While large-scale transitions to our business environments changed in 2020 due to the COVID outbreak and implementation of remote work strategies, we are still forecasting how to create an adaptable security plan for the near future. Many are probably more than ready to move on to 2021 as quickly as possible, while hoping for a […]
Cyber-attacks happen. And they are happening more frequently and leaving more damage in their wake. What can you do to minimize that impact?
2020 has been quite a year so far, surfacing security vulnerabilities many were unprepared for. Cyber attackers took advantage of new remote working environments as well as our fear and uncertainty due to COVID-19, and hit our networks hard.
By Erik Leach, CISSP, SCFImagine coming home and finding your house broken into and some of your belongings missing. As you totter from room to room, you would probably feel anger, frustrated, disturbed and a little overwhelmed. At a vulnerable moment such as that, it probably would not be the best time to engage in […]
By Todd HackeThe moment you realize you are experiencing a network-based breach, you may not know what to do. Minute one, hour one, day one, what should a technical team do to respond to a breach while it’s still in play? While having a full incident response plan, a trained response team, and well-placed log […]
Author: Glenn A. Stout, Ph.D, PMP Your organization just experienced a data security breach. All of the data that was entrusted to your organization to be kept safe is now “out there” on the Internet. Your organization doesn’t have an incident response plan (IRP). Who do you call? When should you call? What information needs to […]
The IT world is preparing for one of its highest profile deaths on April 8th, 2014. Microsoft will be discontinuing security updates and technical support for Windows XP and its variants. Microsoft will not mourn, as their call to action is to migrate off of one of its most popular consumer operating systems in history.
Incident Responders take a lot of pride in finding that ‘Needle in the Haystack’ when conducting data breach investigations. The thrill of forensics lies in finding the tiniest clue that unravels the story of how a breach occurred and what exactly was compromised as a result. But the reality is that during forensic investigations, there […]
The other day I met with an executive whose company had recently been hacked. He looks me in the eye and says, “It’s like I paid someone to punch me in the face…Repeatedly!” Getting breached is a huge pain that costs a lot of money, productivity, time and your reputation can suffer as well. The […]
You have an incident – may be a breach in progress, may be a breach that happened a while ago but is just noticed – what is your incident response? What do you do? Do you have a plan? Have you tested your plan recently? Is everyone trained in their responder role?