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March 13, 2019

[Blog] 2019 Cloud Security Research: Take Our Survey

Lauren Bellero, deltarisk.com, March 8, 2019

Do you want to see how your organization stacks up on cloud security trends, including threats, investment priorities, and solutions? Take our survey and get a free copy of the upcoming report.

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Why the Citrix Breach Matters and What to Do Next

forbes.com, March 10, 2019

Citrix has been hit by hackers in attacks that potentially exposed large amounts of customer data. It’s not yet possible to pinpoint what exactly happened and the nature of the data accessed.

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It’s Time for an Automotive Cyber Security Wake-Up Call

securityintelligence.com, March 7, 2019

A recent survey of auto manufacturers from Synopsys and SAE International found that 62 percent of respondents think it is likely or very likely that malicious attacks on their software or components will occur within the next year. Even more concerning, 30 percent of survey respondents said they do not have an established product cyber security program or team.

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Senate Panel Accuses Equifax of Neglecting Cyber Security Ahead of 2017 Breach

thehill.com, March 7, 2019

An institutional neglect toward cyber security contributed to the massive 2017 data breach at Equifax that compromised sensitive information for more than 145 million Americans, a Senate panel alleged in a new report. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released its conclusions from a probe into the incident and said Equifax failed to take basic steps to protect its security system from vulnerabilities.

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Qbot Malware Resurfaces in New Attack Against Businesses

csoonline.com, March 1, 2019

The decade-old Qbot financial malware has resurfaced with an improved version in a new attack against businesses that has infected thousands of systems so far. Researchers uncovered the attack after a customer alerted them about suspicious activity on a computer. The malicious program started out as a Trojan designed to steal online banking credentials but has received many improvements over the years.

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Quantum Physics Could Protect the Power Grid from Hackers

wired.com, March 4, 2019

Cyber security experts have sounded the alarm for years: hackers are ogling the U.S. power grid. To shut these hackers out, utility companies need better security. One group of physicists think they have a patch: quantum-encrypted power stations. They recently tested the idea, hauling several SUVs’ worth of lasers, electronics, and extremely sensitive detectors from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, down to Chattanooga.

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Will the NIST Privacy Framework Change How We Approach Privacy?

securityboulevard.com, March 6, 2019

When the NIST Cybersecurity Framework was introduced five years ago, large-scale attacks were gaining more visibility. CryptoLocker ransomware had hit just months earlier. These attacks put cyber security front and center to organizational leadership, which traditionally had put security concerns on the back burner.

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Sonic Hit by $5 Million Lawsuit Over 2017 Data Breach

scmagazine.com, March 7, 2019

American Airlines Federal Credit Union is suing fast-food chain Sonic for $5 million to recoup money the credit union lost due to Sonic’s data breach in 2017. American Airlines Federal Credit Union said it incurred losses because of the attack by having to cancel or reissue cards, close accounts, block transactions, refund affected customers and increase fraud monitoring efforts.

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[Webinar] How to Prepare for and Recover from an Attack in Your Hybrid Enterprise Environment

Did you miss our webinar on planning detecting and responding to threats in both on-premise and cloud environments? You can watch it on-demand here.

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