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Hollywood Hospital Hack Is Bigger Than You Realize

Hollywood Hospital Hack Overview Last week there was quite a bit of discussion in the news concerning the Hollywood hospital hack.  So, this week we’re going to take a brief break from our NSA Watch Your Back series to discuss why this attack is more important than most people realize. As a quick refresher, on February 5th, 2016 Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center experienced a large breach in security when ransomware hit the medical center’s network.  Note:  Many news organizations were referring to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center as Hollywood Hospital and so we will do so as well for familiarity to...

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Watch Your Back: Why You Must Perform A Security Assessment

Part 2 of the Watch Your Back series:  Why you Must Perform A Security Assessment Last week we discussed why it is important to have a SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management) system, and why it is crucial for skilled Administrators to actively use and monitor it.  For a quick refresher, here is the article in Wired that sums up the presentation by Rob Joyce, Chief of NSA’s Tailored Access Operations, that inspired this series.  This week’s post will cover why it’s important for your organization to perform a Security Assessment to analyze your organization’s operational risks. One of the biggest issues...

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Watch Your Back: Why You Must Have A SIEM

Part 1 of the Watch Your Back series:  Why you Must have a SIEM Recently, an article was published on Wired about, Rob Joyce, Chief of the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations and his discussion on Disrupting Nation State Hackers.  Here’s the link to the original video: Disrupting Nation State Hackers.  There are quite a few areas that Joyce discusses that make life miserable to the NSA.  The things that make them the most miserable are the following:  Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) tools analyzing logs, Indicators of Compromise (IOCs), out-of-band (OOB) devices to analyze traffic, and worst of all...

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