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Cybersecurity Weekly: Record bug bounty payouts, new phishing attacks, smartphone fingerprint hack

November 12, 2019
By: Sam Fay
Bug bounty platform Bugcrowd breaks weekly payout record with over $500,000. Paypal upsets Microsoft as phishers’ favorite brand for the first time in over a year. Hackers unlock smartphones in under 20 minutes by photographing fingerprints on glass. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Using data science to combat deepfakes, malware and social engineering

November 5, 2019
By: Jeff Peters
Cybersecurity data science is a fast-growing field, but it’s difficult to find up-to-date training due to all the new technologies, said Infosec Skills author Emmanuel Tsukerman.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Active phishing attacks, breach blamed on password reuse, insecure smart lights

November 4, 2019
By: Sam Fay
New phishing attacks target U.N. and enterprise executives. Bed Bath & Beyond blames their breach on password reuse. A new study finds smart light bulbs contain serious security gaps. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Three steps to start a career in cybersecurity

November 1, 2019
By: Maeve Ryan
The shortage of cybersecurity professionals has grown to nearly three million globally, with 498,000 openings in North America. There have never been more opportunities for those looking to start or transition to a career in cybersecurity, but how do you even get started?

Cybersecurity Weekly: Equifax default password discovered, NordVPN data breach, Army retires floppy disks

October 28, 2019
By: Sam Fay
A default admin password was used to "secure" sensitive data at Equifax. NordVPN suffered a data breach, exposing private encryption keys of some of its users. The U.S. Army moves on from an 8-inch floppy disk computing system. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity training becoming more specialized, hands-on, says Jason Dion

October 23, 2019
By: Jeff Peters
Cybersecurity training is getting even more hands-on and lab based, said Infosec Skills author Jason Dion. “It’s about ‘what can you do?’ as opposed to ‘what do you know?’”

Mitigating security risk with continuous employee training and development

October 22, 2019
By: Megan Sawle
Earlier this month, Infosec surveyed 180 IT and security pros about the challenges they face in developing and retaining their organization’s cybersecurity talent, how they track impact from training, and the critical — but non-traditional security skills — they prioritize the most.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Hacker reveals black market credit cards, Linux Sudo flaw discovered, RDP honeypot experiment

October 21, 2019
By: Sam Fay
An anonymous hacker reveals 30% of the stolen credit cards on the black market. A Sudo flaw has been discovered that allows all Linux users run commands as root. A cybersecurity blogger experiments with an RDP honeypot. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: “Nice guy” hacker attacks Tom’s, programmer hacks hackers, 60,000 records breached after phishing incident

October 14, 2019
By: Sam Fay
A hacker encourages others to spend more time outside. A hacked programmer retaliates by hacking hackers who hacked him. A phishing incident results in a leak of personal information for 60,000 patients. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Kaspersky busts hacker group, German police raid dark web bunker, Baltimore had no backups before ransomware attack

October 7, 2019
By: Sam Fay
Kaspersky busts a hacking group using their own AV. German police raid a dark web bunker, shutting down more than 200 servers. The city of Baltimore reports that it had no backups when it was hit with ransomware back in May 2019. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Adolescent hacking study, DoorDash breach, Outlook file extension blacklist

September 27, 2019
By: Sam Fay
A study decodes how kids get into hacking. DoorDash loses personal records of 5 million clients and drivers. Outlook plans to add 38 more file extensions to its blacklist. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Get 30 days of free training for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

September 27, 2019
By: Jeff Peters
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) begins October 1, and we’re celebrating by giving away 30 days of free cybersecurity training — to everyone!

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