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Cyber insurance regulations: Senate probes federal data breach protections bill

Cyber insurance is becoming a significant market force that will drive improved cyber security for both companies and by extension the consumers and the nation as a whole. It is more than just an instrument to transfer risk, it provides incentives to understand and mitigate risks. To wit, attached is a summary of the most [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:42+00:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Cyber insurance regulations: Senate probes federal data breach protections bill

Federal Cybersecurity Research Funding Takes A Hit

Whether you are in the private or public sector, odds are when discussing Information Security-specifically, cybersecurity, as it pertains to budgets, and after the spectacle that was the Sony breach...you'd expect funding to be on the rise. Generally, that's probably a safe bet. Except when it's not, of course. On Wednesday, the government passed a [...]

By |2015-04-23T17:54:36+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Federal Cybersecurity Research Funding Takes A Hit

A Sign of What’s to Come – Reporting Cyber Vulnerabilities

This appears to be a sign of what’s to come, both for how companies view and report cyber vulnerabilities. The first step for every entity is to get an information security risk assessment (which of course we would encourage) but the reality is that whether you act or not there is new legislation on the horizon, [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:42+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Sign of What’s to Come – Reporting Cyber Vulnerabilities

A Win for Defenders!

It's nice to hear that a botnet was actually taken down for once. Here is some good news worth spreading. Law enforcement agencies and cyber crime communities from around the world took part in destroying the Simda botnet that had a hold of 770,000 PCs. SQL injections again played a major role and typical areas [...]

By |2015-04-23T18:01:26+00:00April 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A Win for Defenders!

Denial Of Service…or Distraction?

It used to be that, when you heard someone was suffering from a DDoS attack, they were being bombarded with an amazing amount of traffic and sessions, effectively crashing the site for any legitimate traffic. Things tend to evolve over time. The same is apparently holding true for the denial of service attacks. As noted [...]

By |2015-04-13T16:24:06+00:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments