The RE: View for April 7-17, 2014

Apr 18, 2014 1:30pm


The RE: View is a bimonthly look back at the headlines that caught the attention of our RE: Cyber contributors that senior executives and Board members should consider when assessing and managing cyber risk.

Latest from RE: Cyber Blog
April 14, 2014
Protect Yourself From The Heartbleed Bug
Companies have been scrambling this week to patch the server software. At this point security professionals don’t know the full scope of the implications of this flaw, but it will likely affect millions of people. Fortunately, there are tools available to test web servers to ensure that they have been patched properly to prevent future exploitations. - William J. Brunkhardt, Chief Technology Strategist, Cyber Sciences Corporation
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April 10, 2014 
Feds to business: It's OK to share cybersecurity threat information, bizjournals.com
Don't let antitrust concerns keep you from sharing information about cybersecurity threats with other companies. That's the message the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission sent corporate America last week by issuing a policy statement on the issue. - posted by Ryan Pretzer, NCSA 

April 10, 2014 
Sending a "Heartbleed" password reset email? Please don't include a login link, nakedsecurity.sophos.com
In the rush to react to the Heartbleed bug, companies should be mindful not to send customers/users an email that looks like the type of phishing scams we all warn the public to avoid - good insight from NakedSecurity by Sophos. - RP 

April 8, 2014
Law Firms Are Pressed on Security for Data, dealbook.nytimes.com 
Have you talked to your law firm about what they do to protect your information and their cybersecurity practices? Maybe you should. - posted by Michael Kaiser, NCSA executive director

April 7, 2014
Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines, nytimes.com  
Hackers use a variety of ways to access company networks. How about infecting the website of a restaurant many employees use to order lunch? Its been done! - MK