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 Nov 6, 2019
@ericgeller shared
[email protected] went to Redmond to meet members of Microsoft's threat intelligence team, who track advanced hackers using Microsoft's unimaginably vast ocean of telemetry. https://t.co/a5Pa6VLuSA https://t.co/fuhEClhg8m
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Inside the Microsoft team tracking the world’s most dangerous hackers

From Russian Olympic cyberattacks to billion-dollar North Korean malware, how one tech giant monitors nation-sponsored hackers everywhere on earth.

On Nov 12, 2019
@cylanceinc shared
Learn how #BlackBerryCylance data scientists are responding to threat actors by building resilient models that thwart adversarial #AI and why solving identity and authentication challenges represents the next frontier for AI technology. https://t.co/UqCT50IFFD https://t.co/NzBvpOmmA9
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How Artificial Intelligence Is Enabling Cyber Resilience

Summary In the near future, threat actors will begin utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to craft malware that’s been expressly designed to evade your next-gen cyber defenses. On October ...

On Nov 9, 2019
@whitehatsec shared
With the threat of cyber attacks increasing, half of CISOs don't feel confident in their preparedness level. Learn more: https://t.co/x2pm0JRJvs via @ZDNet
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Cybersecurity: Under half of organisations are fully prepared to deal with cyberattacks

Only 49% of CISOs and other senior executives are fully confident that their organisation could deal with the fallout of a hacking incident or data breach right now, and most think the ...

Innovations and Trends

On Nov 8, 2019
@wynandbooysen shared
RT @reach2ratan: Gartner Says the Future of Network Security Lies with SASE https://t.co/Ia1GGGx7AU #CyberSecurity #Databreach #Ransomware #Hackers #infosec @reach2ratan #AI #ML #malware #cloud #cloudsecurity #Digitaltransformation #Fintech #Blockchain #Bigdata #datascience #Digital #banking https://t.co/FF1TxOWGQG
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Gartner Says the Future of Network Security Lies with SASE

Gartner Says the Future of Network Security Lies with Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

On Nov 9, 2019
@wynandbooysen shared
RT @Todd_Inskeep: Excited about our latest threat trends report - https://t.co/Vg6qLFrrY6 Booz Allen’s top intel analysts collaborated to identify cybersecurity trends on the horizon, to help organizations prepare for what’s next. #CyberSecurity
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Top 9 Cybersecurity Trends for 2020

Get expert insights into the cyber threats that could change the face of cybersecurity in 2020.

On Nov 12, 2019
@EdgeIotAi shared
RT @tierpoint: Check out our new post for the highlights of #BraveIT 2019, including links to recordings of the keynotes and breakout sessions: https://t.co/BGac735byc #HCI #edgecomputing #5G #compliance #cybersecurity #digitaltransformation #datacenter
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Insights, Advice and Predictions: A look back at BraveIT 2019

BraveIT 2019 had a variety of speakers and topics. We share the highlights, from cyber threats to 5G and digital transformation stories.

Startups and Investments

On Nov 6, 2019
@EU_Startups shared
Bristol-based startup @immersivelabsuk raises €36 million for its gamified cyber skills platform 👩‍💻🌠 https://t.co/7Y6ShCJGLf https://t.co/N3isAxNnXu
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Bristol-based startup Immersive Labs raises €36 million for its gamified cyber skills platform

Bristol-based startup Immersive Labs – an interactive, on-demand and gamified cyber skills platform – has closed €36 million in funding led by global growth equity investor Summit Partners, ...

On Nov 6, 2019
@garrytan shared
Fascinating profile of Orlando Bravo— when PE meets Software Today there are more than 75 public SaaS cos, nearly $1T vs <20 worth <$100B, 10 yrs ago “The economics of software were just so powerful—like no other industry—just very obvious.”   https://t.co/YZMgJiPLxa
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Meet Wall Street’s Best Dealmaker: New Billionaire Orlando Bravo

Orlando Bravo peaked as a competitive tennis player as a junior in the 1980s, but he is now the best in a far more lucrative game: Private equity.

On Nov 7, 2019
@hackernoon shared
"Why Digital Advertising is Undergoing a Paradigm Shift " https://t.co/4q2SPw4wc1 #advertising #adtech
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Why Digital Advertising is Undergoing a Paradigm Shift

In the past two decades, the advertising industry has shifted from broad, dispersed advertising strategies to a more laser-focused data-driven approach where conversion and ROI are ...

Data Privacy

On Nov 7, 2019
@ZeljkaZorz shared
Germany: Berlin data protection authority imposes EUR 14.5 million fine for “data cemetery” https://t.co/BTJcvFIopO via @DLA_Piper
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Germany: Berlin data protection authority imposes EUR 14.5 million fine for “data cemetery”

On 30 October 2019, the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit – “Berlin DPA”) imposed an ...

On Nov 11, 2019
@BrianHonan shared
RT @ictlc: According to @IrishTimes the @DPCIreland is investigating the practice of micro-targeting on social media platforms. #ictlegal #GDPR #DPA #socialmedia https://t.co/aTLlfdSyG5
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Data Protection Commissioner investigating micro-targeting on social media

Practice raises GDPR issues, Helen Dixon tells Dublin hearing on disinformation

On Nov 11, 2019
@Dejan_Kosutic shared
Berlin Commissioner Issues Fine to Deutsche Wohnen SE | Privacy & Information Security Law Blog https://t.co/eSlhbvZJeJ https://t.co/uthJPYeAa0
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Berlin Commissioner Issues Fine to Deutsche Wohnen SE

On November 5, 2019, the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information announced that it imposed a fine of €14.5 million on a major real estate company, which is the ...

Threats and Attacks

On Nov 12, 2019
@Treadstone71LLC shared
'Cyber-attack' on Labour digital platforms https://t.co/pVCIxViyZJ
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General election 2019: 'Cyber-attack' on Labour Party digital platforms

The party says the DDoS attack against its systems failed, but an online campaign tool was disrupted.

On Nov 8, 2019
@cyberdefensemag shared
@cyberdefensemag Publisher @miliefsky Sharing an important story about Simple Ways SMBs Can Protect #cybersecurity #CYBER #SECURITY in this #CDM #EXCLUSIVE https://t.co/LTIhOlzJA5 by John Ford @ConnectWise who we hope to see @Infosecurity North America #CDM https://t.co/eh0hPy4868
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Simple Ways SMBs Can Protect Themselves against Cyber-Threats

By John Ford, Chief Information Security Officer, ConnectWise It seems as if every couple of weeks or so, a major news story flashes across our screens detailing a massive data breach where ...

On Nov 6, 2019
@FireEye shared
Catch the highlights from our recent Cyber Trendscape report in this @MashableIndia article. https://t.co/pp1n1ZvdQG
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More Than 50% Organizations Worldwide Are Not Ready To Tackle Cyber Attacks, Reveals Report

New report from a cybersecurity firm FireEye sheds reveals that only 49% believe their organisation is well-prepared to face a cyberattack or a data breach.

Companies and Services

On Nov 11, 2019
@ISC2 shared
Cybersecurity Workforce Gap: 145% Growth Needed to Meet Global Demand | Job description is attractive based on the @ISC2 study responses: high demand, good pay, job security, continuously evolving field and solving puzzles. https://t.co/smouOnJwjI via @SecurityWeek https://t.co/RYbJdO8sUr
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Cybersecurity Workforce Gap: 145% Growth Needed to Meet Global Demand

By estimating the global cybersecurity workforce, (ISC)2 asserts that it needs to grow by 145% in order to meet demand for skilled cybersecurity talent.

On Nov 6, 2019
@ISC2 shared
It’s here! @ISC2 publishes its 2019 Cybersecurity Workforce Study with new workforce estimate and updated skills gap number. Read the press release here: https://t.co/Ffuf3oNt4K https://t.co/14RAf72axF
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(ISC)² Finds the Cybersecurity Workforce Needs to Grow 145% to Close Skills Gap and Better Defend Organizations Worldwide

2019 Cybersecurity Workforce Study also examines motivations and career paths of cybersecurity professionals and shares recruitment strategies for organizations to use Clearwater, November ...

On Nov 7, 2019
@ISC2 shared
[email protected] reports massive workforce increase needed to fight cybercriminals The global #cybersecurity workforce shortage has widened from 2.93 million up to more than 4 million in the past year. Read more >> https://t.co/nfYjwvNz8C https://t.co/d8M034V5rt
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Massive Workforce Increase Needed to Fight Cybercriminals

In the U.S. market, the current cybersecurity workforce estimate is 804,700 and the shortage of skilled professionals is 498,480, requiring an increase of 62% to better defend U.S. ...

Business and Industries

On Nov 11, 2019
@cybersecboardrm shared
The 7 Biggest Technology Trends To Disrupt Banking & Financial Services In 2020 https://t.co/CALWyl88OM #disrupt #banking #fintech #2020 https://t.co/Lgg3lHhzJ3
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The 7 Biggest Technology Trends To Disrupt Banking & Financial Services In 2020

New technology changes the operations and realities of organizations in all industries when it is widely adopted. It's no different with the latest innovation introduced by artificial ...

On Nov 11, 2019
@sbmeunier shared
10 Technologies That Will Disrupt Financial Services In The Next 5 Years The Financial Brand Ideas & Insights for Financial Marketers #fintech #finserv #banking #digitalbanking via @JimMarous #finserv ➡️https://t.co/otyvXWvtBH https://t.co/Sz19o6Vhtf
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10 Technologies That Will Disrupt Financial Services In The Next 5 Years

The accelerating pace of technological change is the best opportunity and biggest challenge in the financial services ecosystem today.

On Nov 12, 2019
@CybersecuritySF shared
Financial services firms are 300X as likely as other companies to be targeted by a #cyberattack https://t.co/0PTUAyOqqa
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10 Statistics that Summarize the State of Cybersecurity in Financial Services

Cybersecurity statistics show financial services organizations are 300 times more likely to be attacked, experience hundreds of thousands of security alerts, and invest an average of $2,300 ...