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Attacks/Breaches

9/13/2019
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6 Questions to Ask Once You’ve Learned of a Breach

With GDPR enacted and the California Consumer Privacy Act on the near horizon, companies have to sharpen up their responses. Start by asking these six questions.
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6. What was the motive?
Finally, the company needs to determine the motive for the attack, says FireEye Mandiant's Carmakal. If they were hunting after intellectual property or highly sensitive business information, were they Chinese nation-state actors, or were they planning industrial espionage or gathering information for a targeted attack on your company? Were they planning on gaining financially?  Security pros need to determine if the hackers were just looking to temporarily disrupt operations or if they made lasting changes to the systems and are likely to return. 

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6. What was the motive?

Finally, the company needs to determine the motive for the attack, says FireEye Mandiant's Carmakal. If they were hunting after intellectual property or highly sensitive business information, were they Chinese nation-state actors, or were they planning industrial espionage or gathering information for a targeted attack on your company? Were they planning on gaining financially? Security pros need to determine if the hackers were just looking to temporarily disrupt operations or if they made lasting changes to the systems and are likely to return.

Image Source: Adobe Stock: Elnur

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9/16/2019 | 3:22:27 PM
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Words are important and ages ago Cliff Stoll wrote an engaging book THE CUCKOO'S NEST which should be required reading for any cyber pro.  In this book, at one point, he was asked by the FBI to define the threat and theft.  Their language was proper and mild and I think this is so here...

Threat Actor?  No - how about Bald Faced Criminal

Ongoing?  No, how about barn door still unlocked?

Data theft?  No, how above did they empty Fort Knox.

Ongoing?  No, are the black trucks still at the docking back.

Restoration protocol?  No, are we still screwed in putting shit back-together?

Don't have a plan?  are we then up Schitt's creek with no paddle or boat? 

I noticed that responsibility for defense was not mentioned?
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