Weekly InfoSec Roundup 05/04/2018

This week in infosec news GDPR was the hot topic, with it being just a few weeks out from implementation enterprises are still falling short on adopting proper security practices. InfoSec is constantly changing and evolving, so your strategy should be flexible enough to accommodate for that. Dust off your security systems and brush up on the state of security with few good articles below:

Hackers Target Poorly Patched Oracle WebLogic Flaw

​“Hackers have been scanning the Internet for Oracle WebLogic Server installations that can be taken over using a recently addressed vulnerability. While patched systems should be protected against attacks, experts claim the fix implemented by Oracle can be bypassed.”
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State of Cybersecurity 2018: Enterprises Can Do Better

“There is certainly more awareness about the importance of cybersecurity now than ever before, but are things in cybersecurity better or worse than they were 12 months ago?”

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KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability can expose medical devices, patient records

“Medical devices produced by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) are vulnerable to the infamous KRACK bug, potentially exposing patient records.”

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A critical security flaw in popular industrial software put power plants at risk

“A severe vulnerability in a widely used industrial control software could have been used to disrupt and shut down power plants and other critical infrastructure.”

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Spring Clean Your Security Systems: 6 Places to Start

“The sun is shining and you have an extra kick in your step. Why not use that newfound energy to take care of those bothersome security tasks you've put off all winter?”

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Faster-than-expected cloud adoption has upped the ante for protection of sensitive data

​​“Three weeks out from GDPR, businesses are still shoving sensitive data into the cloud without necessarily having appropriate security”
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Breaches Drive Consumer Stress over Cybersecurity

“As major data breaches make headlines, consumers are increasingly worried about cyberattacks, password management, and data security.”

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Effective cyber risk mitigation requires a ‘top-down’ management approach

"With almost daily reports of cyberattacks, intrusions and data breaches, many organisations are unclear what approach to take to ensure their own security. Some view the challenge as an issue for the IT department while others look to senior management and the board for answers."

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Why real-time visibility into big data will help keep networks secure

​“Cybercrime continues to worsen in Australia with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 Threat Report revealing that cyber incidents had increased by 15 per cent compared with the previous year. Furthermore, the attacks were more sophisticated and more than half were online scams or fraud, which was an increase of 22 per cent.  The report also identified the lack of security in Internet of Things (IoT) devices as an emerging threat.”

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