Cyber 3-2-1: This week, $100m of Crypto Craziness, €800k of romance fraud, social engineering lessons, and why your backups may no longer save you. This week’s action: Check your auto-forwarders.
Cyber 3-2-1: Some useful reminders that patches are not just for Windows. And while Carlsberg don’t do social media scams, Heineken is not so lucky. This week’s action: Take a deep breath and pay attention to the devices around us.
Cyber 3-2-1: Ukraine’s responses to Russian cyber attacks remind us of the value of incident response preparation, DuckDuckGo may not be as privacy-centric as you might think, and why paying a ransom may only mean you’ll be paying one again (and sooner than you may think). This week’s action: Reduce the need for an incident response plan by writing one.
Cyber 3-2-1: MFA might be worth Sweet FA, cybersecurity bootcamps might not get you a cybersecurity job, an Enduring Power of Attorney might teach us something about the advisors we trust, and crypto continues to provide plenty of reasons why TradFi is also MoreSecureFi. This week’s action: Remind staff that their password and MFA security code is just like their toothbrush.
Cyber 3-2-1: Why a contract doesn’t matter until it’s the only thing that matters. Why the US Department of Defence wants you to do as they say, not do as they do. And why colleges may need to attend a Security 101 class. This week’s action: Check up on those with Access All Areas accounts.
Cyber 3-2-1: MFA applies to your Tesla too, cyber insurance is covering less and costing more, and 24% of ransomware payments do not enable the victim to recover their data. This week’s action: It’s time to test that your backup is more useful than a chocolate teapot.
We know all backups matter. But some matter more than others. In this article, I explain the difference between a full, differential and incremental backup, and why the difference matters.
Cyber 3-2-1: It’s time for hugs: Today is ‘Hug Your IT Provider’ Day. Wednesday will be ‘Hug Your Data Protection Officer’ Day. And some day soon, it may be time to hug Microsoft. This week’s action: Check that your browser is up-to-date.
Cyber 3-2-1: Getting a good night’s sleep is now a little harder. The ransom payment is the least of your worries. And what is appropriate security anyway? This week’s action: Check that Windows is being kept up to date.