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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Breach Incidents on Record Pace for 2019

C-level executives increasingly and proactively targeted by social breaches

IT Specialist Convicted on Cyber Hacking Charges Sentenced


 [00:00:00] Good morning friends. It is Thursday May 9th 2019. And this is Security on the bayou. Hope everybody’s having a wonderful week two more days you’re almost done get there it’s can be a beautiful we can hopefully wherever you are. All right.

First up from security Boulevard dot com by Erica chick while whiskey breach incidents on record pace for 20 19. So this is an interesting report. And this is again one of those articles that you’re going to find multiple people reporting on it throughout the industry and all over the news right. So in quarter one of 20 19 there were 1903 data compromise incidents exposing more than one point nine billion records. Obviously this sounds like a lot because it is a lot. Let’s compare it to last year twenty eighteen The volume of reported breach incidents was up 56 percent in one quarter and expose records was up by nearly 30 percent. That’s a huge jump year over year. That’s I mean that’s really really hit 56 percent and 30 percent anywhere else. Those percentages jump like that most usually you’re getting rich right. Not here this is bad news it’s gone backwards and some more perspective on this. Usually in between 2009 and 2016 the average records exposed was right around and one quarter was right around 100 million to 200 million. So in 2015 there was a R there was a larger number. 2015. I don’t remember exactly what was breached then but also look that up for you guys. So there I mean there’s been a huge increase over you go from 100 million to 200 million and then you go to a billion in less than two years. That’s significant. That’s quite a bit. This just goes to show you it’s not stopping. It’s not slowing down. People are continuing to get breached. So you got to do your do your part right protect yourself. So I don’t want this to be a scare tactic. You know you shouldn’t be scared by some of this stuff. This is just information you can use to go make things better. Right. Put this in your tool belt and move along

Next from help net security dot com title the article sea level executives increasingly and proactively targeted by social breaches. Normally this is not something I would have included. I mean this is sort of a no brainer C-level executives are getting fish wailed horrible vicious whatever you want to call it pretty consistently over the time over forever. Right. It’s just something that’s going to continue to happen surely because of the amount of access to information they have. But here we go. This again came from the rise in DVR we’ll start to see more and more stuff. People will start digging in this and pulling out little nuggets here and there so I’m not going to read one of these every day hopefully but for a while you’re going to be hearing about this stuff. So senior executives are 12 times more likely to be target of social incidents and nine times more likely to be the target of social breaches than in previous years. So once again this is big because increase year over year 12 times and nine times more likely than they were last year. That’s that’s significant. Once again the six significant so there’s things you have to be focusing on right. You know you don’t need to go buy all these fancy technical solutions right and the security tools and DLP and Cosbys I mean eventually in order to mature your organization you should. Right. But at the end of the day one of the biggest things is your I.T. hygiene right. What are your your helpdesk processes to investigate phishing. What are you patching. How are you filtering emails real basic sort of business operations items right. So I.T. hygiene it always comes back to I.T. hygiene. Right. Do the small things right to build upon and build your organization up right. You can’t have a good. You can’t build a big house if you ain’t got a good foundation create a good foundation for your house next.

I like this one. If you’re ever on Reddit or just in the world you know people always talk about what would you do if you got fired from this job. You know people that really hate their job always end up you know I’m going to delete everything I’m going to take everything down I’m a hack this right on my delete number write a script that’s going to blow up the machine right I’ve heard that one before. Here it is from security week via the Associated Press I.T. specialist convicted on cyber hacking charges is sentenced you may or may not remember this but there’s a gentleman named Edward Sobel. He was convicted by a federal jury in December on 12 counts of computer hacking. The 35 year old soy Bell of Chicago acted after the industrial supply company fired him in 2016 for quote unquote on unprofessional conduct and punctuality issues. So you his late and he was an asshole so essentially he got fired and he decided well if that’s the case and I’m going to take down everything I can guess what still illegal. Now he’s in jail for three years. So there you go. Don’t do it. It’s pretty simple right. One of the principles of life. Don’t be an asshole and you’ll be OK. All right folks I hope you learned something today. Someone put in your tool belt and take back to work with you. Everybody have a wonderful Thursday it is May 9th 2019 the security on the bayou.

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