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Why privacy pros should check out NIST’s new workforce framework

In early August, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, which is led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), released a new version of its Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. The publication is informed by stakeholders from government, academia and the private sector to promote an ecosystem of cybersecurity and privacy education and training.

Source: Why privacy pros should check out NIST’s new workforce framework

‘Smart’ and autonomous vehicle cyber guidance

On 6 August 2017, in advance of proposed legislation, the UK government published 8 ‘Key Principles’ regarding the cyber security of connected and autonomous vehicles. This is the third of a series of 4 blogs regarding those principles.

Source: ‘Smart’ and autonomous vehicle cyber guidance: Board level accountability

How Captive Portals Interfere With Wireless Security and Privacy

Captive portals – intermediary screens that shown you the network’s Terms of Service and prompt you to click an “I agree” button – are to blame for a number of security issues, especially when it comes to HTTPS websites. HTTPS is meant to prevent traffic interception, alteration, and impersonation by a third party. But captive portals work by doing exactly that: they intercept and alter the connection between the user and the site they are trying to visit.

Source: How Captive Portals Interfere With Wireless Security and Privacy | Electronic Frontier Foundation

When the cookie meets the blockchain

Cryptocurrencies are portrayed as a more anonymous and less traceable method of payment than credit cards. So if you shop online and pay with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, how much privacy do you have? In a new paper, we show just how little.

Source: When the cookie meets the blockchain

NIST Crafts Next-Generation Safeguards for Information Systems and the Internet of Things

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new draft revision of its widely used Special Publication (SP) 800-53, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations.

Source: NIST Crafts Next-Generation Safeguards for Information Systems and the Internet of Things | NIST

Your chance to shape new cyber-security rules

Amid the noise about the introduction of data privacy reforms under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, less attention has been paid to the Network and Information Systems Directive . The NIS Directive calls on EU member states to introduce cyber-security requirements for “Operators of Essential Services” (OESs), with a less stringent set of obligations for certain groups of “Digital Services Providers” (DSPs).

Source: Your chance to shape new cyber-security rules

Russia-linked hackers targeted hotel guests across Europe

A cyber-spying group with suspected links to Russian military intelligence was probably behind a campaign targeting hotel guests in eight mostly European countries last month, researchers at security firm FireEye said on Friday.

Source: Russia-linked hackers targeted hotel guests across Europe: security firm

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