A three-year, $15 million managed security services (MSS) contract under which the Australian Federal Police (AFP) will outsource its security monitoring and management to Verizon marks a significant milestone in the federal government’s significant security gateway reduction program, Verizon senior security manager Jason White has pointed out.
2012 has been a tough year for IT security and the trend seems to be continuing into 2013. We have now become accustomed to groups such as Anonymous that have wreaked havoc on a number of large government and corporate organisations. A new frontier in cyber threats has opened. The driver for cyber intrusion is no longer fame, but theft of intellectual property, financial information, blueprints and other classified information for financial gain.
Unixpac Launches LockPath, the Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Visionary Solution to Australian Risk and Assurance Professionals.
Unixpac now represents LockPath,a Kansas US based solution vendor, provider of the most innovative governance risk and compliance applications (GRC).
I had the opportunity to speak at a new security conference last week, Security Threats 2012. I presented on the topic of balancing business benefits with risks in the cloud (more on that later), but the event touched on a wide range of pertinent IT topics, provoking stimulating discussions of some of the most pressing challenges business leaders are facing.
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.