Cyber Security News & Trends – 09-06-19


This week, vote for SonicWall in the 2019 Computing Security Awards, a deep dive into 5G cybersecurity, and ransomware is under the spotlight before the 2020 elections.

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6 Essential Hardware Firewall Solutions For A Small Business 2019 – Welp Magazine

  • The SonicWall TZ400 is named as the number 1 essential firewall solution for a small business, with traffic targeting ability and scalability as your business grows called out as particular plus points.

7 Sophisticated Cyber-Attacks that are Growing in 2019 – Security Boulevard

Cybersecurity News

Why 5G Requires New Approaches to Cybersecurity – Brookings Institute

  • Former Federal Communication Chairman Tom Wheeler stresses the need to zero in on protecting 5G wireless networks from cyberthreats in a new paper published by the Brookings Institute.

Cybersecurity and the Explosion Of Augmented Reality – The Forbes Tech Council

  • Paul Ryznar of the Forbes Technology Council explores the cybersecurity implications that have arisen from the explosion of Augmented Reality technology products, including security vulnerabilities, cloud technology complications and wearable device exposures.

A Huge Database of Facebook Users’ Phone Numbers Found Online – Tech Crunch

  • An exposed Facebook database of phone numbers linked to Facebook account IDs has been found online. The company argue that the data is old and taken from a time before they updated their security systems.

Rising Fines Will Push Breach Costs Much Higher Dark Reading

  • Market forecast by Juniper Research predicts that fines from data-protection laws like GDPR are going to rise dramatically, with the cost likely to exceed $5 trillion by 2024.

Taxpayers Against Cities Paying up in Ransomware Attacks, Says Survey – ZDNet

  • A survey of US citizens in cities has found that 60% of those questioned are against local tax dollars being used to pay ransomware demands in their city. At the same time, 90% are in favor of increasing cybersecurity funding for their local services.

Top NSA Cyber Official Points to Ransomware Attacks as Key Threat to 2020 Elections – The Hill

  • The newly formed Cybersecurity Directorate at the National Security Agency is keeping a close eye on developments in ransomware in the run up to the 2020 election. With a number of ransomware attacks disrupting cities across America in recent weeks, ensuring nothing untoward happens in the election is a top priority.
And Finally:

Teenage Hackers Wanted: Could Your Kid Be the Next £20M Cybersecurity Superhero? – Forbes

  • A growth of Cyber Discovery Clubs in both the U.K. and the U.S is leading to a new generation of young hackers entering the cybersecurity field.

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