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Bi-Weekly CyberSecurity Recap

Bi-Weekly CyberSecurity Recap

March 22, 2019

Curated bi-weekly news summary for facility management professional, building owners and IT professionals who are interested in building security and Facility IT.


Intrusions into Web-connected devices nearly doubled in 2018

IoT devices and cryptocurrency networks in Japan are being compromised at an alarming rate, according to the National Police Agency on March 7. The malware made it possible to take over these systems remotely. The number of cases of suspected illegal access of Web-connected devices nearly doubled in 2018, with almost all of them originating overseas, the NPA data showed.

Congress introduces bill to improve 'internet of things' security

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act wants to make sure the federal government isn't buying devices that can be easily hacked. Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act, hoping to bring legislative action to the emerging technology.

ENISA: 15 years of building cybersecurity bridges together

On 19 March 2019, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity ENISA organized an event in Brussels to celebrate its 15-year anniversary. This article outlines the key messages from the conference. The security of citizens has always been one of the biggest priorities for the European Union. Since it was set up in 2004, ENISA has steadily worked to help reinforce the cybersecurity across the Union.

Only 6 Non-Federal Groups Share Cyber Threat Info with Homeland Security

More than two years after Congress passed a landmark bill incentivizing companies to share with the government how and when malicious hackers are trying to penetrate their computer networks, only six companies and other non-federal entities are sharing that data, according to figures provided to Nextgov.

That’s compared with about 190 such entities and about 60 federal departments and agencies that are receiving cyber threat data from Homeland Security’s automated indicator sharing program, a Homeland Security official told Nextgov.

That low figure for private-sector participation is an additional blow to the program, which has struggled to provide companies and government agencies with the sort of actionable cyber intelligence that was promised by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015.


Cybersecurity Ventures estimated 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021, and the United States is moving on pace to hit half-a-million or more unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021. The skills include GDPR Expertise, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Security, Blockchain Security and more.

RSA 2019: The Industry Grapples With Cybersecurity As A Business Strategy

There has been a lot going on in the realm of cybersecurity over the past couple of weeks, from RSA in San Francisco (the largest cybersecurity show), to what may turn out to be one of the most devastating cyberwarfare attacks in recent history. The world of cybersecurity is growing, the stakes are high, and business is good—which may not be a good thing.

Outsmarting Attackers with Deep Learning-Based Threat Detection

Deep learning, with artificial neural networks intelligent enough to learn from threats, is capable of defending against known and unknown threats very accurately. Applying it closest to the source of attacks-- the network-- can deliver the autonomous defenses we need against the automated threat landscape.

Read this whitepaper to learn about:

  • The rise of malicious, morphing malware
  • How they are getting past existing defenses
  • Why deep learning is the right technology against automated attacks
  • Network threat protection harnessing deep learning


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