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Cyber risks management

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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2018/12/28Securing Our Communications: From Email to WhatsApp and Beyond (By Thomas Baignères and Matthieu Finiasz, OLVID)

When Ray Tomlinson sent “QWERTYUIOP” over the ARPANET in July 1971, he probably did not suspect that this would be the beginning of a communication system that would be used by billions of people for more than 40 years. Today, six billion addresses exchange more than 150 million emails every minute (two out of three of which are of a dubious…

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