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Cybersecurity Recap February 2022

Cybersecurity Recap February 2022

February 26, 2022

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What is new in February, 2022 in Cybersecurity?

Free Cybersecurity Services and Tools

As part of our continuing mission to reduce cybersecurity risk across U.S. critical infrastructure partners and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, CISA has compiled a list of free cybersecurity tools and services to help organizations further advance their security capabilities. This living repository includes cybersecurity services provided by CISA, widely used open source tools, and free tools and services offered by private and public sector organizations across the cybersecurity community. CISA will implement a process for organizations to submit additional free tools and services for inclusion on this list in the future. Learn More

The Changing State of Cybersecurity: 5 Data-Backed Predictions

Cybersecurity is never static, and that’s especially true today. After widespread and frequent disruptions in the past few years, the cyber defense landscape is shifting. Favored attack vectors are changing, new threats are emerging, and organizations are rethinking their cybersecurity focus.

Staying safe in the next few years requires an understanding of these developments. With that in mind, here are five data-backed predictions for how the state of cybersecurity will change. Read more

February has been a good month for those of us who care about IoT security. First up, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released rules that will be used to create a labeling scheme for more secure consumer-facing IoT devices. NIST also released rules related to creating a cybersecurity label for consumer software, but we will focus on the IoT device rules in this article.

Second, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has released an agreement with several governments and technology experts that provides five essential security requirements for consumer-facing IoT devices. The WEF statement doesn’t have an enforcement component, but the hope is that governments will add these elements to legislation and that device makers will voluntarily adopt them. Learn More

ENISA and CERT-EU publish set of cybersecurity best practices for public and private organizations

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and CERT-EU published a joint set of cybersecurity best practices for public and private organizations in the EULearn More

Manufacturing was most attacked sector in Canada in 2021: IBM

Manufacturing was the top attacked industry in Canada last year, according to numbers compiled by IBM researchers.

In its annual Threat Intelligence Index, released Wednesday, the company said nearly one in three cyber attacks were against the manufacturing sector. That compares to 1 in 4 globally. Read More

Nvidia confirms it is investigating a cybersecurity incident

U.S. chipmaker Nvidia has confirmed that it’s investigating a cyber incident that has reportedly downed the company’s developer tools and email systems.

Nvidia told TechCrunch in a statement that the nature and scope of the incident are still being evaluated, adding that the company’s commercial activities have not been impacted as a result. Read More



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