The Guardian – Technology is changing our lives for the better; yet it’s also exposing us to organized crime, online scammers and hackers – and whole industries built around monetizing our personal data. But you don’t have to be resigned to cyber-victimhood. Give yourself, and your devices, a security update for 2020 and start fighting back.
SecurityWeek – Study Aims to Show Links Between U.S. Voting Infrastructure and Nations With a Proven Aptitude and Desire to Target Elections. The supply chain is an increasing concern for both business and government. It comprises the chain of suppliers providing components to product vendors — and globalization has made it worldwide, deep and complex. “Some of the software and hardware components are developed in eastern Europe. We need to look at supply chain integrity, end to end,” said Matt Rahman, COO.
IoT World Today – As we transition to a new decade, there is growing maturity in the field of IoT security, but also a wave of new risks. Cesar Cerrudo, chief technology officer at IOActive, warned, “Anytime we have more interconnected things, we have more security problems.”
Teiss – Google has revealed that between July and September, state-sponsored hacker groups launched thousands of phishing attacks targeting dissidents and activists in 149 countries, and over 90% of such attacks involved attackers attempting to access online account credentials of targeted people.
Infosecurity Magazine – Patient care at a large hospital in northern France has suffered considerably after a major ransomware attack at the weekend, according to local reports. “Sadly, the targeting of hospitals with ransomware is a growing trend; earlier this year seven hospitals in Australia were also impacted by ransomware,” argued Cesar Cerrudo, CTO at IOActive.