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itworldcanada.com - Infosec expert says mandatory cyber incident reporting is worth considering in Canada | IT World Canada News
Infosec expert says mandatory cyber incident reporting is worth considering in Canada | IT World Canada News
IT World Canada

A Canadian cybersecurity expert says Canadian organizations should report cyber incident breaches to a federal authority to develop nation-wide threat intelligence. “Canada absolutely needs mandatory full incident reporting,” said…

slator.com - Pangeanic Is Now Certified to ISO 27001 Information Security | Slator
Pangeanic Is Now Certified to ISO 27001 Information Security | Slator
Slator AG

Register For Email Marketing for Freelance Linguists and Learn How To Win New Clients. Pangeanic has now joined a select group of companies in the language technology and translation services field to be ISO 27001 Information Security certified…

networkworld.com - Chris Nerney - IoT security tips and a cautionary tale
IoT security tips and a cautionary tale
Network World

You will have more connected devices than ever on your network in 2021, especially if you're in healthcare, retail, or logistics, industries that are among the early adopters of the Internet of Things (IoT). You'll have devices on your network…

darkreading.com - Jai Vijayan - New APT Group Targets Airline Industry & Immigration
New APT Group Targets Airline Industry & Immigration
Dark Reading

LazyScript bears similarities to some Middle Eastern groups but appears to be a distinct operation of its own, Malwarebytes says. A new threat group with some similarities to some other known advanced persistent threat (APT) actors is attacking the…

darkreading.com - Edge Editors - Cartoon Caption Winner: Be Careful Who You Trust
Cartoon Caption Winner: Be Careful Who You Trust
Dark Reading

And the winner of The Edge's February cartoon caption contest is... Our February cartoon caption contest has come to a close. Congratulations goes to The Edge reader Chad Fraleigh for his winning caption, below. A $25 Amazon gift card is on the…

rt.com - RT - Global airline industry body to launch Covid 'travel pass' by March
Global airline industry body to launch Covid 'travel pass' by March
RT International

The measure, dubbed the IATA Travel Pass, is aimed at providing government, airlines and travelers with a streamlined process to ensure there is “accurate information, secure identification and verified data” available to meet all…

nymag.com - Sarah Jones - Why Did First Look Let Go of Laura Poitras?
Why Did First Look Let Go of Laura Poitras?
New York Magazine

When Laura Poitras co-founded First Look Media with Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill in 2013, the venture had immediate prestige: Poitras and Greenwald shared a Pulitzer Prize for their work at the Guardian on Edward Snowen's NSA leaks, and…

betanews.com - Pandemic sees organizations of all sizes and industries invest in cyber threat intelligence (CTI)
Pandemic sees organizations of all sizes and industries invest in cyber threat intelligence (CTI)
BetaNews

After a year full of unknowns and new normals, knowledge is power. The spike in cyber breaches in the past year, compounded by COVID-related attacks, has only increased the importance of cyber threat intelligence (CTI) in the past year. The 2021…

fcw.com - FCW Insider: Feb. 24
FCW Insider: Feb. 24
FCW

The former Office of Personnel Management chief of staff is President Joe Biden's pick to lead the federal government's human resources agency. The scope and scale of the attack as described by Microsoft President Brad Smith is in keeping with the…

businessinsider.com - Aaron Holmes - GitHub poached its new chief security officer from Cisco - he explains his mission to make the software industry more secure
GitHub poached its new chief security officer from Cisco - he explains his mission to make the software industry more secure
Business Insider

GitHub has hired Mike Hanley its first-ever chief security officer, the company announced Wednesday. A veteran of Cisco and security startup Duo, he aims to make open source GitHub projects more secure. In an interview with Insider, Hanley outlined…

macmegasite.com - Silver Sparrow Malware Threat Affects M1, Intel Macs : Apple World Today
Silver Sparrow Malware Threat Affects M1, Intel Macs : Apple World Today
MacMegasite

Mac owners are lucky. They don't have to worry about malware as much as PC owners do. A new Mac malware threat named “ Silver Sparrow ” affects both Intel and Apple Silicon M1 Macs. We'll talk about the malware, it's potential, and…

infosecurity-magazine.com - Michael Hill - Becoming a Next-Gen CISO: Leading from the Front
Becoming a Next-Gen CISO: Leading from the Front
Infosecurity Magazine

Get up-to-the-minute news and opinions, plus access to a wide assortment of Information Security resources that will keep you current and informed. Please send me your eNewsletter Nickname This will be used to identify you if you take part in our…

medium.com - SheHacks_KE - Data Protection: Why a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is Mandatory for your Organization
Data Protection: Why a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is Mandatory for your Organization
Medium

We live in an era where personal data is so valuable that many organizations are now actually built around its collection, and use. In Kenya, citizens give out their information the issuance of their Identity Card. In most organizations, employees…

darkreading.com - Jai Vijayan - Botnet Uses Blockchain to Obfuscate Backup Command & Control Information
Botnet Uses Blockchain to Obfuscate Backup Command & Control Information
Dark Reading

The tactic makes it much harder for defenders to take down botnets via sinkholing and other standard techniques, Akamai says. The operator of a known botnet used for cryptocurrency mining has started using a relatively rare technique for…

govtech.com - Governing - California Gov. Newsom Makes 3 Top Tech Appointments
California Gov. Newsom Makes 3 Top Tech Appointments
Government Technology

The appointments of three key leaders in state IT governance were announced Tuesday evening by Gov. Gavin Newsom's office. Liana Bailey-Crimmins has been named state chief technology officer in the California Department of Technology (CDT).

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