I first noticed and began planning for seasonal effects in cyber activities back in the early nineties. In those days I was defending the networks of Sun Microsystems, worldwide; but the major source of seasonal surges was close to home. http://tellagraff.com/cyber-attack-rhythms/
Links to articles of interest in the media and Cyber Security community
In a recent column I wrote about cyber attack rhythms. Today I will discuss some additional cyber cycles that help keep security practitioners hopping — and a new reason these cycles might be important to you.
I’ll See You There
The dominating factor these days in the timing of announcements in the cyber security industry is the annual RSA conference. This year it runs from April 20th through the 24th.
For more than a decade, “RSA” has been the dominant event on the cyber calendar. It’s held every year about this time at the Moscone Conference Center in downtown San Francisco. Last year set an attendance record: 28,500 attendees listened to 410 sessions from 604 speakers. The exhibit hall housed 400 companies or so. http://tellagraff.com/some-new-cyber-cycles/
A global French-language television network was virtually disabled by a massive cyberattack. In addition, all 11 channels also lost control of its social media outlets and websites. Full Article
China’s Lenovo Group Ltd had pre-installed a virus-like software, Superfish, on laptops that made the devices more vulnerable to hacking. Full Article
Cisco CEO John Chambers believes that 2015 will see even more cyber attacks than 2014. It’s hard to believe that things could get worse after Sony Entertainment was hacked, which should have been a wake-up call to companies’ vulnerabilities. Full Article