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Dear Cyber Criminals: Were Not Letting Our Guard Down in 2015
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Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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1/5/2015 | 4:08:15 PM
Re: Whose keeping score?
Totally agree @Eric Kruse. It will be a combination of people, process and technology that will ultimately win the day. But we've got a long way to go!
Eric Kruse
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Eric Kruse,
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1/5/2015 | 3:50:41 PM
Re: Whose keeping score?
Money cannot solve all problems, "technology".  Technology is used to assist in risk management.  The greater solution is the intel driven CND which takes into account people, process and technology in unison.  Anyone who tries to buy a magic bullet piece of equipment is in for a world of shock.  Saying that current methodologies are not working means that "conventional" methodologies need to be adapted to the organization's needs.  So in short, think don't buy.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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1/5/2015 | 3:27:31 PM
Whose keeping score?
 My reaction to the article is that the cybercriminals are winning! As Serigio writes, "as we have improved at stopping you, you have improved your methods, making them more sophisticated and advanced."  Definitely good for the investers in cyberecurity. But is throwing $76 billion in new technology going to solve the problem? 
Eric Kruse
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Eric Kruse,
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1/4/2015 | 1:29:08 PM
Healthcare
Fantastic Article.

 

Looking back on 2014 I can say one thing... I am glad I own Palo Alto Stock :).  All jokes aside some of the most concerning matters to me as you pointed out are electronic health records.  With the information listed on those documents all types of malicious activities can be conduct against an individual which would make getting one's identity and privacy back a non-existent.  So much for doctor/patient confidentiality and that form we have to sign for HIPAA.  The huge push for Electronic Medical Records, and the onboarding of so many into the medical system over the last year (#2 sector for 2014) baked on the bad habit of "we have to get it done now".

When I say getting it done now I talk about the general theories behind software development.  Everyone needs to make money, and you cannot have something in development for such a period that would make it unfeasible.  Let's face it and take those profits earned in the sector and start building resilient infrastructure, intelligence driven CND, and processes that protect our health information.
freespiritny25
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freespiritny25,
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12/31/2014 | 11:46:21 AM
Cyber crime
Wow, seeing all of these breaches at one time really does demonstrate how deeply vulnerable we were and how sophisticated these cyber criminals really are. I was aware of these specific situations, but to read about all of these situations occurring all in 2014, really highlights how unprepared we were. Hopefully we will learn and limit the number of instances where history repeats itself in 2015.


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