WannaCry: What It Is And What To Do About It

For those of us in the IT Security profession, Friday May 12 was Black Friday. Networks in healthcare and critical infrastructure across at least 99 countries have been infected by the WannaCry ransomware worm, aka WanaCrypt, WannaCrypt or Wcry. The bulk of infections were reported in Russia, Taiwan and Spain. Real-time MalwareTech’s WCrypt botnet tracker maps First […]

Co-Sourcing Can Help Financial Institutions Comply With Cybersecurity Regulations

Financial institutions have until Oct. 2017 to comply with many of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (23 NYCRR 500). Affected companies must issue a certificate of compliance by Feb. 15, 2018 for certain parts of the regulation. The law, which took effect on March 1, […]

Honeypots Versus Threat Intelligence

When faced with daily reports of security breaches in global entities like SWIFT and Fortune 500 companies, and small enterprises being held hostage with ransomware, it’s understandable that finding and buying the ‘Next Big Thing’ in security is paramount on your IT security wishlist. However, before investing resources and funds in the next silver bullet […]

What are the Challenges and Benefits of Outsourcing your Security Functions?

Information Security Buzz Expert Panel Question – May  Gartner forecasts that the total security outsourcing market will grow from $14.1 billion in 2014 to $24.5 billion in 2019 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.8% — making it the highest-growing security services market. What are the challenges and benefits of outsourcing your security […]

When you Can’t Stop a Breach, you Should Still be Able to Spot it

Stop A Breach

Retailers have had an Annus Horribilis to quote Queen Elizabeth II. Target, Home Depot, Michael’s, Dairy Queen, Sony – the list is endless. What is going wrong? Mark Kedgley notes that the truth is that there is never going to be a 100 percent guarantee of security: and with today’s carefully focused zero day attacks, […]