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There's way too much hype about exotic cyber attack vectors...the old ones are working just fine for the bad guys.

Let’s Ease Up on the Cyber Criminal High Tech Hype

It probably makes sense to take the hyperventilating stories of cutting-edge attack vectors with a grain of salt. There will come a day when the primary means of initial penetration become obsolete or are abandoned

Cybercriminal don't discriminate; they scan the internet for targets.

Remember, We’re All Just an IP Address to Cyber Criminals

In today’s threat landscape, you don’t have to be a high-profile private or public organization to be targeted. You don’t have to be storing highly valuable technology IP or high-value health records, and you don’t have to piss off a hacktivist group with a bone to pick. You simply have to have an unpatched vulnerability that pops up on a list delivered to a threat actor after indiscriminately scanning the internet.

Operational risk is the primary challenge to aggressively mitigating cyber risk.

The Never-Ending Battle: Routine Patching vs. Operational Stability

It’s time for vulnerability management technology innovators to spend less time identifying and reporting on vulnerabilities, and more time building tools to help IT teams fix them more efficiently…and without their fingers constantly crossed.

There's way too much hype about exotic cyber attack vectors...the old ones are working just fine for the bad guys.

Let’s Ease Up on the Cyber Criminal High Tech Hype

It probably makes sense to take the hyperventilating stories of cutting-edge attack vectors with a grain of salt. There will come a day when the primary means of initial penetration become obsolete or are abandoned by the cyber criminal community in favor of something revolutionary. However, the cyber security community – the good guys – will first need to render them ineffective and, unfortunately, we don’t seem to be close to achieving that reality.

Mike Starr Of trackd On Embedding Security in Product Design and Development

The only thing that matters is whether the person responsible for product security is able to convince all stakeholders to care about the risks associated with the absence of secure software development practices or not. If they’re unable to do this then building security components into software will always be driven reactively as a result of an incident.

Are we more concerned with compliance than we are security?

The Cost of Compliance: What Charles Goodhart, Bill Murray, and Cybersecurity Have in Common

As a cyber security community, we need to re-think our commitment to – and investment in – compliance. Can we all agree it’s not working? If successful breaches were confined to organizations that either didn’t invest in compliance or were unsuccessful achieving it, then we could talk. But we all know that’s not the case. We need to start thinking about taking that 40% and investing more in the things that have the best chance of making the bad guys’ lives more difficult. We won’t win every battle, but at least we’ll be fighting the right war.