Data Protection Day is almost upon us, which means it's a great time to talk about what data privacy is and why January 28 is a day of worldwide recognition for this important issue.
Join us at the AWS Loft in San Francisco for an in-depth Hands on Lab hosted by AWS, Barracuda, and Puppet. Immediately following, enjoy a brief networking session and reward your brain for a job well done with craft cocktails and small bites.
Date: January 22, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
1446 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
There’s nothing quite as rude an awakening than discovering after a long holiday break that researchers have discovered not one, but two major security flaws in widely employed processors that affect every major operating system and possibly millions of applications.
The most series of these two security flaws is Meltdown, which impacts operating systems running on every Intel processor employed in a system over a 20-year period starting in 1995. That flaw allows applications accessing kernel memory to potentially discover the content in another application, including, for example, passwords. Hackers could, in theory, develop malware to exploit that flaw.
Phishing has been a threat to organisations for years now. But while historically it has been aimed at your customers, one of the worrying trends we can pick out of 2017 is that it’s now one of the primary means to compromise internal and privileged accounts. The UK and US governments are looking to combat this modern scourge through use of DMARC. But although it’s an important tool in the fight against the phishers, the protocol is not a silver bullet.
To stand any chance of getting to grips with one of the number one causes of data breaches, organisations must look at a range of tactics, including better user education.
Barracuda Networks has been actively investigating the potential impact of CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre), and CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) on our products and services.
Barracuda Appliances: our appliance products do contain hardware affected by the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. However, Barracuda physical and virtual appliances do not allow execution of untrusted code. This prohibition creates a compensating control that protects our customers from these three vulnerabilities. We are keeping a close eye on the remediation solutions evolving in the community and will phase in additional solutions through software updates when appropriate.
When it comes to cybersecurity a new Global State of Information Security for 2018 report from PwC suggests that at least half of all organizations are whistling past the proverbial graveyard.
The global survey of 9,500 executives finds 44 percent admitting they do not have an overall information security strategy. Almost half (48%) say they do not have an employee security awareness training program, and well over half (54%) say they do not have an incident response process.
It seems like yesterday when we started development of the new concept of automated phishing vulnerability assessments. The goal was to be hyper-focused and responsive to customers while inventing novel techniques to simulate real-world social engineering attacks. It has been amazing to watch our first employees evolve into true industry leaders. The reward for the hard work is the growing list of happy customers who have literally taken us around the world since 2011.
What an exciting ride.
After repeatedly taking things to the next level with worldwide patents issued/pending, unrivaled customer loyalty and crazy growth, we start 2018 with a big announcement.
Today, we proudly share that the PhishLine team is joining Barracuda Networks.