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CSCSS In The News / March 8th 2017 / Interview
Worried about WikiLeaks’ alleged CIA malware vault? Have defence in depth, says Canadian expert
CISOs shouldn’t sweat about the latest allegation by Wikileaks that the CIA has the ability to hack almost anything – so long as they’re prepared with defence in depth, says a Canadian international security expert.
“What they [the CIA] have? God knows,” said Richard Zaluski, CEO of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science. “What you can do as a CIO is get a game plan. You have to do your homework … Bring in third parties to do security tests.
“How you handle this really depends on what your resources are. A basic plan can really save your bacon. If you have the funds do due diligence. Bring in a third party audit, pen testers.” In addition, locking down workstations so staff — or visitors — can’t plug in USB keys and copy data is vital.
He also said CISOs that allow data to be stored in the cloud have to take care of where the provider is located and what security standards are adhered to.FULL Artical
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