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With Data Breach Costs, Time is Money
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tdsan
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tdsan,
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7/25/2019 | 9:21:13 AM
Repetitive but needed

Increasingly, companies are talking about a "cloud-first" strategy for some projects and about "multicloud" configurations, involving the use of AWS alongside Azure or Google Cloud, Deveaux says. "What this means from a data security perspective is that there are more attack vectors that leave organizations susceptible to data breaches."

Interesting, I don't agree with that, I think lack of knowledge, experience, strategy and inadequate education can leave a company susceptible to attack. The cloud is an extension of the organization. No matter how secure the cloud provider is, the individuals that are responsible for its functions will carry those same practices over to the cloud. Look at a few companies that have been hit by incompetence (Cloud S3 Issues):
  • Attunity - S3 bucket left open without specific controls
  • Accenture Federal Services - S3 bucket left open with company data
  • Microsoft, Yahoo, iCloud, Dropbox
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Dow Jones & Co
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Time-Warner Cable

Again, all you have to have is a person who leaves one door open. Think about creating a VM on any CSP, look at the /var/log/*.log files and run the following:
  • "yum install logwatch -y"
  • "/usr/sbin/logwatch --detail High --mailto <email> --range Today --filename logwatch-`date '+%m-%d-%Y'`.html --format html" 

Be sure to look at the number of attempts of someone trying to access ssh, this is alarming, now you have the option of locking down ssh using iptables and cloud rules (NSG or ACL IP filtering):
  • "iptables -I INPUT 1 -m multiport --dport 22 -s 192.168.0.0/16 -d 192.168.0.0/16 -m conntrack --ctstate -j ACCEPT #isolate ports on the network and monitor that access with conntrack

Just a word to the wise.

Todd
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REISEN1955,
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7/25/2019 | 8:21:22 AM
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I rather think this a brain-dead article - obvious in all respects.  Equifax did everything wrong and anybody in security knows these steps.  Not the most challenging subject. 
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7/25/2019 | 2:20:40 AM
woa
thank for your post


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