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Cyber crooks increasingly targeting home devices

Cyber criminals are shifting their attention from traditional computers to internet-connected devices in Canadian homes, says the government’s cyber security agency.

Enterprising cybercriminals have even infected devices connected to the internet with malware to mine cryptocurrency — with the owner of the device often being oblivious to what is going on.

Full article: Cyber crooks increasingly targeting home devices: report | CBC News

88% of organizations are not properly governing its own data

Some 88% of organizations aren’t correctly managing access to data stored in files, according to a SailPoint report.

More than half (54%) of organizations reported having an official identity program in place, but are not supporting the program with correct policies and procedures, the report found.

Full article: 88% of organizations are not properly governing its own data – TechRepublic

3 ways dark web data trade will change in 2019, and how to protect your business

Both corporate data and personal information continue to be big targets for attackers, especially those attempting to commit acts of terrorism or financial crime. Many organizations feel as though attacks are inevitable, but with careful and consistent security measures, companies can stay safe, according to the report.

In order to implement the most effective security measures, businesses must look at data like a commodity, with the same importance as intellectual party, equipment, and employees, the report found.

Full article: 3 ways dark web data trade will change in 2019, and how to protect your business – TechRepublic

Australia’s horrific new encryption law likely to obliterate its tech scene

Australia‘s government signed a bill into law last week giving law enforcement agencies the right to force technology companies to reveal users’ encrypted messages. Another way of putting it: Australia‘s tech scene will soon be located on the Wayback Machine.

The law was introduced as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, but now it’s official. And there’s a lot to be concerned about, even if you don’t live or work in Australia.

Full article: Australia’s horrific new encryption law likely to obliterate its tech scene

7 tips for CXOs to combat cybersecurity risks

This year alone saw more than 600 data breaches, yet only 25% of organizations are planning to defend against attacks, according to Deloitte. And only 25% of organizations are scenario-planning to defend against such attacks. Article provides seven tips to avoid and combat cybersecurity risks in 2019 and beyond.

Source: 7 tips for CXOs to combat cybersecurity risks in 2019 and beyond – TechRepublic

New Google+ security bug could affect more than 52 million users

Google revealed that its soon-to-be shuttered social network Google+ suffered from another security lapse – a software bug that could have allowed third-party apps and developers to gain access to 52 million users’ personal information without their permission.

Source: New Google+ security bug could affect more than 52 million users, Google says – The Washington Post

Dangerous misconceptions about data breaches

Not all breaches are the same, nor always a failure of company processes, but executives need to take steps to ensure the long-term security of their marketing data.

Many data breaches, including most of the ones making headlines over the past year, are much subtler. These breaches, which can take months if not years to uncover, originate from a lack of proper controls and understanding of vulnerabilities.

Full article: Dangerous misconceptions about data breaches – MarTech Today

Risks from stolen Marriott data: espionage, ID theft, home burglaries

The data stolen from the Marriott hotel empire in a massive breach is so rich and specific it could be used for espionage, identity theft, reputational attacks and even home burglaries, security experts say.

Affected reservation system could be extremely enticing to nation-state spies interested in the travels of military and senior government officials.

Full article: Risks from stolen Marriott data: espionage, ID theft, home burglaries – East Bay Times

Germany proposes router security guidelines

The German government published at the start of the month an initial draft for rules on securing Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) routers.

Once approved, router manufacturers don’t have to abide by these requirements, but if they do, they can use a special sticker on their products showing their compliance.

Full article: Germany proposes router security guidelines | ZDNet

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