Despite the focus on exotic zero-day exploits and sophisticated hacking techniques, IT teams are more concerned about more mundane risks to their organizations, such as risky employee behavior and cloud security.
UK-based TalkTalk, a telecommunications and broadband company, confirmed that it has suffered a data breach, which names, phone numbers, addressees and account numbers of its customers were exposed to malicious actors.
No IT organization has a seemingly unlimited budget the way that Team Oracle did in the 2013 America’s Cup race. But look closer at why spending on America’s Cup racing seems so out of control and it starts to look a bit more familiar.
In the world of security, there is often a significant difference between perceived reality and what is actually happening, and the public’s perception of security within your organization can be just as important as reality.
If North Korea is connected to the Sony attacks, it would be an archetypal example of such a weaker state using cyber operations to level the playing field in potential confrontations with the United States.