Risk News

Security & Fraud Black Hat: Cybersecurity Is More Than A Tech Problem
"Cybersecurity was once seen as purely a matter of technology, but more and more, security experts are bundling issues such as personal privacy, politics, business, ethics and risk into the package. A recent report by Black Hat on the current state of cybersecurity shows how the concerns, attitudes and plans of top security pros are adapting to keep pace with evolving threats."
Annie's take:

Glad to see that Black Hat's annual survey points exactly to the related fields of inquiry that I teach.
Congress Lays Out Tech Funding in Spending Bills and Focuses on Supply Chain Threats
"The Senate Appropriations subcommittees forwarded a smorgasboard of funding bills to the full committee last week. Here’s a rundown."
Annie's take:

At least the Senate Appropriations Committee seems to understand the threat.
Cryptocurrency Mining Tops Ransomware Attacks as New Cyberthreat
"While ransomware attacks continue to preoccupy the minds of healthcare IT security pros, a new threat is emerging—cryptocurrency mining. Not as devastating as ransomware, cryptocurrency mining malware can still degrade system performance and cause vital healthcare IT systems to slow down or even shut down due to the enormous processing power the malware uses to mine cryptocurrency."
Annie's take:

Another kind of threat to the healthcare industry.
US warns of North Korea cyber campaign, days after historic summit
"The US Department of Homeland Security said that it has identified malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government, according to a new report released on Thursday, just days after the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un."
Annie's take:

There is not much anymore that surprises us, least of all this report.