September 14, 2022

Dispatch from the NACM: Day 2

The first full day of the 2022 North America Community Meeting was filled with engaging and informative sessions. Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public Relations sits down to provide a recap of the day. Highlights from the conversation include: Lance Johnson, Executive Director, PCI SSC, announces a new engagement opportunity that will significantly expand the …

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How to Scale Cybersecurity for Your Business

All businesses seek profitable growth. The issue is that growth adds complexity. Organizations need new systems and more employees to support this larger footprint, thus expanding the number of potential points of failure. This means more financial and reputation risks going forward – especially as organizations grow their digital presence.  To balance out these unintended …

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Ukraine Counteroffensive Success Will Spur More Cyberattacks From Russia

As Ukraine makes significant gains over Russia as part of their counteroffensive, we must expect Putin to respond to the embarrassment in many petty ways, including leveraging cyberattacks against countries that have been supplying and supporting Ukraine.   The Critical Infrastructures, like power and fuel distribution, communications, government services, and healthcare, will likely be targeted.  …

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We are releasing three longitudinal datasets of Yelp review recommendations with over 2.5M unique reviews.

By Ryan Amos, Roland Maio, and Prateek Mittal Online reviews are an important source of consumer information, play an important role in consumer protection, and have a substantial impact on businesses’ economic outcomes. Some of these reviews may be problematic; for example, incentivized reviews, reviews with a conflict of interest, irrelevant reviews, and entirely fabricated …

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Joint cyber security advisory on Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-affiliated cyber actors exploiting vulnerabilities for data extortion and ransom operations

September 14, 2022 CSE’s Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) joined cyber security partners from the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), the Department of the Treasury …

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Joint cyber security advisory on Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-affiliated cyber actors exploiting vulnerabilities for data extortion and ransom operations

September 14, 2022 CSE’s Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) joined cyber security partners from the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), the Department of the Treasury …

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Joint cyber security advisory on Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-affiliated cyber actors exploiting vulnerabilities for data extortion and ransom operations

September 14, 2022 CSE’s Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) joined cyber security partners from the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), the Department of the Treasury …

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CCPA Will Now Fully Regulate Personnel and B2B Information

Businesses will need to take additional steps to ensure compliance as exemptions under the California Consumer Privacy Act expire at the end of 2022. By Robert Blamires, Michael H. Rubin, Robert W. Brown, and Jennifer Howes The California legislature adjourned its 2022 session without extending the exemptions under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) for …

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New Opportunities for Collaboration with the Council Coming in 2023

This week, the PCI SSC hosts the first in-person Community Meeting in Toronto, Canada since 2019. In this blog, we interview Lance Johnson, Executive Director of the PCI SSC about his major announcement related to the PCI SSC Participating Organization (PO) program. [embedded content] You had a major announcement at the North American Community Meeting …

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The war in Ukraine and its impact on how China views Taiwan

By Anthony Zampino Introduction Leading up to the most recent Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, analysts and military experts alike feared a superior Russian army would overwhelm Ukrainian forces. As the invasion began, it became clear that Russian military leaders greatly underestimated both the capabilities of Ukrainian military, and the global support Ukraine …

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Top Swiss Cybersecurity groups ISSS & SIGS invite CM-Alliance to host a roundtable on Incident Response

Cyber Management Alliance, the global frontrunner in Cybersecurity Consultancy and Training, was recently invited to participate in one of the most significant European events for the cybersecurity industry. Organised by the Information Security Society Switzerland and Security Interest Group Switzerland (SIGS), the ‘Comeback’ Barbecue event was the first SIGS event after the pandemic. Read more

A thief in red: Compliance and the RedLine information stealer

With the continued rise of malware as a service (MaaS), it is now easier than ever to find and deploy information stealers [1]. Given this, it is crucial that companies begin to prioritize good cyber hygiene, and address compliance issues within their environments. Thanks to MaaS, attackers with little to no experience can amplify what …

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