Newsletter 11, August 2, 2018

Some interesting stuff that I found online:

 

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SECURITY:

A short summary on US cyber security relevant legislation – https://blog.appknox.com/a-glance-at-the-united-states-cyber-security-laws/

EU Commission July infringements package, formal notice to 17 Member States to fully transpose into national laws the EU NIS Directive: Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Spain – http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-18-4486_en.htm

Interesting story about “10,000 WordPress websites hacked and leveraged to manipulate the entire online advertising supply chain”

https://indivigital.com/news/10000-wordpress-websites-hacked-and-leveraged-to-manipulate-the-entire-online-advertising-supply-chain/

https://research.checkpoint.com/malvertising-campaign-based-secrets-lies/

Interesting writing on the evolution of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) platforms – https://www.securityweek.com/evolution-soar-platforms

Russian hackers could switch off American lights – https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/611708/russian-hackers-could-switch-americas-lights-off

Major Bluetooth vulnerability – https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/07/major_bluetooth.html

Did SIEMSs and UEBAs became obsolete? – https://www.lastwatchdog.com/guest-essay-how-siems-uebas-fall-short-in-todays-turbulent-threat-landscape/

Reddit had a breach – https://www.reddit.com/r/announcements/comments/93qnm5/we_had_a_security_incident_heres_what_you_need_to/

SOCIAL:

Facebook Identifies an Active Political Influence Campaign Using Fake Accounts – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/politics/facebook-political-campaign-midterms.html

 

BUSINESS:

3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021, Cyber security jobs report 2018 – 2021 – https://cybersecurityventures.com/jobs/

US military drafts a “do-not-buy” list of suppliers – https://www-bbc-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-45007337

Facebook’s stock fell off during the company’s earnings call – https://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.businessinsider.com/facebook-stock-drops-20-plus-nightmare-earnings-call-2018-7

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/technology/2018/07/26/how-years-privacy-controversies-finally-caught-up-with-facebook/

 

TECHNOLOGY:

The fuss around the use of face recognition technologies in the US – https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/611752/democrats-call-for-a-review-of-face-recognition-tech/

IBM Watson delivered ‘unsafe and inaccurate’ cancer recommendations – https://www.massdevice.com/report-ibm-watson-delivered-unsafe-and-inaccurate-cancer-recommendations/

 

 

P.S.

Quote of the day: “In the future, the cyber threat will equal or even eclipse the terrorist threat” – Robert Mueller (Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – 2001 to 2013)

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