In the past few years, we have seen more and more companies come under attack and with that comes dealing with how best to disclose these breaches to their customers. For example, Australian daily deals website Catch of the Day thought they were being helpful when they informed customers of a cyber breach. Unfortunately, Catch of the Day reported the cyber breach three years after it happened. Customers were told to change their passwords if they joined the website before May 7, 2011.
Hackers are stealing data and personal information from all across the U.S.
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) Security Benchmarks division provides well-defined, unbiased and consensus-based industry best practices to help organizations assess and improve their security. CIS certification is often considered to be the gold standard in configuration benchmarks. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that the CIS has certified that EiQ’s core set of Windows and Linux policies meet the technical standards contained in the CIS Benchmarks. Of note: EiQ’s SecureVue 3.6.6 has received certification from the Center for Internet Security (CIS) for its ComplianceVue® policies
We here at EiQ are more than aware with how vulnerable companies can be for data breaches and attacks. The biggest concern we have now is the threats to our federal government and how vulnerable the important data they hold is. According to a report released by the Government Accountability Office, federal agencies are not doing enough to guard against data breaches and protect personal identifiable information (PII) from falling into the wrong hands.
What’s the average amount of money that enterprises have spent in the past 12 months to resolve the impact of exploits? $10 million. And if they had actionable intelligence about cyber attacks within 60 seconds of a compromise? An of average $4 million in savings. These numbers come from Ponemon Institute’s latest research findings, Live Threat Intelligence Impact Report 2013.