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, Gartner released its Magic Quadrant Leaders, Data Privacy Day gave us a moment to reflect, and U.K. and U.S. governments alike acted to protect their agencies from vulnerabilities.
Read on to learn more.
The endpoint security market is quite dynamic right now, with new entrants and ongoing innovation. In the midst of all this market energy, we are pleased to be named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.
On Data Privacy Day, we should all take a few moments to think about safeguarding our personal data, staying safe online, and improving our privacy habits. But, just what does that mean in the age of IoT?
In 2017, we saw digital extortion become cybercriminals’ money-making modus operandi. It’s mostly due to ransomware — cybercriminals’ most popular weapon of choice.
Fitness tracking app Strava published a heatmap of its user activity, composed of a billion activities and 3 trillion latitude/longitude points. However, it could have also accidentally revealed the hidden locations of U.S. military bases.
Lazarus, believed to operate out of North Korea, and Fancy Bear, believed to operate out of Russia, were the most referenced threat actor groups in last year’s cyberattacks.
Bosses of Britain’s most critical industries are being warned to boost cybersecurity or face hefty fines for leaving themselves vulnerable to attack, following the UK government’s consultation.
Microsoft has been forced to issue a second out-of-band security update this month to deal with the issues around Intel’s Spectre firmware updates.
The Secret Service is warning banks about a hacking scheme called “jackpotting” that lets someone steal money from ATMs. It’s the first time this type of scheme has made its way to the United States.
With Silicon Valley convulsed by revelations of Big Tech’s security failures and social media’s hospitality to bots, trolls, and fraud, the right solution is honest valuations and the application of scientific method.
In Tokyo, hackers broke into cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and made off with nearly $500 million in digital tokens. It’s one of the biggest heists in history.
What did you think was the biggest story in security this week? Comment below, or you can find me on Twitter: @JonLClay.