Communication is key when responding to a cybersecurity incident

Ensure that a thought-through communication strategy is a key part of your response plan to a cybersecurity incident.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

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Smashing Security #061: Fallout over Hawaii missile false alarm

User interfaces and poor procedures lead to pandemonium in Hawaii, hackers are attempting to trick victims into opening cryptocurrency-related email attachments, and yet more pox-ridden apps are found in Android’s Google Play store.

All this and much much more is discussed in latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Paul Ducklin.

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Hawaii’s missile alert agency keeps its password on a Post-it note

Last Saturday the people of Hawaii received a terrifying alert about a ballistic missile heading its way. Thankfully, the alert turned out to have been sent in error by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Now evidence has come to light that some of the organisation’s staff might be in the habit of sticking Post-it notes containing passwords onto their computer monitors.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Hawaii’s ballistic missile false alarm and a user interface failure

Each and every one of us goofs up every day – the only difference is that for most of us it doesn’t make international headlines.

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Thirty Meter Telescope website falls over in hacktivist DDoS attack

Hacktivists have launched a distributed denial-of-service attack against the website of TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope), which is planned to be the Northern hemisphere’s largest, most advanced, optical telescope.

Find out more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

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