This week, SonicWall data continues to drive innovation in the cybersecurity space, the biggest cybersecurity crises of 2019 so far, and FireEye reconsiders its choice of keynote speaker for this year’s Cyber Defense Summit following online backlash.
Three-Tiered Security for the Internet of Things – Engineering.com
- Galvanized by data from the 2019 annual SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which shows a rapid increase in Internet of Things (IoT) attacks, cybersecurity researchers are doubling down on efforts to improve security in IoT by tackling vulnerabilities in microcontroller units (MCUs). Avnet and Microsoft have partnered in one such effort, designing the infrastructure of hardware along with its software and cloud-ecosystem to deliver Azure Sphere.
- IT Pro reviews the SonicWall TZ300P, a versatile and affordable firewall, built with SMBs and remote offices in mind. The commendatory review concludes that the TZ300P delivers a “wealth of security measures at a great price.”
- From the Perceptics breach to LockerGoga to supply chain attacks on Microsoft and Asus, Wired provides an overview of the biggest cyberattacks reported in the first half of the year.
- Following online backlash to a controversial keynote speaker announcement for this year’s FireEye Cyber Defense Summit, FireEye has announced in an email this week that Hillary Clinton will no longer be participating in this year’s conference as the keynote speaker citing “unforeseen circumstance.”
Hackers in Md. Breach Accessed Names, Social Security Numbers of up to 78,000 People – The Washington Post
- A labor department breach in Maryland has resulted in the exposure of names and Social Security numbers belonging to as many as 78,000 people who received unemployment in 2012 or who sought a general equivalency diploma in recent years.
- Researchers from vpnMentor have uncovered a database housing more than 2 billion logs containing everything from user passwords to account reset codes and even a “smart” camera recorded conversation. The database, belonging to Chinese company Orvibo, was not password protected.
- US Customs and Border Protection has suspended all federal contracts with Perceptics, a surveillance contractor suspected of suffering a data breach first reported in May.
- Researchers are warning that a new version of WannaLocker – essentially a mobile derivative of WannaCry ransomware – has been enhanced with spyware, remote access trojan and banking trojan capabilities.
In Case You Missed It
- Switch to SonicWall: 8 Reasons to Trade In Your Old Firewall – Bob VanKirk
- AI, Threat Intelligence and The Cyber Arms Race: SonicWall CEO Bill Conner Joins Chertoff Group Security Series Event – John Lynch
- Defending Endpoints from Fast, Ferocious Ransomware Attacks – Brook Chelmo
- SonicWall, ADT Ink Partnership to Offer Managed Cybersecurity Solutions to SMBs – David Chamberlin
- The E-rate ‘Fear Less’ Solution – SonicWall Staff