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Submission + - The O-ISM3 CHALLENGE arises, the first "security consultants competition" (

vaceituno writes: This initiative is launched by Inovement and tries to catch the attention into the importance of the concepts used in security consultant’s activities.

In collaboration with VASS, Inovement launches the O-ISM3 Challenge, an equivalent in the consulting arena to the popular “Capture the Flag” competitions of the ethical hacking scene. In order to solve the Challenge participants have to solve a Use Case where they play the role of a consultant who is in charge of finding the security needs of a company. In order to solve the Challenge, participants have the option of using traditional concepts like confidentiality, integrity, availability, or new concepts like O-ISM3’s security objectives. The purpose of the Challenge is comparing the success solving the Use Case of participants using either option, which are mutually exclusive.

The Challenge will develop between the 1st and 16th of March, and the winners will be published on the 24 of March. Among those who pass the test, a prize of 500 euro and a spot in an O-ISM3 course will be randomly assigned. Furthermore, the conclusions of the Challenge will be published, depending on the number of participants, their approach to solve the Challenge, and their comparative success solving the Challenge.


Submission + - Tune Mouse Orientation

vaceituno writes: "I have been trying to find software to tune the mouse orientation, for years.

I'd really like "Up" to be my hand moving forward on the table, not necessarily being this aligned with the aft side of the mouse moving forward, but slightly tilted for wrist comfort. Likewise for Down, Left and Right.

I could do this with Intellimouse 4.12, but they removed the feature in subsequent versions, and never came back.

Any suggestions?"

Submission + - Information Assurance Markup Language (

vaceituno writes: "The ISM3 Consortium has published the Information Assurance Markup Language v1.0. Using the old Confidentiality, Availability, Integrity won't cut it to express security requirements like this: The Invoicing system should be accessible to the Accountancy department only, paid Invoices are to be kept for 3 years and destroyed after no more than four years, the system needs to be available 9 to 5 Monday to Friday, with no more than 5 interruptions per week, with a duration of no more than one hour in total, and causing no more 15 Invoices to be re-entered, and there should be less than 5 errors per hundred invoices. If you need this level of detail, IAML v1.0 can help. Check it out at: sk=cat_view&gid=1&Itemid=9"

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