Cybersecurity Essentials


Cybersecurity Essentials publishes only the best Cybersecurity news and links, carefully hand-picked and curated by top cybersecurity experts, enthusiasts and thought-leaders.

General News

On Jan 24, 2020
@AccentureSecure shared
RT @AccentureFSRisk: Why aren’t more banks and capital markets firms using advanced technologies to fight #cybercrime? Find out more. https://t.co/ORKO4GHtf1
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Cybercrime in banking and capital markets: Technology and human vulnerabilities

Accenture’s Chris Thompson looks at the strengths and vulnerabilities of banking and capital markets firms when it comes to cybercrime.

On Jan 22, 2020
@DennisF shared
"The goal was to build a honeypot that appeared so real that not even a well-trained control systems engineer would be able to tell that it was fake." Factory Honeypot Highlights Fraud, Ransomware Attacks https://t.co/319Z1SvC3H #decipher #deciphersec
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Ransomware Attacks Factory Honeypot

The latest investigation by Trend Micro Research observed multiple instances of fraud and ransomware attacks on networks with industrial control systems. For these organizations, ...

On Jan 22, 2020
@CyberScoopNews shared
Secret Service to launch private-sector cybercrime council https://t.co/BmgMbPrEwC by @shanvav
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Secret Service to launch private-sector cybercrime council

The Secret Service has recently hand-picked a small group of private-sector cybersecurity experts to advise the agency’s investigations team on how it can better take down cybercriminals, ...

Innovations and Trends

On Jan 20, 2020
@EdgeIotAi shared
RT @SBUCloud: 7 trends that will define #SmartCities in 2020 via @smartcitiesdive https://t.co/iI2Rvs73OY #IoT #Edge #dataprivacy #FlyingCars @Fabriziobustama @KirkDBorne @mvollmer1 @evankirstel @DrJDrooghaag @FrRonconi @sebbourguignon @Ym78200 @jblefevre60 https://t.co/3G3DugHEox
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7 trends that will define smart cities in 2020

Cities are primed for big transformation, including scooter company consolidation, car-free zone planning and increased flying car investments.

On Jan 23, 2020
@EdgeIotAi shared
RT @dez_blanchfield: what everyday tech usage will look like as this next wave of accessibility takes root - intriguing thoughts from @MoKatibeh https://t.co/BMVu3OBbK6 @ATTBusiness #Ad #ATTInfluencer #EdgetoEdge #5G #XR #AI #CyberSecurity #Edge
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2020 Vision: The Future is Emerging

At the start of the computer age, Jobs and Gates envisioned a future where a computer would be present in every household. No longer just a part of locked-off rooms for scientists and ...

On Jan 20, 2020
@EdgeIotAi shared
RT @SimpleATeam: Top 12 Technology Trends for 2020 predicted by IEEE Computer Society include [email protected], non-volatile memory (NVM) products and “digital twins.” via @ComputerSociety #AI #ML #robotics https://t.co/gxRoutzPSQ
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Startups and Investments

On Jan 24, 2020
@iipayments shared
Blockchain in Financial Services:Not Yet Plug and Play https://t.co/Kq9LL8yhAK #compliance #blockchain #technology #payments #paymentsinnovation
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Blockchain in Financial Services: Not Yet Plug and Play

Every blockchain adopter today is a pioneer. For executives considering an investment in blockchain, the first step is to define the right use case.

On Jan 23, 2020
@EU_Startups shared
RT @EU_Startups: London-based @blossomcap, the record-breaking VC led by premier investor @ophelia_brown, launches €166.8 million fund👍 It gears up to partner with the top early-stage tech startups in Europe, aiming to be the lead investor in seed and Series A rounds 🚀 https://t.co/8wrwhg1Udu https://t.co/qsmKI7TlK8
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Ophelia Brown’s Blossom Capital launches second €166.8 million fund to boost early-stage European tech startups

London-based Blossom Capital, the record-breaking European VC led by premier investor Ophelia Brown, launches its €166.8 million fund and gears up to partner with the top early-stage tech ...

On Jan 24, 2020
@LapierreDigital shared
How To Prepare Your Employees For Today's Cybersecurity Threats https://t.co/XNXBUhCs86
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How To Prepare Your Employees For Today's Cybersecurity Threats

Be sure to address both doors -- technology and employee behavior -- that malicious actors use to enter to access your company’s sensitive data.

Data Privacy

On Jan 21, 2020
@Dejan_Kosutic shared
New blog post: ISO 27001 practitioner becoming a GDPR data protection officer | 27001Academy https://t.co/b1mOpESKa7 Please ReTweet! https://t.co/3AjAPNR4qk
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How an ISO 27001 expert can become a GDPR data protection officer

Learn about different responsibilities and skills required of an ISO 27001 security officer and DPO according to GDPR, and how to overcome this gap.

On Jan 21, 2020
@Infosec_Tourist shared
RT @PCCanadacom: GDPR: 160,000 data breaches reported already, so expect the big fines to follow: https://t.co/W1Uu0zaSLq via @ZDNet & @dannyjpalmer #GDPR #DataBreaches
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GDPR: 160,000 data breaches reported already, so expect the big fines to follow

The number of breaches reported each day continues to rise - and the number of significant fines is soon to follow.

On Jan 23, 2020
@opexxx shared
RT @PrivSecReport: #Privacy: Microsoft exposes 250 million customer records online https://t.co/FZix6I1sbT
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#Privacy: Microsoft exposes 250 million customer records online

A new report has revealed that Microsoft has exposed nearly 250 million customer service and support records over a 14-year period.  On December 28, 2019, the Comparitech security research ...

Threats and Attacks

On Jan 24, 2020
@SecurityWeek shared
2020 Rings in a New Era of Cyber Attacks - and it's Getting Personal https://t.co/odggfEEn4x
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2020 Rings in a New Era of Cyber Attacks - and it's Getting Personal

Socially engineered attacks are especially nasty and effective because they rely upon natural human responses to be successful; anyone can be a victim at any time.

On Jan 21, 2020
@DarkReading shared
Elaborate Honeypot 'Factory' Network Hit with Ransomware, RAT, and Cryptojacking https://t.co/XJ2o6bAUpy by @kjhiggins #S4x20 #ransomware #RAT #IIoT
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Elaborate Honeypot 'Factory' Network Hit with Ransomware, RAT, and Cryptojacking

A fictitious industrial company with phony employees personas, website, and PLCs sitting on a simulated factory network fooled malicious hackers - and raised alarms for at least one ...

On Jan 22, 2020
@attcyber shared
Find tips on how to prepare your employees for today's #cybersecurity threats via @Forbes: https://t.co/Vc7eUq9ovX #CyberSec
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How To Prepare Your Employees For Today's Cybersecurity Threats

Be sure to address both doors -- technology and employee behavior -- that malicious actors use to enter to access your company’s sensitive data.

Companies and Services

On Jan 19, 2020
@TAKellermann shared
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FDIC, OCC issue cybersecurity bulletin amid 'heightened' global risk

The two agencies cited geopolitical tensions in issuing the warning and best practices tips, though they stopped short of referring directly to the recent U.S. clashes with Iran.

On Jan 24, 2020
@jeremiahg shared
RT @Balgan: https://t.co/a8SfWb2HVk The entire team at @binaryedgeio is very very happy to be joining @SolveCyberRisk . U've heard me defend cyberinsurance for a while, it was time I put my money where my mouth is.
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Coalition Acquires Security & Threat Intelligence Provider BinaryEdge

Coalition, the leading cyber insurance provider for small and midsize businesses, today announced it has acquired Internet scanning and cybersecurity

On Jan 22, 2020
@SCMagazine shared
#CyberRiskAlliance announces the appointment of David Longobardi as Chief Content Officer. https://t.co/TeFryOP0nP
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CyberRisk Alliance appoints David Longobardi Chief Content Officer

New York, NY, January 21, 2020 -- CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management

Business and Industries

On Jan 21, 2020
@forrester shared
#AI has the potential to create large productivity gains. Analyst Achim Granzen discusses how it has already impacted Southeast Asia: https://t.co/D6NlU6FIbK
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How is AI benefiting industries throughout Southeast Asia?

Although still lagging behind the main global AI hubs, businesses in ASEAN countries have begun experimenting with the possibilities that artificial intelligence can bring the workforce.

On Jan 22, 2020
@cybersecboardrm shared
Five Ways Business Directors Can Prepare For The Future Of Cybersecurity https://t.co/Z0UoG46OC8 #CyberSecurity #future #prepare @Forbes https://t.co/YU5ustT28p
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Five Ways Business Directors Can Prepare For The Future Of Cybersecurity

Business leaders need to set the example that cybersecurity is important for long-term resilience.

On Jan 25, 2020
@cybersecboardrm shared
How AI Is Improving Omnichannel CyberSecurity In 2020 https://t.co/jMW7MzFeGq #AI #omnichannel #CyberSecurity https://t.co/NnyuhAi2s0
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How AI Is Improving Omnichannel CyberSecurity In 2020

42% of digital businesses that consider themselves technologically advanced are finding fraud is restraining their ability to grow and adopt new digital innovation strategies.

Mitre ATT&CK

On Jan 25, 2020
@PatrickCMiller shared
Ryuk Ransomware Hit Multiple Oil & Gas Facilities, ICS Security Expert Says https://t.co/leQMsRWS8n
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Ryuk Ransomware Hit Multiple Oil & Gas Facilities, ICS Security Expert Says

Attackers 'weaponized' Active Directory to spread the ransomware.

On Jan 21, 2020
@holisticinfosec shared
Participate in ⁦@KringleCon⁩ this holiday season? You may have discovered new tools or had a chance to try one that you hadn’t before. True for me with @eric_conrad’s DeepBlueCLI, a #PowerShell threat hunting module for Windows Event Logs. #toolsmith https://t.co/acnXSdMaW6
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On Jan 21, 2020
@DarkReading shared
Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security https://t.co/MfV7T4amKZ by Moti Gindi @Microsoft VP Defender ATP #threat #data #protection
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Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security

Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.