Cybergovernance Journal Update – 9/9/16

by | Sep 9, 2016

Cybersecturity isn’t just protecting your technological infrastructure, but creating an organizational culture resistant to human hacking.

Congressional Report Slams OPM on Data Breach

Krebs on Security, 09/07/2016
The massive data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that exposed background investigations and fingerprint data on millions of Americans was the result of a cascading series of cybersecurity blunders from the agency’s senior leadership on down to the outdated technology used to secure the sensitive data, according to a lengthy report released today by a key government oversight panel.

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Leadership, Not Technology, Blamed for Huge OPM Breach

Security Week, 09/08/2016
A report published this week by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said the data breaches disclosed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) last year were a result of culture and leadership failures, and should not be blamed on technology.

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Preventing and Mitigating Ransomware with Cyber Situational Awareness

Security Week, 06/23/2016
Mitigating ransomware threats is more complex. It requires a combination of technical and process controls and company-wide engagement – from employees, to executives, to IT security teams.

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5 Types of Employees Often Targeted By Phishing Attacks

Entrepreneur, 09/07/2016
Training programs and security measures need to be addressed with everybody, even the IT folks who are keeping it all up and running. The more people who are involved and the easier you can make it for them to participate in security efforts, the better success you will have in preventing attacks.

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Hidden IT Security Risk: Privileged User Access

Information Week, 08/29/2016
A Ponemon report finds the security threats around privileged user access and the resulting insider threat risks appear to be growing.

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Cybercrime damages expected to cost the world $6 trillion by 2021

CSO, 08/22/2016
While there are numerous contributors to the rise in cybercrime – which is expected to cost the world more than $6 trillion by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015 – the most obvious predictor is a massive expansion of the global attack surface which hackers target.

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