Data Breach Fatigue, Security Breach Burnout: Whatever You Call It, Nobody Cares

More than 76 million people were affected by the JP Morgan security breach and at least 53 million credit and debit cards were compromised by the Home Depot breach. Now, you’d expect that this could negatively impact these two corporations. After all, Target claims a similar breach cost them $148 million. However, it appears that … Continue reading Data Breach Fatigue, Security Breach Burnout: Whatever You Call It, Nobody Cares

Hackers: You Can’t Beat Them, But You Can Sure Make Their Lives Difficult

This is one of the main ideas I came away with after attending the Mandiant/FireEye webinar yesterday. The webinar, “From the Front lines: What really happened at MIRcon” (Mandiant Incidence Response Conference) summarized some of the main talks from that conference. Mandiant was acquired by FireEye in January and, together, they are recognized as one … Continue reading Hackers: You Can’t Beat Them, But You Can Sure Make Their Lives Difficult

In Two Years a Bot Will Win a Pulitzer Prize

At least that’s what Kristian Hammond of the company Narrative Science predicted in 2012. Is it possible? After looking through the data and assessing some of the technological advances in the emerging field of news writing bots, I can’t completely discount this claim. Already, Narrative Science technology is used to write corporate reports for Forbes, … Continue reading In Two Years a Bot Will Win a Pulitzer Prize

How You Can Help the FBI Identify the Foley-Sotloff Murderer

There is some disagreement among intelligence agencies as to whether Abdel Majed Bary is the man who beheaded Foley, Sotloff, and possibly British aid worker Alan Henning. But let there be no mistake about it, Bary was quite capable of it. He had the motive and a predisposition to violence. He was quite proud of … Continue reading How You Can Help the FBI Identify the Foley-Sotloff Murderer

Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse…BadUSB

If you haven’t already given up on trying to keep your network secure, you probably will after hearing about BadUSB. BadUSB is a vulnerability on almost all USBs. It allows the firmware within them to be reprogrammed to do malicious deeds. Apparently, US intelligence agents have known about this for some time. According to one … Continue reading Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse…BadUSB

Ponemon Study Finds IT Professionals Frustrated, Overwhelmed, and Outgunned

Corporate management is in denial. Despite Ponemon findings that an average breach costs a company $5.4 million, most company leaders (79%) do not equate a security breach with losing money. In fact, the recent study on Exposing the Cybersecurity Cracks paints a picture of management trying to avoid the truth while IT professionals become more … Continue reading Ponemon Study Finds IT Professionals Frustrated, Overwhelmed, and Outgunned