hackers

October 10, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Ep 22: Security Matters, with Bryan Doerr

You are officially forgiven if data breach headlines don’t surprise you anymore. I mean honestly, can there be anything scarier than a hacker having access to all the data we each have stored with Equifax? Equifax?! They’ve got my SSN, my address, my driver’s license, and all my credit card numbers. They know where I’ve […]

June 30, 2017

HEALTHCARE

Healthcare hit by global ransomware attack – again

Like a nasty strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, ransomware reared its ugly head again this week. This attack is called Nyetya, as named by Cisco’s Talos threat intelligence team. (You may have heard it referred to in the press as Petya, but we believe this variant is different enough to warrant its own moniker.) Nyetya is […]

Don’t play cat and mouse with grid security

Whenever I think of cybersecurity, the tale of Tom and Jerry fills my mind. Being Jerry and as stakeholders, we need to think about all the ways Tom can attack and come up with plans to avoid these risks.

May 10, 2016

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Hackers Are Challenging Banks Every Day

$81 million is what was stolen, undetected, out of a Bangladesh Bank account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Unbelievable how the malware modified the SWIFT software and bypassed validity checks. This Bangladesh Bank breach highlights the wide range and new, creative ways hackers are innovating. And the challenges in protecting the financial […]

August 21, 2014

SECURITY

Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report: Brush Your Teeth, Change Your Passwords, Update Your Software

Listening to the radio on the way to work recently, I heard that hackers had stolen some 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, affecting as many as 420,000 websites. When asked what listeners could do to protect themselves, the security expert speaking recommended changing passwords. He did not mention which ones. Indeed, the names of the […]