This was the week the US government gave CMMC, a much-needed and welcome change. The new program, known as CMMC 2.0, has been launched and is aimed at reducing the regulatory burden for companies that supply to the defense industry by reducing the number of levels in CMMC.
In what can be dubbed as one of the most significant and tactful data breaches of the year, trading platform Robinhood notified that a breach on November 3, had compromised the data of close to 7 million customers to varying degrees. The hackers then demanded an extortion payment.
Welcome to this week’s Weekly News roundup. Here we present the latest news and updates in the world of cybersecurity. Microsoft Pledges to Decrease Cybersecurity Skills Shortage By 2025 Microsoft warns of rise in password sprays targeting cloud accounts A New Act passed towards securing the DHS software supply chain! CISA orders Federal Agencies… Read More »Cybersecurity News Weekly Roundup (November 01-05)
The year 2021 has already witnessed a slew of attacks targeting businesses and governments. Foreign governments have interfered with the software supply chain, and cybercriminals have targeted hospitals and schools from the onset of COVID. Microsoft, which is part of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), plans to take the responsibility to address the security… Read More »Microsoft Pledges to Decrease Cybersecurity Skills Shortage By 2025
Welcome to this week’s Weekly News roundup. Here we present the latest news and updates in the world of cybersecurity. From lawmakers pushing for better cybersecurity for the transport sector to fraudsters targeting Android users into premium subscription services without their consent, this week saw several cybersecurity incidents. Here is a rundown: A team of… Read More »Cybersecurity News Weekly Roundup (October 25-29)
Over the last year, there have been multiple instances where cybercriminals have targeted the U.S.’ transportation infrastructure. These include attacks against ferries, railways, and even oil supply chains. These attacks cause widespread disruption in the lives of ordinary citizens. A committee of lawmakers from the Department of Homeland Security will discuss industry-wide measures to improve… Read More »U.S. Lawmakers Push for Better Cybersecurity for Transport Sector
Cybersecurity Awareness Month, earlier known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) falls in October every year. Now in its 18th year, the Month aims to spread awareness on cybersecurity and the best practices across various industries and stakeholders. Since its inception by CISA and the NSCS in 2004, the overarching theme of this initiative has… Read More »This Cybersecurity Awareness Month #BeCyberSmart
If you have been a frequent user of the internet at least for the past decade (assuming you do not live under a rock) and have multiple accounts in several different websites/applications, then it is highly likely that at least one of your accounts may have been compromised in the millions of data breaches that… Read More »What makes Credential Stuffing attacks so dangerous?
The prestigious Howard University, known for being a historically Black college and university, has become the newest high-profile U.S organization that has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. According to a statement released by the University, “On September 3, the Howard University information technology team detected unusual activity on the University’s network. In accordance with… Read More »Howard University Targeted by a Ransomware Attack
Several countries and governments are yet to understand that cyberattacks on the food and agriculture sectors will have some of the most significant real-world consequences.