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Cybersecurity Recap March 2021

March 28, 2021

Curated cybersecurity news

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What is new in March, 2021 in Cybersecurity?

ICS Cybersecurity year in review 2020

The Dragos Year in Review report is an annual analysis of Industrial Control System (ICS)/Operational Technology (OT) focused cyber threats, vulnerabilities, assessments, and incident response insights.1 The ICS/OT community has long suffered from a lack of public insights into these types of problem areas to have a meaningful discussion on how to address the issues. Read more

A planned Biden administration executive order will require many software vendors to notify their federal government customers when the companies have a cybersecurity breach, according to a draft seen by ReutersLearn More

Cybersecurity Board Reform Blows Into Place For SolarWinds

The SolarWinds CEO just reported that they are creating a cybersecurity committee on their board and adding additional directors who are digitally and cyber risk literate. At the time of their breach, SolarWinds corporate board tasked its Nominating and Governance Committee with cybersecurity risk oversight. A unique practice. The effectiveness and activities of the three directors they had on this committee will be under significant scrutiny during their upcoming litigationLearn More

Canada Announces Investment in Agriculture Cybersecurity

Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, has announced over CA$500,000 over four years to the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance for its Cyber Security Capacity in Canadian Agriculture project. This funding is made available under the Cyber Security Cooperation Program. Learn More

NSA Cybersecurity Collaboration Center Releases First Speaker Series Video on Protective Domain Name System (PDNS)

NSA released the first video of its new Cybersecurity Collaboration Center speaker series. In these talks, NSA experts will share insights, lessons, and contributions of their cybersecurity work. The Center works with government and industry partners to protect U.S. National Security Systems, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). Read More

Are "disrupted" employees a new cybersecurity threat?

As work-from-home policies persist for many enterprises amid the global pandemic – and may become permanent in the long run – the cyber threat landscape has become much more complicated. Current work arrangements are so far from the norm that a new threat has emerged: the "disrupted" employee. We are all familiar with the concept of a malicious employee actively trying to damage the company or exfiltrate data out of financial interest or revenge. Much more common is an employee who is fully compliant and follows your security policies as second nature. Read More

Insurance giant CNA hit by ‘sophisticated cybersecurity attack’s

CNA’s website remained down Wednesday morning, three days after the Chicago-based insurance giant was hit with what it called a “sophisticated cybersecurity attack” Sunday.

In a statement issued Tuesday evening, CNA said the attack “caused a network disruption” that affected certain systems, including corporate email. It also shut down the functionality of its website. Read More

Latest trends in cybersecurity to follow

As the cyber security trends are emerging, the companies must apply a proactive IT security posture instead of reactive to keep business secure. Read More

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