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Governments concerned about increasingly high-profile cyber-attacks must look past individual suppliers and work with vendors to consider risk in the context of an increasingly global security supply chain, the head of IT security with network supplier Huawei has advised.
Australian CIOs have given themselves a woeful report card when asked to rank their organisation’s preparedness to deal with cyber attacks, according to new research findings.
Hackers claiming to be part of ‘Anonymous’ say they have stolen 15,000 passwords from Uriminzokkiri.com, a North Korea run website hosted in China.
2011 has been characterised by highly visible cyber attacks and diversification by cyber criminals to target new platforms, the use of mobile devices for business has come to the fore. 2011 has also seen the UK Government place a heavy focus on the importance of cyber security. The activities of a number of high-profile hacktivist groups without the financial motives of previous years, have made uncomfortable headlines for many companies, raising cyber security as a topic among a much wider audience.
One of the cornerstones of policing is the ability to identify perpetrators to bring them to justice.
Nations increasingly touched by cyberattacks are still in the very early stages of figuring out how to deal with incidents that could escalate into critical national security threats.
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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.