InfoSec links August 6, 2014

The NSA's Cyber-King Goes Corporate - Shane Harris - Foreign Policy

Join Army -> Rise to four-star general ->Become head of NSA -> Setup surveillance state -> Retire -> Create new security software to detect “cyber-intruders” -> profit

Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken - Andy Greenberg - WIRED

Welcome to my paranoia. USB drives are a wonderful thing. They really are. Unfortunately, they can be configured or programmed to be an awful thing and that is a scary thing. Never plug an untrusted, or unknown, USB anything into your computer. Ever!

Announcing EMET 5 - Security Research and Defense Blog - Microsoft

EMET is a fantastic tool and one of the easiest, quickest and cheapest ways to improve the security on your computers. I would highly recommend downloading it and giving it a try at home and at work.