Posts Tagged ‘SMBs’

Insider Threat: Worker Deletes 7 Years of Files; Lesson? Make Backups!!

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Here is another example of what a worker, entrusted with access to business files, can do…and also provides a lesson about business continuity…
I just watched a CNN clip, “Cyber Sabotage” that provides a very good example of how costly the insider threat can be.

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Insider Threat: Worker Deletes 7 Years of Files; Lesson? Make Backups!!

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Here is another example of what a worker, entrusted with access to business files, can do…and also provides a lesson about business continuity…
I just watched a CNN clip, “Cyber Sabotage” that provides a very good example of how costly the insider threat can be.

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Social Engineering & the Need for Awareness & Training: Fraudsters Are Calling Businesses Pretending to Be SEC Staff Members

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Another example of a social engineering scam, and another example of why awareness and training are so important for safeguarding information…
On May 10th the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release warning that imposters were calling companies, claiming to be SEC examiners, and demanding “immediate access to confidential records.”

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SOX Amendment Defeated: Information security and SMBs

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

A week ago today (April 24, 2007) the senate defeated an amendment in a 35 – 62 vote for allowing more lax internal control reuiqements for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).

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SMBs, Identity Theft & Insider Threat: Bad SMB Security Impacts Organizations of All Sizes

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

There are many articles written about the insider threat, several have been done, and often the focus is on large organizations where those employees with malicious intent are often either in positions of trust way down in the org chart, or the perpetrator is the person at the helm of the organization.

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