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November 2019
Article Date Article Title
11/15/2019 How You’re Affected by Data Breaches
October 2019
Article Date Article Title
10/26/2019 Where Next After National Cyber Security Awareness Month?
10/23/2019 A data breach could be game over for a brand
10/22/2019 How Much Security Is Enough? Practitioners Weigh In
10/22/2019 Autoclerk Database Spills 179GB of Customer, US Government Data
10/21/2019 Deepfakes and voice as the next data breach
10/21/2019 Avast breached by hackers who wanted to compromise CCleaner again
10/18/2019 Tennessee Cybersecurity Unit Checks 1 Billion Threats Daily
10/18/2019 Managing Software Updates Still a Government Stumbling Block
10/16/2019 How to Build a Rock-Solid Cybersecurity Culture
10/14/2019 When Using Cloud, Paranoia Can Pay Off
10/13/2019 Book Review: 'Cybersecurity Is Everybody’s Business'
10/11/2019 FBI: Phishing Can Defeat Two-Factor Authentication
10/11/2019 7 SMB Security Tips That Will Keep Your Company Safe
10/11/2019 11 steps organizations should take to improve their incident response strategy
10/9/2019 A Realistic Threat Model for the Masses
10/9/2019 Workers Pose the Biggest Cybersecurity Threat, Report Says
10/8/2019 Glitching: The Hardware Attack That Can Disrupt Secure Software
10/3/2019 Good cybersecurity comes from focusing on the right things, but what are they?
10/3/2019 Ransomware Hampers Operations for Public Hospital System
September 2019
Article Date Article Title
9/27/2019 No Data Lost in Virus Attack on Maine State Networks
9/26/2019 Ransomware Hits Multiple, Older Vulnerabilities
9/25/2019 Web Attacks Focus on SQL Injection, Malware on Credentials
9/20/2019 Ransomware Strikes 49 School Districts & Colleges in 2019
9/20/2019 Cybersecurity Tips for K-12 Kids, Family, and Friends
9/18/2019 How Cybercriminals Exploit Simple Human Mistakes
9/9/2019 More Than 99% of Cyberattacks Need Victims' Help
9/9/2019 Cybersecurity issues can’t be solved by simply buying a product
9/6/2019 Hackers get $4.2 million from Oklahoma pension fund for retired troopers, state agents
9/5/2019 It's Not Healthy to Confuse Compliance with Security
9/4/2019 City Leaders Must Realize the Value of Cybersecurity (Opinion)
9/3/2019 Recent ransomware surge linked to Russian criminal group
August 2019
Article Date Article Title
8/27/2019 Loss of Windows 7 Support Leads to $1M Upgrades for Maine
8/202019 5 Ways to Improve the Patching Process
8/25/2019 Lessons Learned from Federal Agency Cybersecurity Projects
8/19/2019 Modern Technology, Modern Mistakes
8/19/2019 Towns Across Texas Hit in Coordinated Ransomware Attack
8/15/2019 7 Biggest Cloud Security Blind Spots
8/15/2019 More Than 20 Data Breaches Reported Per Day in First Half of 2019
8/12/2019 Why School Systems? The Rise of Ransomware in Public Schools
8/7/2019 Data Breach Exposes Personal Info for 53,000 Illinois Students
8/5/2019 Ransomware, “wiper” malware attacks have more than doubled, IBM team says
8/5/2019 Capital One Breach Latest Example of Cybersecurity Realities
July 2019
Article Date Article Title
7/30/2019 Insecure Real-Time Video Protocols Allow Hollywood-Style Hacking
7/29/2019 9 Things That Don't Worry You Today (But Should)
7/29/2019 4 Network Security Mistakes Bound to Bite You
7/29/2019 Capital One Says Breach Hit 100 Million Individuals in U.S.
7/29/2019 Georgia Public Safety Agency Hit with Ransomware Attack
7/24/2019 The Commoditization of Multistage Malware Attacks
7/23/2019 Penetration Test Data Shows Risk to Domain Admin Credentials
7/23/2019 Business Email Compromise: Thinking Beyond Wire Transfers
7/23/2019 Thwart the pressing threat of RDP password attacks
7/22/2019 How Cybercriminals Break into the Microsoft Cloud
7/18/2019 True passwordless authentication is still quite a while away
7/12/2019 Cybersecurity Frameworks - Types, Strategies, Implementation and Benefits
7/12/2019 Back to Basics with Log Management, SIEMs & MSSPs
7/11/2019 Prioritizing security efforts is key to data security in the cloud
7/11/2019 More than 2 million cyber incidents in 2018 created $45 billion in losses
7/9/2019 Taking hybrid cloud security to the next level
7/9/2019 Marriott Faces $124 Million GDPR Fine in UK
7/8/2019 7 Hot Cybersecurity Trends to Be Highlighted at Black Hat
7/8/2019 Maryland Grapples with Exposure of 78K Personal Records
7/8/2019 Post-Data Breach, British Airways Slapped With Record $230M Fine
7/1/2019 As Privacy Concerns Grow, States Create Bold Policies
7/1/2019 Ransomware Hits Georgia Court System
June 2019
Article Date Article Title
6/28/2019 Cloud Provider PCM Suffers Data Breach
6/26/2019 Cloud security exacerbated by immature security practices
6/26/2019 New Linux Worm Attacks IoT Devices
6/25/2019 Despite Cyber-Risks, Federal Agencies Are Not Taking Action
6/25/2019 Companies on Watch After US, Iran Claim Cyberattacks
6/20/2019 Florida Town Pays $600K to Ransomware Operators
6/17/2019 Human error still the cause of many data breaches
6/17/2019 A Spate of University Breaches Highlight Email Threats in Higher Ed
6/13/2019 SQL Injection Attacks Represent Two-Third of All Web App Attacks
6/12/2019 Predicting Vulnerability Weaponization
6/10/2019 Cognitive Bias Can Hamper Security Decisions
6/7/2019 What’s the best approach to patching vulnerabilities?
6/7/2019 Vulnerability Found in Millions of Email Systems
6/6/2019 Inside the Criminal Businesses Built to Target Enterprises
6/4/2019 Carbanak Attack: Two Hours to Total Compromise
6/3/2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attacker Was Behind Now-Suspended Twitter Account
6/3/2019 Microsoft Urges Businesses to Patch 'BlueKeep' Flaw
6/2/2019 Ransomware: Who’s to Blame or Not to Blame in Baltimore Attack?
May 2019
Article Date Article Title
5/30/2019 Estimates Put Baltimore’s Ransomware Recovery at $18.2M
5/30/2019 Security overconfidence and immaturity continue to endanger organizations
5/30/2019 2.3B Files Currently Exposed via Online Storage
5/26/2019 Google's own data proves two-factor is the best defense against most account hacks
5/23/2019 To Manage Security Risk, Manage Data First
5/23/2019 If you haven’t yet patched the BlueKeep RDP vulnerability, do so now
5/22/2019 Getting ready for digital transformation: The biggest cybersecurity challenges
5/22/2019 Consumer IoT Devices Are Compromising Enterprise Networks
5/21/2019 Securing Online Account with Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)
5/21/2019 Organized Crime Behind Virus Affecting Ohio Schools, FBI Says
5/20/2019 Ransomware and malware attacks decline, attackers adopting covert tactics
5/17/2019 Q1 2019 Smashes Record For Most Reported Vulnerabilities in a Quarter
5/17/2019 Faulty database script brings Salesforce to its knees
5/17/2019 The largest cybersecurity breaches of the past three years, and their effects on companies
5/15/2019 Security spring cleaning: 5 tips for tidying up network safeguards
5/15/2019 Organizations dissatisfied with WAFs ineffective protection, time-consuming management, high cost
5/15/2019 Microsoft plugs wormable RDP flaw, new speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities
5/14/2019 The lurking danger of hacked email reply chains
5/14/2019 Website Attack Attempts Rose by 69% in 2018
5/14/2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack Takes Strange Twist
5/13/2019 SharePoint servers under attack through CVE-2019-0604
5/8/2019 Cyber Espionage Targeting Public Sector Rose 168% In 2018
5/6/2019 Government embracing digital transformation but struggling to implement data security