Security Hygiene Gets a Refresh in the Wake of Baltimore’s Cyber Attack

Security Hygiene Gets a Refresh in the Wake of Baltimore’s Cyber Attack

Security Hygiene Gets a Refresh in the Wake of Baltimore’s Cyber Attack 712 401 Andrew Hay

The City of Baltimore’s recent ransomware incident not only caught government servers by surprise. It also jolted the industry as a stark reminder that cyber attacks can still occur where and when they’re least expected. Not the most comforting prospect—but are there constructive takeaways to be gleaned in the aftermath?

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Duo Security’s Wendy Nather on the RSA Conference Podcast as we discuss:

  • How the Center for Internet Security’s Top 20 Critical Security Controls remains an effective guide for preventing cyber attacks—regardless of a company’s security budget
  • The importance of educating all employees on the need for good cyber hygiene habits
  • Taking a first-responder approach to dealing with a cyber attack, such as immediately bolstering IT staff

You can listen to the podcast here: https://www.rsaconference.com/podcasts/security-hygiene-gets-a-refresh-in-the-wake-of-baltimores-cyberattack.

Andrew Hay

Andrew Hay is the COO at Lares and is a veteran cybersecurity executive, strategist, industry analyst, data scientist, threat and vulnerability researcher, and international public speaker with close to 25 years of cybersecurity experience across multiple domains. He prides himself on his ability to execute the security strategy of the company with which he works without neglecting business objectives and the needs of its customers. Andrew is the author of multiple books on advanced security topics and is frequently approached to provide expert commentary on industry developments. He has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Wired, USA Today, and CSO Magazine.

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