Datarisk Digest – 1st Ed.

Hand-picked headlines from Datarisk Canada’s dedicated cybersecurity curators.

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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.

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Data Breach

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.

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Financial Fraud

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.

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Internet Privacy

WASHINGTON POST: Privacy Reset: A guide to the important settings you should change now

We all know that protecting our privacy online is essential, but unfortunately, it can be hard to know where to start with so many different online platforms, each with their own privacy policy. This guide will help you manage your privacy settings across Google, Amazon, Facebook, and more.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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