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Slow Your Roll Before Disclosing a Security Incident
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tdsan
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tdsan,
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8/10/2019 | 3:51:02 PM
Re: Blase about the B-Word
Hmm, interesting, by definition the word breach means:

"A security breach is any incident that results in unauthorized access of data, applications, services, networks and/or devices by bypassing their underlying security mechanisms. A security breach occurs when an individual or an application illegitimately enters a private, confidential or unauthorized logical IT perimeter." - Definition Reference

 So by definition, whether it is "Security Breach", "Breach", "Security Incident", it all boils down to "unauthorized" access to resources that are managed by an authorized controlling party. At the end of the day, what difference does it make because the party who experiences the attack, have been affected by this incident and irreparable damage to their reputation?

The significant problem is that people feel they have to access resources that they don't own, I am not sure why they feel they have to take such major steps to try and access systems, this is bigger than just the use of words, this focuses attention on the true nature of people and the dark side of man. The "Psychology of the Perpetrator" or "Criminal" is what we need to focus on, what makes them tick?

Just a thought for the day.

Todd
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RyanSepe,
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8/9/2019 | 2:16:41 PM
Blase about the B-Word
As a security practictioner I notice the B-Word (breach) is thrown around quite a bit even when it may not be appropriate. Its an uncomfortable feeling to hear especially when the implications behind a breach can be incredibly detrimental. 

So when in doubt always utilize the verbiage of "security incident" until it has been definitively confirmed that sensitive data sets were exfiltrated. 


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