‘The rules of engagement have broken’ in cyberspace, says CEO of cybersecurity giant FireEye

FireEye CEO: 'The rules of engagement have broken' in cyberspace

FireEye CEO: ‘The rules of engagement have broken’ in cyberspace   6:44 PM ET Wed, 12 Dec 2018 | 00:56

The global rules of engagement for cyberspace have unraveled in recent years as rogue nations took advantage of their ability to hack companies like Sony Pictures, FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia told CNBC on Wednesday.

“What I’ve seen over the last three years is the rules of engagement have broken,” Mandia, whose firm is partnered with more than 60 governments, told Jim Cramer in an exclusive “Mad Money” interview. “I’m not sure what’s going to happen next for many nations with a modern capability.”

The FireEye chief broke down how these unofficial rules have been eroded: in 2014, North Korean actors scrubbed the data at Sony Pictures after the studio released the controversial film “The Interview.” In 2015, Russian hackers broke into the Pentagon’s computers. In 2016, documents leaked by foreign hackers were center to a presidential election. In 2017, Iranian actors performed more cyber-intrusions on U.S. systems than ever before.

“In 2018, we’re all figuring out: where’s the boundaries? Where does it end? How do we have rules?” Mandia said.

Now, foreign governments are hiring professional cyber-actors to either mount cyberattacks on U.S. companies or scour their systems for information, adding another layer of complexity to the job of security firms like FireEye, the CEO continued.

“You can’t really expect every company to withstand a cyber-military attack. That’s probably not the bar you want to set as a nation,” he told Cramer, adding that these days, state-sponsored hackers are “people, probably in uniform, badging into a building” somewhere abroad.

Mandia said that, eventually, the question that governments around the world will have to answer is what constitutes “fair game” for espionage. Many countries already have rules around traditional espionage, but cyber-spying is a new playing field that nations will collectively have to tackle.

And, unfortunately, no one company will ever perfect incident detection, the CEO argued.

“Outside looking in, a lot of people may have the response, ‘I can’t believe they lost this information.’ Don’t forget: there are professionals on the other side,” Mandia said. “You’re not going to pitch a perfect game in security every day. You’re just not. And you’re up against some of the best hackers in the world.”


5 New Homes For Sale In The Walnut Creek Area

5 New Homes For Sale In The Walnut Creek Area

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Bathroom Fire Displaces Family In Hamden

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A bathroom fire displaced a family late Wednesday night in Hamden, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to a home in the 100 block of Hawthorne Avenue at about 11:50 p.m. on the report of a structure fire. All of the occupants were out of the home when firefighters arrived.

“Engine 3 made entry to the home and encountered a heavy smoke condition emitting from the first floor bathroom,” fire officials wrote in a press release. “The crew was able to extinguish the fire using a fire extinguisher, confining the damage to the bathroom. Companies remained on scene until 12:39 a.m. checking for any fire extension and ventilating the home. (HFD responding companies E3, E2, Sq1, T1 R1, C3).”

Fire Marshal Brian Dolan has determined that the accidental fire started in the bathroom light/fan assembly. The displaced residents will be staying with family while repairs are being made, officials said.


BLAZE HELL Scots student heartbroken after fire started by MIRROR rips through bedroom – ruining precious pics and heirlooms

Emmy Hall returned from university in Dundee to the news that her cherished pictures and family heirlooms had been destroyed by the horror blaze.

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Emily Hall lost precious pictures and heirlooms in the blaze

And the 19-year-old is now urging others to be careful as she showed off the extent of the damage.

She said: “It’s one of those things you hear about but you never think it would happen to you.

Scottish teen has lucky escape after iPhone overheats and sets FIRE to her bedroom

“You should never leave a magnified mirror next to a window.

“My room went up in flames after the light reflected light onto my curtains and set them on fire.

“Now the whole room smells of smoke and I’m having to replace everything.


The fire ravaged Emmy’s room

“All of my photos are ruined as is my childhood teddy.

“It’s really upsetting this close to Christmas.”

Elly, who studies business and management in Dundee, came home to her parents’ house in Perth last week.

And she found out that it was only after a worker in their home smelled smoke that they realised the fire had broken out.


Furniture And Decor Inspired By Patrone’s 2019 Color Of The Year: Living Coral

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Pantone just announced their 2019 color of the year is Living Coral. They describe it as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

Designers React

Designers are very excited about this choice including Aurore Martial of Domus Venus who told me, “After Ultra Violet last year, we’re definitely entering into an era of warmer and happier tones. Earthy tones are really in vogue, reminiscent of the 70s color palettes. I think we see a lot more of these pastel warm colors these days that are easily combined together to create beautiful mixes. I’d happily put it next to green shades or desert tones. It’s good to see more life coming in, this Living Coral is breathing a fresh air of happiness in interiors, hopefully, people won’t be as scared of using color in their homes too. If they are, and still want to stick to neutrals, the coral could be used as a nice contrasting color on accessories or woodwork.”

As Martial explained, this color might the mood-boosting shade we all need in our homes right now, “I like the addition of ‘living’ next to coral. It makes the traditional coral tone brighter and more invigorating. I almost feel in spring when I see it, yet it feels quite soothing too.”

How To Add Orange

An orange guest room.

An orange guest room.Alexis Rogers

Alexis Rodgers of At Home With Alexis saw this trend coming and used for the guest bedroom of homeowners Allison Weiss Brady and Chip Brady. She shared her key to using this modern color in a traditional space. “Every room has limiting factors; the challenge and the fun is how to use them to the room’s advantage. In this case, it was how to create a serene bedroom retreat in a small space without sacrificing color. This featured bedroom is the guest bedroom, and we wanted to infuse it with a vibrant, positive energy without overwhelming it. This careful balance of power is how I would describe the color coral: invigorating without overwhelming.”.

Dream Decor: A Whimsical Pink-and-Blue Garden Wedding in Potomac

A few years after a first encounter at Cafe Milano, Rebecca Grunfeld, an attorney, and Ryan Samuel, a real-estate developer, bumped into one another at a Wizards game (her dad is team general manager Ernie Grunfeld). A few weeks later, Ryan called Rebecca to ask her out for coffee, which turned into watching the US men’s soccer team in a World Cup game at Logan Tavern, followed by an early bite at Le Diplomate. On Rebecca’s grandparents’ wedding anniversary a few years later, Ryan proposed in the home he and Rebecca had bought and renovated.

They married in an intimate ceremony at Rebecca’s parents’ house, where Rebecca’s sister-in-law officiated and Ryan’s two children (Rebecca’s “bonus babies”) read a book they made for the bride entitled Ten Things We Love About Becky. In the pool, inflatable swans adorned with floral wreaths added a whimsical touch, and reception decor included embroidered napkins, Chinese statues representing good health and happiness, and Rebecca’s mother’s china. For dinner: a family recipe for Caesar salad, beef tenderloin, penne alla vodka, and mushroom risotto. Dessert included mini cupcakes, Rice Krispie treats, and brownies à la mode, plus a vanilla funfetti wedding cake with strawberry buttercream.

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Samsung Galaxy A8s now expected to launch a week before Huawei Nova 4

There is a fight brewing between Samsung and Huawei on who will come out on top to launch the first smartphone with a punch hole display. Previously, it was expected that the Galaxy A8s would launch in January, leaving Huawei in the clear to launch the Nova 4 in December. It now seems Samsung wants to get out in front by announcing the Galaxy A8s on December 10, a full week earlier than the Nova 4.

Huawei sent out invites for the launch of the rumoured Nova 4 with a display hole on December 17. Some fresh reports have now spotted a Samsung invite for a launch event on December 10. The invite shows an outline of what is likely the Galaxy A8s with the much talked about Infinity-O display and a tagline that reads “Realm Galaxy”. The invite clearly shows the small punch hole-style hole on the top left corner that will house a selfie camera.

The Infinity-O display that Samsung is working on will offer a hole within the display rather than a traditional notch on the top of the display. This Infinity-O display will first come to the Galaxy A8s before it shows up on the Galaxy S10 flagship. Meanwhile, Huawei is also working on a similar display panel with a hole for the selfie camera, although we are unsure what the company is calling this display. Notably, the LCD panels on both the Galaxy A8s and the Nova 4 are made by BOE.

As per past reports, the Galaxy A8s will get a 6.39-inch screen and will be powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. The Galaxy A8s is also tipped to house a 3,400mAh battery. The Galaxy A8s is also expected to be the second Samsung phone after Galaxy A7 to sport a triple rear camera system. This system is said to include a 25MP + 5MP + 10MP configuration, but the nature of the sensors are still unknown.


Invest in winter white dishes

1 Invest in winter white dishes


Purchasing a quality dish set like the Lenox Alpine collection is an easy way to elevate your houseguests’ dining experience. The glossy finish of this rustic collection will make your home-cooked-meals pop, and the classic design is versatile enough to be used anytime of year.


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Beautiful design and materials aren’t just for giant, resort-style master bathrooms. Indulging in a quartz countertop or designer tile in your powder room won’t break the bank, and lets you experiment with out-of-the-box designs without splashing out for a full bathroom remodel.

Warm metal fixtures

Warm metals are back. Brass, oil-rubbed bronze, or gold fixtures come in a variety of modern, traditional, and transitional styles to match your preference.

Turn up the tech

The longer any technology sticks around, the more affordable it becomes to have installed in your home. In the bathroom, that means radiant underfloor heating and temperature-controlled medicine cabinets.

Floating vanities

Furniture-style vanities have been all the rage for years, but not everyone has a vintage sewing machine or credenza to repurpose, and furniture-style vanities can look clunky in a small space. A floating vanity gives your bathroom a sleek modern look without taking up much room.

Hack your storage

You don’t have to limit storage to linen cabinets or the space under your sink. There are all kinds of tricks to use up the wasted space in your small bathroom. Hang baskets behind the door or mount a ledge shelf above your vanity to take advantage of all your spare space.

Organic materials

Natural stone or wood-look porcelain tile will add a little warmth and serenity to your bathroom. Adding a plant, like aloe vera or bamboo can also give your bathroom a peaceful, spa-like feel.

Accent walls

Whether you choose to use paint, wallpaper or tile, an accent wall is a great way to liven up any bathroom. Consider using the wall behind the sink or even one of the shower walls to add something a little extra to your life.


Massive tree crashes into bedroom while couple slept in Montecito home

Tree crashes into Montecito home

MONTECITO, Calif. – Longtime Montecito residents Oscar and Linda Sepulveda had a close call during the recent storm when powerful winds and rains uprooted a massive tree that crashed from a neighbor’s yard into their bedroom.

The pine tree came down late Thursday night while the couple was asleep.

Montecito had received two and a half inches of rain coupled with 50 mph wind gusts throughout the day and into the evening.

“The whole thing started with the rain coming down,” said Oscar Sepulveda. “There was thunder and lightning. It was incredible.”

A loud crash overhead startled the couple from their sleep.

“All of the sudden, some tree branches were sticking through the ceiling hanging over our bed,” Sepulveda said.

The tree, about 70 feet tall, slammed into their home on Sycamore Canyon Drive. Three large branches punctured their roof. The branches dangling eerily from their ceiling.

One branch was just inches from the head of their bed.

“We’ve been very, very lucky,” Sepulveda said.

The couple has lived through two fires and the devastating mudslide last January.

Sepulveda said he and his wife are grateful they weren’t injured by the tree.