Cyber News Roundup: CIA Info Leaked, Ransomware Gangs, Business Email Compromises

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | June 19, 2020

The ultimate irony: the CIA’s top-secret hacking tools were breached. The Washington Post reports that an elite CIA unit in charge of developing top-secret hacking tools failed to secure its own systems. The article covers the breach, which occurred in…

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Cyber News Roundup: Protecting the castle, $42M ransomware attack, cybersecurity spending up

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 22, 2020

How do you protect the castle when your employees aren’t working from a centralized office space? Sowmyanarayan Sampath, president of global enterprise for Verizon Business Group, advises, “Protecting company computer networks when so many are working from home requires ‘a…

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Cyber News Roundup: Remote work challenges, cyber shortage, and a sinkhole?

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 8, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift to remote working has increased exponentially, as have security vulnerabilities. TechRepublic reports that this shift has left many businesses more exposed to cybersecurity threats, with nearly half saying they’ve encountered at least one scare.…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Crime Spikes During Pandemic; Hospitals at Great Risk

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | April 24, 2020

The FBI has seen a spike in cybercrime reports since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve seen people set up fraudulent COVID charities, promise delivery of masks and other equipment, and then deliver fraudulent loans, extortion,” says FBI assistant…

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Cyber News Roundup: Guidance Through the Pandemic

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | April 10, 2020

“The current pandemic is not only a serious health issue, but potentially a major cybersecurity risk,” said Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence for Mastercard.  Fear and stress are on the rise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. New research from Microsoft…

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Cyber News Roundup: Taking Cybersecurity Precautions Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | March 20, 2020

If your life hasn’t already been turned upside down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will want to add cybersecurity precautions to your staying healthy list, in order to further protect yourself and your data. Hackers are exploiting…

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Special Edition: A Recap of RSAC 2020

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | March 3, 2020

Another RSA Conference is in the books! Big topics ranged from supply chain security, AI for Good, U.S. election security, and the coronavirus. With more than 40,000 people attending the world’s leading information security conference in San Francisco this year,…

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Cyber News Roundup: RSAC 2020 Preview

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | February 21, 2020

The industry is heading to the world’s leading information security conference, RSA Conference, taking place February 24-28, 2020 in San Francisco. What will be hot at this year’s conference? According to Mirko Zorz, editor-in-chief of Help Net Security, in an…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure, Small Towns

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | February 7, 2020

Our country’s critical infrastructure in the energy sector is vulnerable, with increased risks for cyber threats and shutdowns, especially with the increase of global attacks. Federal Computer Week reports that three federal agencies are taking action to improve our energy…

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