Weekly InfoSec Roundup 02/09/2018

This week in InfoSec news cybersecurity culture and best practices for companies has been brought to the forefront. Get caught up on how you can build that culture and avoid becoming the next target of 2018.

  • NIS and the Critical National Infrastructure Scale

    “Cyber-resilience of critical national infrastructure (CNI) is now fundamental to the security and prosperity of the UK.”
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  • NSA Exploits Ported to Work on All Windows Versions Released Since Windows 2000

    “A security researcher has ported three leaked NSA exploits to work on all Windows versions released in the past 18 years, starting with Windows 2000.”
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  • Cybersecurity report card: Why too many companies are graded ‘could do better’

    “The vast majority of organizations don’t have a cybersecurity strategy, leaving them unable to protect against attacks due to a lack of both budget and skills.”
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  • 2017 Smashed World’s Records for Most Data Breaches, Exposed Information

    “Five mega-breaches last year accounted for more than 72% of all data records exposed in 2017.”

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  • Maturity in Your Cybersecurity Culture

    “ENISA recently published their Cybersecurity Culture in Organizations report, where they propose a structure for building security culture in organizations. I did participate in the review of this report, and my work in this space is referred to in the report.”
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  • Risky Business (Part 3): The Beauty of Risk Transfer

    “Previously, I’ve talked about four primary risk treatment options: mitigate, avoid, accept, and transfer.
    Over the history of the security industry, we’ve tended to focus on mitigation. Implementing controls is where the action is.”

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  • 20 Signs You Need to Introduce Automation into Security Ops

    “Far too often, organizations approach automation as a solution looking for a problem rather than the other way around.”

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  • Hackers Pounce on Cisco ASA Flaw (CVE-2018-0101)

    “Five days after details about a vulnerability in Cisco ASA software became public, hackers have now started exploiting this bug in the wild against Cisco ASA devices.”

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