Tag: hacktivist


LPM Insider’s Top 5 Data Protection Articles of 2017

LPM Insider’s Top 5 Data Protection Articles of 2017

The Hacktivist Threat in 2017
Retail organizations are increasingly finding themselves as the target of hacktivist attacks.

By Garett Seivold

If not before, when the President of the United States lobbed Twitter attacks against Nordstrom for merchandising decisions related to his daughter’s fashion line, it became clear: it’s getting extremely difficult for retailers   Read More


The Hacktivist Threat in 2017

The Hacktivist Threat in 2017

If not before, when the President of the United States lobbed Twitter attacks against Nordstrom for merchandising decisions related to his daughter’s fashion line, it became clear: it’s getting extremely difficult for retailers to avoid being swept into the polarized political climate. (Now Ivanka Trump has opened her own store   Read More


Social Engineering Attacks Remain the Primary Vehicle for Retail Data Breach

Social Engineering Attacks Remain the Primary Vehicle for Retail Data Breach

Assuming that basic technical blocking-and-tackling issues are addressed,like not having SQL injection exploitable databases, limiting brute force attempts, and using robust egress traffic monitoring/data loss prevention infrastructure,the most vulnerable components of any corporate network are humans. Most breaches start with an employee electing to open the door for an attacker   Read More


Basic Training in Network Security

I recently participated in a network security training program in order to better understand how criminals gain access to network systems. The trainer and network security consultant agreed to provide tips, but wanted to remain anonymous.
Overview
While the playbook for network penetrations varies from attacker to attacker, there are some consistent   Read More