CryptoWall and its variants are among the best-known types of ransomware, malware that encrypts files on end user hard drives and then prompts for payment of a ransom to decrypt the files. In many cases, if users don’t have recent backups, thei…
During Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) , we develop campaigns for our coworkers that attempt to encourage them to stop clicking on links and”> “> Is it possible that we too can improve our security awareness during this month?Can we as security professionals use this time to sharpen our saw and do things that can increase our awareness of our information security programs?”> “> “> With that example in mind, how aware are you of the effectiveness of your information security program?What systems do you have in place to let you know when your security posture changes?What reminders and automation do you need to create that will increase your awareness before blindly depend on your tools?By dedicating sometimes marginal effort you can develop near real time awareness capabilities that will confirm the effectiveness of your information security program. “> “> Below are just a few examples”> Ensure the running configurations on your network equipment have not changed Ensure you know within a few minutes when a new administrative account is added “> “> What are you personally doing to make sure that you as a security professional are most aware of the things that matter the most?Usethecommentsfieldto”> “> SANS SecurityLeadership” type=”cosymantecnisbfw”> (c) SANS Internet Storm Center.
Original release date: September 28, 2015 The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week. The NVD is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) / United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). For modified or updated entries, please visit the NVD , which contains historical vulnerability information.
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