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Morning Security Brief: ‘Breaking News’ Phishing Attack, Drone Strike Stats, Parliament Breach Reviewed, and More

- Phishing attack disguised as breaking news from CNN. Researchers from Columbia find most drone strike statistics inaccurate. A staffing error leads to a security breach in Australian Parliament. And more.

Student Records Hacked from Florida College

- Personal and financial information on about 280,000 students and employees has been compromised after a hacking incident at a Florida college, according to the Florida Department of Education.

Morning Security Brief: Chinese Telecom Firms, Bank Cyber Attacks, and Government Eavesdropping Immunity

- A Congressional report warns about security threats from Chinese telecom companies, Capital One is hit with a cyber attack, and the Supreme Court declines to hear a government surveillance case.

Protecting Against Persistent Threats

- Sophisticated and sustained cyberattacks that are perpetrated to steal trade secrets, rather than financial assets, frequently go undetected by traditional signature-based antimalware solutions.

Morning Security Brief: Public Health Preparedness, NYPD Gang Unit Doubles, Postcards Sent With SSNs, and More

- The CDC publishes a report on public health preparedness among the states. The NYPD doubles its gang unit to help monitor social media. The University of Chicago apologizes for postcards sent with SSNs. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Y-12 Update, White House Spearphished, Surveillance Cameras Vandalized, and More

- Y-12 ends its contract with its security provider. The White House says hackers targeted its military office. Police are looking for a pair vandalizing security cameras on Long Island. And more.

Data Preservation

- The defendant in a trade secrets lawsuit must pay $73,000 in sanctions after destroying computer data and hard drives shortly after being ordered to preserve evidence, rules a U.S. district court.

Cybersecurity

- Sandia National Laboratories has opened the Cybersecurity Technologies Research Laboratory, where cybersecurity professionals can meet and discuss critical issues. Watch this video to learn more about the center.

Protecting Against Persistent Threats

- Sophisticated and sustained cyberattacks that are perpetrated to steal trade secrets, rather than financial assets, frequently go undetected by traditional signature-based antimalware solutions.

ISO27001 in a Windows Environment

- Anyone who will be using ISO27001 in a Windows environment and wants to make its implementation easier should certainly have this reference at their side.

The Basics of Information Security

- This is a thin book on a broad and deep topic, which gave me pause initially, but as it turns out, the book is thoughtfully written and will definitely be useful for educating managers and security professionals who need to broaden their thinking beyond physical security.

Morning Security Brief: Financial Web Site Attacks, License Plate Readers, and Exposed User Credentials

- Several bank Web sites appear to have been attacked by hackers, the government is sued over the privacy of license plate readers, and many of an association’s user credentials may have been exposed.

Forrester Study Highlights Insider Risks

- Cyber attacks from external sources often gain attention, but most data loss incidents are caused by events such as employees’ mishandling of data, according to a new Forrester report.
 




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