Blog Posts Tagged with "report"


CyLab: Utilities Rank Worst in Governance and Security

May 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Of the... respondents, the energy/utilities sector had the poorest governance practices. When asked whether their organizations were undertaking six best practices for cyber governance, the... sector ranked last for four of the practices and next to last for the other two..."

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Russian Cybercrime Pays

April 30, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Group iB has produced a report citing Russian cybercrime is responsible for almost one-third of all online crime. Not only are the details amazing, but the breakdown of the various types of crimes are illuminating. It t is a good primer on the various types of cybercrime...

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From Fraud to Infosec and Vice Versa... Part 1

April 18, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

To all of you infosec professionals out there: one way to show you add value is get closer to your fraud colleagues and try to understand what their big ticket items are. You can even ask them the right questions as the big ticket items are more than likely those detailed here...

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Data Breach Study Finds Breach Costs Have Fallen

April 13, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The latest CDBS study can be considered a bookend to Verizon’s annual DBIR. The two reports paint a data breach landscape that continues to change. For the first time in seven years, both the organizational cost of data breach and the cost per lost or stolen record have declined...

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It’s Data Breach Report Season: Beware Of Partial Truths

April 01, 2012 Added by:Josh Shaul

At the end of the day, these reports are important. They provide much needed insight into at least some data breaches. But we have to accept that this isn't the U.S. Census. We must learn what we can from them without becoming hypnotized by the hype that can surround them...

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Vendor Research: Look These Gift Horses in the Mouth

March 29, 2012 Added by:Jack Daniel

The problem is that a lot of the data leaves me wanting more. More details on the data we get, just plain “more data”, and more context. I also want more honesty about the shortcomings of the reports and data. Let’s not even talk about some of the bizarre conclusions...

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Average Cost of a Data Breach $5.5 Million in 2011

March 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Insiders continue to pose a serious threat to the security of their organizations. This is particularly true as the increasing adoption of tablets, smart phones and cloud applications in the workplace means that employees are able to access corporate information anywhere..."

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Verizon 2011 Data Breach Investigation Report Summary

March 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Mainline cybercriminals continued to automate and streamline their method du jour of high-volume, low-risk attacks against weaker targets. Much less frequent, but arguably more damaging, were continued attacks targeting trade secrets, classified information, and intellectual property..."

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Nearly Five Percent of All Smartphones Lost Every Year

March 20, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Based on the costly consequences of lost data assets, it makes sense to allocate the necessary resources to invest in anti-theft and data protection solutions in order to secure smartphones and the sensitive and confidential information they contain...

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Malware Development Exceeding IT Security Capabilities

March 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Organizations that do plan to beef up their security capabilities will have a difficult time this year. Just under half believe it will be harder this year than in the past to find malware analysts and a similar number state they will have less time to train analysts this year..."

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CyLab Report: Corporate Boards Neglecting Cyber Security

March 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Less than two-thirds of the Forbes Global 2000 companies surveyed have full-time personnel in key roles responsible for privacy and security in a manner that is consistent with internationally accepted best practices and standards..."

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USCC Report on China Misses the Boat on Cyber Espionage

March 13, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

The report did a good job exploring part of the Supply Chain problem with with chip development. It didn't cover the more common problem of U.S. companies who out-source development work to Chinese firms or companies like Dell who do their manufacturing and R&D in China...

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Smart Grid Network Security Spending to Reach $14 Billion

March 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Utilities have – as many predicted – realized that their grids are no longer isolated or protected from attackers. Smart grids need intelligence or they are not smart. Adding that intelligence to grids will increase their attack surface and utilities know this..."

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Chinese Network Operations and Cyber Espionage Capabilities

March 09, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

Developments in Chinese network operations applications and research and development point to a nation fully engaged in leveraging all available resources to create a technically advanced ability to operate in cyberspace as a means of meeting military and civilian goals...

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Northrop Report Examines Chinese Information Warfare Strategies

March 08, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"PLA leaders have embraced the idea that successful warfighting is predicated on the ability to exert control over an adversary’s information and information systems, often preemptively. This goal has effectively created a new strategic and tactical high ground..."

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Researchers Successfully Hacked Online Voting System

March 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Within 48 hours of the system going live, we had gained nearcomplete control of the election server. We successfully changed every vote and revealed almost every secret ballot. Election officials did not detect our intrusion for nearly two business days..."

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