18 Oct Weekly Rundown: Students Are Being Recruited To Fight Hackers In A Tight Labor Market
News and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of cybersecurity
– Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief
Northport, N.Y. – Oct. 18, 2018
The cybersecurity stories we’re following this week, and you should too:
- A cyber-skills shortage means students are being recruited to fight off hackers, according to the MIT Technology Review.
- Cyber claims adjusters should be experts in understanding cyber policies, and how other coverages come into play.
- Nearly half of executives in a poll (3,150 respondents) say their organizations have experienced a cybersecurity incident over the past year — and that they’re still unprepared for the next event.
- Cybersecurity threats examined at U.S. Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.
- New York City is stepping to the forefront of municipalities who are actively taking the issues of privacy and cybersecurity into their own hands.
- Breaking into the cybersecurity job market – which includes the complex arena of coding, firewalls and network security infrastructure – is not easy.
- Connected health devices are putting cybersecurity at risk, and existing insurance coverage may not be enough.
- Top skills for cybersecurity professionals include critical thinking, a hacker spirit, and a genuine passion for service.
- Hospitals need to reconsider how they are supervising, managing and protecting healthcare IoT devices – by connecting them to networks as securely as possible.
- News stories of data breaches caused by weak and stolen credentials are increasingly frequent and easily preventable.
Sylvia Acevedo, Girl Scouts of The USA CEO, on getting young girls involved in cybersecurity.
Cyber alerts from AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) — The world’s first truly open threat intelligence community:
- ‘Operation Oceansalt’ Attacks South Korea, U.S., and Canada With Source Code From Chinese Hacker Group
- LadyBoyle Comes to Town with a New Exploit
- GreyEnergy exhibits many conceptual similarities with BlackEnergy, the malware used in attacks against the Ukrainian energy industry in December 2015.
- Malicious program for Windows called Octopus that mostly targets Central-Asian diplomatic entities.
- A new Android trojan that Cisco dubbed GPlayed Trojan has many built-in capabilities.
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– Curated by the Editors at Cybercrime Magazine
Community resources to keep you on the cutting edge of cyber:
- 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
Check back every Thursday for a new edition of the Weekly Rundown!
– Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures. Georgia Reid is Deputy Editor and Podcast Host at Cybercrime Magazine.