Weekly InfoSec Roundup 03/16/2018

This week in infoSec news vulnerabilities and the importance of tracking and patching were common discussions whether you are in the healthcare industry or as a large utility provider. With the number of critical vulnerabilities constantly increasing, a comprehensive approach to managing that risk needs to be implemented before the real world consequences of breaches and fines occur. 

Hospital hacks: Default passwords and no patching leaves healthcare at risk

“Poor security practice, shared passwords and vulnerabilities in software increasingly aid attackers access treasure troves of sensitive personal data, warns report.”

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The Most Vulnerable Assets Are Also the Hardest to Patch

“Over the past few years, cybercrime has evolved into a money-making enterprise. Threat actors are always on the lookout for the path of least resistance — using existing attack tools and often re-using the same attack method on as many victims as possible — think WannaCry or NotPetya.”

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Digital transformation exposing healthcare’s insecure underbelly to increasingly voracious attackers

“As IoT attacks join malware surge, healthcare organisations must decide whether to protect their networks or just secure their data”

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Microsoft Remote Access Protocol Flaw Affects All Windows Machines

“Attackers can exploit newly discovered critical crypto bug in CredSSP via a man-in-the-middle attack and then move laterally within a victim network.”

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Electric Utility Hit with Record Fine for Vulnerabilities

“An unnamed power company has consented to a record fine for leaving critical records exposed.”

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Adobe patches critical vulnerabilities in Flash, Dreamweaver

“Adobe Flash Player, Connect, and Dreamweaver are the focus of this month's patch cycle.”

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Cybersecurity Incident Response Still Major Issue

Over 75% of respondents across the globe admitted that they do not have a formal cybersecurity incident response plan in place across their organization, according to researchconducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Resilient.

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