Human error contributes to almost 95% of security breaches. Most security approaches still fail at making a desired impact. Let’s analyze the two main reasons why businesses fail to develop a robust, human-centric security approach.
The last year has certainly shown businesses all around the world that they must be prepared for the unexpected. How they manage the unexpected is what separates those that sail through their challenges and those that let them significantly harm the institution. Being prepared starts with establishing an effective incident response program.
There’s a consensus building that for many of us, our post-pandemic reality will be a hybrid workplace—one in which a mix of in-person, WFH and offsite employees is a daily occurrence. This means it will be up to IT security pros to fill the gaps and stop intruders.
Cybrary, and MITRE Engenuity announced a partnership to offer MITRE ATT&CK Defender (MAD), a new online training and certification solution designed to enable defenders to gain the advantage over cyber adversaries.
Cyberbit,announced the Hudson’s Bay Company incident response team as winner of the inaugural International Cyber League (ICL) competition, the America’s Cyber Cup, outperforming nearly 100 Security Operations Center (SOC) and incident response teams over the course of four rounds of simulated cyberattack challenges. Hudson’s Bay Company was declared the winner based on quality of performance, and time to response, achieving the title of Best Cyber Defense Team in the Americas.
The first line of defense in cybersecurity is taking proactive measures to detect and protect the entire IT landscape. It’s critical to have the right security systems and processes in place to find known and unknown threats before they impact your business. But you also need a bulletproof plan in case your systems are breached. You need to move very quickly to limit damage, so you should have a team experienced in handling these situations ready to jump to action, bringing along tools, procedures, and a proven methodology to stop attacks and to repair and restore whatever you can. Here are five critical factors in preparing for the first 24 hours after an attack:
It’s simple: If you are using a legacy ecosystem, your compliance is at risk. The fact that your security hasn’t yet been compromised is no evidence of your safety; it really is a case of it being quiet, too quiet. When it comes to security breaches, it’s not a question of if, but when. Whether your household or institutional architecture, the full value of security is only appreciated after disaster has already struck.
Mimecast released an incident response report on their internal investigation of the SolarWinds supply chain attack. The investigation was supported by third-party forensics and cyber incident response experts at Mandiant, a division of FireEye, and in coordination with law enforcement to aid their investigation into this threat actor.
With increasingly sophisticated attacks on targets of opportunity, how can enterprises ensure they are doing everything possible to safeguard against cyber threats? Surprisingly, we can apply techniques used to fend off enemies throughout ancient history by emperors, warriors, and soldiers to our high-tech environments of today. Below, we’ll examine three civilizations’ decision making and how we can integrate their best practices into modern-day security strategies.
As lawmakers and law enforcement continue to unravel the events and impact of the crisis at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th, attention is turning to identification and prosecution of those that illegally entered, attacked, and looted the Capitol and the offices of the legislature housed there. We’re learning more about the litany of security failings and it is imperative that we take the lessons offered by this example and make the changes they demand now, at our state capitol buildings, as well as in our businesses.