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January 2019
Article Date Article Title
1/3/2019 Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better
December 2018
Article Date Article Title
12/30/2018 School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer
12/20/2018 Hackers Bypass Gmail, Yahoo 2FA at Scale
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 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
12/7/2018 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​
November 2018
Article Date Article Title
11/30/2018 Holiday Hacks: 6 Cyberthreats to Watch Right Now​
11/30/2018 FBI Arrests Student, Employee in University Hacking Case
11/30/2018 57m Americans’ details leaked online by another misconfigured server
11/30/2018 Massive Starwood Hotels Breach Hits 500 Million Guests
11/29/2018 Establishing True Trust in a Zero-Trust World
11/28/2018 Data Breach Threats Bigger Than Ever
11/28/2018 Why compliance is never enough
11/28/2018 Take cybersecurity into your own hands: Don’t rely on tech giants
11/28/2018 2.56M Users Potentially Affected in N.C. Health-Care Breach
11/28/2018 Incorrect Assessments of Data Value Putting Organizations at Risk
11/27/2018 8 Tips for Preventing Credential Theft Attacks on Critical Infrastructure
11/27/2018 Who's the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain?
11/26/2018 GDPR’s impact: The first six months
11/26/2018 Ransomware Attack Forced Ohio Hospital System to Divert ER Patients
11/26/2018 Internal negligence to blame for most data breaches involving personal health information
11/26/2018 Russia Linked Group Resurfaces With Large-Scale Phishing Campaign
11/21/2018 The state of BYOD and mobile device security
11/21/2018 Amazon Low-Key Reveals Breach of Some Customer Data
11/21/2018 Mirai Evolves From IoT Devices to Linux Servers
11/21/2018 Conficker: A 10-year retrospective on a legendary worm
11/20/2018 Cybersecurity at the Core
11/20/2018 Hackers Target Defense Community Through Impersonation
11/20/2018 ‘Good Actors’ Call for Reasonable Federal Privacy Law
11/20/2018 Staying Secure While Shopping Online
11/20/2018 6,500 Dark Web Sites Offline After Hosting Service Attacked
11/20/2018 $1B Department of Defense Audit Stresses Cybersecurity Failings
11/19/2018 Missing Flash Drive Sparks Security Concerns in Amarillo, Texas
11/16/2018 95% of Organizations Have Cultural Issues Around Cybersecurity
11/16/2018 Law firms are increasingly investing in cybersecurity programs
11/15/2018 Blockchain Like Using Sledgehammer on a Thumb Tack (Radio)
11/15/2018 Online shopping fraud to surge during Black Friday and Cyber Monday
11/14/2018 Phishing Attack Exposes Patient Records in Washington
11/14/2018 Small-Time Cybercriminals Landing Steady Low Blows
11/13/2018 RIP, 'IT Security'
11/12/2018 What is ‘smishing’?
11/5/2018 Passwords: Here to Stay, Despite Smart Alternatives?
11/5/2018 After the Breach: Tracing the 'Smoking Gun'
11/2/2018 Tackling Cybersecurity from the Inside Out
11/1/2018 30 Years Ago, the World’s First Cyberattack Set the Stage for Modern Cybersecurity Challenges
October 2018
Article Date Article Title
10/31/2018 A Washington ISP exposed the ‘keys to the kingdom’ after leaving a server unsecured
10/31/2018 Spooking the C-Suite: The Ephemeral Specter of Third-Party Cyber-Risk
10/31/2018 Emotet Awakens With New Campaign of Mass Email Exfiltration
10/31/2018 Financial Sector Data Breaches Soar Despite Heavy Security Spending
10/30/2018 21% of all files in the cloud contain sensitive data
10/29/2018 How to protect your organization from insider threats, the #1 risk for data loss
10/29/2018 Five Lessons from Russia's Cyber Meddling (Contributed)
10/29/2018 AppSec Is Dead, but Software Security Is Alive & Well
10/29/2018 How to protect your organization from insider threats, the #1 risk for data loss
10/29/2018 Word documents seemingly carrying videos can deliver malicious code instead
10/24/2018 How science can fight insider threats
10/24/2018 Supermarket Told it Must Compensate 100,000 Workers after Payroll Data Deliberately Leaked by Rogue Employee
10/23/2018 Serverless botnets could soon become reality
10/22/2018 Security budgets are rising, but is it enough?
10/18/2018 Solving the cloud infrastructure misconfiguration problem
10/18/2018 Audits: The Missing Layer in Cybersecurity
10/18/2018 IT and security professionals unprepared for Windows 7 end of life
10/18/2018 Knowing how to define, screen and monitor your third parties is essential to minimizing risk
10/17/2018 Protecting applications from malicious scripts
10/17/2018 Endpoint security solutions challenged by zero-day and fileless attacks
10/15/2018 Hackers steal Pentagon personnel’s PI and credit card data
10/15/2018 4 Ways to Fight the Email Security Threat
10/14/2018 Security Audit Weaknesses Offer a Silver Lining
10/12/2018 Securing campus networks became more challenging
10/10/2018 Mitigating the risk of Office 365 account hijacking
10/10/2018 Privileged account practices are poor, and IT security teams know it
10/8/2018 Teach Your AI Well: A Potential New Bottleneck for Cybersecurity
10/5/2018 Most enterprises highly vulnerable to security events caused by cloud misconfiguration
10/5/2018 Identity fraudsters are getting better and better at what they do
10/4/2018 Most organizations believe hackers can penetrate their network
10/4/2018 China allegedly infiltrated US companies through implanted hardware backdoors
10/3/2018 What is the future of authentication? Hint: It’s not passwords, passphrases or MFA
10/2/2018 CISOs: How to Answer the 5 Questions Boards Will Ask You
10/2/2018 Privileged account practices are poor, and IT security teams know it
10/2/2018 Adobe fixes 47 critical flaws in Acrobat and Reader
10/1/2018 Python-based attack tools are the most common vector for launching exploit attempts
September 2018
Article Date Article Title
9/28/2018 Big Facebook data breach: 50 million accounts affected
9/28/2018 Phorpiex bots target remote access servers to deliver ransomware
9/27/2018 Port of San Diego Falls Victim to Cyberattack
9/27/2018 Cybersecurity Researchers Spotted First-Ever UEFI Rootkit in the Wild
9/27/2018 Apple DEP vulnerability lets attackers access orgs’ resources, info
9/26/2018 New tactics subvert traditional security measures and strike organizations of all sizes
9/26/2018 USB Drives Remain Critical Cyberthreat
9/24/2018 What do you mean by storage encryption?
9/24/2018 How companies view their cyber exposure, and how they deal with it
9/21/2018 Massachusetts Auditor Faults State IoT Adoption Practices
9/21/2018 6 Security Training Hacks to Increase Cyber IQ Org-Wide
9/21/2018 Malicious hacking activity increasingly targeting critical infrastructure
9/21/2018 Security data reveals worldwide malicious login attempts are on the rise
9/21/2018 Security priorities are shifting in response to increased cybersecurity complexity
9/20/2018 Manipulation tactics that you fall for in phishing attacks
9/19/2018 8 Keys to a Successful Penetration Test
9/19/2018 Malicious hacking activity increasingly targeting critical infrastructure
9/19/2018 Your Business Should Be More Afraid of Phishing than Malware
9/18/2018 State Department scores an F on 2FA security
9/18/2018 Websites Attack Attempts Rose in Q2
9/18/2018 Popular Government Payment Solution Exposes 14M Records
9/17/2018 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Security Teams
9/17/2018 RDP Ports Prove Hot Commodities on the Dark Web
9/16/2018 Amazon Investigates Employees Leaking Data for Bribes
9/14/2018 Analysis of half-a-billion emails reveals malware-less email attacks are on the rise
9/14/2018 Avoiding Many Types of Malware
9/13/2018 Phished credentials caused twice as many breaches than malware in the past year
9/12/2018 8 Cryptomining Malware Families to Keep on the Radar
9/12/2018 Creators of Tools for Building Malicious Office Docs Ditch Old Exploits
9/12/2018 Banking Trojan attacks increase, large scale Ramnit campaign impacts organizations worldwide
9/11/2018 Busting the VDI Security Myth
9/11/2018 The SIEM Process is as Powerful as the Product
9/10/2018 The Equifax Breach One Year Later: 6 Action Items for Security Pros
9/10/2018 APIs: The Trojan horses of security
9/10/2018 Three Trend Micro Apps Caught Collecting MacOS User Data
9/10/2018 Verizon details breaches they were called in to investigate
9/9/2018 Is More Tech Regulation Coming?
9/7/2018 Back to school: Lessons in endpoint security
9/7/2018 US government releases post-mortem report on Equifax hack
9/7/2018 How metrics can enhance the effectiveness of security programs
9/7/2018 8 Attack Vectors Puncturing Cloud Environments
9/6/2018 What Is Cybersecurity Situational Awareness And Why Should It Be A Critical Part Of Your Security Strategy?
9/6/2018 How leadership implements cyber resiliency across their organizations
9/4/2018 Colorado Takes Point with Demanding Data Protection Standards
9/4/2018 ThreatList: 60% of BEC Attacks Fly Under the Radar
9/4/2018 Less than a third of companies have dedicated cybersecurity insurance
9/3/2018 Boosting State Website Security
9/1/2018 New Guide on State Data Breach Laws
August 2018
Article Date Article Title
8/31/2018 How Hackers Hit Printers
8/31/2018 Kansas County Fortifies Its Defenses After Failed Cyberattacks
8/30/2018 Cryptocurrency Scams Replacing Ransomware as Attackers' Fave
8/28/2018 Cyber attackers switching to covert tactics
8/24/2018 6.4 billion fake emails sent every day
8/24/2018 Nearly half of businesses suffered an unrecoverable data event in the last three years
8/23/2018 ThreatList: $1.1M is Lost to Cybercrime Every Minute of Every Day
8/23/2018 Who owns application security?
8/23/2018 Million of Texas voter records exposed online /a>
8/22/2018 The single sign-on account hijacking threat and what can we do about it?
8/21/2018 Proving ROI: How a Security Road Map Can Sway the C-Suite
8/21/2018 Hackers Use Public Cloud Features to Breach, Persist In Business Networks
8/21/2018 7 Serious IoT Vulnerabilities
8/21/2018 Cybersecurity: States ramp up election protections ahead of midterms with $380 million in federal funds
8/20/2018 Don’t sleep on laptop security, safeguard your data
8/17/2018 Apple gets cored: 90GB of ‘secure files’ stolen by high schooler
8/17/2018 Telecom services: Patient zero for email-based attacks?
8/16/2018 Cloud computing remains top emerging business risk
8/16/2018 2.6 billion records exposed in 2,300 disclosed breaches so far this year
8/15/2018 New Office 365 phishing attack uses malicious links in SharePoint documents​
8/14/2018 Researchers Break IPsec VPN Connections with 20-Year-Old Protocol Flaw
8/13/2018 Security’s bane: The false positive
8/13/2018 When Every Risk Is “Medium”
8/13/2018 Criminals can compromise company networks by sending malicious faxes
8/13/2018 FBI Warns of Cyber Extortion Scam
8/10/2018 6 Eye-Raising Third-Party Breaches
8/9/2018 More Government Websites Encrypt as Google Chrome Warns Users Non-HTTPS Sites Are 'Not Secure'
8/9/2018 There’s a global divide in how organizations assess cyber risk
8/8/2018 5 Common Issues State Auditors See in Government IT Departments
8/8/2018 No, The Mafia Doesn't Own Cybercrime: Study
8/8/2018 Nearly 15% of US security budgets go to remediating active compromises
8/7/2018 Expect API Breaches to Accelerate
8/7/2018 Hashcat developer discovers simpler way to crack WPA2 wireless passwords
8/6/2018 Salesforce Customer Data Possibly Exposed in API Glitch
8/6/2018 Want to keep your data? Back it up!
8/6/2018 HP plugs critical RCE flaws in InkJet printers
8/3/2018 4 Reasons Why Companies Are Failing at Incident Response
8/2/2018 Do your users understand your cybersecurity policy?
8/1/2018 Password breach teaches Reddit that, yes, phone-based 2FA is that bad