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Socioeconomic status and cyber: the new ‘digital divide’

In part one of a two-part series, SC Media examines how businesses and institutions in poorer or underserved regions may be less equipped to fight off cyberattacks than their well-funded counterparts in affluent cities.
Featured, Health Care, Network Security, Ransomware, Security News

Lessons from the ransomware death: Prioritize cyber emergency preparedness

For medical facilities, and any entity that delivers critical services, the situation places security teams on high alert: ensure adequate training for the workforce and some means of network redundancy or else risk similar tragedy or even potential liability.
Data Breach, Security News

Supply chain weak security link for 92 percent of US companies

The devastating Target breach – the result of an earlier attack on the retail giant’s HVAC vendor – wasn’t an anomaly. New research from BlueVoyant found that 92 percent of U.S. organizations suffered a breach in the past 12 months as a result of weakness in their supply chain. When four other countries (the U.K.,…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Security News

Hacker-for-hire groups profit by commoditizing APT tactics

In the span of just over three months, researchers have exposed three mercenary, “hacker-for-hire” groups engaging in industrial espionage and stealing corporate secrets for profit. Despite using tactics, techniques and procedures that are more typical of a nation-state ATP group, these threat actors –  Dark Basin, DeathStalker and an unnamed third entity group detailed late last month by Bitdefender –…
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Ransomware, Security News

History shows, transparency can ease the fallout from a cyberattack

Cybersecurity firms have a responsibility to keep their clients safe from digital attacks. But when they end up the victims, they potentially risk losing credibility with these customers, especially if their operations are disrupted. It’s a potentially juicy extortion scenario for attackers, and we just saw an example of this play out last week when…
RiskSec 2020, Security News

No more excuses: how to build a diverse workforce now

For such a vibrant, innovative industry, cybersecurity isn’t as diverse and inclusive within the executive ranks as it should be. And some leaders say that reality is to the detriment of the community. Industry luminaries Camille Stewart from Google, Microsoft’s Edna Conway and former NASA technology chief Jerry Davis will draw on their substantial private…
How to train your team on data privacy.
Cybercrime, Email Security, Phishing, Security News

Phishing campaign spoofs security awareness training notifications

That anti-phishing training email your employees just received may, ironically, actually be a phishing email, according to cyber threat analysts who recently uncovered a security awareness-themed online social engineering campaign. In a blog post on Wednesday, experts at Cofense reported on a phishing campaign that sends emails purporting to be a notification urging employees to…
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