Attacks/Breaches
8/11/2016
11:50 AM
Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Slideshows
Connect Directly
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail
100%
0%

Here's The Business Side Of Thwarting A Cyberattack

Ponemon Group study data illustrates the balancing act of running a business while trying to stay secure.
Previous
1 of 7
Next

Image Source: AdobeStock/imsmartin

Image Source: AdobeStock/imsmartin

Companies average more than one cyberattack per month, costing them some $3.5 million per year in recovery costs. That's the big takeaway from a recent Ponemon Institute report that also showed that security professionals say they need more expertise, technology, and services to address attacks and threats that skirt their perimeter security.

The study, commissioned by BrandProtect, summarized the responses of 591 security professionals representing 505 enterprises and institutions across all markets. It focuses on how businesses are responding to the complexities and risks of what it defines as "external" threats – those arising outside a company’s traditional security perimeter such as executive impersonations, social engineering exploits, branded attacks, email spoofing or forging, and copycat websites.

So what's the actual business impact of defending and suffering from these types of attacks and threats? Here's the lowdown.

 

Sean Martin is an information security veteran of nearly 25 years and a four-term CISSP with articles published globally covering security management, cloud computing, enterprise mobility, governance, risk, and compliance—with a focus on specialized industries such as ... View Full Bio

Previous
1 of 7
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
jonemorton02
50%
50%
jonemorton02,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/15/2016 | 10:47:14 AM
A great, essential, read.
I think this article does a great job pointing out where organizations may or may not be doing what they think they are doing with security.  That being, they believe they are secure but they aren't necessarily sure how their security efforts align with what the business is trying to accomplish by its business goals.  If nothing in the basic security policy (and the other strategy, policy and plans that stem from it) align to the business processes (and the information the flow over them) needed to achieve the business objectives, there would be an increased risk of suffering an attack for which the consequences may not have even been considered.  We can't protect everything but we should at least be protecting what we know we need to be successful.  A great read in my opinion.
Microsoft Word Vuln Went Unnoticed for 17 Years: Report
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  11/14/2017
Companies Blindly Believe They've Locked Down Users' Mobile Use
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  11/14/2017
121 Pieces of Malware Flagged on NSA Employee's Home Computer
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  11/16/2017
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Managing Cyber-Risk
An online breach could have a huge impact on your organization. Here are some strategies for measuring and managing that risk.
Flash Poll
The State of Ransomware
The State of Ransomware
Ransomware has become one of the most prevalent new cybersecurity threats faced by today's enterprises. This new report from Dark Reading includes feedback from IT and IT security professionals about their organization's ransomware experiences, defense plans, and malware challenges. Find out what they had to say!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.