Cyberattacks Are Inevitable, It’s All About Response
An attack against an enterprise is a matter of when, so companies must be ready to respond quickly.
Enterprise security is a lot like the human body. The main goal is to keep harmful things from entering, but when they do, a response to mitigate and repel is needed. For security pros, this means deploying layers of security to detect and protect against the inevitable cyberattack.
Is a Cyberattack a Matter of When, Not If?
We see the headlines every day—new cyberattacks hitting organizations around the globe. For IT security shops, this means building in better detection and mitigation to protect against attacks when they happen, rather than only focusing on defending the perimeter. [Computerworld]
Google Doc Link is Phishing Lure
There’s a wide-ranging phishing campaign that uses a malicious Google Doc link to steal account information. The link arrives via an email that appears to be from a known sender, making particularly successful against regular Google Docs users. As always, think before you click. [Motherboard]
Did You Celebrate National Password Day?
May 4, aka Star Wars Day, is also National Password Day, a day designed to bring to light our terrible password habits, which are covered regularly in this space. The good news: NIST is developing a new framework that will make passwords less burdensome and rely more on authenticators such as biometrics to strengthen security. [Network World]
One Way to Stop Distracted Driving: Block Wireless Signals
People are clamoring for carmakers to do something to stop distracted driving because personal responsibility seems like a lost cause. Nissan is proposing building a Faraday cage into the armrest of its vehicles to block all signals—cell, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—from hitting the phone. Seems extreme, but it just might work. [The Verge]
Forget the Self-Driving Car, We Need Self-Returning Grocery Carts
Scientific American takes a look at the reasons behind a common problem across America: People who don’t return shopping carts to the store or a parking lot corral. (It’s laziness.) This seems like a problem screaming for a tech solution. [Scientific America]