Weekly InfoSec Roundup 04/06/2018

Delta, Sears, and Best Buy were all impacted this week by a breach from their online service provider, putting credit card info for many customers at risk for exploitation. With breaches like this occurring it's important to look back at Q1 of this year and improve your approach. Several of this week's articles cover best practices for getting Q2 kicked off.


Improve your cybersecurity strategy: Do these 2 things

​“As cybersecurity gets more dangerous and more critical to organizations of all sizes, the answer is to prioritize your resources to guard the right stuff—because you can't protect it all.”
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What Changes Q1 Brought to Cybersecurity

“The first quarter of 2018, what an interesting time to be in cybersecurity! While there haven’t been any major issues (equivalent to the size of Equifax or Yahoo), there are a number of things going on in the cyber space that are worth noting.”

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Panera Bread Data Leak May Have Hit Millions: Report

“Panera Bread has become the latest US restaurant chain to be exposed by poor cybersecurity after its website leaked personal data on millions of customers, according to reports.”

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3 Security Measures That Can Actually Be Measured

“The massive budgets devoted to cybersecurity need to come with better metrics.”

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​Several U.S. Gas Pipeline Firms Affected by Cyberattack

“Several natural gas pipeline operators in the United States have been affected by a cyberattack that hit a third-party communications system, but the incident does not appear to have impacted operational technology.”

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Critical Vulnerability Patched in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine
“An update released this week by Microsoft for its Malware Protection Engine patches a vulnerability that can be exploited to take control of a system by placing a malicious file in a location where it would be scanned.”
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Unpatched Vulnerabilities the Source of Most Data Breaches
“Nearly 60% of organizations that suffered a data breach in the past two years cite as the culprit a known vulnerability for which they had not yet patched.”
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Delta, Sears Hit by Card Breach at Online Services Firm

“Delta Air Lines, Sears Holdings and likely other major companies have been hit by a payment card breach suffered last year by San Jose, CA-based online services provider ...”

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Best Buy Impacted by Payment Card Breach

"After Delta Air Lines and Sears Holdings, Best Buy has also come forward to warn customers that their payment card information may have been compromised as a result of a breach suffered by online services provider ... "

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