This Week in Security News: Warnings and WannaCry

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Reporter Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)
Modified 2018-04-20T14:27:01


Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, we're following Ikea's job marketplace, TaskRabbit, which may have suffered a data breach. Also, the U.S and U.K warn against Russian cyber attacks for individual homes and offices.

Read on to learn more.

What You Need to Know About the TaskRabbit Hack

Ikea's odd jobs marketplace, TaskRabbit, is offline while it investigates a recent cybersecurity issue.

The Human (Resource) Role in the Journey to GDPR Compliance

HR departments in particular will be impacted by the GDPR, as a large amount of data processing and controlling happens within them.

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord: Time to Come Together to Combat Digital Threats

_The Cybersecurity Tech Accord demonstrates a commitment by key industry players like us to become more than the sum of our parts. By working together we can make an even bigger impact. _

Arm Your Users with Knowledge to Spot Phishing Attacks – for free!

Attendees to the Black Hat 2017 security conference said their No. 1 security concern and most time-consuming activity was phishing and social engineering attacks.

Leveraging the Power of AI to Stop Email Scammers

Trend Micro is introducing two new offerings to help in the fight against email scammers: a new AI-powered feature to improve BEC detection and another that will help IT teams train their employees.

Endpoint Security Testing Matters: New NSS AEP Test Results

NSS Labs, Inc. has just released the 2018 edition of their Advanced Endpoint Protection testing, and Trend Micro’s endpoint solutions have performed very well, resulting in a “recommended” rating.

U.S.-U.K. Warning on Cyberattacks Includes Private Homes

The United States and Britain issued a first-of-its-kind joint warning about Russian cyberattacks.

As Cities Get High-Tech, Hackers Become More Dangerous

A survey by the International City/County Management Association and the University of Maryland found a quarter of local governments reported experiencing attacks as often as once an hour.

The United States Needs a Department of Cybersecurity

This week at RSAC, the debate around the Russian-sponsored hack of the American 2016 election and why the country has done so little to respond is high on the agenda.

A Year After WannaCry, Victims Haven't Improved Cybersecurity Policies

A year after the WannaCry ransomware attack, public transit systems, hospitals and universities worldwide have not adequately implemented cybersecurity practices that can prevent future threats.

ISACA: Cybersecurity Skills Gap Still Hurting Enterprises

_ISACA released its State of Cybersecurity 2018 report, which showed 59% of organizations have open security positions that they cannot fill.__ _

The Connected Workforce: The Importance of Protecting Home and Corporate Networks

_It’s critical that chief information security officers and other IT admins don’t disregard the risk employees’ at-home activities can pose to their business security posture.__ _

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