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Educational Adaptation Required to Close the Cyber-Skills Gap

Addressing the cyber-skills gap requires a variety of career pathways and greater collaboration between governments, academia and industry, according to experts speaking during a webinar entitled Closing The Cyber Skills Gap: Can We Make a Difference? This session involved security vendor Palo Alto Networks and academics, government members and security
Publish At:2021-02-25 12:08 | Read:85 | Comments:0 | Tags: cyber

Washington Senate OKs Measure Creating State Office of Cybersecurity

In response to a security breach that exposed personal information from around 1.6 million unemployment claims filed last year, the Washington Senate has unanimously passed a measure that creates a state Office of Cybersecurity.The measure, passed by the chamber on Wednesday, creates the new office within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. The bill
Publish At:2021-02-25 01:29 | Read:91 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Risk Management Data Protection Manageme

Fintech Cybersecurity Trends in 2021

Article by Beau PetersWhen the pandemic struck, online bad actors took it as an opportunity to double-down on their attacks through ransomware, malware, and social engineering. Newly remote workers and remotely connected workplaces had to adapt rapidly to a greater digital threat as well as a public health crisis.Now, cybersecurity may just be the most
Publish At:2021-02-24 21:15 | Read:47 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.2 delayed by CD Projekt ransomware attack

CD Projekt Red announced today that they are delaying the anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 to the second half of March 2021 due to their recent cyberattack.Patch 1.2 is expected to be a major release containing many bug fixes and performance improvements for known issues that players are experiencing.Today, CDPR announced that due to the recent cyberatta
Publish At:2021-02-24 15:25 | Read:91 | Comments:0 | Tags:Gaming Security cyber ransomware

Premier League Teams Train Together in Defense Against Cyber-Attacks

The National Security Center (NCSC) recently played host in its first ever cybersecurity summit to sports organizations, advising an industry that sees more than double the average amount of cyber-incidents impacting businesses in the UK. In total, 11 top-flight clubs from the English Premier League were in attendance, typically used to competing against eac
Publish At:2021-02-24 12:44 | Read:194 | Comments:0 | Tags: cyber

Black History Month: Diversity in Cybersecurity Is More Important than Technology

Each February, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries observe Black History Month. It’s a month-long celebration of the generations of black people who have elevated society by the way in which they’ve lived their lives. It’s also an opportunity for us to recognize that there’s still plenty of work to do in the name of promoting di
Publish At:2021-02-24 03:02 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles diversity Mentor security cyber cybersecur

Louisiana College Cyber-Thief Sentenced

The former comptroller of a Louisiana community college has been sent to prison for wire fraud after abusing her network access to issue fraudulent refunds.Carol Bates admitted committing wire fraud from 2013 to 2016 while working at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC). The 50-year-old Shreveport resident conspired with her sister Audrey Williams and nin
Publish At:2021-02-23 17:14 | Read:182 | Comments:0 | Tags: cyber

In-House Legal Teams Increasingly Responsible for Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming the responsibility of in-house legal departments within organizations.That’s according to a survey from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), which discovered that this year, for the first time, cybersecurity has overtaken compliance as the most important issue facing businesses, as ranked by company chief l
Publish At:2021-02-23 13:20 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

84% of CNI Orgs Experienced Cyber-Attacks in the Last Year

The vast majority (86%) of critical national infrastructure (CNI) organizations in the UK have experienced cyber-attacks on their operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS) in the past 12 months, according to a new study by Bridewell Consulting.Worryingly, more than nine in 10 (93%) of those that experienced attacks in this period admit
Publish At:2021-02-23 13:20 | Read:175 | Comments:0 | Tags: cyber

Experts Discuss How #COVID19 Impacted the Cyber-Threat Landscape

The impact of COVID-19 on the cyber-threat landscape was discussed by a panel during a virtual roundtable session held by Orange Cyberdefense and the UK Cyber Security Association.Citing Orange’s Security Navigator 2021 report, Charl van der Walt, head of security research at Orange Cyberdefense, began by outlining some unexpected trends in regards to
Publish At:2021-02-23 09:26 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags: cyber

FIN11 cybercrime group is behind recent wave of attacks on FTA servers

FireEye experts linked a series of attacks targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers to the cybercrime group UNC2546, aka FIN11. Security experts from FireEye linked a series of cyber attacks against organizations running Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers to the cybercrime group UNC2546, aka FIN11. “Starting in mid-D
Publish At:2021-02-23 07:54 | Read:138 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Cybercrime FIN11 hacki

New Partnership Launched to Improve Cyber-Resilience in Scotland

A new collaboration has been formed by 10 strategic organizations as part of efforts to enhance cyber-resilience and increase awareness of cyber-risks in Scotland. The CyberScotland partnership, which includes the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the Scottish Business Resilience Center (SBRC), will work on ensuring individuals and organizations
Publish At:2021-02-23 05:32 | Read:148 | Comments:0 | Tags: cyber

4 Key Cybersecurity Trends Confronting Canada’s Electric Sector

Digital attackers are increasingly targeting energy organizations including those that support national electric grids. As reported by Morning Consult, security researchers found that utilities worldwide had suffered a recorded 1,780 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks between June 15 and August 21, 2020. That’s a 595% year-over-year increase.Brando
Publish At:2021-02-23 03:38 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security cybersecurity electric ICS security security cy

Attacks Targeting Accellion Product Linked to FIN11 Cybercrime Group

The hacking group behind the recent cyber-attack targeting Accellion’s FTA file transfer service appears to be linked to a threat actor known as FIN11, security researchers with FireEye’s Mandiant division reveal.The attacks on FTA, a soon-to-be-retired service, started in mid-December 2020 and resulted in the compromise of data pertaining to multiple Accell
Publish At:2021-02-23 02:41 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Vulnerabilities Cybe

Cybercrime Groups More Prolific, Focus on Healthcare in 2020

Almost four of every five attacks attributed in 2020 were conducted by cybercriminal groups, a significant jump from 2019, with attacks on healthcare or using the pandemic rising fast.While nation-state operations and espionage claimed the spotlight in 2020, nearly 80% of intrusions involving an attacker at a keyboard were related to cybercrime, security ser
Publish At:2021-02-22 22:44 | Read:142 | Comments:0 | Tags: cybercrime cyber

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