Weekly Cyber Security News 06/12/2019

A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. I certainly have some ‘wow’ items for you this week. The first just does not bear thinking about as to the potential impact this breach could have – it really is an horrorfic ‘wow’: We know that BEC fraud schemes hope to take pot luck at a busy employee’s lapse of proceedure, but when they really have you in their eyes, the grip can be just ‘wow’.


Cyber Security Protocols That You Should Know

According to the recent research on cyber security, a significant amount of security breaches happens due to human error. In this article, we took a closer look at cyber security protocols that can help you eliminate the human error and keep your organization safe. The recent research on cyber security illustrates that a great number of security breaches take place because of human error.


UK Card Fraud Accounts for Half of All Losses Across Europe

New findings from FICO claim that UK card fraud accounts for over half of all losses across Europe. The firm's new European Fraud Map reveals that UK card fraud losses hit over £671 in 2018, representing a 19% increase from the losses accumulated in 2017. UK card fraud losses amount to almost half of the £1.6 billion in total losses recorded across the 19 countries in the European interactive map, including Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey.


CFEngine 3.10.7 LTS and 3.12.3 LTS released

We are now happy to release two new LTS versions of CFEngine, 3.10.7 LTS, and 3.12.3 LTS. This will be the last release of the CFEngine 3.10 LTS series. Standard Support of CFEngine 3.10 LTS ends end of this year. If you would like extended support, please contact us. From the CFEngine release schedule, we see that CFEngine 3.10 LTS is maintained and supported until December 28th, 2019.


Key Takeaways from the CCPA Audit Webinar with Dr. Maxine Henry

Dr. Maxine Henry, one of Reciprocity’s renowned GRC experts, led a webinar on the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). This sweeping legislation creates data privacy rights for covered consumers—which means it also imposes obligations on businesses to safeguard personal information. Before implementation on January 1, 2020, Dr. Henry discusses how to prepare.


Monitor AWS IAM Access Analyzer findings with Datadog

As you monitor the health and performance of your infrastructure and applications, you also need to be able to identify potential threats to the security of those components. To help address this challenge, we’re pleased to announce that Datadog now integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer, a new IAM feature that helps administrators ensure that they have securely configured access to their resources.


Major data center provider hit by ransomware attack, claims report

CyrusOne, a major provider of enterprise data center services, is reported to have suffered a ransomware attack. The Dallas-headquartered company, which operates more than 30 data centers across the United States, China, London, and Singapore, is reported by ZDnet to have had some of its systems infected by the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware.