Anthem Breach: How Hackers Stole Credentials and Why Two-Factor Authentication May Help Prevent Future Phishing Scams
February 09, 2015 Added by:Thu Pham
If the Anthem attack was carried out as the result of using a single password, their access security wasn’t up to industry standards. Two-factor authentication may have thwarted attacks by requiring the use of a personal device to verify the identity of a system administrator or other technical employee with access to their database of millions of sensitive records.
February 05, 2015 Added by:Kevin Watson
This breach highlights that data security is not an issue limited to those processing credit cards. Businesses of all types must think of the type of information stored in their systems and realize they are only as secure as their weakest system.
February 05, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc
On any journey we take as we progress though life, occasions will arise when we arrive at a juncture where we recognize that somewhere way-back, we may have taken a wrong turn, which has brought us to a less than ideal place – an imposition which I believe we find ourselves in today with mitigating cyber crime and its associated threats.
February 05, 2015 Added by:Brent Huston
The mission was simple, obtain either a file that listed more than 100 of their key suppliers, or obtain credentials and successfully logon to their internal supply system from an account that could obtain such a file.
February 04, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc
Security managers often find that what they put on paper is only half of the story. Getting the corporation to “cooperate” and follow the policy all the time can be far more challenging than it seems. So why do employees seem to be so reluctant?
February 04, 2015 Added by:Anton Chuvakin
So, it may seem that there is now a BUILD vs BUY choice…but is there?!
February 03, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs
A survey conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of CA Technologies shows that senior IT and business leaders from across the world consider security a top obstacle to becoming more effective in the application economy.
February 03, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince
Training employees right, experts said, takes a mix of clearly-defined goals, executive support and an understanding of employees' roles and the target audience.
February 03, 2015 Added by:Joseph Pizzo
When it comes to security, be it data in motion, data in execution or data at rest, the bad guys often lurk in plain sight. They have the time and patience to wait for a distraction that allows their malicious activity to go by unseen.
February 02, 2015 Added by:Brent Huston
Given the recent spate of breaches and compromises that we have analyzed and been involved in over the last year, we have seen an emerging need for organizations to now embrace a new kind of policy – a security incident RECOVERY policy.
January 29, 2015 Added by:Jonathan Curtis
Can’t buy it, gotta earn it, as the old saying goes. With a few short searches, it is easy to find tweets that have had a significant impact on the reputation of institutions, police departments, online ecommerce properties, and corporations in 2014.
January 29, 2015 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf
Since 2011, the same two passwords have ranked as the most common (and worst) among users. Care to take a guess as to what they are?
January 29, 2015 Added by:Mike Lennon
Suits and Spooks DC is less than one week away! The event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City on February 4-5. Due to multiple sell-out events, we have expanded our attendee capacity to 200, but the event is again close to being sold out.
January 27, 2015 Added by:Anton Chuvakin
Now that I’ve taken a fair number of “security analytics” client inquiries (with wildly different meanings of the phase), I can share one emerging pattern: a lot of this newly-found “analytics love” is really old “SIEM hatred” in disguise.
January 27, 2015 Added by:Wendy Nather
There's a lot of fuss around the recent White House proposal to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and some level-headed analysis of it. There's also a lot of defensive and emotional reaction to it ("ZOMG we're going to be illegal!").
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