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November 15, 2018

[Blog] How to Close the Cyber Security Skills Shortage by Maximizing Existing Resources

Sean Falconi

This blog post discusses tools and processes that can be used to tackle the cyber security talent shortage. Some of these include reprioritizing staff resources and how to justify a budget increase.

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[Blog] The Beginner’s Guide to External Penetration Testing Reconnaissance

Michael Piscopo

This blog post discusses how our pen testing experts are trained to “think like hackers.” It details various tools and techniques that, when used ethically, along with open source intelligence, can to improve your organization’s overall security.

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Fines and Lawsuits Are Adding to the Cost of Corporate Data Breaches

stratfor.com, November 13, 2018

Hackers constantly probe computer networks worldwide for vulnerabilities, seeming to pull off a major cyberattack almost weekly. In the past three weeks alone, HSBC Bank of London reported that its U.S.-based accounts were illegally accessed; hackers compromised an Australian military shipbuilder’s personnel files; and Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific confirmed a breach that affected up to 9.4 million passengers.

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WannaCry Remains a Threat, Attacking Nearly 75,000 Users in Q3 2018

usa.kaspersky.com, November 12, 2018

Kaspersky Lab has released its Q3 IT Threat Evolution Report, which revealed that a year and a half after its epidemic, WannaCry ransomware tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families. The ransomware attacked 74,621 unique users worldwide during the last quarter, accounting for 29 percent of all users targeted by cryptors in Q3 2018.

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U.S. Cyber Security Job Market Cries for Help as Demand for Top Talent Soars

securityboulevard.com, November 12, 2018

Employer demand for cyber security professionals across the United State continues to soar, according to new data from Burning Glass Technologies. While the U.S. houses hundreds of thousands of cyber security workers, there are still plenty of chairs to fill in IT departments across the nation.

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Moody’s Will Start Building Risk of a Business-Ending Hack into Credit Ratings

cnbc.com, November 12, 2018

Moody’s will soon start using its credit-rating expertise to evaluate organizations on their risk to a major impact from a cyber-attack. That move might be a game-changer for many institutional and individual investors, who often struggle to quantify the potential impact of a significant cyber security incident into a meaningful rating.

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DOD File Sharing Tool Disabled Due to Vulnerability

fifthdomain.com, November 12, 2018

Department of Defense leaders have disabled a secure file sharing system due to security risks and have not set a date to reinstate the technology. The Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center Safe Access File Exchange, or AMRDEC SAFE site was disabled as a preventative measure after outside agencies identified potential security risks.

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Third-Party Data Breach Exposes Information of Alabama Hospital Job Applicants

hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com, November 12, 2018

Huntsville Hospital in Alabama announced that the personal data of job applicants may have been compromised after a security incident at a third-party recruitment platform. Social Security numbers of thousands of people may have been leaked online.

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