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When Obscurity Is Not a Defense

Many organizations facing a data-security incident struggle to understand how or why their organization was targeted in an attack. Most simply believe they are too small or too obscure to be targeted by malicious cyber actors.

Even larger, well-known businesses are lulled into complacency, mistaking years without a major security incident as evidence that their business is an unlikely target, or believing that a small corner of their business, perhaps the new cloud instance they’re testing, will go unnoticed.

Source: When Obscurity Is Not a Defense

UK’s councils unprepared for cyber-attacks, report says

More than 25% of UK councils have had their computer systems breached in the past five years, campaigners say.

A report by privacy group Big Brother Watch based on freedom of information requests found 114 councils experienced at least one incident between 2013 and 2017. The group said it was “shocked” that staff often lacked cyber-training.

Source: Councils ‘unprepared’ for cyber-attacks, report says – BBC News

Web Hosting Services Could Leave Small Businesses at Risk of Phishing

The Federal Trade Commission today released a staff report that examines 11 web-hosting services that market themselves to small businesses and finds that many do not provide by default certain email authentication and anti-phishing technologies, potentially leaving many small firms at risk of facilitating phishing scams.

Source: FTC Report Finds Some Small Business Web Hosting Services Could Leave Small Businesses at Risk of Facilitating Phishing Scams | Federal Trade Commission

Strategic cyber criminals likely to capitalise on GDPR

As cyber criminals concentrate on targeted, strategic, money-making attacks, they are likely to use GDPR fines as leverage to extort money from organisations, a report warns.

The past 12 months have seen an increase in ransomware, cryptocurrency mining and business email compromise attacks, according to the latest security roundup report by security firm Trend Micro.

Source: Strategic cyber criminals likely to capitalise on GDPR

Recent OCR Newsletter Highlights Growing Cyber Extortion Threat for Healthcare Organizations

The OCR’s January 2018 newsletter details specific types of cyber extortion that healthcare organizations are currently encountering, including ransomware, denial of service attacks, distributed denial of service attacks and theft of protected health information (PHI).

Source: Recent OCR Newsletter Highlights Growing Cyber Extortion Threat for Healthcare Organizations

A Strong Privacy Policy Can Save Your Company Millions

Cyberattacks are on the rise, with over 1,000 data breaches occurring at U.S. organizations in 2016 alone, most often through hacking or external theft. And it isn’t only violated firms that are hurt by these incidents. Studying hundreds of data breaches, our research has found that they create significant ripples that affect other companies in the industry.

Source: Research: A Strong Privacy Policy Can Save Your Company Millions

A Strong Privacy Policy Can Save Your Company Millions

Cyberattacks are on the rise, with over 1,000 data breaches occurring at U.S. organizations in 2016 alone, most often through hacking or external theft. And it isn’t only violated firms that are hurt by these incidents. Studying hundreds of data breaches, our research has found that they create significant ripples that affect other companies in the industry.

Source: Research: A Strong Privacy Policy Can Save Your Company Millions

‘Cryptojackers’ Dig Into Your Phone to Mine Their Coins Cheaply

There’s a chance your computer or phone is quietly producing a cryptocurrency called Monero. Criminals looking to commandeer massive processing power to unlock new Monero coins have unleashed an epidemic of malicious software that burrows deep into victims’ web browsers to surreptitiously run calculations.

Source: ‘Cryptojackers’ Dig Into Your Phone to Mine Their Coins Cheaply – Bloomberg

What is Cybersecurity, and How Can it Affect the Winter Olympics?

The world in 2018 is interconnected. Cybersecurity threats are widespread — even at the 2018 Winter Olympics. As we recorded this episode in January, our guest warned us of potential cybersecurity attacks. And just last week organizers in Pyeongchang confirmed that a cyberattack crippled important IT systems , bringing down display monitors, Wi-Fi and the Olympics website just ahead of the opening ceremony.

Source: What is Cybersecurity, and How Can it Affect the Winter Olympics?

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