing and managing electronically stored information (ESI) is critical to the future of your business. Sign up for our monthly newsletter and receive expert insight into the latest issues and trends in privacy and data security.

5 Best Practices in Data Breach Incident Response It goes without saying that all IT organizations should have an active Incident Response (IR) Plan in place – i.e. a policy that defines in specific terms what constitutes an information security incident, and provides a step-by-step process to follow when an incident occurs. There’s a lot of good guidance online about how to recruit a data breach response team, set initial policy, and plan for disaster. For those organizations already prepared for IT incident response, be aware that best practices continue to evolve. The best IR plans are nimble enough to adjust over time.

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California data breach law AB1710 stirs up debate on notification requirements California Assembly Bill No.1710 (AB 1710) was signed into law on September 30, 2014, and amends California’s existing data protection laws, in part by setting forth requirements on what to do if protected data is exposed. AB1710 takes effect this January 1st, 2015, and there has already been much speculation and debate regarding several key pieces of the legislation. One such point of debate is the wording that amends what must be done if data is breached, which now states that a breached entity must “offer to provide appropriate identity theft prevention and mitigation services, if any, to the affected person at no cost for not less than 12 months if the breach exposed or may have exposed specified personal information.” It is the use of “if any” as a modifier that is causing contention; i.e., does this phrasing mandate services, or simply that entities choosing to offer services must do so for 12 months? The de facto offering is, of course, credit monitoring.

The 10 Windows group policy settings you need to get right In the enterprise, one of the most common ways to configure Microsoft Windows computers is with group policy. For the most part, group policies are settings pushed into a computer's registry to configure security settings and other operational behaviors. Group policies can be pushed down from Active Directory (actually, they're pulled down by the client) or by configuring local group policy. The ability to set and configure security settings using group policy is one of the big advantages of working with Windows computers. Yes, many operating systems today have comparable management systems, but Windows has had group policies since Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4, released in October 1998. Ah, I can still remember using secedit.exe to configure local group policies.

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