What do a Finnish HVAC company and a set of American car dealerships have in common? Both have been doing a poor job running their computer systems and, as a result, both experienced a series of four embarrassing threat management blunders.
In my latest post for IBM’s SecurityIntelligence blog, I describe these two incidents in more detail. They point out easily fixable threat management mistakes. As a result of weak security, several apartment buildings went without heat and millions of customers and employees of car dealerships had their data stolen. But both consequences are preventable, especially with the benefit of hindsight.