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Weekly Cyber Breakdown

With so much information out there it’s good to know what is top of mind for other industry professionals.

We’ll be updating this blog on a weekly basis with the top 10 articles and newsworthy topics in cybersecurity. This is a repository of top trends based on what industry leaders have been discussing most. Think of it like an “In Case You Missed It” for cybersecurity news.

                 Feb 27th - March 4th 2021

                 Feb 19th – Feb. 26th 2021

Feb 12th – Feb. 19th 2021

Feb 5th – Feb. 12th 2021

Jan. 29th – Feb. 5th 2021

Jan. 22nd – Jan. 29th 2021

Jan. 15th – Jan. 22nd 2021

Jan. 8th – Jan. 15th 2021

Jan. 1st – Jan. 8th 2021

2020 Updates

Dec. 11th – Dec. 18th

Dec. 4th – Dec. 11th

Nov. 27th – Dec. 4th

Nov. 20th – Nov. 27th

                  Nov. 13th – Nov. 20th

                    Nov. 6th – Nov. 13th

Oct. 30th – Nov. 6th

Oct 16th – Oct 23rd

Oct 9 – Oct 16th

Oct 2 – Oct 9

September 25th – Oct 2

September 18th – September 25th

September 11th – September 18th

September 4th – September 11th

August 28th – September 4th

August 21st – 28th

August 14th – 21st

August 7th – 14th

August 1st – 7th

July 24th – 31st

July 17th -24th

July 10th -17th

See all of the articles at the link in the photo!

June 25thJuly 3rd

πŸ”’ How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for OrganizedΒ Crime (VICE)

πŸ”’ Luta Security Highlights for Zoom Bug Bounty Programs (Luta Security)

πŸ”’ #ShareTheMicInCyber (SplashThat)

πŸ”’ mindedsecurity/behave (WISec and Jennings on GitHub)

πŸ”’ Salesforce invests in security software provider Tanium at $9 billion valuation (CNBC)

πŸ”’ Mask Exemption Cards From the β€˜Freedom to Breathe Agency’? They’re Fake (New York Times)

πŸ”’ Hundreds arrested as crime chat network cracked (BBC News)

πŸ”’ Cyber Essentials Toolkits (CISA)

πŸ”’ During a pandemic, stalkerware becomes even more sinister (CyberScoop)

πŸ”’ Ransomware: Attacks that start with phishing emails are suddenly back in fashion again (ZDNet)

June 18thJune 25th

πŸ”’ Privacy-Focused OS Wants to Know How Facebook and the FBI HackedΒ it (Motherboard by VICE)

πŸ”’ A domestic violence prevention app backed by Dr. Phil exposed victims’ distress recordings (TechCrunch)

πŸ”’Advisory 2020-008: Copy-paste compromises – tactics, techniques and procedures used to target multiple Australian networks (Australian Government)

πŸ”’ Texts Claim Hack of Encrypted Phone Company Used byΒ Hitmen (Motherboard by VICE)

πŸ”’ US cyber officials try to channel Liam Neeson in responding to coronavirus threats (CyberScoop)

πŸ”’ Here’s what John Bolton had to say about cybersecurity policy in his new book (CyberScoop)

πŸ”’ Feature podcast: Inside BellTrox’s hacker-for-hire operation (Risky.Biz)

πŸ”’ 10 (more) free security tools worth a look (CSO Online)

πŸ”’ Prime Minister says Australia is under cyber attack from state-based actor (ZDNet)

πŸ”’ Black Hat research predicts significant changes to security operations post COVID-19 and exploit concerns for 2020 U.S. Election (Security Magazine)

June 11thJune 18th

πŸ”’ The Unbearable Frequency of PewPew Maps (Pylos)

πŸ”’ T-Mobile hit by phone calling, text message outage (TechCrunch)

πŸ”’ In reversal, Zoom says all users will have access to end-to-end encryption (CyberScoop)

πŸ”’ Avon recovering after mysterious cyber-security incident (ZDNet)

πŸ”’ The NSA is piloting a secure DNS service for the defense industrial base (CyberScoop)

πŸ”’Incident Response and Threat hunting with OSQuery and Kolide Fleet (Peerlyst)

πŸ”’ Cyberthreat Real Time Map (Kaspersky)

πŸ”’ NIST Seeks Public Input on Use of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Services (NIST)

πŸ”’ Here’s what that Capital One court decision means for corporate cybersecurity (CyberScoop)

πŸ”’ The FBI expects a surge of mobile banking threats (HelpNet Security)

June 4th – June 11th

πŸ”’ Facebook Helped the FBI Hack a Child Predator (Vice)

πŸ”’ Black Hat Student Scholarship Program (BlackHat)

πŸ”’ LAPD Got Tech Demos from Israeli Phone Hacking Firm NSO Group (Vice)

πŸ”’ Cyberattacks since the murder of George Floyd (CloudFlare)

πŸ”’ How to Identify Visible (and Invisible) Surveillance at Protests (EFF)

πŸ”’Honda confirms its network has been hit by cyberattack (ZDNet)

πŸ”’ Why spies are targeting vaccine research (Risky.Biz)

πŸ”’ Security is Everybody’s Job – Part 5 – The First Way (SheHacksPurple)

πŸ”’ MoD raises first Cyber Regiment to secure defence networks from cyber threats (Teiss)

πŸ”’ Advanced Protection Against Zero Day Threats and Malware (InfoSecurity Magazine)

May 28th – June 4th

πŸ”’ Security firm leaves more than five billion records exposed on unsecured database (Graham Cluley)

πŸ”’ This matters more: How cyber pros are confronting racism in their own ranks, and beyond (CyberScoop)

πŸ”’ Surprise Capital One court decision spells trouble for incident response (Risky.Biz)

πŸ”’ Surveillance Self Defense (SSD.EFF.ORG)

πŸ”’ This Tool Makes Blurring Protesters’ Faces Incredibly Easy (Vice)

πŸ”’Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers (New York Times)

πŸ”’ Don’t Mix Policing with COVID-19 Contact Tracing (EFF)

πŸ”’ Open-sourcing new COVID-19 threat intelligence (Microsoft)

πŸ”’ Someone is trying to catfish women by pretending to be Paul Nakasone (CyberScoop)

πŸ”’ Iran reports failed cyber-attack on Strait of Hormuz port (ZDNet)

May 20-27th:

πŸ”’ States plead for cybersecurity funds as hacking threat surges (The Hill)

πŸ”’ How to avoid COVID-19 scams (National Cybersecurity Alliance)

πŸ”’ Cyber security review may spell end for Huawei 5G deal (The Guardian)

πŸ”’ Assessments: Cyber Reslience Review (CRR) (CISA)

πŸ”’ Scripting for Hackers (Hackers Arise)

πŸ”’Crooks are using realistic-looking webpage templates to trick you into handing over personal data (ZDNet)

πŸ”’ Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal (Kaspersky)

πŸ”’ NIST Seeks Public Input on Use of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Services (NIST)

πŸ”’ Security Professionals Conference Online (Educause)

πŸ”’ Winning with Cyber Threat Intelligence: Taking a More Personal View (Tripwire)


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