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On Sep 30, 2020
@CTIN_Global shared
Microsoft: Ransomware & Nation-State Attacks Rise, ... https://t.co/o8tIy3DowS
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Microsoft: Ransomware & Nation-State Attacks Rise, Get More Sophisticated

Microsoft: Ransomware & Nation-State Attacks Rise, Get More Sophisticated

Malware-based attacks are out, phishing is in, along with credential stuffing and business email compromise. Microsoft recommends defensive tactics in its new report on rising threats.

On Sep 28, 2020
@McAfee_Labs shared
The ransomware economy is getting broader and deeper. Chief scientist @Raj_Samani details the chilling future of #ransomware via @ChannelFutures. https://t.co/VXPpm17wUK
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McAfee Scientist Details Chilling Future of Ransomware

McAfee Scientist Details Chilling Future of Ransomware

During last week's Channel Partners Virtual conference, Raj Samani, McAfee's chief scientist, detailed the terrifying future of ransomware.

On Sep 28, 2020
@ForbesTech shared
As the end of 2020 approaches, the cybersecurity talent drought gets worse https://t.co/lgdup3PJE6 by @esayegh
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As The End Of 2020 Approaches, The Cybersecurity Talent Drought Gets Worse

As The End Of 2020 Approaches, The Cybersecurity Talent Drought Gets Worse

If talent production continues at today’s pace, the information technology industry has a real problem on its hands – and it’s only going to get worse.

On Sep 29, 2020
@StephaneNappo shared
RT @ChuckDBrooks: Five cybersecurity trends from 2020 – And what the future holds | 2020-09-17 | Security Magazine https://t.co/VqTi80G6tU
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Five cybersecurity trends from 2020 – And what the future holds

Five cybersecurity trends from 2020 – And what the future holds

The need for cybersecurity in the financial services industry has never been greater. Financial Institutions (FIs) have been and will continue to be the subject of cyberattacks by ...

On Sep 29, 2020
@CyrilCoste shared
RT @BetaDigitalLtd: Top 10 #DigitalTransformation Trends For 2021. Some news ones too ~ @danielnewmanUV via @Forbes @SpirosMargaris @chboursin @antgrasso @mvollmer1 @BernardMarr @FGraillot @louiseoconor @sallyeaves @CyrilCoste @IanLJones98 @JolaBurnett @MikeQuindazzi https://t.co/LbDrzZcJ4w https://t.co/pgMYO1lPQI
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Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends For 2021

Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends For 2021

What will the biggest tech and digital transformation trends be for 2021? In this piece we highlight 10 of the biggest trends that will impact the way we work, live and communicate in the ...

On Sep 26, 2020
@EdgeIotAi shared
RT @ConnectedWMag: Economic uncertainty and disrupted manufacturing have curbed smart-home spending, reports [email protected] https://t.co/YT58mPYjs3 #construction #IoT #sustainability #AI #5G #cloud #edge #futureofwork #infrastructure #COVID19 #digitaltransformation https://t.co/9Zbdx82raf
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Updating Smart-Home Predictions

Updating Smart-Home Predictions

Smart-home growth slowed by COVID-19.

On Sep 25, 2020
@SwissCognitive shared
#Cybersecurity 🔐💻 is crucial for protecting vulnerable #communities 👫 – and #health-care workers are no exception 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ https://t.co/lAAwQgm2Io @CyberpeaceInst #AI #health
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Ensuring Cybersecurity for Critical Civilian Infrastructure

Ensuring Cybersecurity for Critical Civilian Infrastructure

Although the world has long needed a more systematic approach to cybersecurity, the issue has come to the fore as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact that cyberattacks are ...

On Sep 29, 2020
@LarryVNN shared
RT @Convergent_Msns: Before we see what the future holds, though, let's recap some of the major cybersecurity incidents that have cropped up so far this year. https://t.co/36WKHHAQuN #cybersecurity #cyberattacks #cybercrime
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The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 So Far

The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 So Far

Ransomware attacks, supply chain hacks, escalating tensions with Iran—the first six months of 2019 have been anything but boring.

On Sep 29, 2020
@MichaelCromwell shared
RT @TamaraMcCleary: Staying ahead of pandemic-related #cybersecurity threats with automation https://t.co/6thQJKPcho #COVID19 https://t.co/cSV7PqbogC
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Staying ahead of pandemic-related cybersecurity threats with automation

Staying ahead of pandemic-related cybersecurity threats with automation

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted organizations worldwide. Many were forced to transition their entire workforce to remote environments seemingly overnight, while others had to scale down ...

On Sep 27, 2020
@Infosec_Tourist shared
RT @techreview: The problem isn’t TikTok and WeChat. They “would probably not immediately pass muster under a well-designed US regulatory system,” writes @gwbstr. The problem is the US system lets *any* company pillage users’ data with virtually no accountability. https://t.co/f43JLJfW7O
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App bans won’t make US security risks disappear

App bans won’t make US security risks disappear

Will the US government ban TikTok and WeChat, or won’t it—and why? With the Trump administration issuing vaguely phrased executive orders and policies about the apps, even as legal ...

On Oct 1, 2020
@wbm312 shared
RT @NoOn24CA: "We need to ensure privacy for all and limit any pay-for-privacy schemes that entice the most vulnerable to give up their privacy... #Prop24 would expand rather than limit pay-for-privacy schemes. " @DigitalDemoc says VOTE #NOonProp24 https://t.co/IBQMLPKCUm
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Why Californians Should Vote No on Proposition 24

Why Californians Should Vote No on Proposition 24

We need default privacy settings that limit the sharing and selling of personal information, and the use of data for targeted advertising, personalized content, and other manipulative ...

On Sep 24, 2020
@BrianHonan shared
RT @ciananbrennan: How to deal with a bananas GDPR problem, Irish State style: 1) Deny it 2) Give out for it having been pointed out 3) Fix it, sort of, but don't admit they've fixed it 4) Even though they've moved to fix it, say it wasn't a problem in the first place https://t.co/1zZLNIIfEZ
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System that revealed details of vehicle owners partially altered amid GDPR concerns

System that revealed details of vehicle owners partially altered amid GDPR concerns

On August 25, the Irish Examiner reported the existence of the technical loophole which saw dealerships given unrestricted access to the National ...

On Oct 1, 2020
@Treadstone71LLC shared
Business top brass are terrified their companies will simply be collateral damage in a future cyber-war https://t.co/2xt2nLw3nC
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Business top brass are terrified their companies will simply be collateral damage in a future cyber-war

Business top brass are terrified their companies will simply be collateral damage in a future cyber-war

Organizations need not fear a direct hit – someone knackering the internet or the grid would be enough

On Sep 26, 2020
@Treadstone71LLC shared
Iranian ‘Restraint’ and ‘Small’ Cyber Attacks https://t.co/rpXN2d4X7z
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Iranian ‘Restraint’ and ‘Small’ Cyber Attacks

Iranian ‘Restraint’ and ‘Small’ Cyber Attacks

A taxi passes by in front of The New York Times head office, Feb. 7, 2013. Photo: Reuters / Carlo …

On Sep 30, 2020
@helpnetsecurity shared
The biggest cyber threats organizations deal with today - https://t.co/UwqjzmE253 - @msftsecurity @Stealthbits #enterprise #CyberThreats #ransomware #SupplyChainSecurity #phishing #AccountCompromise #APT #CyberEspionage https://t.co/3VRw7K0CVY
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The biggest cyber threats organizations deal with today

The biggest cyber threats organizations deal with today

Microsoft has released a new report outlining enterprise cyberattack trends in the past year (from July 2019 to June 2020).

On Sep 28, 2020
@ISC2 shared
Remote working is here to stay, introducing new security risks and challenges for businesses. How can you help secure access to corporate data? Read the blog: https://t.co/MBRoDu1ijc
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Remote Working Underscores the Need for Qualified Cybersecurity Professionals

Remote Working Underscores the Need for Qualified Cybersecurity Professionals

Remote working is here to stay The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to our lives: social distancing, face masks, and WFH (work from home). Based on health scientists’ advice to ...

On Sep 29, 2020
@CFR_org shared
Under the Trump administration's Clean Network Program, Chinese cloud service providers will come under greater scrutiny, writes @NewAmerica's Michael Garcia. https://t.co/VQvYamagRT
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The Future of “Clean Cloud”

The Future of “Clean Cloud”

Under the Trump administration's Clean Network Program, Chinese cloud service providers will come under greater scrutiny.

On Oct 1, 2020
@morphisec shared
New #data collected from C-suite leaders reveals how vulnerabilities among suppliers and vendors are causing 4 out of 5 breaches. https://t.co/CfGsqLFV4c #infosec
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Third-party security risk is substantial – and many providers' readiness is substandard

Third-party security risk is substantial – and many providers' readiness is substandard

As many as 80% of CIOs and CISOs polled for a new report say they've experienced a breach originating with a third-party vendor in the past year, while another survey shows 44% of hospitals ...

On Sep 30, 2020
@sbmeunier shared
A Guide to the NIST #Cybersecurity Framework #NIST #cybersecurity #physicalsecurity #riskmanagement #infosec ➡️https://t.co/AINXUgO3yj
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A Guide to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

A Guide to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

With cybersecurity threats growing exponentially, it has never been more important to put together an efficient cyber-risk management policy, and NIST's framework can help.

On Oct 1, 2020
@cybersecboardrm shared
Australian government’s digital business plan includes $5M for blockchain #Blockchain https://t.co/7jRhHXnbmt
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Australian government’s digital business plan includes $5M for blockchain

Australian government’s digital business plan includes $5M for blockchain

Australia’s Prime Minister has announced the Federal Government’s biggest investment in blockchain to-date, with two pilots set to receive almost $5 million

On Sep 28, 2020
@cybersecboardrm shared
Why AI Is The Future Of Cybersecurity #CyberAttack #cybersecurity #databreach https://t.co/WraX043E99
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Why AI Is The Future Of Cybersecurity

Why AI Is The Future Of Cybersecurity

61% of enterprises say they cannot detect breach attempts today without the use of AI technologies.

On Sep 29, 2020
@MITREattack shared
We just released a blog post jointly written by ATT&CK for ICS Lead @ojalexander and @Mandiant. It explores a visualization drawing on both the ATT&CK for Enterprise and ICS knowledge bases to describe an adversary operating across both. Check it out at https://t.co/TaIvfTDXwC.
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In Pursuit of a Gestalt Visualization: Merging MITRE ATT&CK® for Enterprise and ICS to Communicate Adversary Behaviors

In Pursuit of a Gestalt Visualization: Merging MITRE ATT&CK® for Enterprise and ICS to Communicate Adversary Behaviors

A joint post exploring leveraging ATT&CK for Enterprise and ICS together in a visualization.

On Sep 29, 2020
@Mandiant shared
We worked together with @MITREattack to explore ways of visualizing the MITRE Enterprise and ICS ATT&CK knowledge bases together as a single matrix visualization. Check-out the blog post: https://t.co/OdRUlbs7dl https://t.co/ahGIVLS1bA
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In Pursuit of a Gestalt Visualization: Merging MITRE ATT&CK® for Enterprise and ICS to Communicate Adversary Behaviors

In Pursuit of a Gestalt Visualization: Merging MITRE ATT&CK® for
Enterprise and ICS to Communicate Adversary Behaviors

We evaluate the integration of a hybrid MITRE ATT&CK matrix visualization that accurately represents the complexity of events across the OT Targeted Attack Lifecycle.

On Oct 1, 2020
@PatrickCMiller shared
Government Employees May Need to Update Threat Hunting Perspectives https://t.co/mtVgVBFiqt
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Government Employees May Need to Update Threat Hunting Perspectives

Government Employees May Need to Update Threat Hunting Perspectives

As Congress considers expanding threat hunting programs into the private sector, a majority of federal workers surveyed last year didn’t seem to have a clue about such efforts within their ...