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July 2022 Cybersecurity News

July 2022 Cybersecurity News

July 27, 2022

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What is new in July, 2022 in Cybersecurity?

New cybersecurity bills aim to bolster communication and retain talent

With two fresh bills having made their way through the House and Senate, the Biden Administration remains steadfast in its efforts to strengthen cybersecurity measures in the United States. The pair of bills – one of which aims to bolster coordination between state and local governments and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – echoes the urgency of other recent cybersecurity directives from the U.S. government. Learn More

Reports: Cybersecurity Industry Will Reach $400 Billion by 2027

The Cybersecurity industry is in its developing stage and it has a lot to see and evolve accordingly. Reports say that in 2017, the market size of the cybersecurity industry was approx $86.4 billion. However, this has seen significant growth since then and now it is expected to cross $400 billion by 2027. Read more

In an effort to help health care organizations protect patients’ personal health information, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated its cybersecurity guidance for the health care industry.

NIST’s new draft publication, formally titled Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule: A Cybersecurity Resource Guide (NIST Special Publication 800-66, Revision 2), is designed to help the industry maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information, or ePHI. Learn More

TSA revises cybersecurity requirements for oil and gas pipelines

The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday issued revised cybersecurity directives for oil and gas providers more focused on performance-based measures, following extensive input from federal regulators and private industry stakeholders in the wake of the May 2021 ransomware attack on Colonial PipelineLearn More

Network vulnerabilities declined in 2021, but attacks hit all-time high

The number of network-related CVEs considered medium severity and above declined almost 10% last year, according to Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 Network Threat Trends report. In 2021, the industry recorded 11,841 such CVEs, down from 13,123 in 2020.

However, the amount of attacks targeting network-related CVEs observed during 2021 jumped 15% to 262 million, reflecting an all-time high and triple the number of attacks that occurred prior to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Why AI is the key to cutting-edge cybersecurity.

The global cybersecurity threat landscape is changing, and internet users now face ever-evolving threats to their data and privacy.

There are massive, largely automated botnets infecting consumer devices and social engineering or phishing attacks that try to fool users into giving away their money and data.

Artificial intelligence is now the latest weapon in the cyber security armory. Read More

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