Top CyberSecurity News For June 2nd 2016

  1. CIOs, CISOs share advice on selling cybersecurity to the C-suite. From HealthCare IT News. Texas Children’s CISO Sanjeev Sah said hospitals must master the basics because there’s no way to protect against advanced threats if you do not. When UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta needed a bigger security budget he walked the hospital’s chief executive through a typical data breach or loss scenario. The last bullet point: CEO apologizes to the public.
  2. Got $90,000? A Windows 0-Day Could Be Yours. From Krebs On Security. How much would a cybercriminal, nation state or organized crime group pay for blueprints on how to exploit a serious, currently undocumented, unpatched vulnerability in all versions of Microsoft Windows? That price probably depends on the power of the exploit and what the market will bear at the time, but here’s a look at one convincing recent exploit sales thread from the cybercrime underworld where the current asking price for a Windows-wide bug that allegedly defeats all of Microsoft’s current security defenses is USD $90,000.

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