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. This week, The New York Times critiqued the S.E.C.’s new cybersecurity guidance, Github suffered a record-breaking DDoS attack, and Forbes outlined the roles and responsibilities of CFOs and CMOs in establishing cybersecurity protection.
Read on to learn more.
The New York Times looks at why the S.E.C.’s new cybersecurity guidance will not generate more disclosures from companies.
Trend Micro reports on two record-breaking distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) events: a landmark 1.35 Tbps DDoS attack on GitHub and a 1.7 Tbps DDoS attack that hit an American service provider.
As cybersecurity is a growing concern in many industries, The Wall Street Journal discusses the need for close scrutiny in merger and acquisition deals.
The healthcare industry remains one of the most frequently targeted sectors in the United States. It accounted for nearly a quarter (23%) of all breaches reported in 2017.
Reuters reports on the World Economic Forum’s creation of an industry consortium, focused on improving the cybersecurity of financial technology companies.
According to the World Economic Forum‘s 2018 Global Risks Perception Survey, cyberattacks and data theft are 3 and 4 respectively of the top 5 likely risks organizations will face this year.
Forbes contributor Daniel Newman discusses the responsibilities of CFOs and CMOs in cybersecurity, with a highlight on “security IQ.”
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