So what will come of the Epsilon breach? One of the largest clearing houses for email was compromised on March 30th and lost control of massive numbers of email records. Sure they did not loose any PCI or PII information, but how critical our our in boxes today? Are we going to see a flood of spam and phishing attacks? As security professionals we need to be vigilant in training our user base on how to spot a phishing attack so that they do not fall victim. Mail administrators also need to monitor their filters to ensure they are tuned for the inevitable influx of spam that we are sure to see.
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I have been doing information assurance and security work for many years with a focus on network security monitoring and incident handling. I have been working in IT for more than fifteen years with a focus on architecture and systems.