January, 4 2017

4 Information Security Threats That Will Dominate 2017

Thor Olavsrud,, December 30, 2016

As with previous years, 2016 saw no shortage of data breaches. Looking ahead to 2017, the Information Security Forum (ISF), a global, independent information security body that focuses on cyber security and information risk management, forecasts businesses will face four key global security threats in 2017.

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Data Breaches Through Wearables Put Target Squarely on IoT in 2017

Ryan Francis,, January 3, 2017

Forrester predicts that more than 500,000 internet of things (IoT) devices will suffer a compromise in 2017, dwarfing Heartbleed. Drop the mic — enough said.
With the sheer velocity of how the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks spread through common household items such as DVR players, makes this sector scary from a security standpoint.

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17 Cyber Security Trends for 2017

Ryan Clancy,, December 21, 2016

You’ll see and read plenty of 2016 year-end recaps and 2017 predictions articles. However, this list of cyber security trends for 2017 comes from the unique Delta Risk perspective, based on discussions with our clients, customers, experiences in the field, and what we’ve learned this past year.

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Protecting Your Crown Jewels in Today’s Information Age

Steve Durbin,, December 27, 2016

We find ourselves in the midst of a digital revolution which continues to grow rapidly. Both organizations and individuals have become fully immersed in today’s “Information Age”. We are generating and consuming information at an astounding rate, contributing to the information explosion and leaving behind an extensive information footprint in digital, physical and spoken formats. This trend is set to continue: global data volumes are forecast to reach 44 zettabytes (44 trillion gigabytes) by 2020.

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The POS Malware Threat: All You Need to Know

Gunjan Tripathi,, December 27, 2016

Criminal behavior is hardly a new concept, and just as reliable as death and taxes. Criminals are finding new ways to steal things with every social and technical advancement society makes. In our information-driven, computer-based world, the outlaws are using computers and systems to rob the train in a new version of an old story. We call this new version cyber-crime.

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Threat Actors Bring Ransomware to Industrial Sector with New Version of KillDisk

Jai Vijayan,, December 29, 2016

In an ominous but unsurprising development, threat actors appear to have begun targeting industrial companies in ransomware campaigns.
Security firm CyberX’s threat intelligence research team recently analyzed a new version of the KillDisk disk-wiping malware that was used in cyber attacks against the Ukrainian power grid earlier this year.

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Claims That Russia Hacked the US Election and Power Grid Are ‘Overblown’

Bill Brenner,, January 3, 2017

The Washington Post has walked back a story claiming Russian malware was found in the systems of a Vermont utility. The paper earlier linked it to the same operation US officials say was used to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, and flagged it as a potentially larger threat to the nation’s power grid.
To some in the security community, it’s just the latest example of people rushing to judgment when it comes to Russia’s hacking operations.

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A 2017 Forecast for HIPAA Enforcement

David Holtzman,, January 3, 2017

It’s time to dust off the crystal ball to offer predictions for what the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights might do in 2017 to administer and enforce the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules.

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