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Monthly report: September 2020

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 192 influencers like DarkReading and CTIN, discussing hashtags such as #ransomware , #cyberattack and #cybersecurity.
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Industrial Cyberattacks Get Rarer but More Complex

On Sep 26, 2020
@threatpost shared
According to new @kaspersky research, #cyberattacks against the oil and gas industry have inched up only slightly compared to the second half of 2019. https://t.co/q6XqmG9gZh
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The first half of 2020 saw decreases in attacks on most ICS sectors, but oil/gas firms and building automation saw upticks.

threatpost.com
On Sep 26, 2020
@threatpost shared
According to new @kaspersky research, #cyberattacks against the oil and gas industry have inched up only slightly compared to the second half of 2019. https://t.co/q6XqmG9gZh
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Industrial Cyberattacks Get Rarer but More Complex

Industrial Cyberattacks Get Rarer but More Complex

The first half of 2020 saw decreases in attacks on most ICS sectors, but oil/gas firms and building automation saw upticks.

WannaCry Has IoT in Its Crosshairs

On Sep 25, 2020
@DarkReading shared
WannaCry Has IoT in Its Crosshairs https://t.co/uiFdxBSAHf by Ed Koehler #WannaCry #IoT #ransomware
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The wide variety of devices attached to the Internet of Things offers a rich target for purveyors of ransomware.

www.darkreading.com
On Sep 25, 2020
@DarkReading shared
WannaCry Has IoT in Its Crosshairs https://t.co/uiFdxBSAHf by Ed Koehler #WannaCry #IoT #ransomware
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WannaCry Has IoT in Its Crosshairs

WannaCry Has IoT in Its Crosshairs

The wide variety of devices attached to the Internet of Things offers a rich target for purveyors of ransomware.

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

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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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.

www.forbes.com
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.

The No Good, Very Bad Week for Iran's Nation-State Hacking Ops

On Oct 1, 2020
@DarkReading shared
The No Good, Very Bad Week for Iran's Nation-State Hacking Ops https://t.co/IpSgLEhnWp by @kjhiggins #Iran #nationstate #threatintel #cyberattack @interop #interop
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A look at the state of Iran's cyber operations as the US puts the squeeze on it with a pile of indictments and sanctions.

www.darkreading.com
On Oct 1, 2020
@DarkReading shared
The No Good, Very Bad Week for Iran's Nation-State Hacking Ops https://t.co/IpSgLEhnWp by @kjhiggins #Iran #nationstate #threatintel #cyberattack @interop #interop
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The No Good, Very Bad Week for Iran's Nation-State Hacking Ops

The No Good, Very Bad Week for Iran's Nation-State Hacking Ops

A look at the state of Iran's cyber operations as the US puts the squeeze on it with a pile of indictments and sanctions.

Socioeconomic status and cyber: the new ‘digital divide’

On Sep 3, 2020
@SCMagazine shared
Businesses & institutions in poorer or underserved regions are less equipped to fight off cyberattacks than their well-funded counterparts in affluent cities, say experts. #digitaldivide @detectrespond @duosec @mmazurek_ @GlobalCyberAlln @Cyber_Readiness https://t.co/xHpqR2nlw0
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Institutions in poor or underserved regions are less equipped to fight off cyberattacks than their well-funded counterparts in affluent cities, experts say.

www.scmagazine.com
On Sep 3, 2020
@SCMagazine shared
Businesses & institutions in poorer or underserved regions are less equipped to fight off cyberattacks than their well-funded counterparts in affluent cities, say experts. #digitaldivide @detectrespond @duosec @mmazurek_ @GlobalCyberAlln @Cyber_Readiness https://t.co/xHpqR2nlw0
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Socioeconomic status and cyber: the new ‘digital divide’

Socioeconomic status and cyber: the new ‘digital divide’

Institutions in poor or underserved regions are less equipped to fight off cyberattacks than their well-funded counterparts in affluent cities, experts say.

Microsoft: Ransomware attacks grow more dynamic, human-oriented

On Oct 1, 2020
@SCMagazine shared
Microsoft: Ransomware attacks grow more dynamic, human-oriented. #Microsoft #ransomware @Microsoft @eSentire @IBMSecurity @SolveCyberRisk https://t.co/dupjrdUbnb
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Ransomware has evolved into a global menace, but new research says organizations should keep in mind that it’s humans -- not code -- attacking them.

www.scmagazine.com
On Oct 1, 2020
@SCMagazine shared
Microsoft: Ransomware attacks grow more dynamic, human-oriented. #Microsoft #ransomware @Microsoft @eSentire @IBMSecurity @SolveCyberRisk https://t.co/dupjrdUbnb
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Microsoft: Ransomware attacks grow more dynamic, human-oriented

Microsoft: Ransomware attacks grow more dynamic, human-oriented

Ransomware has evolved into a global menace, but new research says organizations should keep in mind that it’s humans -- not code -- attacking them.

Malware Attacks Declined But Became More Evasive in Q2

On Sep 24, 2020
@DarkReading shared
Malware Attacks Declined But Became More Evasive in Q2 https://t.co/Bxijo1AHhL by @jaivijayan #malware #cyberattack #threatintel
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Most of the malware used in attacks last quarter were designed to evade signature-based detection tools, WatchGuard says.

www.darkreading.com
On Sep 24, 2020
@DarkReading shared
Malware Attacks Declined But Became More Evasive in Q2 https://t.co/Bxijo1AHhL by @jaivijayan #malware #cyberattack #threatintel
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Malware Attacks Declined But Became More Evasive in Q2

Malware Attacks Declined But Became More Evasive in Q2

Most of the malware used in attacks last quarter were designed to evade signature-based detection tools, WatchGuard says.

Israel, UAE say they’re allies in cyberspace. They have plenty of tech power to draw upon.

On Sep 25, 2020
@CyberScoopNews shared
Israel, UAE say they’re allies in cyberspace. They have plenty of tech power to draw upon. https://t.co/SHyxzBXvUV by @snlyngaas
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Israel and the United Arab Emirates say they are collaborating to track and block cyberthreats in a region where hacking remains rampant. For two countries that have invested heavily in offensive hacking tools in recent years, it’s a recognition that collective defense could be more ...

www.cyberscoop.com
On Sep 25, 2020
@CyberScoopNews shared
Israel, UAE say they’re allies in cyberspace. They have plenty of tech power to draw upon. https://t.co/SHyxzBXvUV by @snlyngaas
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Israel, UAE say they’re allies in cyberspace. They have plenty of tech power to draw upon.

Israel, UAE say they’re allies in cyberspace. They have plenty of tech power to draw upon.

Israel and the United Arab Emirates say they are collaborating to track and block cyberthreats in a region where hacking remains rampant. For two countries that have invested heavily in ...

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