Weekly InfoSec Roundup 02/16/2018

This week in the InfoSec Roundup Equifax is making its rounds in the news all over again. With more details surfacing about the breach and the announcement of a new CISO, it’s proving that a breach can haunt you for months. 
 


  • New Details Surface on Equifax Breach

    “Documents provided recently by Equifax to senators revealed that the breach suffered by the company last year may have involved types of data not mentioned in the initial disclosure of the incident.”
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  • Thousands More Personal Records Exposed via Misconfigurations

    “Two more misconfigured databases exposing the personal details of thousands of people were disclosed late last week.”
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  • IBM Patches Spectre and Meltdown for Power Servers

    “IBM has finally released patches to mitigate the notorious Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities on its Power server line, whilst adding protection from a new flaw affecting its Notes collaboration platform.”

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  • Zero-Day in Telegram’s Windows Client Exploited for Months

    “A zero-day vulnerability impacting Telegram Messenger’s Windows client had been exploited in malicious attacks for months before being discovered and addressed.”

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  • Equifax Names New CISO

    “Former Home Depot CISO takes the reins in the wake of Equifax’s massive data breach and fallout.”

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  • Cybercrime Costs for Financial Sector up 40% Since 2014

    “A 9.6% increase just in the past year, and denial-of-service attacks are partly to blame.”

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  • Financial Services Sector Breaches Triple in Five Years

    “Cybersecurity challenges and risks continue to emerge as top threats to business as usual for large and small organizations alike.”
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  • Is compliance the best insurance for managing cybersecurity risk in 2018?

    “Cybersecurity challenges and risks continue to emerge as top threats to business as usual for large and small organizations alike.”
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  • Unsecured server exposed thousands of FedEx customer records

    “FedEx has exposed private information belonging to thousands of its customers after a legacy server was left open without a password.”
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  • U.S. Government Contractors Score Poorly on Cyber Risk Tests

    “Attacks against the supply chain are not uncommon. It represents the soft underbelly of large organizations that are otherwise well defended. ”

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  • U.S. Energy Department Announces Office for Cyber, Energy Security

    “The U.S. Department of Energy announced this week that it’s creating a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER).”

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  • Two Billion Files Leaked in US Data Breaches in 2017

    “Nearly 2 billion files containing the personal data of US citizens were leaked last year—and that number could be significantly underreported.”

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