8-13-14 A tech support scam targeting trusting users, a report describing 2014 as the year of the data breach, Microsoft’s plan to stop supporting older versions of Internet Explorer

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin


Windows tech support scammers take root in the U.S.

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2464030/security-leadership/windows-tech-support-scammers-take-root-in-the-u-s.html

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Article Resources

Malwarebytes blog on the scare tactic

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/fraud-scam/2014/08/beware-of-us-based-tech-support-scams/


 

2014 So Far: The Year of the Data Breach

http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/2014-the-year-of-the-data-breach/

C-IT Recommendation

  1. Ensure your organization has a structure framework to address security. Frameworks provide a foundation to build effective security practices within an organization. Examples of frameworks include the National Institute of Standards and Technology Framework, International Organization for Standardization 27001, and Information System Audit and Control Association’s Control Objectives for IT.
    1. Ensures your organization has a plan for Information Security
    2. Provides direction for developing information security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
    3. Ensures organizations have administrative, physical and technical controls to deter, detect and/or prevent malicious behavior

Article Resources

Trend Micro Security Report

http://www.trendmicro.com/cloud-content/us/pdfs/security-intelligence/reports/rpt-turning-the-tables-on-cyber-attacks.pdf

NIST Cyber Security Framework

http://www.nist.gov/cyberframework/upload/cybersecurity-framework-021214.pdf

ISO\IEC 27001 Framework

http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail?csnumber=54534

ISACA COBIT

http://www.isaca.org/COBIT/Pages/default.aspx?cid=1003566&Appeal=PR


 

Microsoft to End Support for Old Versions of Internet Explorer

http://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-end-support-old-versions-internet-explorer

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Support Information

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/08/07/stay-up-to-date-with-internet-explorer.aspx

 

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