Charlie Maclean Bristol explains why developing a playbook for the main types of cyber attacks will help businesses response effectively when an attack occurs. He also provides a checklist covering the areas that such a playbook should include. When I first thought about cyber playbooks I envisaged the playbook helping senior management or the crisis… Continue reading What should a cyber incident playbook include?
Oftentimes, responsibility for securing the cloud falls to IT instead of the security organization, researchers report. Businesses are embracing the cloud at a rate that outpaces their ability to secure it. That’s according to 60% of security experts surveyed for Firemon’s first “State of Hybrid Cloud Security Survey,” released this week. Researchers polled more than… Continue reading Security Pros Agree: Cloud Adoption Outpaces Security
Emergency Response? Crisis Management? Business Continuity? Disaster Recovery? How do you know which plan to use during an incident? It’s often confusing which plan to activate, and who is in charge. Each plan should clearly identify the scope and responsibilities for executing the plan and have distinct and disparate objectives. During the life-cycle of an… Continue reading Which plan do you activate during an incident?
With famous CEOs and big-name proponents of a shorter working week getting their voices heard, Ben Hammersley finds out whether more time out of the office – with the same amount of work to do – really can be achieved On the face of it, it’s kind of a classic line for a billionaire who… Continue reading Could a Threeâday Work Week Really Work?
Over a billion people around the world have some form of disability. Empowerment and inclusiveness of this large section of the population are therefore essential for a sustainable society, and make up the theme of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Day also contributes to the goals outlined in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable… Continue reading Making our world accessible with ISO standards
Summary FINRA is conducting a retrospective review of Rule 4370 (Business Continuity Plans and Emergency Contact Information), FINRA’s emergency preparedness rule, to assess its effectiveness and efficiency. This Notice outlines the general retrospective rule review process and seeks responses to several questions related to firms’ experiences with this specific rule. … http://www.finra.org/sites/default/files/notice_doc_file_ref/Regulatory-Notice-19-06.pdf
To effectively defend against today’s risks and threats, organizations must examine their failings as well as their successes. In life in general — and, of course, in security specifically — it is helpful to understand when I am the problem or when my organization is the problem. By that, I mean that it is important… Continue reading Solving Security: Repetition or Redundancy?
(TNS) – This would be a first for California: state government buying insurance to protect itself against overspending its budget. But before you start pelting the politicians and screaming fiscal irresponsibility, know that the budget-busting would be for fighting wildfires. That puts it in an entirely different category from, say, controversial spending to help immigrants… Continue reading Should California Insure Against Spending too Much on Fighting Wildfires?
The Watchlist, which contained the identities of government officials, politicians, and people of political interest, is used to identify risk when researching someone. A data leak at Dow Jones exposed the financial firm’s Watchlist database, which contains information on high-risk individuals and was left on a server sans password. Watchlist is used by major global… Continue reading Dow Jones Leak Exposes Watchlist Database
(TNS) – One of the winter’s strongest storms brought flooding across Northern California’s wine country Wednesday, with no region hit harder than the town of Guerneville and the Russian River Valley, which has been inundated repeatedly over the decades. Some 3,600 people in about two dozen communities near the river were evacuated Wednesday by the… Continue reading Heavy Flooding Turns Sonoma County, Calif., Towns into Islands