Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sony is interesting, but not in what people speak of

Some interesting things happening at Sony - and they are the ones deserving of our attention. Not this attribution nonsense.

Was it N. Korea behind the Sony attacks? Why? Why not? Fact is, nobody knows. It just happened 30 seconds ago. Speak about something important instead - like how to do better.

Honestly, if I was still a CISO, with today's horrible state of cyber security's systematic failure - I'd not be sleeping at night.
I like to avoid FUD and speak facts and measurements - I'm mentioning such "scare talk" as, honestly - would you be sleeping at night if you were a CISO?

That said, here are some interesting tangential stories to follow on this:

Geo-politics are warming up to something... but what? I am slightly concerned by this message from Obama, and yet it makes me wonder if he knows something we don't, or just responds to the public to instill calm... or?

Story: Obama vows US response to Sony hack

Cyber insurance is being put to its first major test. I'll be following this story closely.

Story: Breach insurance might not cover losses at Sony Pictures

Sony is not making a very good job at incident response, and in fact, is making a bad show of it - doing what the attackers want, lashing out at file sharers, etc. But knowing they are vulnerable right now and can't do much about it - what would you have done differently? I can't really judge them.

That said, it will be interesting to watch how the movie's numbers do, now that it gains the "forbidden fruit" infamy.

Story: Sony pulls movie "The Interview"

Gadi Evron.

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