Weekly InfoSec Roundup 03/23/2018

Russian Cyberspies Hacked Routers in Energy Sector Attacks

"A cyberespionage group believed to be operating out of Russia hijacked a Cisco router and abused it to obtain credentials that were later leveraged in attacks targeting energy companies in the United Kingdom, endpoint security firm Cylance reported"
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Accelerating cyber risk: Complacency is not an option

"Every day financial services organisations deal with hundreds of thousands of indicators that could evolve into a cyber incident. According to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian financial institutions are among cyber criminals’ top targets, and the threat is accelerating. While APRA states none of the entities that it regulates have experienced a material loss due to a cyber incident, a significant breach is “probably inevitable”.

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The Cybercrime Crisis: Top FinTech Attack Vectors

"Consumer demand for anytime, everywhere services has resulted in over half of all transactions now coming from mobile devices."

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Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning: 3 Must-Dos for 2018
"Why 'Spectre' and 'Meltdown,' GDPR, and the Internet of Things are three areas security teams should declutter and prioritize in the coming months."

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Compliance and Your Data Center

"As a topic, regulatory compliance is unlikely to set your pulse racing. Yet for businesses, it remains incredibly important."

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Gartner Expects 2018 IoT Security Spending to Reach $1.5 Billion
"Enterprises worldwide will spend $1.5 billion this year protecting their IoT networks and connected devices against a range of security threats, according to new estimates from Gartner."
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GitHub: Our dependency scan has found four million security flaws in public repos
"GitHub says its security scan for old vulnerabilities in JavaScript and Ruby libraries has turned up over four million bugs and sparked a major clean-up by project owners."
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Breaches Missed, Companies Don't Know What They're Looking For
"Less than half of IT professionals (48%) would be fully confident knowing a breach had even happened, meaning that more could have taken place without their knowledge."
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