News – December 2018


  • Senators Push for Data Breach and Privacy Legislation Following Marriot Breach

    December 3, 2018

    U.S. Democrat Senators Mark Warne, Ed Markey, and Richard Blumenthal published statements asking for the passage of data security and consumer privacy legislation by the Congress following the Marriot International hotel chain breach. The Marriott hotel chain disclosed a huge data breach on November 30 which affected 500 million customers who had their data stored in ...

  • Singapore banks offered $21M in funds to boost cybersecurity capabilities

    December 3, 2018

    Financial institutions in Singapore now have access to a S$30 million (US$21.88 million) grant that they can use to boost their cybersecurity operations and skillsets. Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled the new Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant that it said aimed to beef up the local financial sector’s cyber resilience and help banks develop local cybersecurity talent. Funded ...

  • U.S. Military Members Catfished and Hooked for Thousands of Dollars

    December 3, 2018

    Prisoners in South Carolina posed convincingly as beautiful women on social media platforms. A sextortion ring that aimed “catfish” efforts at U.S. military service members has been uncovered. The scam bilked 442 service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps out of more than $560,000. An 11-month investigation, dubbed “Operation Surprise Party” and carried ...

  • UK’s NCSC Explains How They Handle Discovered Vulnerabilities

    December 1, 2018

    When the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) performs operational tasks, they may find vulnerabilities in software, hardware, websites, or critical infrastructure. When they find these vulnerabilities, they go through a review process called the “Equities Process” that determines if they are going to disclose the vulnerability so that it is fixed or if ...