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Cyber risks management

2019/05/07Is the Human Resources Department in the Blind Spot of Cybersecurity? (by Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, Secretary to the FIC Advisory Board)

From FIC 2019[i] to PWC[ii] and Kaspersky[iii] —to mention only the most recent sources— it is now widely acknowledged that the techno-centric approach to cybersecurity has had its day. According to Deloitte[iv], 63% of security incidents within a company are linked to a malicious action or to an error made by an employee. It is therefore…

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2019/04/08Attack on the domain name system: the priority is to protect your access

Last weekend, the media has widely communicated on the consequences of an unprecedented attack that targeted the domain names. Indeed, during the night of 22-23 February ICANN reported the large-scale attacks on the domain names: it is DNS hijacking. These attacks consist in “replacing the authorized servers addresses with addresses of machines controlled by the…

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2019/02/18Benefits of DNS Service Locality, by Paul Vixie

Operating one’s own local DNS resolution servers is one of the simplest and lowest-cost things an IT administrator can do to monitor and protect applications, services, and users from potential risks. A non-networked computer is very rare now because most useful work involves data and services that are distributed across some kind of “internet” — that…

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2019/02/18All Connected, All Involved, All Responsible: The Director of Cybersecurity Is an Essential Business Partner of the Company

Cybersecurity is everybody’s business. Is it enough to have found a rare gem: an excellent Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)? How does this person interact with the business’s core and support functions? How is he or she “connected” to the executive committee and the board of directors? How do companies interact with suppliers, clients, partners, IT…

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2019/01/14Cybersecurity: Visualizing, Understanding, Deciding, or how to address decision-markers ? (By Henri d’Agrain, CIGREF)

This year, for the first time, Jean-Claude Laroche, CIO of Enedis and President of the Cigref Cybersecurity Circle, will bring to the FIC a delegation consisting of around 15 digital decision-makers from French general government entities and major companies that are Cigref members. The organisation of this delegation is a testament to the growing concern of Cigref…

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