- Seven technology predictions for 2014
- Blue Cross: 840,000 healthcare records at risk after laptop theft
- French Treasury accidentally signs SSL certificate for Google.com domains
- Transform IT security process into business action, CSOs advise
- Hacker-built drone can hunt, hijack other drones
More 'shocking' is that 10% of organizations polled did not know if they'd been targeted or not
One analyst compared security spending to preparing for a natural disaster -- wait until it happens and it's 'too late'
South Korean officials say cyberattacks, including DDoS attacks and defacement of government web sites, were the work of its neighbor to the north
More than half of IT pros and top brass believe cybercriminals have invaded their systems in the past or are still inside them
Organisations convinced they have been the victims of state-sponsored cyberattacks may want to take a deep breath and look at their employees first, one security expert has advised during his address at the AusCERT 2013 security conference.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says the information security community is right to be spooked by massive, coordinated attacks that recently targeted Google. But he rejects the notion that this is cybergeddon, and believes the best defense remains in the hands of the private sector.
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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.