Lake City fires its IT director after paying hackers $460K in ransom

Lake City fires its IT director after paying hackers $460K in ransom

After suffering a ransomware attack that crippled municipal systems, the city of Lake City in Florida, USA, has fired its director of information technology. As the (updated) story goes, Lake City was ...

Naming and shaming

So here’s a bit of an odd story… according to the Financial Times, the US Federal Reserve has publicly sanctioned ...
Why CISOs Need a Mentor (and What They Can Learn From One)

Why CISOs Need a Mentor (and What They Can Learn From One)

After more than a decade of researching and writing about security leadership, naturally I have a lot of security executives in my network. One theme I note that is popping up more ...
Security Boulevard

So your third party has been breached…

Another day, another third party security compromise story… this time it is Indian outsourcing giant Wipro. The firm has confirmed ...
The Five Most Startling Statistics from this 2019 Global Survey of 1,200 Cybersecurity Pros [Infographic]

The Five Most Startling Statistics from this 2019 Global Survey of 1,200 Cybersecurity Pros [Infographic]

For those of us in the security industry, the annual Cyberthreat Defense Report is a gold mine of insights into the minds of IT security professionals, including what threats keep them up ...
A Chief Security Concern for Executive Teams

A Chief Security Concern for Executive Teams

Virtually all companies like to say they take their customers' privacy and security seriously, make it a top priority, blah blah. But you'd be forgiven if you couldn't tell this by studying ...

Monday, Aug. 6, Dtex in the News: The Pervasive Insider Threat, GDPR Creates Privileged User Security Problems, Vulnerable Humans Behind UnityPoint Data Breach

The Dtex 2018 Insider Threat Intelligence Report continues to lead industry discussions about how frequently the insider threat occurs in public and private sector organizations. Last week, CSO’s Christopher Burgess dove into ...
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Open S3 Buckets: From Bad to Worse

Just when you thought that the whole “globally readable Amazon S3 storage buckets” thing couldn’t get any worse, it did. According to a study by a French cybersecurity firm which looked at ...
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Outsourced security program failure leads to $100K regulatory fine

| | cloud computing, CSO, online security
Another reminder of the importance of managing third party vendor relationships… The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fined AMP Global Clearing (an electronic trading firm) $100,000 for a disclosure of 97,000 files containing ...
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