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SANS has recently published its annual security awareness report (click on the link for a copy). Key is the concept of ‘security awareness’, which when combined with their Security Awareness Maturity Model provides a pathway to improved cyber security by managing the organizations cyber security culture.
Sound familiar? It should as that has been my message for years and is integral to my approach and courses. All…Continue
Symantec recently released its latest Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). If you are not familiar with this report it provides a global snapshot of the state of internet threats. It examines Targeted Attacks; Email: Malware, spam & phishing; Web attacks, toolkits, & exploiting vulnerabilities online; Cyber Crime and the underground economy; Ransomware: extorting businesses & consumers; New frontiers: Internet of Things, mobile, & cloud threats.
If you want to get…Continue
On Friday, as most of you know, there was a massive global cyber attack that took the form of ransomware. The cost of which is still be calculated.
When you read the articles and analysis several things stand out, which I have been advising you about for some time. The attacks exploited non technical issues. Specifically the all too human behavior that clicks on emails or links that are not secure and not doing updates to key software in a timely manner. All the security technology is…Continue
We have provided this simple self-assessment and score card free of charge in hopes that it will cause you to consider the impact that your organizations corporate cyber security culture has on your efforts to address your cyber threats and exposures.
Today the pace of change in malicious cyber events is accelerating. In the past the risks were mainly in someone gaining access to valuable information such as proprietary company information, financial records, customer credit card…Continue