Governance & Risk Security

Virus cost SAB Miller £7.2 million

SABMiller, the brewer of brands including Peroni, Foster’s and Coors Light, has revealed how the Conficker virus caused it to lose £7.2 million in lost production.

SABMiller’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Mark Brown made the revelation to illustrate how CISOs can demonstrate their value to the business beyond providing technical security. The Conficker worm was one of the most severe computer security problems in recent years. It took advantage of a vulnerability in Microsoft’s software, infecting at least three million PCs, forming a massive botnet.
Read the source article at Computerworld

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