The Twelve Days of Cyber Plunder

December 9, 2015 |
Bad Santa

As the holiday season approaches, we caution you to take heed of the cyber perils in this familiar holiday tune.

While we had a little fun with the verse, this cautionary tale unfortunately rings true for many.

 

 

On the first day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch sent to me, a holiday invitation phishing to see if I would give him info on me.

On the second day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch gave to me, malware on my PC.

On the third day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch took from me, my personal passwords and IDs.

On the fourth day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch stole from me, a credit card and bought a TV.

On the fifth day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch went on a shopping spree, and bought his girlfriend five golden rings – courtesy of me.

On the sixth day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch took from me, my company login and ID.

On the seventh day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch used my credentials to slink about the network and VLANs to boot, seeking something to loot.

On the eighth day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch got even bolder and found a password folder.

On the ninth day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch found, to his glee, some really neat company IP.

On the tenth day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch did the deed, and exfiltrated all our customer data, in his greed.

On the eleventh day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch tripped a false security alert, his detection he managed to avert.

On the twelfth day of Christmas the Cyber Grinch was very sly and sold our customer PII. Someone bought it on the dark web, the guy is now some hacker celeb.

To protect you and your company from further verses of this song,

Please consider taking us along,

Try our Segment-of-One and you’ll be safe,

Context and content controls in place,

You’ll be the envy of all the companies in your space,

And the likes of the Cyber Grinch lockout,

Let Cryptzone help you out.

 

Learn more about our solutions for secure access and data loss prevention.

Back to Blog Home

Philip Marshall

As Cryptzone’s Director of Product Marketing, Phil Marshall brings over 14 years of experience in both product and services marketing as well as 10 + years experience in the high-tech publishing space with publications including Dr. Dobb’s Journal and Byte magazine. Prior to joining Cryptzone, Phil worked at security firms Rapid7, Positive Technologies and RSA. He also was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Black Duck, the leading open source governance and management firm.

A speaker at recent (ISC)2 conferences and ISACA, he’s participated in numerous webinars, in panel discussions and presented on topics including Identity Security, Application Security and Open Source Governance and Management.

Marshall earned a BA at Bates College and an MBA, cum laude, at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *