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 June 25, 2018


US repeals net neutrality rules, what happens now?
Since December 2017, consumer groups in over half of the US states have been pushing for state-level legislation that would either result in the state-wide re-establishment of net neutrality rules or prevent ISPs that violate net neutrality rules from security contracts with the state. Net neutrality proponents are still hoping that the Congress will vote to repeal FCC’s decision. The Senate already has, and now the legislation has to be supported by a simple majority in the House of Representatives and signed by President Donald Trump. (By: , Help Net Security)

Should the FDA Create a Cybersecurity Measuring Stick?
The FDA is proposing to pre-certify vendors of certain medical device software, including some mobile apps, allowing the companies to skip the agency's much more rigorous premarket approval process for hardware-based medical devices. The proposed voluntary program is for review of software that is "intended to treat, diagnose, cure, mitigate or prevent disease or other conditions." Currently, such software faces the same regulatory review as medical device hardware. (By: , Data Breach Today)

Exploring the maturity of corporate security awareness programs
Cyber security awareness programs are beginning to gain ground among businesses, but many of the professionals responsible for their implementation are challenged by a lack of time, budget and resources. In light of recent large breaches such as those suffered by Equifax, Yahoo!, and the WannaCry ransomware attack on the NHS, and with new regulations like the GDPR throwing data protection into sharp focus, there’s a new sense of urgency around cyber security that’s stimulating both support and change. (By: , Help Net Security)

How Poor Patch Management Can Lead To Cyber Security Risk?
Patch management is the best practice of upgrading existing software applications to remove any weak security patches that could be exploited by hackers. Patch management is not an easy practice and most of the time, organizations opt for patch management only after the systems are attacked. A better approach is to opt for patch management when the existing infrastructure is strong enough to ward off cyber attacks. The traditional sandbox approach is not enough to detect and fix the nature of attacks. Here are some best practices that need to be followed to keep your corporate security secure. (By: , Innovation Enterprise)

How employee behavior impacts cybersecurity effectiveness
A recent survey discovered 25 percent of employees, reuse the same password for everything. And 23 percent of employees admit to very frequently clicking on links before verifying they lead to a website they intended to visit. Whether accidental or intentional, an employee’s online activities can make or break a company’s cybersecurity strategy. (By: , Help Net Security)

Every Business Can Have Visibility into Advanced and Sophisticated Attacks
Organizations have woken up to the cold reality of data breaches, malware outbreaks, and hefty financial penalties because of increased sophistication of threats and inadequate security measures implemented by organizations. Since 2013, hacks and data breaches have not only flooded the main stream media, but they have also shown just how ill-prepared organizations really are when dealing with them. (By: , Infosec Island)

Don’t start the blockchain revolution without making security a top priority
Demand for blockchain technology continues to grow among some of the most established industries worldwide, including the government, finance, retail, health care, and automotive sectors. In fact, nearly every industry has invested in, acquired or implemented blockchain in some capacity. McAfee sees tremendous potential for cybersecurity risks that could threaten this revolutionary technology’s rapid growth and its quickly expanding pool of adopters. (By: , Help Net Security)



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