Following the Wh1t3 Rabbit - Practical Enterprise Security

Enterprise Security organizations often find themselves caught between the ever-changing needs of the agile business, and the ever-present, ever-evolving threats to that business. At the same time – all too often we security professionals get caught up in “shiny object syndrome” which leads us to spend poorly, allocate resources unwisely, and generally de-couple from the organization we’re chartered to defend. Knowing how to defend begins with knowing what you’ll be defending, why it is worth defending, and who you’ll be defending from… and therein lies the trick. This blog takes the issue of enterprise security head-on, challenging outdated thinking and bringing a pragmatic, business-aligned, beyond the tools perspective … so follow the Wh1t3 Rabbit and remember that tools alone don’t solve problems, strategic thinkers are the key.

Rafal (Principal, Strategic Security Services)

Hacking: Next Up Movie Theaters

Reference: http://breachblog.com/2008/12/16/zyacorp.aspx

    In one of those "I bet they didn't see this coming" moments a CineMagic movie theater in Merrimack, NH has fallen victim to digital thieves (or hackers, if you prefer).  What I see here is a rather obvious comparison case for tackling the "we're too insignificant to be hacked" argument.  If you have data or click-stream... you have something of value.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again - hackers aren't just targeting the huge repositories of information.  They're coming after anyone and everyone with exposures and unmitigated risks.  While there is direct indication that this was done with a web application hack... I wouldn't discount it as an avenue for easy attack.

     Think of how many times you've bought movie tickets online or anything else that you wouldn't think twice about... what if that entity was compromised?

    In what I can only call an unfunny twist of comedy, the article's writer comments -

"Anytime I read about credit card
breaches, PCI compliance comes to mind.  If I were to guess, I would
guess that there is a 50/50 chance that Zyacorp is compliant.  Not that
compliance = secure
.
"

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