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Certification Watch (Vol. 21, No. 40)

ISACA: What Can We Learn from the Facebook Hack?

 

The Facebook hack is being picked apart and discussed.Now that Facebook has taken up permanent residence on the list of enterprises and organizations that been victimized by a large-scale cybersecurity breach, the postgame wrap-up discussions have already begun. How did it happen? What could have lessened the impact? How do we prevent it from happening again? Facebook, of course, is having its own internal back-and-forth, but there are many other parties eager to weigh in. Over at the ISACA Now Blog of cybersecurity and governance association ISACA, guest blogger Ed Moyle of the Prelude Institute assesses the Facebook disaster from three different angles. For starters, Moyle says that known application design principles factored heavily into the general breakdown of security that led to the breach. It's a solid read for anyone in the "curious gawker" camp of passersby to the breach, and is also timely content for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month?

 

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