Sophos - Naked SecurityWith children as young as five now being told it's mandatory to bring an iPad into the classroom, what can be done to ensure safe and secure surfing? Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityNokia shuts down its developer network forum after a hacker accessed members' records. Read more…
TrendLabs - Malware BlogHurricane Irene surely turned New York City to “city that never sleeps” as it brought flood waters, knocked out power to more than 4 million people and was even responsible for at least 15 deaths in six states. What’s worse is that cybercriminals are taking advantage of the incident by spamming a fake video on [...]
Sophos - Naked SecurityReports from Pakistan suggest the country's telecomms authority is pressing ISPs to comply with regulations which restrict the use of end-to-end encryption.
But this won't improve security, even against militants. In general, it will make things worse. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityI was contacted this morning to assist Mrs. M. Gaddafi with "sheltering" $40 million... Is it my lucky day or possibly the beginning of an identity theft scam? Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityLots of readers said they'd like to see our 'news-with-a-conscience' videos more than once a month.
So here you go. 60 Second Security, once every two weeks. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityAs a security friend quipped, "Have you seen the recent discussions online about LDAP network authentication on Lion clients? It's a really handy feature - if you forget your password, you can just make one up. A real helpdesk time saver!" Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityA newly discovered vulnerability in the Apache web server could leave up to 65% of all websites vulnerable to low-powered denial-of-service attacks. Read more…
Sophos - Naked SecurityGuest blogger Mrs. W. shares her thoughts on how you can be Anonymous and change the world, without dumping innocent people's private details. Read more…
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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.