20 Sep Weekly Rundown: More Crime Will Be Committed By Machines Than Humans By 2040
News and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of cybersecurity
– Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief
Sausalito, Calif. – Sep. 20, 2018
The cybersecurity stories we’re following this week, and you should too:
- An expert from The Future Laboratory has predicted that by 2040, more crime will be committed by machines than by humans.
- Simple hacks to secure your Internet of Things (IoT) devices and combat spear-phishing attacks — (video) from the former White House CIO.
- National Coding Week kicks off this week — aimed at engaging everyone of all ages in digital events and secure coding.
- DarkReading explains the 7 habits of highly effective security teams; most organizations neglect people while focusing on processes and technology.
- A recent EY survey on global information security has revealed an increase in cyberthreats to asset-intensive industries such as mining.
- Gartner has discovered the cybersecurity skills gap may be interfering with digital transformation for enterprises.
- Retired General David Petraeus cited a Harvard Belfer Center estimate that the U.S. federal government faces a deficit of 10,000 cyber security professionals.
- IBM Cyber Day 4 Girls is a global program (since 2016) dedicated to educating middle school and high school girls about cybersecurity.
- Artificial intelligence (AI) may become the first line of defense for cybersecurity.
- Herjavec Group has been ranked #1 on the annual Cybersecurity 500 List and named an IDC Security Services Leader, according to a Forbes story.
Georgia Reid gets caught in a rainstorm while reporting on the Official Cybersecurity Forecast (2018-2021) from Cybersecurity Ventures.
Cyber alerts from AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) — The world’s first truly open threat intelligence community:
- The actors behind Magecart (spotlighted for the recent British Airways compromise) have struck the eCommerce operations of the popular computer hardware and electronics retailer Newegg.
- Cogeco Peer 1 is the latest cloud hosting service to serve malware and launch phishing attacks, which has been going on since Feb. 2018.
- Recorded Future’s Insikt Group recently identified two new cyberespionage campaigns targeting the Tibetan community over the past two years.
- Ongoing Android malware campaign targets victims in the Middle East, mainly in the Palestinian territories.
- FireEye has been tracking a campaign this year targeting local government web payment portals that involves on-premise installations of Click2Gov.
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– Curated by the Editors at Cybercrime Magazine
Community resources to keep you on the cutting edge of cyber:
- Top cybersecurity news sites for breaking stories and the latest threat alerts
- Quarterly cybercrime diary of data breaches and cyberattacks
- Hack blotter with cybercriminal Investigations, arrests and convictions
- 20 cybersecurity experts to follow on Twitter for crowd-sourced opinions and insights
- Cybersecurity events calendar featuring conferences and expos globally
- Big list of hacker and cybersecurity movies from 1969 to present
- Cybersecurity 500 list of the world’s hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies
- Cyberwarfare report contains a dateline of U.S. and international cyber conflicts
- List of cybersecurity mergers and acquisitions (M&A) every quarter
- VC report covers venture capital and corporate investments into cybersecurity companies
Check back every Thursday for a new edition of the Weekly Rundown!
– Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.