Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week, March 19-23

A new week, a new crop of security stories. Last week, Slingshot Malware, Cybersecurity Skills, Cyberespionage and GDPR compliance issues made headlines, as well as the Yahoo’s $80 Million Data Breach Settlement. Missed out on any of the news? Here are the five most-read stories on Security Boulevard to help you out.

Slingshot Malware Uses IoT Device in Targeted Attacks

Slingshot Malware Uses IoT Device in Targeted Attacks

A new and very advanced malware attack has been discovered by Kaspersky Lab. The malware named Slingshot, due to a string in one of the hijacked system DLLs, is a sophisticated attack that leads to a nasty rootkit. The final rootkit named Cahnadr takes control of system processes, allowing for …
Security GDPR Compliance

6 Tricky Obstacles Security Teams Face in GDPR Compliance

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25 and the penalties are stiff for failing to comply. Many are still unsure whether their companies are safely out of harm’s way. The regulation is long and full of terrors, to be sure. However, resistance is futile.“Many organizations …
Nation State Cyberespionage Russia China

Nation State Cyberespionage: Russia and China

Is there anyone who believes the internet is not used for cyberespionage?The world of espionage has been ensconced within the internet seemingly since the first packet was sent via the ARPANET some 45-plus years ago, as the concept of packet switching and the attendant protocols that are the cornerstone of …
Veterans Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Veterans: A Good Bet to Fill the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

There’s a talent shortage for trained cybersecurity pros, but fertile hunting grounds can be found among veterans preparing to leave military service.Organizations as diverse as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies promote hiring veterans for jobs in …
Yahoos Data Breach Settlement

Lessons for Boards from Yahoo’s $80 Million Data Breach Settlement

What does it mean for board liability in future data breach litigation?At the time it was disclosed, the Yahoo! email breach was considered massive. The personal information of 1.5 billion users was compromised. In response, lead plaintiff Edward McMahon filed a suit alleging that Yahoo! Inc. intentionally misled investors and …
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RSA 2018- What’s Hot in the Cyber Security Space

RSA 2018- What’s Hot in the Cyber Security Space

Love it or hate, the annual RSA Conference (RSAC) in San Francisco is the largest cyber security conference in world. It is where the world comes to talk and learn security. Inevitably every year at RSAC there are some technologies that become the industry buzzwords and hot buttons. These generally … Read More
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