Malware Trends – 2017

2017 has proved to be a lucrative year for cybercrime. Prominent malware and attack methods continue to evolve at a frightening pace, creatively bypassing existing security solutions. 2017 is shedding light on a new trend – simple, yet highly effective malware families are causing rapid destruction globally. So far, in 2017 cyber-attacks are occurring at a higher frequency than previous years. Recent infiltrations have demonstrated the agility, scale and persistence…

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Step 1 – Define the Policy (for both Digital and Cyber/ Information Security)

Thank you for reading through this and as I had mentioned earlier, this is a series. This article is the next in the series. Your feedback means a lot and I appreciate the comments coming my way. In case you have missed the earlier articles, the links are below. Article 1 – http://arrka.com/index.php/2017/07/12/exploring-the-ciso-role-especially-for-the-smb/ Article 2 – http://arrka.com/index.php/2017/08/13/smb-ciso-series-article-2-going-digital-what-dangers-are-you-walking-into/ A policy document, for all practical purposes, is a statement of intent of…

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Lessons Reiterated by the New York Times Hack

As we keep interacting with folks from different types of organisations in this part of the world, and keep addressing so many ‘fallacies’ around managing Information Security, along comes news of yet another high-profile hack that reiterates some basic lessons. Here is a ‘quick take’ on the lessons we can learn… What Happened – The Background: – The NYT revealed yesterday that it’s computer systems had been attacked & infiltrated…

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