Most SMBs Completely Unprepared for Ransomware

This survey mirrors what we are seeing in our community.  Preparedness for ransomware requires sound, well tested backup and recovery procedures, good layered IT security defenses and a complete understanding of your cyber insurance options.  Please take the time to consider these options and prepare your organization.

http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/most-smbs-completely-unprepared/

Report warns of self-propagating ransomware

This is the type of news that keeps me up at night.  Self-propagating crypto-ransomware is frightening on a variety of levels.  Work your security punch lists.  Tighten your controls.  Segment your networks.  Test and verify your backups.  Get prepared.

http://www.scmagazine.com/report-warns-of-self-propagating-ransomware/article/489297/

CISO Resolutions for 2016

I realize that this article may be largely preaching to the choir, but it is spot on in terms of where efforts need to be focused in the coming year.  Breach preparedness is of paramount importance.  All of us on focused on prevention and mitigation, but at the end of the day, some form of breach, large or small, will happen and you must be prepared in order to weather the storm and shepherd your organization to safe ground.  Please review and take heed.

http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/risk-based-security-for-executives/connecting-security-to-the-business/ciso-resolutions-for-2016/