Cyber Tactics

5 Common Mistakes in Cyber Incident Response

Network intrusions have become a fact of corporate life, and increasingly are viewed as among the many costs of doing business.

Removing the power from a computer not only results in lost volatile memory, much of which can be critical to a forensic investigation (and should be imaged), but also may lead the intruder to establish other points of entry.


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7 Free Cybersecurity Planning Resources for SMEs

Cybersecurity is now a primary concern of senior executives within both the Fortune 500 and, perhaps more importantly, the “SME 28.”

The Federal Communications Commission developed “Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0” by teaming with members of the public and private sector, including the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Chamber of Commerce.


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Facing an Uncertain Future in Cybersecurity Enforcement

The FTC has become the nation’s leading force to drive and enforce consumer privacy

In early May, the FTC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge held that in an enforcement action the FTC must disclose “what data security standards, if any” it has published and intends to rely upon to demonstrate that a company’s data security practices are not reasonable and appropriate.


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Stopping Cybersecurity Breaches Means Rethinking Consequences

Would there be a greater return on investment if our information sharing focused less on enabling private sector victims to better duck and cover, and focused more on enabling the government to get the bad guys?

Regardless of how vigorously the industry applies risk management principles and how diligently the government shares information, there is no chance the private sector can consistently withstand intrusion attempts from foreign military units and intelligence services or even, for that matter, from transnational organized crime.


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Using NIST for Easier Cybersecurity Management

Corporate executives can develop enough expertise to comfortably navigate key cybersecurity risk management concepts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework is now available, so how can CSOs and CISOs use it to better frame their cyber efforts and prove their case to the C-Suite?


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Why Cybersecurity is a Business Necessity

For well over a decade, CEOs have been relegating the operational, legal, reputational and competitive risks associated with cybersecurity to those responsible for Information Technology.

Cybersecurity is the unsung linchpin of every company that has grown increasingly dependent upon vulnerable technologies, whether to communicate, to store sensitive data, or to manufacture and deliver its products and services.


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How to Reduce the Insider Cyber Threat

To best protect your company against internal abuse, it is helpful to understand the nature of the threat and to consider applying risk-based approaches to address the problem.

Let’s start with the good news. Malicious insider activity is relatively rare. Unfortunately, even though outsiders account for 85 percent of cybersecurity incidents, the damage often is substantially greater when an insider strikes.


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What to Expect When Working with Cyber Cops

What your company, as a victim of a computer intrusion, should expect when working with the Feds.

 

In last month’s column, we explored the Top Five Reasons to Report Computer Intrusions to Law Enforcement.  This month’s column will provide you with a sense of what your company, as a victim of a computer intrusion, should expect when working with the Feds.


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Top 5 Reasons to Report Computer Intrusions to Law Enforcement

Even when not legally required, reporting cyber crime to law enforcement can act as a deterrent for other malicious actors contemplating future attacks.

 Judging by today’s headlines, it is only a matter of time until every company – yours included – is going to experience a computer intrusion, or perhaps another computer intrusion. When that happens, you may find yourself working with law enforcement. Sometimes, they will be the ones calling you.  


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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