Russ McRee, GSE, MSISE, directs the Security Response and Investigations team for Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group (OSG). He writes toolsmith, a monthly column for the ISSA Journal, and has written for numerous other publications including Information Security, (IN)SECURE, SysAdmin, and Linux Magazine.
When a breach attack affects one or two organizations — especially financial institutions or other businesses in highly regulated industries, which hold oodles of sensitive information — it can be bad. But, according to the research from RiskRecon and Cybentia, the average ‘ripple event’ typically impacts 10 other businesses beyond the initial target.
Welcome to the most active year in federal cybersecurity. Ever. The Biden administration has made a lot of moves during its first nine months in office, but how much of the agenda has been about playing catch up and how much is truly designed to protect government and industry from the next big hack?