BCI: Collaboration in the resilience community

The Business Continuity Institute We have just published the latest version of our Cyber Resilience Report and one of the conclusions of the report was that business continuity professionals need to collaborate more with their cyber/information security colleagues. The report noted that if expertise and resources are pooled then resilience can be built in a… Continue reading BCI: Collaboration in the resilience community

How do ransomware attacks impact cyber insurance loss ratios?

Another global ransomware attack, dubbed Petya, has disrupted operations at major firms across Europe and the United States. More than 100 companies and organizations across various industries were affected, including shipping and transport firm AP Moller-Maersk, advertising firm WPP, law firm DLA Piper, Russian steel and oil firms Evraz and Rosneft, French construction materials company Saint-Gobain,… Continue reading How do ransomware attacks impact cyber insurance loss ratios?

ISO 52000 leads the way on clean energy building solutions

If you want to find major emitters of global carbon dioxide, look no further than your city’s skyline. Buildings account for more than one-third of all final energy consumption and half of global electricity use. And they’re responsible for approximately one-third of global carbon emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, energy consumption in buildings… Continue reading ISO 52000 leads the way on clean energy building solutions

Firm Cuts Off Email Account to Hacker in Global Ransomware Attack

An email provider being used by the perpetrators of a global ransomware attack today shut off the hackers’ access to the account, blocking the main avenue by which victims could regain access to their files. Today’s attack marked the second time in as many months that hackers have launched sophisticated, international ransomware campaigns based on… Continue reading Firm Cuts Off Email Account to Hacker in Global Ransomware Attack

Victim Blaming Won’t Stop Global Ransomware Attacks

The security industry has an accountability crisis. It’s time to talk about it, then fix it. Whenever a massive cyber attack occurs inevitably a chorus of voices rises to blame the victims.  WannaCry on 5/12 and Petya on 6/27 yet again kicked off the familiar refrains of: “If users didn’t click on stuff they shouldn’t….”… Continue reading Victim Blaming Won’t Stop Global Ransomware Attacks

Mitigating Insider Threats: 7 Steps to Keeping Your Company Safe

More than ever, your users are the weak link in your network security. Mitigating insider threats isn’t just about thwarting the malicious action of a disgruntled employee; a careless insider can also cause catastrophic damage. If you are not already doing so, you need to train employees in your policies and best practices. Employees that have been conditioned… Continue reading Mitigating Insider Threats: 7 Steps to Keeping Your Company Safe

BCI: Consumer awareness of ransomware on the increase

The Business Continuity Institute Despite ransomware being around for many years, with several high profile organizations suffering the consequences of such an attack, 57% of respondents to a survey carried out by Carbon Black said that WannaCry was their first exposure to how ransomware works. Ransomware attacks have thrust cyber security onto the global stage in… Continue reading BCI: Consumer awareness of ransomware on the increase

BCI: New ransomware attack spreading rapidly across the world

The Business Continuity Institute On the day that the Business Continuity Institute launched its latest Cyber Resilience Report, the importance of ensuring our organizations are prepared for a cyber security incident has once again been demonstrated as a new ransomware attack is causing turmoil across the world. The attack, dubbed NotPetya due to its similarities to a previous virus… Continue reading BCI: New ransomware attack spreading rapidly across the world

Hitachi Data Systems Federal Signs Definitive Agreement to Accept Transfer and Control of Brocade Cleared Assets and Support Services

Agreement Expands Company’s Portfolio of Service Offerings & Reinforces Commitment to Public Sector   RESTON, Va. – Hitachi Data Systems Federal, Inc., (HDS Federal) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Brocade Communication Systems, Inc. (Brocade) to accept the transfer and control of certain Brocade U.S. Federal cleared assets, comprised mainly of service… Continue reading Hitachi Data Systems Federal Signs Definitive Agreement to Accept Transfer and Control of Brocade Cleared Assets and Support Services

Trend Micro Delivers New Functionality to Help Enterprises Continually Prioritize Security Response Measures Across Their Network

Trend Micro TippingPoint Security Management System Threat Insights aggregates threat data for advanced threat protection   DALLAS – Security teams are burdened with a daily onslaught of security events and threat information from multiple solutions. The ability to close the loop from initial detection to enforcement can be difficult without visibility into prioritized threat information… Continue reading Trend Micro Delivers New Functionality to Help Enterprises Continually Prioritize Security Response Measures Across Their Network