Network Security News Weekly

Current cybersecurity news to keep you informed.
IT Services | Government | Financial | Healthcare | Non-Profit

Network Security News Weekly

Current cybersecurity news to keep
you informed.
IT Services | Government | Financial |
Healthcare | Non-Profit

Articles of interest from the week of December 3, 2018


YouTuber PewDiePie Promoted Via 50K Hacked Printers
A hacker claims to have commandeered 50,000 printers globally in order to print pamphlets promoting YouTube star "PewDiePie." The alleged widespread hack sheds light on just how insecure printers are, and how precarious printer vulnerabilities could be when they offer an easy route into the enterprise network. (By: Lindsey O'Donnell, Threat Post)

Mining software isn't just for cryptocurrency — it could also be used to steal corporate secrets
Instead of creating alternative currencies, cryptomining software could be used for a more sinister attack that could steal corporate secrets, according to Troy Kent, a threat researcher at Awake Security. He presented his research at the InfoSecurity North America Conference in New York earlier this month. (By: Jennifer Schlesinger, CNBC)

Securing the IoT has become business-critical
The IoT era has arrived. Here's some proof: 83% of organizations say the Internet of Things (IoT) is important to business today, and 92% say it will be in two years. (By: Zeus Kerravala, Network World)

Why Marriott Breach Includes Some Valuable IT Lessons
While there's still a lot we don't know about the breach of a reservations database belonging to Marriott International, what we do know is encouraging. (Wayne Rash, eWeek)

#NICEK12: San Antonio Aims to Become Cyber City, USA
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and aims to deliver quality professional development focused on strategies that will inspire awareness about cybersecurity preparedness for young people while also inspiring them to explore the myriad careers within the industry. (By: Kacy Zurkus, Infosecurity-Magazine)



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