Adding Cyber Security to Corporate Risk Management

Corporate boards and senior management like to focus on business. They love the numbers, the strategy and the success of a business operation. They have a passion for it and that is why they are sitting on board or managing a global company. They do not like to talk as much about risks, much less plan for them. When it comes to information governance and protecting the company from hackers…

NASA prepares for serious sysadmin work – reimaging Opportunity Rover out on MARS!

Admit it: whenever you apply a patch that requires a restart, you suck in a great big breath just before you hit the [Reboot] button. Having a bigger-than-usual lungful of air just when you reboot won’t actually help, of course, because you’re never going to be able to hold your breath clear through to Face-The-Music Friday. But taking that oversized breath is a visceral reaction to the risk of a…

Hackers attack five US banks including JPMorgan Chase

          By Nicole Perlroth A number of US banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four others, were struck by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks this month, according to four people briefed on a continuing investigation into the crimes. The hackers infiltrated the networks of the banks, siphoning off gigabytes of data, including checking and savings account information, in what security experts described as…

6 trends that will shape Information security in 2014

Worldwide spending on information security will reach $71.1 billion in 2014, an increase of 7.9 percent over 2013. The data loss prevention segment will record fastest growth at 18.9. The increasing adoption of mobile, cloud, social and information (often interacting together) will drive use of new security technology and services through 2016.The nexus of forces, however, is impacting security in terms of new vulnerabilities. The bigger trend that emerged in…

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission hacked 3 times in 3 years

  Computers at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have been hacked three times in the last three years, according to documents obtained under an open-records request. Two of the attacks are believed to have originated in foreign countries, while the source of the third remains unknown because incident logs have been destroyed. The first attack used a regular phishing email to trick staff into handing over their login credentials.…