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Business Email Compromise: Operation Wire Wire and New Attack Vectors

Business Email Compromise: Operation Wire Wire and New Attack Vectors

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Anne Connell

In June 2018, Federal authorities announced a significant coordinated effort to disrupt business email compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals. Operation Wire Wire, a coordinated law enforcement effort by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, was conducted over a six-month period and resulted in 74 arrests in the United States...

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How CERT-RMM and NIST Security Controls Help Protect Data Privacy and Enable GDPR Compliance, Part 1: Identifying Personally Identifiable Information

How CERT-RMM and NIST Security Controls Help Protect Data Privacy and Enable GDPR Compliance, Part 1: Identifying Personally Identifiable Information

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Anne Connell

The costs of the steady stream of data breaches and attacks on sensitive and confidential data continue to rise. Organizations are responding by making data protection a critical component of their leadership and governance strategies. The European Union's recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adds layers of complexity to protecting the data of individuals in the EU and European Economic Area. Organizations are struggling to understand GDPR's requirements, much less become compliant. In this series...

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A New Approach for Critical Information Systems Protection

A New Approach for Critical Information Systems Protection

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Anne Connell

The source of a recent Target security breach that allowed intruders to gain access to more than 40 million credit and debit cards of customers between Nov. 27 and Dec. 14, 2013, has been traced to a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) service sub-contractor in Sharpsburg, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh, according to a Feb. 5 post on a Wall Street Journal blog....

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A New Approach to Cyber Incident Response

A New Approach to Cyber Incident Response

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Anne Connell

According to a report issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in February 2013, the number of cybersecurity incidents reported that could impact "federal and military operations; critical infrastructure; and the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive government, private sector, and personal information" has increased by 782 percent--from 5,503 in 2006 to 48,562 in 2012. In that report, GAO also stated that while there has been incremental progress in coordinating the federal response to cyber...

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