This is a good recap and review from the team at WeLiveSecurity and ESET.
This is an interesting read in terms of the definition of a breach and how that affects a patient. It truly hits on the often forgotten corner of the CIA Security triad – Availability. We tend to focus exclusively on Confidentiality, but the inability to access data in a timely manner is often as if not more important.
The article discusses a fear many of us have – the spread of ransomware to the mobile device. Many individuals are more bound to and reliant on their smartphones and tablets than they are to their desktops and laptops and servers. We need to address the threat and be prepared.
The statistics in this article are not unexpected. In fact, many organizations completely overlook proper media disposal when developing their security procedures. Aside from traditional HHD’s and SSD’s, organizations should also consider proper disposal of hard drives and memory associated with printers and multi-function devices.
Should the tagline for the article post be “Kudos to Microsoft” or “About Darn Time”. I am leaning toward the latter, but regardless, it is good the process has been simplified.
This is great advice when planning out your strategy to curb the dangers of phishing in your organization.
At the end of the day, computing power is computing power, so leveraging CCTV systems to launch an attack makes sense. Proper system hardening often stops at the systems with which we are most comfortable or the systems that fall under some compliance or regulatory requirement. But this article demonstrates a painful truth – all computer systems are vulnerable and all pose a threat if we do not secure, update, patch and harden them appropriately.