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  • CS Risk Management - CS InfoSec Blog
    address multiple vulnerabilities in Acrobat and Reader Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16 02 and apply the necessary updates This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy Use policy Source US CERT This entry was posted in Threat Alerts and tagged Cyber Security on 12 January 2016 by Maritz Cloete Post navigation IRS Releases Eighth Security Tip Microsoft Releases January 2016 Security Bulletin Search for Recent Posts Microsoft Releases February 2016 Security Bulletin Adobe Releases Security Updates Oracle Releases Security Updates for Java Comodo Chromodo Browsers Vulnerable to Cross Domain Attacks FTC Announces Enhancements to IdentityTheft gov Topics ISO27000 cyber essentials plus ISMS Management Support ISO27001 Cyber Security Defence Data Protection Data Loss Prevention Cyber Security cyber essentials APT DPA Security Controls ISO27001 2013 Information Security Social Media ISO IEC27001 2013 Advanced Persistent Threats PCI DSS EU Data Regulation RSS feed If you want to stay up to date with our blog subscribe to our RSS feed Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015

    Original URL path: http://www.csriskmanagement.co.uk/blog/?p=379 (2016-02-14)
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    Monday through the start of the tax season in January This tip describes methods users should follow to protect their tax records Recommendations include encrypting and backing up tax information stored electronically storing hard copies of tax information under lock and key and shredding old tax records before disposal US CERT encourages users and administrators to review the IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 8 for additional information This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy Use policy Source US CERT This entry was posted in Threat Alerts and tagged Cyber Security on 11 January 2016 by Maritz Cloete Post navigation Mozilla Releases Security Updates Adobe Releases Security Updates for Acrobat and Reader Search for Recent Posts Microsoft Releases February 2016 Security Bulletin Adobe Releases Security Updates Oracle Releases Security Updates for Java Comodo Chromodo Browsers Vulnerable to Cross Domain Attacks FTC Announces Enhancements to IdentityTheft gov Topics EU Data Regulation Management Support Cyber Security ISMS ISO IEC27001 2013 Data Protection ISO27001 Data Loss Prevention Security Controls ISO27000 cyber essentials Cyber Security Defence ISO27001 2013 APT PCI DSS DPA Information Security Social Media cyber essentials plus Advanced Persistent Threats RSS feed If you want to stay up

    Original URL path: http://www.csriskmanagement.co.uk/blog/?p=377 (2016-02-14)
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    release date December 22 2015 Joomla has released version 3 4 7 of its content management system CMS software to address two vulnerabilities Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected website Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Joomla Release News and US CERT s Alert on Content Management Systems Security and Associated Risks and apply the necessary update This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy Use policy Source US CERT This entry was posted in Threat Alerts and tagged Cyber Security on 22 December 2015 by Maritz Cloete IRS Releases Fifth Tax Security Tip Original release date December 22 2015 The Internal Revenue Service IRS has released the fifth in a series of tips intended to help the public protect personal and financial data online and at home This tip focuses on guarding personal information for family members who are susceptible to malicious attacks Recommendations include keeping security software active limiting information shared on social media never clicking on embedded links or attachments from unknown email sources and discussing how family members can avoid identity theft US CERT encourages users and administrators to review the IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 5 and the US CERT Tip Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft for additional information This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy Use policy Source US CERT This entry was posted in Threat Alerts and tagged Cyber Security on 22 December 2015 by Maritz Cloete Personal Device Security During the Holiday Season Original release date December 21 2015 As the winter holiday travel season begins US CERT and Stop Think Connect would like to remind users to be mindful of the security risks associated with portable devices such as smart phones tablets and laptops These devices offer a range of conveniences such as allowing us to order gifts on the go providing us with directions and even letting us download our boarding pass to pass through security with just our mobile device However with all of these added conveniences often come potential threats and vulnerabilities US CERT would like to encourage users to review the following Cybersecurity Tips Following the security practices suggested in each tip will help to keep your portable devices secure during the holiday season and throughout the year Stop Think Connect Tip Card Cybersecurity While Traveling Cyber Security Tip ST11 001 Holiday Traveling with Personal Internet Enabled Devices Cyber Security Tip ST05 017 Cybersecurity for Electronic Devices Cyber Security Tip ST04 017 Protecting Portable Devices Physical Security This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy Use policy Source US CERT This entry was posted in Threat Alerts and tagged Cyber Security on 21 December 2015 by Maritz Cloete IRS Releases Fourth Tax Security Tip Original release date December 17 2015 The Internal Revenue Service IRS has released the fourth in a series of tips intended to help the public protect personal and

    Original URL path: http://www.csriskmanagement.co.uk/blog/?cat=42&paged=3 (2016-02-14)
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    world crime Unlike a physical thieving a cyber criminal doesn t require a balaclava crow bar or firearm but simply a computer connected to the internet a bit of technical savvy and some spare time Despite this many companies have little on line security in place which is akin to having their windows and doors wide open with no intrusion alarms or monitoring This is clearly asking for trouble Don t be an easy target It may be thought that the cyber criminal will have so many targets to choose from out there on the world wide internet that he is unlikely to pick on your company This is a dangerous perception and there needs to be increased awareness that cyber criminals are indiscriminate towards their target As companies across the world improve their on line security cyber criminals will automatically gravitate to those organisations who have weaker on line security mirroring crime victimisation patterns in the real world The government backed Cyber Essentials scheme provides simple measures that a business can take to safely use the internet for day to day business Through obtaining Cyber Essentials certification your customers suppliers and business partners can also be assured that your on line windows and doors are suitably secured against indiscriminate cyber criminals Don t be an easy target Review and improve your on line security now with Cyber Essentials This entry was posted in Cyber Essentials Cyber Security and tagged cyber essentials Cyber Security Cyber Security Defence Data Loss Prevention Data Protection Information Security on line security Security Controls on 2 December 2014 by Maritz Cloete Post navigation Is it Security Awareness or Training Benefiting from Cyber Essentials Search for Recent Posts Microsoft Releases February 2016 Security Bulletin Adobe Releases Security Updates Oracle Releases Security Updates for Java Comodo Chromodo

    Original URL path: http://www.csriskmanagement.co.uk/blog/?p=82 (2016-02-14)
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    posted in Cyber Essentials and tagged cyber essentials Cyber Essentials guidance on 8 June 2015 by Maritz Cloete Cyber Essentials Plus in new Cyber Risk Profiles for Defence suppliers The Defence Cyber Protection Partnership for companies in the Defence supply chain published new Cyber Risk Profiles a couple of days ago They have generated a fairly detailed list of requirements for companies working at each risk profile in the Defence supply chain Even the lowest risk profile e g stationary suppliers specifies Cyber Essentials as a requirement all other profiles now require Cyber Essentials Plus Continue reading This entry was posted in Cyber Essentials and tagged cyber essentials on 27 March 2015 by Maritz Cloete Benefiting from Cyber Essentials This is a copy of an article we wrote that was published in the Cyber Security supplement of the New Statesman 12 16 Feb 2015 Cyber security starts with addressing what you can predict and anticipating what you cannot Cyber security risks are perceived to be unpredictable a perception fed by media coverage of the latest major cyber attacks affecting large companies However if these attacks are examined more closely more often than not the root cause of a successful attack was that cyber defences did not cover all vulnerabilities in the affected company s IT systems Many cyber attackers opportunistically exploit commonly known vulnerabilities in weak IT systems That means some incidents could have been predicted and avoided had the organisations in question taken steps to identify and address them Continue reading This entry was posted in Cyber Essentials and tagged cyber essentials New Statesman on 11 February 2015 by Maritz Cloete Securing your on line doors and windows Most homes and businesses have physical security controls including strong locks on doors and windows a security alarm and CCTV that will deter a thief from attempting to break in make a robbery attempt fail or subsequent arrest inevitable In the UK if a criminal is caught committing a robbery the sentence is from 12 months to life depending on the circumstances Theft of customer information personal details and trade secrets are just three of the key areas in which cyber crime is increasing and in many cases the crime will go unnoticed until the information is used to commit a real world crime Continue reading This entry was posted in Cyber Essentials Cyber Security and tagged cyber essentials Cyber Security Cyber Security Defence Data Loss Prevention Data Protection Information Security on line security Security Controls on 2 December 2014 by Maritz Cloete How Cyber Essentials helps against attacks and vulnerabilities Whilst many companies and in particular SMEs have historically not recognised the requirement for investment in maintaining robust IT security measures the following statistics make worrying reading Earlier this year the PwC Information Security Breaches Survey 2014 highlighted the fact that the cost of a breach to an organisation has almost doubled since the previous year The average cost to a large organisation for the worst level of security breach

    Original URL path: http://www.csriskmanagement.co.uk/blog/?cat=4 (2016-02-14)
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    Guardian reports that the UK government is not going to renew support for their aging and now unsupported Windows XP desktop infrastructure Microsoft withdrew its extended support programme for Windows XP its 14 year old operating system in April 2014 Given the number of Windows XP PCs still being used in government and businesses at the time Microsoft provided paid for extended support on a one off basis The UK government has decided not to extend the 5 5m contract this year an is expecting each government departments which still have XP machines to negotiate extended support with Microsoft directly The Guardian reports that while the government s move away from Windows XP which each department has had seven years warning to complete was described as having had good process some departments have struggled with the transition The Metropolitan Police Service for instance sought a support agreement directly from Microsoft while HM Revenue and Customs is reportedly behind schedule in its transition to Windows 7 and 8 1 NHS Scotland also has about 2 600 computers still running XP while the trusts across England and Wales making up NHS services have varying numbers of XP computers Link to original article in the Guardian This entry was posted in Cyber Security and tagged Obsolesence on 4 June 2015 by Maritz Cloete Microsoft to support SSH in Windows InfoSec Crypto Microsoft finally is planning to support SSH in Windows and the company s engineers also will contribute to the OpenSSH project While SSH has been a popular tool for remote login and command execution on many Unix and linux systems for years Windows has not supported SSH by default for a variety of reasons Microsoft has had its own solutions on this front but SSH has become the default standard for secure remote operations over the years Customers have been asking Microsoft to add default support for the protocol and the company now has decided to make the move See more at https threatpost com microsoft to support ssh in windows 113120 This entry was posted in Cyber Security and tagged Crypto on 4 June 2015 by Maritz Cloete Verizon 2015 Data Breach Report nine common breach patterns It s that time of year again Verizon has just released its data breach report looking back over the reported security incidents and confirmed breaches that occurred during 2014 One of the key findings were that more than 92 of security incidents collected by Verizon over the last 10 years matched just nine attack patterns providing at least a straw of hope to cling on to if you are an information security professional feel overwhelmed by the seemingly innumerable number of security threats out there Below is the stats infested list of nine Continue reading This entry was posted in Cyber Security and tagged Cyber Security Cyber Security Defence on 15 April 2015 by Maritz Cloete ICO tells UK businesses to sort out data protection right now The ICO has told UK businesses to

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  • CS Risk Management - CS InfoSec Blog
    a robbery attempt fail or subsequent arrest inevitable In the UK if a criminal is caught committing a robbery the sentence is from 12 months to life depending on the circumstances Theft of customer information personal details and trade secrets are just three of the key areas in which cyber crime is increasing and in many cases the crime will go unnoticed until the information is used to commit a real world crime Continue reading This entry was posted in Cyber Essentials Cyber Security and tagged cyber essentials Cyber Security Cyber Security Defence Data Loss Prevention Data Protection Information Security on line security Security Controls on 2 December 2014 by Maritz Cloete Search for Recent Posts Microsoft Releases February 2016 Security Bulletin Adobe Releases Security Updates Oracle Releases Security Updates for Java Comodo Chromodo Browsers Vulnerable to Cross Domain Attacks FTC Announces Enhancements to IdentityTheft gov Topics Cyber Security Defence Advanced Persistent Threats cyber essentials Information Security Social Media ISO27000 ISO27001 cyber essentials plus PCI DSS ISO27001 2013 Data Protection Data Loss Prevention ISMS APT DPA Cyber Security Security Controls Management Support EU Data Regulation ISO IEC27001 2013 RSS feed If you want to stay up to date with our

    Original URL path: http://www.csriskmanagement.co.uk/blog/?tag=on-line-security (2016-02-14)
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  • CS Risk Management - CS InfoSec Blog
    and ears Look all around for traffic and listen Wait until it s safe to cross If traffic is coming let it pass Look and Listen When it s safe walk straight across the road Arrive Alive Keep looking and listening So what has this to do with Security awareness Many organisations that provide security awareness see it as training their staff to avoid breaches but when we learned to cross the road we were made aware of the dangers whilst the dog was trained In my opinion this generates a different mind set and the security awareness programme needs to focus on the following 6 steps for employees to consider Think Is the email from a known person or in line with their role Stop Consider if this is something they should be doing Use your eyes and ears Look and verify the email is neither spam or a phishing attack Listen to what colleagues are saying about suspicious emails and or what is being said on social media Wait until it s safe Run anti virus malware software on the email and or attachment before deciding whether to open it or not Look and Listen Re review the sender of the email and the contents to ensure it s appropriate and genuine Arrive Alive Only open the file and or click on the email attachments if it feels safe to do so Whilst this approach does not prescribe the perfect solution neither did the Tufty club and green cross code as I sometimes forget to look and listen but I have not been seriously injured when crossing the road so some lessons from the fluffy tailed squirrel have been learned This entry was posted in Security Awareness and tagged Cyber Security security awareness Security Controls security training on

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