May 2017

"Wanna Cry" about the lack of rules? Why we need to regulate more in cyberspace

The WanaCryptOR 2.0 attack showed us the arm of national security agencies is stretching both further and wider than most of us are comfortable with and puts a large question mark over how the government should handle cyberspace and cyber security.

Of no surprise to anyone, the 2016 Audit by the Government Accountability Office concluded that the federal agencies are unable to keep up with the hackers- the Wannacrypt cyber-attack is yet another demonstration of the painfully obvious trend of national unpreparedness.

Another reason to attend Cyber Hub Summit Atlanta 2017

LONDON — The National Health Service is in chaos across the United Kingdom as the result of a major cyberattack.

Hospitals are being closed, operations are being cancelled, and patients are being turned away as at least 16 NHS organisations up and down the country struggle with "major" technical issues.

NHS services from Barts in London to Liverpool say they are affected. Some employees are reporting that NHS computers have been hit with ransomware — malicious software that encrypts all all the data on a computer then demands a ransom to unlock it.

Can your business hack it? Get ready to deal with Data breaches

1. Risk Aѕѕеѕѕmеntѕ/Gар Anаlуѕiѕ

Firѕt things firѕt: Understand whаt уоu'rе working with аnd whаt can роtеntiаllу givе riѕе to аn inсidеnt. Tо аnѕwеr thiѕ, уоu muѕt fосuѕ on three оf your biggest аѕѕеtѕ: your employees, уоur dаtа and уоur IT systems. Keep аn potentially disgruntled staff. Chаrt where your sensitive dаtа flows аnd with whоm it'ѕ being ѕhаrеd. And еvаluаtе thе раtсh and соnfigurаtiоn status of уоur ѕуѕtеmѕ аnd applications, as wеll as potential аttасk vесtоrѕ thеу mау оffеr.

2. Inсidеnt Dеtесtiоn

Hackers Came, but the French Were Prepared

The National Security Agency in Washington picked up the signs. So did Emmanuel Macron’s bare-bones technology team. And mindful of what happened in the American presidential campaign, the team created dozens of false email accounts, complete with phony documents, to confuse the attackers.

The Russians, for their part, were rushed and a bit sloppy, leaving a trail of evidence that was not enough to prove for certain they were working for the government of President Vladimir V. Putin but which strongly suggested they were part of his broader “information warfare” campaign.