• US Government tells firms not to give in to ransomware demands 23 September 2021, 02:06 PM The US Government has underlined once again that it continues to strongly discourage organisations hit by ransomware from giving in to extortion demands. In an updated advisory, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has called upon businesses not to pay ransoms, and to focus on cybersecurity measures that can prevent or […]… Read More The post US Government tells firms not to give in to ransomware demands appeared first on The State of Security.
  • CIS Control 5: Account Management 23 September 2021, 03:00 AM Knowing who has credentials, how those credentials are granted, and how they are being used is the foundation of any secure environment. It begins with user accounts and the credentials they use. Maintaining a thorough inventory of all accounts and verifying any changes to those accounts as authorized and intentional vs unintended is paramount to […]… Read More The post CIS Control 5: Account Management appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Sextortion Scams – How They Persuade and What to Watch for 22 September 2021, 03:00 AM Extortion, and especially “sextortion” emails, are becoming more frequent, and they can be extremely alarming when received. Such emails work by using threats to extort money, evoking intense fear. This type of correspondence comes in many guises and features various elements, but essentially, they work in the same way. These activities can refer to real-life […]… Read More The post Sextortion Scams – How They Persuade and What to Watch for appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – A Model for Everyone 21 September 2021, 03:01 AM Data breaches have reached a fever pitch over the last few years. The rapid frequency of successful attacks coupled with the rising costs to businesses has raised attention at the highest levels of global governments. In the past, breaches were relatively “localized,” that is, they affected the targeted company only. However, the newer attacks have disrupted […]… Read More The post Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – A Model for Everyone appeared first on The State of Security.
  • How to Report a Data Breach per GDPR 21 September 2021, 03:00 AM The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Act is a broad set of data privacy rules that define how an organization must handle and protect the personal data of citizens of the European Union (EU). The Regulation also outlines the way that organizations can report a data breach. Articles 33 and 34 outline the requirements for breach […]… Read More The post How to Report a Data Breach per GDPR appeared first on The State of Security.