Perhaps it was an omen of what was to come when the city of San Francisco on New Year's Eve 2010 couldn't get a backup system running in its Emergency Operations Center because no one knew the password.
Ellen Messmer |
02 Dec |
'Tis the season to begin ramping up online shopping activity, and for retailers that means doing all they can to ensure their websites are up, highly available and able to handle peak capacity. Looming in many IT managers' minds is the cautionary tale of Target, whose website crashed twice after it was inundated by an unprecedented number of online shoppers when the retailer began selling clothing and accessories from high-end Italian fashion company Missoni.
Esther Shein |
29 Nov |
No company wants to be associated with a data breach, but if your systems are compromised the fallout can sometimes be more damaging than the act itself.
Matt Rodgers |
22 Sep |
Stealthy, sometime long-term cyber-espionage attacks to steal sensitive proprietary information -- what some now call "advanced persistent threats" (APT) -- have become a top worry for businesses.
Ellen Messmer |
08 Aug |
This is a real issue, and not just one for the well publicised attacks on major corporations such as Sony, Lockheed, Google, and Citi. It affects every business and organisation, large and small. More worrying still, it is now widely suggested that hackers and espionage organisations are moving away from directly attacking their target company, choosing instead to route their attack through suppliers to their target. Thus, even small and seemingly innocuous “third party” businesses who would not consider themselves as potential targets are now on the front line of this cyber war.
Malcolm Higgins |
13 Jul |
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During the years’ I’ve spent working in government I have witnessed interesting political shenanigans but I’ve never heard politicians put positive spin on a data breach or cyber crime. No one says out loud that we should stop worrying about computer network defenses or poor cyber hygiene.
Dan Lohrmann |
20 Apr |
Whoever said the best defence is a strong offence could have been thinking of protecting the enterprise from “advanced threats”. Given the stealth of today’s advanced attack malware, the scale of data compromise and speed of execution, it has been proven time and again that relying on a passive, defensive security strategy is no longer adequate.
Nick Race |
17 Apr |
The number and complexity of cyber-attacks has been increasing steadily over the last decade. Many adversaries are targeting the communications and information systems of organisations to extract large amounts of sensitive data, often hijacking insider credentials as a preferred method of breach. Identity has become today’s biggest security gap.
Dean Nicholls |
31 Mar |
The continuous coverage of network breaches and data leaks, indicates that information security has become a dangerous blind spot for many businesses. This is making it critical for CEO’s to familiarise themselves with their organisation’s internet security policies and procedures, as they become increasingly accountable for any failures.
David Higgins |
27 Mar |
Over the last few years the topic of cyber security has gone mainstream. It’s now being actively discussed in boardrooms. The years 2012-2014 will go down in history as a period when many major corporations were breached, with the Sony Pictures hack becoming a landmark moment—nation-state actors got involved and executive orders authorising political sanctions were issued.
Puneet Kukreja |
26 Mar |
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