Bi-Weekly CyberSecurity Recap

by Svetlana Lyons April 26, 2019

Bi-Weekly CyberSecurity Recap

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

 

Everything is hackable: The crowd is here to help

Takeaways from the semi-annual LevelUp event — a free, online hacker conference. The virtual conference features presentations from some of the industry’s finest hackers, educators, and experts, all with the goal of leveling up the skills of today’s cybersecurity professionals.

Hackers using weaponized TeamViewer to Attack & Gain Full Control of the Government Networks

Researchers spotted a new wave of cyber attack from a hacker who uses the weaponized TeamViewer to compromise and gain the full control of the Government network systems.

Teamviewer is the most popular tool used for remote Desktop control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.

FBI: $2.7 Billion Of Cybercrime Complaints In 2018; Many Of The Crimes Involve No Hacking?

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) this week released its 2018 Internet Crime Report which states that the law-enforcement center received 351,936 complaints of cybercrime in 2018, and that losses from those crimes exceeded $2.7 Billion – clearly indicating that reported cybercrime losses suffered by Americans continues to grow. (The figure does not even include some crimes reported directly to FBI field agents, and obviously does not include crimes that were not reported to law enforcement.)

The most commonly reported Internet crimes in 2018 were:

• Non-Payment/Non-Delivery

• Extortion

• Personal Data Breach

Chernobyl’s lessons for critical-infrastructure cybersecurity

Heavy regulations in the nuclear-power industry extending to cybersecurity protocol make nuclear-power facilities more secure than other types of power facilities, cybersecurity experts say. The regulations, in part, stem from education about Chernobyl. But cyberattacks against U.S. nuclear-power facilities in the 2000s helped push regulators to take a more active role.

Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2019

Cybersecurity professionals — tech experts who attempt to secure systems and thwart threats. To learn more about employer demand, salaries and job-seeker interest for these important roles, the authors of this article analyzed global Indeed data on cybersecurity jobs from 2017 to 2018.

IoT and cloud adoption will boost cybersecurity investments toward $8.7B by 2023

Frost & Sullivan says the healthcare security space is set for big growth as hospitals recognize new vulnerabilities and vendors innovate their products and pricing models.

DoD using a layered approach to improve cybersecurity

Program Executive Officer Stacy Cummings says the DoD is deploying a network built with cybersecurity in mind, using a risk management framework and undergoing regular white hat assessments.




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