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Fraud Proof Your Company, by Bill Brenner

August 25th, 2008 · No Comments

To my colleagues in the technology, audit, and security field: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiner conference in July this year was a huge success.  For anyone in the business of attesting, securing, or managing the integrity of an organization this conference is for you.  Bottom line – the conference is a constant learning environment.  […]

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Tags: Fraud · iso27001 · Operations Resiliency · Oyster · Technology Strategy Orchestration · Tone at the Top

Hackers attack Georgia

August 13th, 2008 · No Comments

In the Wall Street Journal and on several online resources there is documented evidence that an information attack was launched against the country of Georgia and its government systems.  This attack coincided with the Russian offensive.  The implications of this attack are tremendous and shift the theory beyond information cyberwarfare to practical lessons.  A few […]

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Tags: Incident Response Capability · Monitoring and Performance Reviews · Operations Resiliency · Risk Awareness · Security and Assurance · Sustain Operations

Globalized Risks to Operations, case in point: Google’s YouTube and Pakistan

February 26th, 2008 · No Comments

On Sunday a foreign government enforced its sovereign right to censor its citizens, and consequently caused a global outage (2 hours) to the most popular video side in the planet, run by the most sophisticated global internet company – Google.  The lessons here resonate with the need for organizations to consider all aspects of risk […]

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Tags: Incident Response Capability · Monitoring and Performance Reviews · Operations Resiliency · Risk Awareness · Sustain Operations · Trusted Communications and Network

Broken Internet Connections disconnect two continents

February 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The criticality of the Internet has grown exponentially. Consumers rely on Internet based applications (or RIA) for everything from email, CRM, ERP, publishing – and this online portal. Businesses have generally transitioned from dedicated frame relays, and leased lines to VPN tunnels through the Internet (link to Cisco Whitepaper). The efficiency gained by organizations sourcing […]

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Tags: Incident Response Capability · Monitoring and Performance Reviews · Operations Resiliency · Risk Awareness · Sustain Operations · Trusted Communications and Network