Quantum Cryptography, Malware spreading through the cloud, and Fortnite making teenagers a lot of money; SonicWall has collected and compiled this week’s best cybersecurity stories, just for you.
CEO Outlook: Five Questions on 2019 – CRN.com
- SonicWall CEO Bill Conner gives his five predictions for 2019; from the biggest market opportunities to his thoughts on why staying up-to-date will be key for Channel Partners. He also predicts that 2019 will be the year of the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform.
SonicWall Increasing Local Partner Support Across EMEA – Computer Weekly
- SonicWall celebrates key EMEA milestones including the hiring of industry-leading talent and the opening of three new offices in the UK, Spain, and the UAE.
Quantum Cryptography: The Next-Generation of Secure Data Transmission – Information-Age
- With SonicWall Threat Data showing an increase in encrypted threats throughout 2018, Information Age speculate that quantum cryptography could be the future in encryption.
Cyber Security News
Public Clouds: Fertile Ground to Spread Malware – Security Boulevard
- A general trust in cloud services is leaving an easy entry point open for threat actors to spread malware. Researchers have already found browser hijacker adware Linkury making its way across Microsoft Azure.
- Click2Gov, a US government self-service payment system owned by Superion, was hit by a data breach in September 2017. Security researchers are estimating that the hackers have earned at least $1.7 million to date selling the information on the Dark Web.
- Microsoft released a patch for Internet Explorer fixing a dangerous zero-day bug. SonicWall Captures Labs also issued a signature to provide protection.
- With Fortnite estimated to have earned more than £1 billion through selling in-game “skins” there is a growing black-market, often run both by and for very young teenagers.
Irish Data Authority Probes Facebook Photo Breach – Security Week
- A GDPR investigation has been launched in Ireland after it was revealed that up to 6.8 million users may have had their photos exposed to third party apps. A fine of up to four percent of annual global turnover can be issued to a corporation if they are found to be in breach of GDPR.
- Researchers have found a type of malware that appears to be activated by memes on Twitter. The good news for those who can’t resist a link to a laugh is that it still looks to be in a testing stage and may never be released.
NASA Discloses Data Breach – ZDNet
- NASA confirmed a data breach in October 2018 where a third party gained access to personal data, including Social Security Numbers, of current and former employees. No missions are believed to jeopardized by the hack but the investigation into the incident will “take time.”
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Cybersecurity Risks for Children’s Toys – EURACTIV (Europe)
- As the Internet of Things enters toy manufacturing a host of problems are coming with it; open Bluetooth connections, cheap manufacturing standards, and cybersecurity laws that cannot yet be effectively applied.
In Case You Missed It
- 5 Tips to Keep You Cybersecure During Holiday Travel – Nicole Landfield
- 4 Security Predictions for MSSPs in 2019 – Brook Chelmo
- Is 802.11ax Going Away? And What is Wi-Fi 6? – Srudi Dineshan
- 6 Phishing Scams to Look Out for this Holiday Shopping Season – Ganesh Umapathy
- Video: Why Layered Security Matters – Geoff Blaine
- NRF 2019: Join SonicWall at the ‘Big Show’ – Nicole Landfield