Hand-picked headlines from Datarisk Canada’s dedicated cybersecurity curators.
CNN: Biden administration issuing new security guidance to companies aimed at blunting cyberattacks
As a response to the recent series of data breaches and ransomware attacks in the United States, the Biden administration is issuing new security guidance to critical infrastructure firms. Many large oil, gas, and energy firms have appropriate measures in place, but these new measures are intended the many firms with less resources.
CNN: Neiman Marcus alerts millions of online customers about security breach
Neiman Marcus Group recently announced that 4.6 million customers were notified about a breach dating back to May 2020 in which a third party may have had access to their personal information, including contact details and usernames and passwords.
THE GUARDIAN: Fraud in UK at level where it ‘poses national security threat’
According to UK Finance, criminals have stolen £754 million from bank customers in the first half of 2021. Fraudsters have capitalized on the pandemic to ramp up their operations, some targeting children as young as 14 years old through social media.
WASHINGTON POST: Privacy Reset: A guide to the important settings you should change now
Freedom of expression v. right to privacy: Striking the right balance in Canada’s court system
Erica Miller of BC law firm Farris opines on the open court principle, the tenet which states that legal proceedings should be transparent to the public and the media. In the age of social media and the Internet where digital information lives forever, where is the line between transparency and privacy?
HEALTHTECH MAGAZINE: How healthcare organizations can safeguard IT assets in the modern digital age
The world of healthcare cybersecurity is fast-moving, especially in the wake of the pandemic. However, the necessity of safeguarding critical infrastructure remains the same. In the light of this, how does power management fit in with health IT priorities and cybersecurity initiatives?
THE HACKER NEWS: Google warns of a new way hackers can make malware undetectable on Windows
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new way that cyber criminals can deliberately avoid detection with the help of malformed digital signatures of its malware payloads. This new method was observed to be exploited by a notorious family of software known as OpenSUpdater.