There’s a saying in journalism: report the news, don’t be the news. Unfortunately today the Associated Press (AP) ran afoul of that rule by having their Twitter account hijacked. In good journalistic fashion, they’re telling their own story quickly and with as much facts as possible. It sounds that they saw a phishing attack against…Read More
Global Threat Communications
- Christopher Budd is a global threat communications manager with Trend Micro. His focus is on communications around online security and privacy threats to help people understand in plain English the risks they face and what they can do about them. In addition, he focuses on managing crisis communications utilizing a framework and processes he helped put in place. Prior to Trend Micro, Christopher worked as an independent consultant focused on helping clients build crisis communications frameworks for online security and privacy incidents. Christopher draws on his experience as a ten-year veteran of the Microsoft Corporation, where he oversaw and managed worldwide internal and external communications around security and privacy incidents affecting Microsoft customers. During his tenure at Microsoft, he pioneered new strategies and tactics embracing new media technologies that dramatically improved the handling of communications around incidents and helped, as he likes to say, “make awful news just bad”. Christopher is a seasoned spokesperson and speaker and presenter. He has been an expert on television and radio numerous times. At Microsoft he led a live monthly security webcast for over six years. He has also given numerous presentations on communications and technology at a variety of technology and non-technology conferences. He has also given numerous presentations on communications and technology at a variety of technology and non-technology conferences. He is a columnist at Geekwire.com on security and privacy and he is a fellow of the Ponemon Institute.
Last week, we posted some detailed information about the actions that the March 20, 2013 MBR wiper attacks took against systems in South Korea. Today, I’d like to take that and some additional information that has come out about the incident and draw some conclusions about what lessons this attack teaches us. When we look…Read More
It’s another big information security story day at the New York Times. Three weeks ago after their big story detailing the Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) attack against their network, today they have a story detailing the ongoing espionage and corporate espionage against companies and organizations around the world. It’s a very interesting and very detailed…Read More
Zombies (the shambling, brain-eating kind, rather than the computer kind) are all the rage these days. They’re on TV shows and video games. There are even real-life zombie walks. For whatever reason, they’re the current, fun way we like to scare ourselves. It’s not surprising when people are looking to make a little fun mischief…Read More
Today is one of those days when security news finds its way to the front page of mainstream news. The New York Times announced in a very detailed report that their network had been breached starting about four months ago in an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack. Their story explains that the attackers have been…Read More