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Security Spills: 9 Problems Causing the Most Stress
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CyberBoss77
CyberBoss77,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/28/2019 | 1:42:01 AM
Is it really China
Hackers are increasingly using false-flag operations that wrongly point the blame toward China. Because Chinese hackers often rely on publicly available cyber tools for their operations, it is easy to mimic their signature viruses, according to Tony Granims, a cyber security operations officers at Critical Strategies Group, a cybersecurity contractor that does cyber incident response and threat intelligence.
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
2/26/2019 | 3:28:31 PM
Re: People avoiding responsibility
I hear you and particularly when the number of threats, actors and agents is many times your sole resource.  And they keep coming and attacking and coming.    Desktop support in particular can be your worst agent - they reimage (sometimes) and then put compromised data (which they do not know is compromised) back on the new system .... off to the races again.  We had one rep here who only knew to change group policy settings.  That was IT entirely.  Anything else?  Hah!   It is their problem too only they are tasked for inventory of systems, management of systems and fixing problems RIGHT AWAY because the use rhas a trip to Chicago tomorrow and needs it FIXED RIGHT AWAY.   Sheesh - I remember doing that.  Securituy?  That's YOUR job .
blackjack0021
blackjack0021,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/23/2019 | 3:26:12 PM
People avoiding responsibility
Security is a broad topic, so the concerns are equally broad. My Security role as Architect and Advisor is part coaching, persuasion, and influence trying to get both business and IT folks to take Security and their responsibility seriously. I get it, we focus on getting tasks done and naturally cut corners and overlook things outside that focus (google the invisible gorilla for a cute demonstration and insights there). What wears me down is constantly hearing that "security is your job, not mine". This is abdication of responsibility and accountability and flows from the top on down. We have 100 times more IT folks than Security people. Security can't micromanage how everything gets done. I mean it you're a dba then dba security is part of your responsibility... coder? secure code... network? securely config your devices, etc. Think "safety" in a factory... is it only a concern for the Safety Oficer? Obviously not! Real safety has to be part of what each person does every day, a habit built in to every process. However, for Security the resistance from the organization is considerable. It's too hard, too complex, too expensive, always changing, etc. I am not unsympathetic or unaware of business challenges... no business can actually budget as much for security as they should- but feeling like the lone voice in the forest while the wolves circle is what wears me down every week.


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