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Executive Insights: 2017 Threat Trends – Looking at Our Threat Reports

The expanding attack surface

2017 was the year of digital transformation. Traditional network environments were upended by the rapid adoption of things like cloud infrastructure and cloud-based applications and services, the virtualization of data centers, the integration of billions of new, connected IoT devices, and the continued expansion of mobility, BYOD, and related applications.

Because this change has happened so rapidly, many organizations have had to scramble to find ways to extend security to new network ecosystems, devices, and applications. For example, organizations today use an average of about 200 different applications, ranging from productivity tools used internally, to consumer-facing applications that provide quick access to data and enable tap-of-the-screen transactions. These applications span from remote devices to cloud services, and mine deep into the data center for real-time information. The number of high-profile data breaches and the resulting theft of hundreds of millions of data

Read more at: https://securityboulevard.com/2017/12/executive-insights-2017-threat-trends-looking-at-our-threat-reports/

Executive Insights: 2017 Threat Trends – Looking at Our Threat …

The expanding attack surface

2017 was the year of digital transformation. Traditional network environments were upended by the rapid adoption of things like cloud infrastructure and cloud-based applications and services, the virtualization of data centers, the integration of billions of new, connected IoT devices, and the continued expansion of mobility, BYOD, and related applications.

Because this change has happened so rapidly, many organizations have had to scramble to find ways to extend security to new network ecosystems, devices, and applications. For example, organizations today use an average of about 200 different applications, ranging from productivity tools used internally, to consumer-facing applications that provide quick access to data and enable tap-of-the-screen transactions. These applications span from remote devices to cloud services, and mine deep into the data center for real-time information. The number of high-profile data breaches and the resulting theft of hundreds of millions of data

Read more at: https://securityboulevard.com/2017/12/executive-insights-2017-threat-trends-looking-at-our-threat-reports/

IBM executive discusses cybercrime

ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ Cyber security breaches have impacted everything from government to business to our personal lives. While there is no official census to count the number of cyber-criminals we`re facing, we do know that hackers are growing increasingly sophisticated, collaborating in forums on the dark web to share tactics and tools.

Cyber-criminals even work in gangs that operate like a well-oiled business with some even offering ‘customer support’ to those purchasing their cyber-crime tool kits.

Diana Kelley, Global Executive Security Advisor with IBM, joins us from Boston with more.

Read more at: http://fox2now.com/2017/07/20/ibm-executive-discusses-cybercrime/

73-year-old Mumbai man gives card details to cyber criminal posing as bank executive, loses Rs70,000

A 73-year-old man from Santacruz (East) recently lost Rs70,000 to a cyber-criminal, who posed as a bank executive and took his credit card details on the pretext of giving him lifetime validity.

According to the Vakola police, the complainant received a phone call around 2 pm sometime last month from the fraudster, who posed as an executive from his bank.

“He said my credit card’s validity wasending and it will soon be blocked. He then asked me if i wanted to make it valid for a lifetime. He told me he would need my card details for verification process. He asked me for the 16 digit number and the CVV number,” said the complainant in the FIR. The same day, within few hours, about Rs 70,000 was debited from the man’s account.

The Vakola police have registered a FIR under section 420 and 419 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for

Read more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/73-year-old-mumbai-man-gives-card-details-to-cyber-criminal-posing-as-bank-executive-loses-rs70-000/story-o6C8JlX3snzap7frjAHFAM.html

Key takeaways from Trump’s cybersecurity executive order

The number of new hepatitis C cases in the U.S. has nearly tripled over the past five years, according to preliminary data released by the CDC. Cases of the deadly disease are concentrated among baby boomers (those over the age of 55), but new cases are rising rapidly among 20- to 29-year-olds, largely as a result of injection drug use.

The deadly facts: Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease reported to the CDC. Nearly 20,000 people died of hepatitis C-related causes in 2015, yet there are very few symptoms associated with an infection.

Why this is a big, growing problem: Half of the people living with it in America don’t even know they have it, and most new infections go undiagnosed as well. So while the number of reported new cases rose from 850 in 2010 to 2,436 in 2015, CDC estimates

Read more at: https://www.axios.com/key-takeaways-from-trumps-cybersecurity-executive-order-2403657643.html

Takeaways from Trump’s cybersecurity executive order

The number of new hepatitis C cases in the U.S. has nearly tripled over the past five years, according to preliminary data released by the CDC. Cases of the deadly disease are concentrated among baby boomers (those over the age of 55), but new cases are rising rapidly among 20- to 29-year-olds, largely as a result of injection drug use.

The deadly facts: Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease reported to the CDC. Nearly 20,000 people died of hepatitis C-related causes in 2015, yet there are very few symptoms associated with an infection.

Why this is a big, growing problem: Half of the people living with it in America don’t even know they have it, and most new infections go undiagnosed as well. So while the number of reported new cases rose from 850 in 2010 to 2,436 in 2015, CDC estimates

Read more at: https://www.axios.com/key-takeaways-from-trumps-cybersecurity-executive-order-2403657643.html

Expect a Cyber Budget Boost But Stay Tuned for that Executive Order, Homeland Adviser Says

President Donald Trump’s budget, due out Thursday, will include early indications of a broad plan to upgrade the security of federal networks, Trump’s top homeland security adviser said Wednesday.

Don’t expect a multibillion-dollar investment that will modernize government cybersecurity in one fell swoop, though, Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said during an address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.

Also, don’t expect a long-rumored executive order that outlines Trump’s cybersecurity plan in the near future, he said, suggesting it will be weeks or months before the order is released in its final form.

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Trump’s broad plan to improve government security will include holding top government officials accountable for breaches and vulnerabilities at their agencies, and improving the way federal agencies share cybersecurity services provided by the Homeland Security Department and others, Bossert

Read more at: http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2017/03/expect-cyber-budget-boost-stay-tuned-executive-order-homeland-adviser-says/136175/

Misaligned incentives and executive overconfidence aids criminals

Misaligned incentives and executive overconfidence aids criminals

A new survey by Intel Security of 800 cyber-security professionals from five industry sectors, outlines how cyber-criminals have the advantage, thanks to the incentives for cyber-crime creating a big business in a fluid and dynamic marketplace.

Defenders on the other hand, often operate in bureaucratic hierarchies, making them hard-pressed to keep up.

Conducted in partnership with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the report titled “Tilting the Playing Field: How Misaligned Incentives Work Against cyber-security,” revealed three categories of misaligned incentives: corporate structures versus the free flow of criminal enterprises; strategy versus implementation; and senior executives versus those in implementation roles.

The report highlights ways organisations can learn from cyber-criminals to correct these misalignments.

Additional misalignments occur within defenders’ organisations. For instance, while more than 90 percent of organisations report having a cyber-security strategy, less than half

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/misaligned-incentives-and-executive-overconfidence-aids-criminals/article/641002/