Risk News

11/13/2018
US banks prepare for Iranian cyberattacks as retaliation for sanctions
"As the United States reinstated economic sanctions on Iran on Monday, American banks were gearing up for retaliatory Iranian cyberattacks."
Annie's take:

Breaking the agreement and imposing these sanctions are just about the worst actions that the administration could have taken. And the banks will feel it first.
11/12/2018
Urgent Threats in Today's Environment
"I am nearing the end of the autumn quarter, teaching enterprise risk management to University of Washington Informatics majors."
Annie's take:

I look at the world today, and Liz Crooks authors an excellent piece on the U.S. State Department.
11/11/2018
Converting Challenge to Opportunity: Security and Privacy as Advantage
"It’s human nature to prefer the easy path and be frustrated by challenges that get thrown in our way. In business, challenges usually mean we have to outlay capital to address them or see a dip in our corporate results. But we see time and again that challenges seen in another light present opportunity to those willing to have the foresight and appetite to embrace the opportunity."
Annie's take:

Great opinion piece by my colleague, Tom McAndrew, CEO of Coalfire.
11/11/2018
Converting Challenge to Opportunity: Security and Privacy as Advantage
"It’s human nature to prefer the easy path and be frustrated by challenges that get thrown in our way. In business, challenges usually mean we have to outlay capital to address them or see a dip in our corporate results. But we see time and again that challenges seen in another light present opportunity to those willing to have the foresight and appetite to embrace the opportunity."
Annie's take:

Great piece by CEO Tom McAndrew, of Coalfire.
11/11/2018
Fanning the flames: Trump and the fascist playbook
"t is time to stop pussy-footing around right-wing violence in this country."
Annie's take:

The flames of violent extremism are rising.
11/11/2018
Facebook pulls more pages linked to Iran’s ‘fake news’ push
"Facebook has taken down another co-ordinated campaign from Iran that was spreading divisive political messaging to more than 1m people in the US and UK, as the social network struggles to control disinformation on the platform in the run-up to the US midterm elections."
Annie's take:

This is turning out to be a never-ending problem for Facebook and for Twitter.