There has already been a number of blog posts and analysis of the WannaCry ransomware attack. I am not going to attempt to add any detail to that. I do find it helpful to have a consolidated list of well sourced resources. Bottom Line Rollout MS17-010 to any systems that don’t have it If you have unsupported operating systems and/or can’t patch – figure out how to isolate those devices,… Read More »WannaCry – Sifting Through The Hype
Cross posted from http://www.securit360.com/blog where I am a regular author. A study published by Ponemon Institute, and sponsored by IBM, purported that the average total cost of data breaches increased 15% in the last year to $3.5 million, or $145 per record containing protected information. The study included participants from 314 companies in at least 10 countries. There are a number of key facts that the study shows regarding reduction factors… Read More »Study: Cost of Data Breaches Increasing
Cross posted from http://www.securit360.com/blog where I am a regular author. Each year Verizon releases their Breach Report; it is sort of a state of the union with regard to last year’s breaches. It is worthy research to help determine the industry trends that could help steer the budgets and focus of IT departments. This year’s report includes 1,367 Confirmed Data Breaches, and 63,437 Security Incidents. No one is immune: [av_image… Read More »Verizon Breach Report 2013: What does it mean for your organization?
Cross posted from http://www.securit360.com/blog where I am a regular author. Updated: Originally posted by the WSJ, and sourced here from Business Insider, Target had warning last spring about a new emerging threat against POS systems. Internal analysts requested additional scrutiny. Updated: According to an article posted on Krebsonsecurity “the initial intrusion into its systems was traced back to network credentials that were stolen from a third party vendor.” The recent retail… Read More »Target Data Breach Timeline