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Don’t Let Urgency Lead to Insecurity-WST


March 26, 2020 Don't Let Urgency Lead to Insecurity - WST Across the country, institutions are finding themselves dusting off almost forgotten pandemic plans and quickly trying to adjust to new realities.  Many of our clients are scrambling to deploy remote work solutions for large numbers of employees.  At the same time, they find themselves in that same old quandary of balancing functionality with security. Stressed and very busy IT folks are quickly standing up new infrastructure, which is a perfect situation for inadvertent misconfigurations.  Don’t become that low hanging fruit the bad guys are just circling [...]

Don’t Let Urgency Lead to Insecurity-WST2020-03-31T18:37:13+00:00

Attackers are opportunistic, keep new remote users safe


March 19, 2020 Keep New Remote Users Safe - WST As institutions and companies around the world scramble to support a new or enlarged remote workforce, we are already seeing attackers take advantage of fear and confusion to launch attacks using COVID-19 as a topic.  The bad guys have always leveraged disasters and major events to improve success rates and the current pandemic is no different. As you are quickly training new remote workers, make sure you remind them to be on the lookout for phishing attacks that will be targeting them.  Credential theft is likely going [...]

Attackers are opportunistic, keep new remote users safe2020-03-19T17:04:56+00:00

Do You have a Plan for That – WST


January 30, 2020 Do You have a Plan for That? - WST Emergency room staff have procedures for responding to mass trauma situations.  Firemen have procedures for responding to hazmat fires.  Pilots have procedures for dealing with engine problems.  Clearly, they must be prepared for those emergencies (and more).  You can be sure there are regulations that dictate how frequent and involved those procedures and exercises must be for responding to significant incidents. The financial industry has similar guidance that requires having Incident Response plans or procedures. The goal of Incident Response is to minimize the damage [...]

Do You have a Plan for That – WST2020-01-30T20:47:15+00:00

Infosec Blocking and Tackling – Antivirus – WST


January 23, 2020 Infosec Blocking and Tackling - Antivirus - WST Antivirus software.  We all have it.  Enough said right?  Or is there more to it?  Antivirus (or anti-malware) is a control we often see misunderstood.  Opinions of network and security administrators run the gamut between “We have antivirus software, we are protected!” to “Antivirus doesn’t do anything, so we don’t bother doing much with it.”  As is often the case, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Even the best machine-learning, heuristic, AI-based (insert buzzword here) anti-malware solutions can and will miss things.  But that isn’t [...]

Infosec Blocking and Tackling – Antivirus – WST2020-01-23T18:34:01+00:00

2020 Security & Compliance Check List – WST


January 9, 2020 2020 Security & Compliance Check List - WST Yep, another year has flown by and a new decade is here. Now is a great time to take a close look at your 2020 schedule to make sure the critical elements of your information security & compliance programs are mapped out. Items you may want to schedule: Policy Review, Updates & Approval (Annually) IT Risk Assessment Update FFIEC Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Tool IT Security Report to the Board (GLBA) Program Training & Testing: End user training; Tabletop exercises; Walk-through exercises; and Partial or full tests of [...]

2020 Security & Compliance Check List – WST2020-01-09T19:56:17+00:00

Thank You! – WST


January 2, 2020 Thank You! - WST Thank you! We’d like to thank you for your ongoing support of our Weekly Security Tips!  Many of you send us great topic suggestions week in and week out, the source of our inspiration for many of the tips each year!  As we move into a new decade, we want to show our appreciation and understand you are the reason the tips will continue for years to come! Next week, look for our annual checklist, updated for 2020 and know 10-D is here to help in any way we can.  [...]

Thank You! – WST2020-01-02T18:21:38+00:00