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Five Key Cybersecurity Themes from 2020

2020 will go down as recent history’s most notorious year for many reasons - and cybersecurity is no exception. Over the past 12 months, we witnessed countless cyber-attacks including fraud, data breaches, espionage, nation state attacks, insider threats and many more as hackers looked to exploit the vulnerable and desperate state the world found itsel
Publish At:2021-01-06 10:56 | Read:163 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

U.S. Releases Cybersecurity Plan for Maritime Sector

The U.S. government has released a plan with a list of top-priority items to mitigate threats and provide security to the crucial maritime sector.The National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan, which was made public (PDF) on Tuesday, highlights several priority actions to close maritime cybersecurity gaps and vulnerabilities over the next five years.The maritime s
Publish At:2021-01-05 20:23 | Read:90 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Comp

Australian cybersecurity agency used as cover in malware campaign

The Australian government warns of an ongoing campaign impersonating the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) to infect targets with malware.Scammers coordinating these attacks are also actively attempting to convince potential victims to install remote administration and desktop sharing software with the end goal of stealing the targets' b
Publish At:2021-01-05 14:13 | Read:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security security cyber cybersecurity

The Top Cybersecurity Certifications in 2021

What are the Most Valued Cybersecurity Certifications in 2021? This is an important question for employers, recruiters, seasoned security professionals, and especially for those planning a cybersecurity career. The Information Security Careers Network (ISCN) recently surveyed its LinkedIn community of over 90,000 members about the 50 leading
Publish At:2021-01-05 04:27 | Read:177 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

The strangest cybersecurity events of 2020: a look back

This year is finally coming to an end, and it only took us about eight consecutive months of March to get here. There is a ton to talk about, and that’s without even discussing the literal global pandemic. You see, 2020’s news stories were the pressure-cooker product of mania, chaos, and the downright absurd. “Murder hornets” made the journey to the
Publish At:2020-12-31 15:24 | Read:252 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security world 2020 certificates coronavirus coronavirus ant

Cybersecurity 2020 in Review

Cybersecurity 2020 in Review December 31st, 2020 No Comments anti-phishing, Data Protection, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security 2020 was a year we will never forget. The year where the words “COVID-19” and “corona” were being said by the ent
Publish At:2020-12-31 11:36 | Read:369 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Data Protection Online Privacy Online Safety P

Get back into the cybersecurity groove for 2021

byPaul DucklinA lot of technical articles, especially in the fields of computer science and information security, put you on the horns of a dilemma.To become an expert, you first need to read the article; yet to understand the article, you first need to be an expert.Well, here on Naked Security, we go out of our way to avoid this sort of “cybersecurity
Publish At:2020-12-31 09:49 | Read:145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Privacy Security leadership Security threats se

Lessons from Teaching Cybersecurity: Week 13

As I mentioned previously, this year, I’m going back to school. Not to take classes but to teach a course at my alma mater, Fanshawe College. I did this about a decade ago and thought it was interesting, so I was excited to give it another go. Additionally, after a friend mentioned that their kid wanted to learn Python, I developed an Intro to Python course
Publish At:2020-12-30 09:20 | Read:214 | Comments:0 | Tags:Off Topic higher education lessons learned teaching security

India: A Growing Cybersecurity Threat

Geopolitical tensions and a dramatic rise in offensive and defensive cyber capabilities lead India to join Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea as a top nation-state adversary.With geopolitical tensions against the United States continuing to heat up, a new cyber superpower and formidable adversary is quickly emerging to join Iran, Russia, China, and North K
Publish At:2020-12-29 12:50 | Read:281 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

10 Benefits of Running Cybersecurity Exercises

There may be no better way to ascertain your organization's strengths and weaknesses than by running regular security drills.Keeping information secure is a difficult task, even if you have bountiful resources. With companies like Nintendo, Twitter, Marriott, and Zoom all suffering high-profile data breaches recently, it's clear that no one is safe from cybe
Publish At:2020-12-28 13:26 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

Webinar Cybersecurity CISO: Cybersecurity Trends for the digital ecosystem in 2021

About the Webinar Cybersecurity CISOAs of the first quarter of 2020, India already recorded a 37% rise in cyber-attacks withincreased risks of data leakage, phishing attacks, ransomware, and spyware that are plaguingthe digital ecosystem. Although formative and considerate steps towards building a robustcybersecurity ecosystem have been taken this year, a lo
Publish At:2020-12-26 16:55 | Read:264 | Comments:0 | Tags:Webinar Cybersecurity Trends cybersecurity Webinar Webinar C

‘Tis the Season for Nonprofit Cybersecurity Risks to Reach New Heights

The period between Christmas and New Year’s Day has long been the time people give to charities the most, making the charities themselves attractive targets for cyber criminals. Because the events of 2020 will likely boost existing trends, nonprofit cybersecurity challenges may be greater than ever this year — even as groups find themselves with
Publish At:2020-12-26 11:53 | Read:198 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Fraud Protection holiday Cyberattacks Cyberc

Lessons from Teaching Cybersecurity: Week 12

As I had mentioned previously, this year, I’m going back to school. Not to take classes, but to teach a course at my alma mater, Fanshawe College. I did this about a decade ago and thought it was interesting, so I was excited to give it another go. Additionally, after a friend mentioned that their kid wanted to learn Python, I developed an Intro to Python ai
Publish At:2020-12-23 13:32 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:Off Topic Education grades lessons learned security cyber cy

Fact vs. Fiction: Film Industry's Portrayal of Cybersecurity

Article by Beau PetersThe movie industry is infamous for its loose depictions of hacking and cybersecurity. Hollywood often gets a lot wrong about hacking and digital protections, but what does it get right? The power of film in influencing the future of technology and the experts that create it is immense. Because of this, it is important to assess what the
Publish At:2020-12-23 12:15 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

Multiple government agencies hacked by Russia-backed actors

Multiple agencies in the USA have been hacked by a group of foreign-state bad actors tied to Russia. The affected government agencies include the U.S. Treasury, Commerce departments, and possibly many U.S. entities. According to a story published by Reuters, hackers have been monitoring government agencies’ internal emails. The cybercriminals have like
Publish At:2020-12-23 12:10 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Security cyber attack cybersecurity governm

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