Perhaps it was an omen of what was to come when the city of San Francisco on New Year's Eve 2010 couldn't get a backup system running in its Emergency Operations Center because no one knew the password.
Ellen Messmer |
02 Dec |
'Tis the season to begin ramping up online shopping activity, and for retailers that means doing all they can to ensure their websites are up, highly available and able to handle peak capacity. Looming in many IT managers' minds is the cautionary tale of Target, whose website crashed twice after it was inundated by an unprecedented number of online shoppers when the retailer began selling clothing and accessories from high-end Italian fashion company Missoni.
Esther Shein |
29 Nov |
No company wants to be associated with a data breach, but if your systems are compromised the fallout can sometimes be more damaging than the act itself.
Matt Rodgers |
22 Sep |
Stealthy, sometime long-term cyber-espionage attacks to steal sensitive proprietary information -- what some now call "advanced persistent threats" (APT) -- have become a top worry for businesses.
Ellen Messmer |
08 Aug |
This is a real issue, and not just one for the well publicised attacks on major corporations such as Sony, Lockheed, Google, and Citi. It affects every business and organisation, large and small. More worrying still, it is now widely suggested that hackers and espionage organisations are moving away from directly attacking their target company, choosing instead to route their attack through suppliers to their target. Thus, even small and seemingly innocuous “third party” businesses who would not consider themselves as potential targets are now on the front line of this cyber war.
Malcolm Higgins |
13 Jul |
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Consumer demand for anytime, everywhere services has resulted in over half of all transactions now coming from mobile devices.
Vanita Pandey |
20 Mar |
With the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme now in effect, organisations turning over $3 million or more – or any organisation handling health, credit reporting or Tax File Number data – may be feeling less comfortable about their information security.
Andrew McAllister |
15 Mar |
The new data breach legislation which came into effect in Australia recently means that every ‘sizeable’ organisation must comply or risk crippling fines of up to $2.1 million With cybercrime and ransomware attacks on the rise, it’s not a question of ‘if’ a data breach is going to happen, it’s ‘when’ and how quickly your organisation can get back up and running following the event.
Andrew Martin |
14 Mar |
As an incident response (IR) professional, investigating data breaches has introduced me to many new people but it is never under the best circumstances.
Mark Goudie |
14 Mar |
Often, it’s the dramatic things that get our attention and what we see as a risk. We’re more scared of flying than of driving, and terrified of snakes and spiders when we’re more at risk from the common cold. So, do our fears lie in the right place?
Hugh Darvall |
12 Mar |
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