Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
Hackers are using a previously undiscovered vulnerability in Adobe’s commonly used Flash software to install blackmailing malware on victims’ machines.
Multiple outages caused by technology glitches, including to the NYSE, caused immense cybersecurity concerns Wednesday. Crisis communications need to be defined for these inevitable attacks to limit disruption in the future.
OPM is reporting that “sensitive information” for 21.5 million people was stolen. This impacts 19.7 million current, former and prospective federal employees and contractors who underwent background checks since 2000.
Recent statements by presidential candidates mark the growing political significance of cybersecurity, an issue that some experts say could play an important, though not yet central, role in campaign discourse leading up to the 2016 elections.
Although only 3% to 7% of consumers are using their phones for in-store purchases, that number is expected to swell by 2017 as almost half of the projected $90 billion in mobile payments is expected to come from waving a mobile device instead of swiping a credit card.
China has released a draft cybersecurity law that seeks to beef up Beijing’s ability to guard against cyberthreats and protect data on Chinese users, while also tightening controls over the Internet.
The worldwide cybersecurity market continues to grow and grow as defined by market sizing estimates that range from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020.
The degree programs will be designed for working professionals, and will be taught by USD faculty and cyber professionals who bring decades of current and real-world experience to their students.
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