Articles by Steven Chabinsky

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.
August 1, 2014

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.”
July 1, 2014

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
June 1, 2014

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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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.
March 1, 2014

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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Why You Need Cybersecurity Risk Management

Governments and corporations are facing considerable risk to their data
February 1, 2014

Governments and corporations are facing considerable risk to their data, their underlying networks and the reliability of their products because of a confluence of three factors.


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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.
January 6, 2014

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.
December 1, 2013

 

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.
November 5, 2013

 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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What Has Been Accomplished on Cyber Legislation?

In response to the growing cyber threat, Congress has been busy drafting legislation.
October 1, 2013

In response to the growing cyber threat, Congress has been busy drafting legislation.


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What is the Most Influential Cyber Security Team?

The Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is leading the charge for cyber security.
September 1, 2013

When it comes to changing the cyber security landscape for the better, there are a number of people, companies, agencies and associations driving both the policy debate and the solution set.


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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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Security Magazine

August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Security Magazine, read about the public-private partnerships and the future of DHS with Frank Taylor, sneak a peek at the ASIS 2014 security products, and read a special report on cyber risk and security. Also in this issue find out why America is in desperate need of a CSO and the most common mistakes in Cyber incident response. The security game has dramatically changed since September 11th, read about what enterprises are doing to keep Americans safe and sound.

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