- Today's Approach to Security is Broken
- Google introduces Chrome 'factory reset' pop-ups to tackle extensions hijacks
- Fake-police ransomware reaches Australia
- Microsoft confirms HTTP Strict Transport Security for IE 12
- Hackers try to blackmail plastic surgeon after stealing 500,000 patient records
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The evolving nature of cyberattacks demands a more dynamic response, according to government CIOs making an effort to implement real-time, continuous monitoring and reporting for security issues.
“Severely understaffed” corporate IT security organisations need to concede that they can't do everything and undertake a realistic assessment of their capabilities before building partnerships with the companies that can, the global head of security operations with Verizon has warned.
Tony Hayes, ISACA international president, talks about the trends that CIOs should prepare for, and the "inexcusable" high rate of failed ICT projects.
Microsoft has set up a facility on its Redmond, Washington, camps where members of Microsoft, other businesses, and law enforcement can team together to take on cybercrime.
In an effort to lock down agency data and control access points, cybersecurity professionals in the federal government fail to consider the experience of end users, who say security policies are burdensome and often resort to workarounds.
Leaders of the tech sector laud the Obama administration's rollout of voluntary cybersecurity guidelines, but broader private-sector adoption could remain a challenge.
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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.