Safely move on from COVID-19 News Roundup – 26th December 2019

Cybersecurity at Banks a Different Kind of Holiday Stress

Michael Vizard examines, in this fantastic post published by Security Boulevard, how cybersecurity specialists employed in the banking sector are particularly stressed during the holiday season as cybercriminals see it as the ideal time to increase the number of fraudulent transactions they create, as well as what is being done to counter this.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity: Reducing the Risk of Data Breaches

This year, cybersecurity has been a huge issue for healthcare as more than 30 million U.S. patients have been impacted by data breaches. In this fantastic article for The Doctor Weighs In, Jori Hamilton examines how most data breaches in healthcare were linked to third-party providers and phishing attacks in 2019 and continues to analyze what needs to be done to mitigate this risk.

Read the full article here.

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Working With Managed Service Providers For Cybersecurity

Brian NeSmith explores how, with all the cybersecurity products on the market, it is not enough to safeguard companies against increasingly complex cyberattacks, leading organisations to outsource much of their cybersecurity to managed service providers. NeSmith provides a list of the do’s and don’ts if contemplating MSPs to secure your company, in this fascinating article for Forbes.

Read the full article here.

7 signs your cybersecurity is doomed to fail in 2020

A recent report showed that most organisations do not believe they are ready or would react well to a cyber attack or breach of information. Marcus Chung outlines seven common mistakes, in this brilliant article for HelpNetSecurity, that could jeopardise your cybersecurity.

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10 Proven Statistics About Cybersecurity In Financial Institutions

Financial institutions have lots of PII making them particularly attractive to cybercriminals, rendering them more vulnerable to threats. An interesting EC-Council report discusses how the cybersecurity environment in financial institutions is not as strong as it should be and 10 figures that show why they should consider investing in cybersecurity in the same way as physical security.

Read the full article here.

Cybersecurity in aviation: Should we be worried?

Joanna Bailey outlines how, in this great article for Get Connected, with the growing digitization of the aviation industry all over the globe, cybercrime is becoming a real risk for airlines as well as an analysis of what the threats are and what is being done to mitigate them.

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Evolving trends in security 2020

Anthony Young presents his forecasts for the next year and beyond in this brilliant article for TechRadar, including how AI and machine learning could be used as malware and protection from it, and the benefits and risks of IoT and 5G devices.

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Are your smartphone apps a cybersecurity hazard?

80% of online fraud that is committed through mobile phones coming from apps, according to a study conducted by the RSA. Claire James explores, in this interesting article for Fortune Herald, even though apps are an integral part of everyday life, why are they are so unsafe and what you can do to minimize the risk.

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What Have Hotels Done on Cybersecurity Since the Marriott Hack?

To cybercriminals, hotels are prime targets, given all the data guests supply. For Skift, this fantastic article by Nancy Trejos discusses how hotels remain unable to come up with solutions to secure their customers’ information, even after the Marriott breach drew attention to this last year.

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New security breakthrough offers “perfect secrecy”

Sead Fadilpašić explores in this brilliant article for ITProPortal how security experts from several different universities claim to have created a silicon chip that is the ultimate channel of communication, as when data is sent, it is irreversibly altered and can not be hacked or listened to.

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Bad passwords: the worst examples of 2019 revealed

We all know how important it is to have a secure password, but that doesn’t stop many of us from becoming sloppy when creating passwords. Rhona Shennan examines what the worst passwords of 2019 are and advice for enhancing your login security in this brilliant article for The Edinburgh News. Check out our infographic for more advice on how to better secure your passwords.

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Ransomware Hackers Are Testing Local Governments Demanding Big Payments

After the surge of ransomware breaches targeting U.S. government agencies over the last few weeks, Frank Krieger looks at how ransomware attacks are also on the increase in the UK and how local governments should best prepare for the unfortunate event of a ransomware attack in this fantastic article for Information Security Buzz.

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Bank of England refers hedge fund eavesdropping to regulator

Jessica Clark and Anna Menin discuss how the Bank of England reported the manipulation of its market-sensitive press briefings to the Financial Watchdog after it appeared, in this brilliant article for City A.M., that an audio feed had been sent to high-speed traders minutes before the formal announcement.

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London pharmacy fined after “careless” storage of patient data

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published an excellent blog post outlining how a London-based company has been given a £275,000 fine for failing to ensure the confidentiality of records. At the rear of its building, the company left some 500,000 records in unlocked containers containing the names, addresses, birth dates, NHS number, and medical information belonging to an unknown number of people.

Read the full article here.

Going for gold: Security learnings for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

In this excellent TechRadar post, Ippolito Forni discusses how ready Japan is just months away for a potential cyber attack with the Olympics, as well as how other major sporting events have been secured themselves from cybercriminals and attacks.

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Even The Government Admits Facial Recognition Is Racially Biased

Edward Ongweso Jr. discusses in this fascinating article for Motherboard how a new study published by NIST revealed that the widely adopted facial recognition technology is essentially biased as well as what attempts have been made to prohibit the technology.

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Why information security needs an enterprise-level risk strategy

Brian Selfridge, a Meditology Services partner explains in this brilliant video interview with HIMSS TV that actual healthcare IT protection is developing into a broader dialogue that needs to be held at all levels of an enterprise.

Watch the full video here.

This Week in Tweets

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