June phishing attacks accounted for over $400 million in global losses. 57% of global phishing attacks are targeted at the U.S.
The attacks in June were a 43% increase over May attacks.
Protect your systems before it is too late.Read more…
A Russian crime ring has collected over 1.2 billion user names and passwords. The statistics within this breach are stunning. 420,000 websites, 4.5 billion records, 542 million unique email addresses.
According to the article – most of the sites are still vulnerable to the hacker’s exploits. The hackers used SQL injection attacks to gain access to this data.
The average breach cost increased 15% last year from $3.1 million to $3.5 million. These costs will continue to rise for the foreseeable future.
As a consumer, create unique user ids and passwords for EVERY site you use. Use an algorithm to make them easy to remember and make them long. An example might be concatenating two of your favorite things together with something separating them. $k11n6Fb$n0wB0@rd1ng! for example. Other techniques can be found here.
As a company, stay on the offensive. Mine your logging data, keep your defenses up to date, insist on tough security protocols over convenience and do not assume you are safe.Read more…
GreyHeller was brought in to mobilize Sandia’s highly customized Time & Labor functions after it was determined that Oracle’s mobile technology would not meet Sandia’s needs.
GreyHeller was selected after a rigorous, RFP-based evaluation of competitive mobile technologies for PeopleSoft.
Homeland Security issued a new report warning about hackers attacking remote access software. Checking in from home leaves entry for hackers. Victims of these attacks include Target, P. F. Chang’s, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, Sally Beauty Supply, and Goodwill Industries International, the nonprofit agency that operates thrift stores around the country.
The report recommends….making two factor authentication the status quo.
Seattle University got caught with scanned images on an internal drive without permissions. Seattle University donor checks exposed. Incorrect permission settings on an internal drive made it possible for anyone with a Seattle University computer account to view the information.
Two-factor authentication invoked upon accessing the drive would have prevented unauthorized access without first passing a two-factor challengeRead more…
Kevin R. Brock, a leading cybersecurity expert and the FBI’s former Principal Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center and Assistant Director for Intelligence, in a recent Forbes article stated –
“The impacts of cyber intrusions and disruptions are much greater and often devastatingly public—bringing to bear significant risk to company reputation, shareholder value and creating an entire new set of liabilities. Historically, the management of this risk has been delegated down in the organization. Current studies still show that upper management in most companies is rarely briefed on cyber threats.”Read more…
Today, GreyHeller announced the hiring of Greg Wendt as the Executive Director of Security Solutions to further develop GreyHeller’s security products suite and to work directly with Oracle’s PeopleSoft customers to protect their sensitive data from cybercrime. In his role, Wendt will assume oversight of the security platform and operations, with responsibility for product and customer solutions. “I believe Oracle’s PeopleSoft is the best ERP system on the planet. I’ve worked with the platform since 2009 and with GreyHeller since 2011 when we implemented GreyHeller’s mobile and security systems at TCU. GreyHeller is well positioned to help organizations extend their investment in PeopleSoft,” said Greg.Read more…