If you are accountable for cybersecurity, but rely on others to manage it on your behalf, how do you make sure they aren’t making a mess of it?
Cyber 3-2-1: Cyber criminals favour ZIP files, RAR files, and PayPal; Even the big firms are moving to the cloud; and CISA demomstrates how one security layer may not be enough to protect us.
Cyber 3-2-1: Microsoft and Proofpoint remind us of the value of some simple security measures. The problem with Android security patches. And why the theft of millions of phone numbers from WhatsApp may get our attention, but our local laptop repair shop may be a more immediate concern.
Cyber 3-2-1: Surveys by INTERPOL, the Bank of England, and by Northwave on the mental impact of an attack. Plus: Anti-virus software is proven to block ransomware. But only if it’s enabled.
Cyber Sanity: “It will never happen” is a bold claim. “It will _probably_ never happen” is a more realistic and achievable position. Plus: LinkedIn, the ICO, and comedy gold from Seinfeld.
Cyber 3-2-1: Don’t worry about zero-days. Don’t worry about passwords. Don’t worry about your code (if you’re a software company). This week’s action: Do you share the concerns of 48% of Board-level cyber experts?
Cyber 3-2-1: What has the HSE cyber-attack got to do with skyscrapers? How hackable are you? And is it ever a bad time to watch Face/off? This week’s action: If you work for yourself and have concerns about a cyber attack, I may have a solution for you.
Cyber 3-2-1: This month and last month, Ireland’s police, government and national cybersecurity agency have warned SMEs about the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks. And yet executives and boards will continue to deliberately ignore this risk until their valuables have been stolen. This week’s action: You are choosing your own adventure. Make sure you are comfortable with your choice.
Cyber 3-2-1: Cyber insurance cover continues to reduce, Bank of America begins training high schoolers to be cybersecurity experts, and a security flaw in a WordPress plugin exposes 140,000 websites. This week’s action: Who is minding your shopfront?
Cyber 3-2-1: Gardai warn SMEs about the increasing threat of ransomware, Amazon security director reminds us about the basics, and it hasn’t been a good week for Apple. This week’s action: Keep up-to-date on software updates.