Although news headlines are consistently reporting that cyber threats are evolving into more targeted, sophisticated attacks, it may come as a surprise to some organizations that 75 percent of the security breaches that occur are opportunistic. According to a recent Verizon data breach report, these attacks are not targeted at any specific individual or organization.
For organizations that fall victim to a security breach, there tends to be a large focus on reducing the breach buzz to repair earned reputation and rebuild customer trust. For IT teams within the company, this means the noise and buzz must be reduced by cutting down on the time and resources it takes to repair the network.
Building an effective incident response program is essential for organizations because it enables them to not only contain a single incident, but it also helps to start modeling the techniques of an attack. Incident response stems from an approach that detects and enumerates the steps taken by an attacker to compromise a system. This information is used by the incident response team, which drives future incident response activities.
In this slideshow, AlienVault, provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, offers five considerations for building an effective framework for incident response in order to remediate the threat.
While cyber crime continued to dominate headlines and wreak havoc on organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry in the first half of 2014, it's refreshing to note law enforcement also stepped it up. ... More >>
The patches released by Microsoft for the August Patch Tuesday include nine bulletins (two critical and seven important) and cover 38 CVEs. ... More >>
Here are five steps organizations and individual users should take now to protect their most sensitive password-protected information. ... More >>