This week, fears are growing that new 5G industrial robots are vulnerable to cyberattack, the numbers affected by a breach jump from 500 to over 500,000 and the government shutdown continues to worry cybersecurity experts.
- SonicWall’s Michael Berg is interviewed talking SonicWall’s expansion in Dubai, the cyber arms race and where SonicWall is going in 2019.
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- Big corporations seize the cyberattack headlines, but Dark Reading argues that cybersecurity must be a top priority for small and medium businesses, outlining the major security risks and methods of protection.
For Industrial Robots, Hacking Risks Are on the Rise – Wall Street Journal
- 5G and the Internet of Things promise to make factories a lot smarter, but also a lot more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
- A Dangerous new ransomware dubbed Anatova that was found at the start of the new year is being watched closely by researchers. Its modular architecture makes it easily adaptable and potentially very dangerous in the hands of a skilled cybercriminal.
- Salon details the infrastructural cybersecurity problems, many previously outlined by SonicWall, that have been growing with the ongoing government shutdown.
- The Act to Strengthen Identity Theft Protections in North Carolina proposes widening the definition of a breach to include ransomware and even unauthorized access. The legislation requires tightened data protection and a quicker notifications period when there is a breach.
- The server details of an online casino were left exposed online, leaking information on 108 million bets, including complete customer data like real names and addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, and more.
Victim Count in Alaska Health Department Breach Soars – BankInfoSecurity
- It was originally thought to only affect 501 people but the numbers in the Alaska Health Department breach of June 2018 have soared to up to 700,000. The number has soared after months of analysis and confirmation, the DHSS says they always knew the number would rise dramatically after analysis.
- While recession is the number one fear worldwide, a survey of over 800 CEO’s found that cybersecurity was the number one fear for CEO’s in the U.S.
Cybercriminals Home in on Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals – Dark Reading
- With a growing cybersecurity awareness in businesses new research is suggesting that some hackers are shifting their sights to the estates and businesses of wealthy families with personalized cyberattacks.
In Case You Missed It
- SSL, TLS Certificates Expiring on US Government Sites During Federal Shutdown – Brook Chelmo
- December 2018 Cyber Threat Data: Ransomware Peaking Globally – John Lynch
- 2018 Holiday Cyber Threat Data: Final Analysis Shows Big Ransomware Spikes in US, UK – John Gordineer
- 4 Security Predictions for MSSPs in 2019 – Brook Chelmo
- Is 802.11ax Going Away? And What is Wi-Fi 6? – Srudi Dineshan