Infosec Island News
February 10, 2016 Added by:Idan Aharoni
Inteller has identified a new Ransomware malware being offered for sale in the underground, dubbed "GinX", which encrypts important and sensitive files on the victim's computer and which targets not only Windows operating systems, but MacBook's OSX as well.
January 28, 2016 Added by:Steve Durbin
After reviewing the current threat landscape, there are five prevalent security threats that the Information Security Forum believes businesses need to prepare for in 2016. These include, but are not limited to, the unintended consequences of state intervention, Big Data, mobile applications and the Internet of Things (IoT), cybercrime and the growing skills gap in the information security industr...
December 21, 2015 Added by:Dan Lohrmann
Beyond cyber war and the good guys having the right tools to catch the bad guys, there can be a tendency to ignore “more mundane” acceptable use directives. That is, security staff can download copyrighted material (movies and games), view porn at work, look at information that is private (like promotions, raises or other data from management), “borrow” passwords or delete log files to cov...
December 07, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin
As information risks and cyber security threats increase, organizations need to move away from reacting to incidents and toward predicting and preventing them. Developing a robust mechanism to assess and treat information risk throughout the organization is a business essential.
December 01, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin
Organizations worldwide continue to struggle to attract and retain skilled information and cybersecurity professionals. Overcoming this challenge requires a more imaginative, business and people-centric approach to the recruitment of security professionals.
October 06, 2015 Added by:Dan Lohrmann
Recent data breaches, and the international emphasis on critical infrastructure protection, are helping raise awareness of the importance of technology infrastructure improvements. Many organizations are currently building “next-generation” networks with new projects that are well funded. Don’t waste any opportunity to reinvent your network or infrastructure when you get the chance.
August 04, 2015 Added by:Geoff Sanders
Historical forms of authentication were never meant for the networked landscape we live in today. The ﬁrst passwords were adequate authentication solutions only because the systems they secured were isolated. Unfortunately, the isolated systems that pervaded the early days of the computer revolution has set the foundation for authentication in the Internet Age.
August 04, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin
Organizations are struggling to cope with the quantum speed and sophistication of global cyber-attacks being carried out by organized cyber-criminal syndicates. Moving forward, businesses need to prepare to be targeted at any time, and any place, by multiple assailants. Organizations that wish to keep pace with these developments, and remain financially viable, need to take action now, or face the...
July 06, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin
Part III in this series looks at the need to institute a cloud assessment process and the four actions that organizations of all sizes can take to better prepare themselves as they place their sensitive data in the cloud.
June 22, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin
Cyber resilience has never been more important than it is today. As everything from supply chain management to customer engagement shifts to the cloud, operating in cyberspace now has bottom line implications if systems are disrupted. Cyber cloud resilience requires a balanced approach that protects both organizations and individuals while also enabling open, safe commerce and communication.
June 15, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin
Organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on their use of cloud services for business benefit both internally and when working with third party suppliers across multiple jurisdictions. However, while these services can be implemented quickly and easily, organizations need to have a clearer understanding of where their information is stored and how reliable these services are.
May 06, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin
Organizations function in a progressively cyber-enabled world today and traditional risk management isn’t nimble enough to deal with the risks from activity in cyberspace. Enterprise risk management needs to be extended to create risk resilience, built on a foundation of preparedness.
May 06, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman
Today’s cyber criminals are more aggressive than ever before in their quest to achieve financial gains through hacking. With that being said, it should come as no surprise that our nation's schools are a prime target for such attacks. In this article, iSheriff CEO Paul Lipman highlights the five actions that can be taken to upgrade cyber security practices.
April 10, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman
While SMBs are vulnerable to many of the same types of attacks as the companies making headlines (Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot, Anthem, etc.), they must defend themselves with vastly smaller IT teams and budgets. SMBs are finding they have a unique set of challenges and vulnerabilities that require a comprehensive but tailored approach to security.
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