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Security News & Events


Date Event
8/25/2019  SANS Tampa-Clearwater 2019 - Clearwater, FL - August 25-30, 2019 ​
9/9/2019  Angelbeat Technology Seminar on Cloud/Security/Ai/Data - Birmingham, AL - September 9, 2019 ​
9/10/2019  Angelbeat Technology Seminar on Cloud/Security/Ai/Data - Memphis, TN - September 10, 2019 ​
9/17/2019  Mississippi Digital Government Summit - Jackson, MS - September 17, 2019 ​
9/23/2019  SANS Dallas Fall 2019 - Dallas, TX - September 23-28, 2019 ​
9/30/2019  SANS Threat Hunting & IR Summit 2019 - New Orleans, LA - September 30 - October 7, 2019 ​
10/12/2019  BSides Birmingham 2019 - Birmingham, AL - October 12, 2019 ​
10/28/2019  ISC Security Congress 2019 - Orlando, FL - October 28-30, 2019 ​
11/18/2019  SANS Atlanta Fall 2019 - Atlanta, GA - November 18-23, 2019 ​
11/21/2019  Nashville Cyber Security Conference - Nashville, TN - November 21, 2019 ​
12/9/2019  Atlanta CISO Executive Summit Q4 - Atlanta, GA - December 9, 2019 ​
12/11/2019  Nashville CyberSecurity Conference - Nashville, TN - December 11, 2019 ​

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July 2019
Article Date Article Title
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
7/23/2019 Thwart the pressing threat of RDP password attacks
7/9/2019 Marriott Faces $124 Million GDPR Fine in UK
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 New Linux Worm Attacks IoT Devices
6/25/2019 Companies on Watch After US, Iran Claim Cyberattacks
6/20/2019 Florida Town Pays $600K to Ransomware Operators
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
6/7/2019 Vulnerability Found in Millions of Email Systems
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
April 2019
Article Date Article Title
4/30/2019 Securing edge devices – how to keep the crooks out of your network
4/30/2019 Database Leaks, Network Traffic Top Data Exfiltration Methods
4/26/2019 Ransomware Attacks on Business Targets Increase by 195% in Q1
4/25/2019 Cyberattackers Focus on More Subtle Techniques
4/25/2019 Employers should develop cybersecurity protocols and invest more in employee training programs
4/24/2019 Latest numbers show why BEC/EAC scams are here to stay
4/24/2019 Microsoft is considering dropping its Windows password expiration policy
4/23/2019 7 Ways to Get the Most from Your IDS/IPS
4/23/2019 Attackers are weaponizing more vulnerabilities than ever before
4/23/2019 The foundation: Quantifying risk with focused security measurement
4/22/2019 FBI: $2.7 Billion in Losses to Cyber-Enabled Crimes in 2018
4/22/2019 A Low Profile Is Part of a Good Cyberdefense, Expert Says
4/22/2019 Who Gets Targeted Most in Cyberattack Campaigns
4/19/2019 Building a modern data registry: Go beyond data classification
4/18/2019 Man fried over 50 college computers with weaponized USB stick
4/17/2019 VPN Vulnerabilities Point Out Need for Comprehensive Remote Security
4/17/2019 Internet Explorer browser flaw threatens all Windows users
4/17/2019 Legacy Apps: The Security Risk Lurking in Dusty Corners
4/16/2019 Bad security hygiene still a major risk for enterprise IT networks
4/16/2019 New Attacks (and Old Attacks Made New)
4/14/2019 Attackers hacked support agent to access Microsoft Outlook email accounts
4/12/2019 77% of orgs lack a cybersecurity incident response plan
4/12/2019 A quarter of phishing emails bypass Office 365 security
4/12/2019 The top emerging risks organizations are facing
4/12/2019 Enterprise VPN apps store authentication and session cookies insecurely
4/12/2019 Cloudy with a Chance of Security Breach
4/12/2019 Share Your Information With Care
4/11/2019 WPA3 design flaws affect security of new Wi-Fi standard
4/11/2019 New 'HOPLIGHT' Malware Appears in Latest North Korean Attacks, Say DHS, FBI
4/10/2019 Minnesota Breach May Have Exposed 11K Personal Records
4/10/2019 Privacy ‘Poisoning’ Cyberattacks Pose Risk to Blockchain
4/9/2019 Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes Windows Bugs Under Attack
4/8/2019 8 Steps to More Effective Small Business Security
4/8/2019 Insights gained from working on more than 750 cybersecurity incidents
4/8/2019 Ignore the Insider Threat at Your Peril
4/8/2019 Perimeter solutions: Do layers of security make a difference?
4/7/2019 Security Culture Questions to Consider
4/5/2019 Only 12% of enterprises are consistently able to detect insider threats
4/4/2019 New, Improved BEC Campaigns Target HR and Finance
4/4/2019 True Cybersecurity Means a Proactive Response
4/3/2019 Georgia Tech Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Users' Personal Data
March 2019
Article Date Article Title
3/28/2019 Everything I Needed to Know About Third-Party Risk Management, I Learned from Meet the Parents
3/28/2019 Enterprise Data Encryption Hits All-time High
3/27/2019 Encrypted attacks growing steadily, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting non-standard ports
3/27/2019 Weighing the options: The role of cyber insurance in ransomware attacks
3/26/2019 Small Businesses Turn to Managed Service Providers for Security
3/26/2019 How to build an effective vulnerability management program
3/26/2019 Phishing Attack Leaves Oregon State Employees Unable to Email
3/26/2019 Insurers Collaborate on Cybersecurity Ratings
3/26/2019 FEMA exposes sensitive data of 2.3 million disaster survivors
3/26/2019 Cybercriminals are increasingly using encryption to conceal and launch attacks
3/25/2019 Thousands of API and cryptographic keys leaking on GitHub every day
3/25/2019 IT Leaders, Employees Divided on Data Security
3/22/2019 Welfare, Children’s Programs Affected by Oregon Data Breach
3/22/2019 State Auditor raises red flag on cybersecurity vulnerabilities
3/22/2019 Identity and Access Management: Who Are We Online?
3/20/2019 TLS 1.3: A Good News/Bad News Scenario
3/18/2019 Cryptojacking of businesses’ cloud resources still going strong
3/15/2019 How Patch Posture Reporting Improves Security Landscapes
3/15/2019 How to Spot and Avoid Common Scams
3/14/2019 4 Reasons to Take an 'Inside Out' View of Security
3/14/2019 Hackers Shut Down Mass. Public Defender System for Weeks
3/13/2019 Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure a Big Target for Cryptomining Attacks
3/12/2019 An Apple a Day Won’t Improve Your Security Hygiene, But a Cyber Doctor Might
3/12/2019 Box Mistakes Leave Enterprise Data Exposed
3/12/2019 The 12 Worst Serverless Security Risks
3/11/2019 3 Places Security Teams Are Wasting Time
3/8/2019 Citrix Hacked by 'International Cybercriminals'
3/7/2019 How are execs tackling cyber risk that comes with digital transformation?
3/7/2019 For enterprises, malware is the most expensive type of attack
3/7/2019 Organizations still ignoring a large piece of their cybersecurity defense
3/6/2019 To Improve Security, We Must Focus on Its People
3/6/2019 Fighting Alert Fatigue with Actionable Intelligence
3/6/2019 Users are too confident in their protection from threats
3/5/2019 How malware traverses your network without you knowing about it
3/5/2019 Care and Feeding of Your SIEM
3/5/2019 Phishers shift efforts to attack SaaS and webmail services
3/5/2019 Medical Center Data Leak May Have Exposed 45K Patients
3/1/2019 Enterprises are blind to over half of malware sent to their employees
3/1/2019 Encryption Offers Safe Haven for Criminals and Malware
3/1/2019 Security Experts, Not Users, Are the Weakest Link
February 2019
Article Date Article Title
2/28/2019 Phishing, software supply chain attacks greatest threats for businesses
2/28/2019 Privileged credential abuse is involved in 74% of data breaches
2/27/2019 Persistent Attackers Rarely Use Bespoke Malware
2/27/2019 Consumer attitudes towards security breaches are changing significantly
2/26/2019 Attackers Continue to Focus on Users, Well-Worn Techniques
2/26/2019 Social Media Platforms Double as Major Malware Distribution Centers
2/25/2019 Businesses believe they should be patching their Android devices more frequently
2/25/2019 New Vulnerabilities Make RDP Risks Far from Remote
2/25/2019 TurboTax Hit with Credential Stuffing Attack, Tax Returns Compromised
2/23/2019 Why Many Organizations Still Don't Understand Security
2/22/2019 Exposure of sensitive data via cloud applications and services increases 20%
2/22/2019 To Mitigate Advanced Threats, Put People Ahead of Tech
2/22/2019 New Legislation Builds on California Data Breach Law
2/22/2019 New Malware Campaign Targets Job Seekers
2/22/2019 New Malware Campaign Targets Job Seekers
2/21/2019 How are businesses facing the cybersecurity challenges of increasing cloud adoption?
2/21/2019 Formjacking is the new get rich quick scheme for cybercriminals
2/21/2019 Researchers Propose New Approach to Address Online Password-Guessing Attacks
2/20/2019 The Anatomy of a Lazy Phish
2/20/2019 As Businesses Move Critical Data to Cloud, Security Risks Abound
2/20/2019 Phishers’ new trick for bypassing email URL filters
2/20/2019 Flawed password managers allow malware to steal passwords from computer memory
2/19/2019 Breach in Stanford System Exposes Student Records
2/19/2019 19 Minutes to Escalation: Russian Hackers Move the Fastest
2/18/2019 Privacy Ops: The New Nexus for CISOs & DPOs
2/18/2019 2018 saw 6,515 reported breaches, exposing 5 billion sensitive records
2/14/2019 Challenges, risks & costs of securing cloud technology
2/14/2019 NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Five years later
2/13/2019 Lessons Learned from a Hard-Hitting Security Review
2/13/2019 SMBs spending a day each week dealing with cybersecurity issues
2/12/2019 Cybersecurity and the Human Element: We're All Fallible
2/12/2019 Staying Safe from Tax Scams
2/11/2019 Average DDoS attack volumes grew by 194% in 12 months
2/10/2019 To Understand IoT Security: Look to the Clouds
2/8/2019 6 Reasons to Be Wary of Encryption in Your Enterprise
2/8/2019 Infosec pros believe data isn’t secure in the cloud, despite desire for mass adoption
2/8/2019 Cybersecurity in 2019: A Time for Bigger Budgets and More Talent (Contributed)
2/8/2019 Malware Campaign Hides Ransomware in Super Mario Wrapper
2/8/2019 Rubrik Data Leak is Another Cloud Misconfiguration Horror Story
2/8/2019 Suspicion falls on China after cyber attack on Australian Parliament — and it's not surprising
2/8/2019 Student gets creative with data accidentally blasted out by university
2/8/2019 New Zombie 'POODLE' Attack Bred from TLS Flaw
2/6/2019 7 Tips for Communicating with the Board
2/4/2019 Four differences between the GDPR and the CCPA
2/4/2019 Is Your VPN Secure?
January 2019
Article Date Article Title
1/30/2019 Enterprises are struggling with cloud complexity and security
1/29/2019 Remote Access & the Diminishing Security Perimeter
1/28/2019 Should Washington State Embrace European-Style Privacy Laws?
1/24/2019 January 28th is National Data Privacy Day
1/24/2019 How Government Procurement Can Foster Private Sector Cybersecurity
1/24/2019 Why Cybersecurity Must Be a Top Priority for Small & Midsize Businesses
1/23/2019 Enterprise Malware Detections Up 79% as Attackers Refocus
1/23/2019 The Evolution of SIEM
1/23/2019 Should enterprises delay efforts to remediate most vulnerabilities?
1/21/2019 Shadow IT, IaaS & the Security Imperative
1/21/2019 Beware the man in the cloud: How to protect against a new breed of cyberattack
1/21/2019 Bug in widespread Wi-Fi chipset firmware can lead to zero-click code execution
1/18/2019 Baltimore Orders Security Review After Potential Staff Hack
1/17/2019 Encryption is key to protecting information as it travels outside the network
1/17/2019 773 million records exposed in massive data breach
1/17/2019 The Security Perimeter Is Dead; Long Live the New Endpoint Perimeter
1/17/2019 New Attacks Target Recent PHP Framework Vulnerability
1/16/2019 Millions of Oklahoma Gov Files Exposed by Wide-Open Server
1/15/2019 3 Key Metrics in Cyber Risk Analytics
1/15/2019 Why Cyberattacks Are the No. 1 Risk
1/14/2019 Trickbot becomes one of the most dangerous pieces of modular malware hitting enterprises
1/14/2019 Advanced Phishing Scenarios You Will Most Likely Encounter This Year
1/11/2019 BEC-style attacks exploded in Q4 2018
1/11/2019 Who Takes Responsibility for Cyberattacks in the Cloud?
1/10/2019 Hackers Using Zero-Width Spaces to Bypass MS Office 35 Protection
1/9/2019 6 Ways to Beat Back BEC Attacks
1/9/2019 Security Concerns Limit Remote Work Opportunities
1/9/2019 Web Vulnerabilities Up, IoT Flaws Down
1/8/2019 The rising importance of Data Loss Prevention in today’s data protection landscape
1/8/2019 New 'Crypto Dusting' Attack Gives Cash, Takes Reputation
1/7/2019 Stronger DNS Security Stymies Would-Be Criminals
1/3/2019 Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better
1/2/2019 AI in Security Carries as Many Questions as Answers
1/2/2019 Cyberattack Halts Publication for US Newspapers
December 2018
Article Date Article Title
12/30/2018 School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer
12/21/2018 7 Business Metrics Security Pros Need to Know
12/21/2018 Amazon Slip-Up Shows How Much Alexa Really Knows
12/20/2018 The benefits and limitations of AI in cybersecurity
12/20/2018 Hackers Bypass Gmail, Yahoo 2FA at Scale
12/18/2018 Warding off security vulnerabilities with centralized data
12/18/2018 Hackers have become increasingly deft at stealing student data
12/19/2018 How to Remotely Brick a Server
12/17/2018 The Dark Web: Is Your Agency at Risk? (Contributed)
12/17/2018 Disk-Wiping 'Shamoon' Malware Resurfaces With File-Erasing Malware in Tow
12/17/2018 Equifax: A study in accountability but not authority responsibility
12/17/2018 Cybercrime gangs continue to innovate to hide their crimes
12/17/2018 US ballistic missile systems have very poor cyber-security
12/17/2018 53 Bugs in 50 Days: Researchers Fuzz Adobe Reader​
12/17/2018 CrowdStrike: More Organizations Now Self-Detect Their Own Cyberattacks
12/14/2018 Most concerning security controls for cyberattackers? Deception and IDS
12/14/2018 Security and Privacy in the Connected Home
12/13/2018 Despite Breaches, Many Organizations Struggle to Quantify Cyber-Risks to Business /a>
12/13/2018 Universities Get Schooled by Hackers /a>
12/12/2018 Forget Shifting Security Left; It's Time to Race Left
12/12/2018 Securing and managing the enterprise Internet of Things
12/11/2018 49% of Cloud Databases Left Unencrypted
12/11/2018 Equifax Breach Underscores Need for Accountability, Simpler Architectures
12/11/2018 CrowdStrike: More Organizations Now Self-Detect Their Own Cyberattacks
12/11/2018 The Grinch Bot Before Christmas: A Security Story for the Holidays
12/10/2018 'Highly Active' Seedworm Group Hits IT Services, Governments
12/10/2018 6 CISO Resolutions for 2019
12/6/2018 7 Common Breach Disclosure Mistakes
12/7/2018 Cybercrime Damages $6 Trillion By 2021
12/7/2018 The Year in Security 2018
12/7/2018 Old and new OpenSSH backdoors threaten Linux servers
12/6/2018 7 Common Breach Disclosure Mistakes
12/4/2018 5 Emerging Trends in Cybercrime
12/3/2018 Citrix security boss warns that cryptojackers are exploiting cloud ignorance
12/3/2018 YouTuber PewDiePie Promoted Via 50K Hacked Printers​