27 Sep Weekly Rundown: Why Employers Turn To Tech Contractors For Hottest Cybersecurity Skills
News and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of cybersecurity
– Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief
Sausalito, Calif. – Sep. 27, 2018
The cybersecurity stories we’re following this week, and you should too:
- Discover the hottest skills, including cybersecurity, for tech contractors and why employers are sourcing these skills from the independent workforce.
- Healthcare cybersecurity CEO talks about the past, present, and future of hacks and breaches on hospitals.
- The former commander of NSA Georgia, Col. Eric Toler, has been named executive director of the Georgia Cyber Center.
- What does cybersecurity player Imperva have that much more successful companies don’t?
- FutureCon Events launches the next generation of cybersecurity conferences aimed at C-Suite executes, CIOs and CISOs.
- How much does cybercrime cost? “Six Amazons” says Robert Herjavec, a Shark on ABC TV’s Shark Tank and CEO of Herjavec Group.
- K-12 teachers, school districts and organizations all have a part to play to teach future cyberwarriors.
- How AI (artificial intelligence) technology can take cybersecurity to the next level.
- Cybersecurity incubators in the U.S. and internationally offers coworking startup space with VC funding built in.
- We need a GI Bill for cyberskills at the college level – Higher ed can fuel U.S. dominance in cybersecurity, AI and machine learning.
Small Giants In Cybersecurity: Interview with CynergisTek CEO Mac McMillan.
Cyber alerts from AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) — The world’s first truly open threat intelligence community:
- Trend Micro reported a new ransomware called Virobot with both ransomware and botnet capabilities affecting users in the United States.
- LoJax: First UEFI rootkit found in the wild, courtesy of the Sednit group.
- Broadcaster ABS-CBN customer data stolen, sent to Russian servers.
- Emotet spam campaign with PDF attachments reported by Microsoft Windows Defender Antivirus.
- Small businesses targeted by highly localized Ursnif campaign – New malware targets home users and small businesses in specific US cities.
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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.