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Why the WannaCry outbreak should be a wake-up call

WannaCry, the ransomware that recently swept the world and brought down computer systems in more than 100 countries, can be viewed as many things: an attempt to extort money from individuals and businesses whose data was taken hostage; an atrocity that put human life at risk in the case of compromised medical systems and medical devices; and a focal point in discussions on responsible disclosure, to name just a few.

But boiled down, WannaCry should be universally viewed as one thing: a wake-up call.

Source: Why the WannaCry outbreak should be a wake-up call

OneLogin Breached. Here’s What You Need to Do.

Single sign-on provider OneLogin has experienced a breach. If you or your company uses OneLogin to sign in to applications, or if you use any of their other services, you need to be aware of this and may need to take several actions immediately.

Source: PSA: OneLogin Breached. Here’s What You Need to Do.

The next big personal data attack waiting to happen…

With data security of all organisations under significant threat from external actors, all organisations need to review the security of processing personal data as a matter of urgency. And such reviews must include the use of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) used in the workplace.

Source: The next big personal data attack waiting to happen… | Ardi Kolah LL.M | Pulse | LinkedIn

Ransomware attack is why we can’t have security backdoors, say privacy advocates

Cybertools allegedly stolen from the NSA were used to craft the WannaCry ransomware.

Privacy experts are calling the global ransomware attack that hit 150 countries a prime example of why requiring tech companies to create backdoors into computer programs is a bad idea, because of the danger those digital keys might be stolen.

Source: Ransomware attack is why we can’t have security backdoors, say privacy advocates

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