NJBIZ Special Report: Cybersecurity

Don't have a good cybersecurity plan in place? Then don't plan on getting a lot of business in the future says this NJBIZ article featuring commentary from SMP's own Peter Bamber. A follow up to a May 17 event, the article explores current cybersecurity trends. 

For more on this topic, as well as what organizations can do to protect their information, join SMP on June 13 for a special cybersecurity panel discussion at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. Additional details and registration is available here: http://www.smpone.com/june-13-cybersecurity-workshop.

From NJBIZ - Another attack is coming — here's the No. 1 thing to do (and not to do)

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The worldwide ransomware attack over the weekend was halted before it could cause the global shutdown many feared.

The biggest question in the aftermath: Did the U.S. simply dodge a bullet?

Peter Bamber, the vice president at Security Management Partners, said it doesn’t really matter either way.

“Dodging a bullet?” he asked. “The guns are loaded — they are still shooting; that’s the way I look at it. They are going to come right back at us with this. They’ll just tweak it a bit.”

Read the full article at NJBIZ: http://www.njbiz.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20170515/NJBIZ01/170519888/nj-cyberexperts-another-attack-is-coming--heres-the-no-1-thing-to-do-and-not-to-do

Upcoming - Cybersecurity: A Panel Presented by NJBIZ

Understanding and managing cyber risks have become top priority for leaders in business and government. Now more than ever, a cyber attack is an omnipresent threat, requiring organizations to fully appreciate the risks and the steps needed to mitigate them.

Peter Bamber of SMP joins other panelists to share views on the latest technological trends and weigh in on the issues that businesses are facing in cybersecurity. 

Representatives from Security Management Partners will be in attendance.

When: Wednesday, May 17
Where: Raritan Valley Country Club
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am

Learn more and register here: http://www.njbiz.com/section/panel-discussion-reg

#InformationSecurity News - China Stole Data From Major U.S. Law Firms

A series of security breaches that stuck prestigious law firms last year was more pervasive than reported and was carried out by people with ties to the Chinese government, according to evidence seen by Fortune.

The incidents involved hackers getting into the email accounts of partners at well-known firms, and then relaying messages and other data from the partners’ in-boxes to outside servers.

In the case of one firm, the attacks took place over a 94 day period starting in March of 2015, and resulted in the hackers stealing around seven gigabytes of data, according to information obtained by Fortune. That figure would typically amount to tens or hundreds of thousands of emails.

Read the exclusive story at Fortunehttp://fortune.com/2016/12/07/china-law-firms

#InformationSecurity News - iPhones Secretly Send Call History to Apple

Apple emerged as a guardian of user privacy this year after fighting FBI demands to help crack into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone. The company has gone to great lengths to secure customer data in recent years, by implementing better encryption for all phones and refusing to undermine that encryption.
But private information still escapes from Apple products under some circumstances. The latest involves the company’s online syncing service iCloud.
Russian digital forensics firm Elcomsoft has found that Apple’s mobile devices automatically send a user’s call history to the company’s servers if iCloud is enabled — but the data gets uploaded in many instances without user choice or notification.
“You only need to have iCloud itself enabled” for the data to be sent, said Vladimir Katalov, CEO of Elcomsoft.

Read the full story at The Intercept: https://theintercept.com/2016/11/17/iphones-secretly-send-call-history-to-apple-security-firm-says