JUNE 20, 2014
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In This Issue

Security Spotlight
Privacy and the Right to Be Forgotten

Security for Home Users
The Race to Security Is On

Security for Business
Help Out in the Fight Against Targeted Attacks



Security for Business

Help Out in the Fight Against Targeted Attacks

Believe it or not, your behaviors as an employee can make or break the security of your organization’s network.”



A targeted attack is not a one-time process. Targeted attacks persist over an indefinite period. As such, enterprises should always keep their IT security infrastructure updated with the latest patches to protect their precious data from all kinds of threats and attack tactics.

New Threats, Same Path

Threat actors infiltrate target networks via various means. They will keep on innovating and adapting to social behaviors but their means are likely to stay the same. What’s ironic though is that despite awareness campaigns on cyberthreats and improved IT security policies, people still easily fall prey to malicious emails—still the most favored targeted attack point of entry.

With the continuous rise in the number of targeted attacks, it’s obvious that threat actors will continue to take advantage of weaknesses to infiltrate data centers and networks. We continue to see zero-day vulnerabilities exploited and don’t see this stopping anytime soon. But is this something that we should just accept?

Fighting Back

Fighting back doesn’t mean getting back at threat actors. It just means beefing up your organization’s security posture by following four simple steps:

IT security is very dynamic. The faster you can respond to a problem and apply the right countermeasures, the more secure your network is. It’s no longer enough to contain incidents. You need to study and analyze all attack variables to prevent similar ones in the future.

Back to Basics

We’re always advised to think twice before we click. No matter how cliché this sounds, it’s exactly what we should all keep in mind to stay safe from any kind of online threat. Be very mindful of the emails, especially those with attachments, you get. Know the latest social engineering lures and stay away from sites or pages these lead to. Use self-discipline while at work. Don’t use unsanctioned apps nor visit taboo sites. Believe it or not, your behaviors as an employee can make or break the security of your organization’s network.

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