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December 12, 2018

[Blog] 4 Big Security Lessons from the Marriott Starwood Data Breach

Keith Melancon, deltarisk.com, December 12, 2018

The Marriott Starwood data breach has potentially exposed details of up to 500 million customers, which would place it well above the Experian breach of 2017 (143 million records) and the Anthem breach of 2015 (78.7 million records).

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Cybersecurity, Trade Tensions Rank as Top Threats to Markets in 2019, Survey Finds

cnbc.com, December 11, 2018

Surprisingly, the biggest risk to markets going into the new year is the threat of a cybersecurity attack, according to a new survey of risk managers and nonrisk professionals by the Depository Trust and Clearing Corp., which provides clearing and settlement services to the financial markets.

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‘Culture of Cybersecurity Complacency’ Blamed for 2017 Equifax Hack

fcw.com, December 10, 2018

A new congressional report blamed the 2017 breach at Equifax that compromised information on 148 million Americans on a “culture of cybersecurity complacency.” The report, from the Republican staff at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, stated that the failure of Equifax officials to follow “an adequate security program” contributed to the breach.

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Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After New Bug Discovered

threatpost.com, December 10, 2018

The consumer version of Google+ will now be shut down in April 2019 instead of August 2019 after a bug was found that impacts at least 50 million users. The discovery of a new API bug in Google+ has led Google to hasten the shuttering of its consumer version of the social-networking platform, the tech giant said.

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One-third of All Vulnerabilities Rated High Risk

securityboulevard.com, December 5, 2018

Researchers report that nearly half of all vulnerabilities this year are remotely exploitable, and that 60 percent can affect the integrity of the at-risk applications. Nearly 20 percent place the integrity of data at risk. More than 12 percent of vulnerabilities had a working exploit that was not published by the researchers.

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Smart Cities: Could These IoT Design Flaws Put the Lights Out?

forbes.com, December 6, 2018

New research has highlighted an old problem: The Internet of Things isn’t exactly secure. Hardly news, you might say, but the researchers from Trend Micro discovered that two popular IoT protocols are insecure by design. So insecure, indeed, that they are putting both ‘Industry 4.0’ smart factory implementations and smart cities at risk.

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U.S. Must Prep for a Cyber Attack that Coincides with a Natural Disaster, Industry Council says

cyberscoop.com, December 10, 2018

A presidential advisory council has warned the White House and Department of Homeland Security in no uncertain terms that a catastrophic months-long power outage represents a “profound threat [that] requires a new national focus.” The president’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, in a December report calls on the government to enhance its efforts to prevent widespread electrical failures in the event of a natural disaster.

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5 Cloud Security Trends to Watch in 2019

techrepublic.com, December 11, 2018

Most enterprises have moved critical workloads to the cloud, with providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform vying for market share. However, many businesses remain unclear on which parties are responsible for which elements of cloud security, according to a new report.

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[Webinar] Why Your SIEM Won’t Work for Your SaaS Applications

If you missed last week’s webinar, you can still sign up to view the on-demand version! Get insights on why your business’s move to the cloud requires new security solutions in today’s hybrid IT environments and how Delta Risk can help.

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