Cybersecurity on a budget

An insider could introduce malware to your network or an opening for theft that would have been otherwise blocked by antivirus or your firewall. The following measures are vetted practices that have worked for private institutions and public sector ones as well. @Salesforce

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It’s time for all of us to play defense, because Equifax clearly did not. In the wake of the epic breach of as many as 143 million of our Social Security numbers, names and addresses from the company’s credit files, the company put up a website that attempted to make sense of things for consumers. #Equifaxbreach #cybersecurity

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VirusScanningFail

Many IT professionals are unaware of major security threats to their networks via Salesforce as they assume standard network/desktop virus scanning software (such as McAfee, Norton, Total AV, among others) will work within the Salesforce environment. Or, they assume Salesforce includes a built-in virus scanning mechanism. Unfortunately, these are serious misconceptions that lead to catastrophic consequences. Why? @salesforce,#antivirus,#virusscanning

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This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that "criminals" exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was obtained in a breach. The breach was discovered July 29. Personal data including birth dates, credit card numbers and more were obtained in the breach. Three Equifax executives sold shares in the company days after the breach was discovered. #equifaxbreach #cybersecurity

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cyber spying campaign

The campaign appeared to be the work of several groups, but tactics and techniques used suggest that the groups were operating with “similar goals or under the same sponsor”, probably a nation state... @cyber #cybersecurity #information

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cybersecurity training for officials

A number of election security experts have sounded the alarm about the importance of training local election officials on how to avoid cybersecurity risks.

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US top cyber-experts flee

Four senior cybersecurity officials are stepping down from their US government positions, raising concerns that an exodus of top leaders may make the federal government more vulnerable to hacking.

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HBO Hackers

Now the hackers have made their intentions clear. They want lots of money. #HBOHack

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Cybersecurity policy

I often get asked by executive management about what they should be doing and what questions they need to be asking. Those questions can be a useful guide for those who aren’t sure if they’re doing enough beyond asking the IT department to take care of it.

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"In security, there's a general belief we all have – it's not whether or not you will be breached or attacked, it's a matter of when,"

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