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Episode Info: ♫♫ Yeah, you know we got baaaaaad bots ♫♫ … in this week’s InfoSecond! In our latest entry, learn why botnets are the go-to weapon for cybercriminals and how this will change in the future, discover the 10 major security priorities your organization should focus on this spring and summer, find out how a water treatment plant was breached without notice, and understand what you can do to battle back against bad bots. In Case You Missed It Botnets – Go-To Weapon for Cybercriminals: For more than 20 years botnets have wreaked havoc on the Internet, stealing personal information, online banking credentials, confidential documents, trade secrets, intellectual property and much more. To help you understand these dangerous go-to weapons for cybercriminals, IBM has compiled a new research report. Take a deep dive into the most common protocols, uses and trends in the world of botnets. Top 10 Security Priorities For Spring and Summer 2016: Not everyone can attend (or even keep track of) all the latest security conferences and events. Even so, there’s no excuse for organizations not to follow these 10 security priorities that Kevin Beaver gleaned from the first few conferences of the year. These priorities fall into three primary areas: understanding your data, understanding technology, and focusing on the people involved. Water Treatment Plant Breached: When an organization becomes too complacent and reliant on outdated systems, it can be an invitation for trouble. That’s precisely what happened when hacktivists targeted a water treatment plant and gained access to water usage, personally identifiable information (PII) for 2.5 million customers, payment data and much more. Oh, and they did all this without being noticed.Read more »

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