Weekly Executive Summary for Week Ending February 7, 2016

By John Atienza on February 9, 2016


Currently targeted industries:

1. Media and Entertainment
2. Consumer Goods
3. eCommerce
4. Internet
5. Software

Active Hacker Groups this Week:

1. Anonymous
2. AnonSec
3. GhostSec
4. Lizard Squad
5. Anonymous Mexico

This week in cyber security the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Justice were all hacked. Both technical and social engineering methods were used to compromise their systems. Security awareness training needs to be conducted throughout an entire organization. The huge growth in the information security field both on the legitimate and malicious side will expand the need for more security conscious employees.

Mark Hughes wrote an interesting article predicting certain trends in enterprise security for 2016 (SC Magazine UK). Many organizations are looking at encryption as a means of mitigating the risk of a security breach. DDoS works on various layers of the OSI model so the threat of a loss in service should not be overlooked. Small to Medium Businesses are taking on contracts from larger companies. There will be a market for managed security services for these businesses. Real time threat intelligence is once again a highly sought out resource. Indicators, kill-chain information, and technical details of threats all need to be delivered with context in order to configure security appliances to handle today’s threats.