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Friday, November 05, 2010

So, what is a crisis or incident team? (Part 2 in the Crisis Team Series)
It is only by removing the boundaries of our perceptions that we can grow and expand in our capabilities.   

So what is a crisis, or should we call it an incident? Different people have different perspectives according to their roles and responsibilities.


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A new series of blog posts on Crisis Response
Now your are going to think that this is a strange thing to say but I like a good crisis.  You’re immediate reaction could be “What!”
But when I refer to a good crisis, I am thinking of those that quickly protect, recover, and that the lessons learnt are really valuable for the future. 
So I am going publish a couple of blog posts a week on my perspective on how to run an effective incident response team.
[PS: My bad, user registration is working now.. thank you to you know who you are, for letting me know.]


Friday, February 20, 2009

Storm Lingers Over Cloud Movement

Everyone is talking about the race toward cloud-based computing, but apparently, most organizations aren’t rushing to embrace the emerging Web-based infrastructure as quickly as they might - based at least in part on concerns over security.  A new study into cloud computing adoption trends published by enterprise IT consultants Avanade and conducted by pollsters at Kelton Research finds that security remains a significant question in the minds of many C-level executives and IT managers.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Banks: Losses From Computer Intrusions Up in 2007

U.S. financial institutions reported a sizable increase last year in the number of computer intrusions that led to online bank account takeovers and stolen funds, according to data obtained by Security Fix.  The data also suggest such incidents are becoming far more costly for banks, businesses and consumers alike.  The unusually detailed information comes from a non-public report assembled by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the federal entity that oversees and insures more than 9,000 U.S. financial institutions.  The statistics were gathered as part of a routine quarterly survey called the Technology Incident Report, which examines so-called suspicious activity reports (SARs).  In this case, SARs that were filed in the 2nd Quarter of 2007.