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Ensure a higher level of security on
backups, where they're located and
how often they're accessed
Establish and enforce a "least
privilege" culture across your
IT systems
Limit the avenues of attack to your
key data-from production to
exploration to sales, each group's
data should be treated as high value
Enact a specialized and focused
security monitoring program on the
critical systems/network segments
Test your network and its protection
and reactive measures vigorously

Mitigating Destructive Malware
One approach for the IT team is to
treat each group's access and behaviors

differently. While the establishment of
a company-wide security plan can look
good to the CTO, clearly defining each
group's security thresholds with its
leadership or IT leads can greatly reduce
risk and assist in the establishment of
testing and monitoring each group's risk.
By identifying that risk, IT teams can use
that data to help drive where resources
should be allocated for the reduction
of risk.
One growing area is the
sophistication of these attacks. Attackers
are no longer trying to break in, they're
designing their attacks to take down the
systems that are used for IT recovery. In
the past, backup systems have been a
vital and necessary tool for bringing a
company back after a malicious attack.

Now, ransomware such as Locky and
WannaCry actually look for remote
shares and backup stores.
Proper cyber hygiene is always
important (and yes, very difficult to
achieve 95 percent plus in organizations),
staying current with patches and
increased communication with a security
vendor's content can aid greatly in
repeat attacks where files are reused by
the adversary. This is where defense in
depth comes into play and incorporates
other security best practices to limit
the adversary's ability to maneuver and
move laterally across your organization.
Segmenting this key data on the
network and focusing your security
operations teams to prioritize its
monitoring will greatly improve your
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of THE SOURCE - Summer 2018

APGA Events
First Person
2018 Starts off with Gas Records
Energy Regulatory Update
The Result of Not Addressing Increasing Cybersecurity Risk
Conversation with an APGA Member
APGA Leads Charge to Lower Pipeline Rates to Match Lower Tax Rates
Legislative Outlook
Enhancing Resilience of Critical Infrastructure with Combined Heat and Power
The Pipeline
The Importance of Getting Involved with State and Local Building Code Developments
At Last
Advertisers’ Index/Advertiser.com
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - APGA Events
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - 2018 Starts off with Gas Records
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - Energy Regulatory Update
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - The Result of Not Addressing Increasing Cybersecurity Risk
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - Conversation with an APGA Member
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - APGA Leads Charge to Lower Pipeline Rates to Match Lower Tax Rates
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - Legislative Outlook
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