What we can identify from the Atlanta Cyber-attack.

The computer network of the City of Atlanta was hit by a ransomware attack which paralyzed a substantial percentage of the city’s data. The hackers demanded $50,000 to unlock the system. 

The Atlanta attack forced many city departments and organizations to go offline for several days, meaning that residents were unable to pay bills or fines and police were unable to electronically file paperwork – breathe deep, tickets were issued by hand. 

The real cost of a cyber breach at your company…..Do CEOs really know?

Consider the top five most significant expenses that a business has to manage after a breach.

Remediation

In 2017 the Ponemon Institute reported it takes more than six months for an organization to find out they have had an intrusion and another 55 days to contain it. Remediation does not necessarily mean the attack has been completely stopped, either, as some attacks remain dormant and undetected.

Loss of customers

I told you Crypto wasn’t safe

This week the news of more Cryptojacking were published, the more I saw people shaming others or gloating about how unsafe, unreliable crypto currencies are. I felt a strong desire to write about this in the blog and I will talk more about it in my podcast next week. (See CyberHub Engage).

But for this blog post I want to talk about Crypto Jacking and why it’s happening as often in a product that’s supposed to be “safe”.

What’s Cryptojacking?

Cyber Awareness tips

Cyber security awareness contains a comprehensive and rounded perception of online threats and the potential steps you can take to mediate risk. Regardless of the operating systems used and data that you work with through a myriad of vulnerabilities, hackers can get hold of sensitive information.