A targeted phishing e-mail with the subject line “2011 Recruitment Plan” tricked an RSA employee to open a document attached to an e-mail. The document contained a virus that led to a sophisticated attack on RSA’s information systems.
Lessons Learned: Are your employees aware of changing and more sophisticated risks? Does your organization update employees with situational awareness as more and more attacks target your employees? All employees must understand their individual roles and responsibilities for protecting sensitive information. Organizations need to implement comprehensive and ongoing awareness programs to ensure all individuals understand changing risks, threats, best practices, etc.