- Web proxy app becomes Bitcoin mining trojan
- Week in review: Great Bitcoin Robbery highlights shopping-season security risks
- Bitcointalk.org warns passwords in danger after DNS attack
- Fake-police ransomware reaches Australia
- Retailers tracking customers via Wi-Fi suggests that privacy really is dead
Whether standards for security standards and best practices should remain voluntary or mandated by Congress will be a key issue of debate
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano urges Congress to pass the new legislation, saying it should not wait for a '9/11 in the cyber world'
Annual report, mandated by Congress, raises the question of how best to defend against such cyberattacks
Prospects for legislation or presidential executive order before the end of the year look dubious
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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.