An Insider’s Perspective on Choosing a Security and Compliance Partner That Is Right for Your Business

A few things to consider when choosing a consulting firm partner.

At risk3sixty, we interact with a lot of prospective customers who want us as a security consulting partner. Some firms ask great questions and have a clear understanding of what they are looking for. Others need a little more help […]

What Are Your Privacy KPIs?

Identifying and maintaining measures of success in privacy programs.

The publication of ISO 27701 is an exciting development for all companies looking to enhance and potentially certify their privacy programs.  As companies race to digest and implement the new standard, many questions arise around how to address some of its particular requirements.  One such area involves the governance of an ISO 27701 […]

Understanding Phishing and How to Stop the Scam

Phishing is when a malicious individual, using email, impersonates a sender that an internal user would have familiarity with, sometimes targeted towards highly specific personnel (Spear Phishing), to execute their intent. Attackers can do this by spoofing their email address to make it appear as though it is coming from a trusted source.

Low level methods can accomplish this simply by creating […]

Securing Enterprise Networks with Port-Based Network Access Control

One of the biggest threats facing enterprises are outsiders plugging directly into an Ethernet port and being granted instant, unauthenticated access to the network. This threat is especially common in hospitals where there is heavy use of computer systems mixed with untrusted outsiders roaming the halls.

Shutting down unused ports is the traditional mitigation. Still this […]

Thoughts on Building an Information Security Program that Sticks

Most executives realize that information security (and cybersecurity) is a rising threat within their organization. This is the new normal in the digital economy. As result information security professionals that used to be viewed as technical practitioners are finding seats at the executive table and at with the board of directors.

The problem for most organizations trying to build an information security […]

Petya Ransomware & Mitigation Steps

They Petya Ransomeware outbreak is the second such global attack in the last couple of month. The malware is spreading using same Microsoft Windows vulnerability that was exploited by the recent WannaCry ransomware event.

Symantec confirmed that Petya uses the “Eternal Blue” exploit. Microsoft released a patch for the Eternal Blue exploit in March (MS17-010), but […]

Securing Corporate Wireless Access Points (WAPs)

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The set of controls and conditions IT auditors look for during assessments of Wireless Access Points (WAPs) tends to vary auditor to auditor.

In some cases, the IT auditor may make great suggestions for controls I have not seen many organizations put into place while in other cases, the auditor might point out the […]

How to Check for Dangerous Certificates and Unsigned Windows OS Files

Sigcheck is a light weight Windows command-line utility that does an amazing job at scanning the digital certificate stores on your system for anything irregular and not part of the official Microsoft Trusted Root Certificate list.

Additionally, the utility will also check the digital signatures of files and identify all unsigned files in a directory while simultaneously running […]