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FTC Initiates Privacy and Data Security Rule-Making

ICYMI: Commission Asks for Comment on Link Between Consumer Surveillance and Lax Security U.S. companies could see new cybersecurity rules and restrictions on consumer data collection under a rule-making process initiated by the FTC. No regulatory outcome is guaranteed, but today’s advanced notice of proposed rule-making is a first step to new data security and…
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Sounding the Alarm on Emergency Alert System Flaws

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is urging states and localities to beef up security around proprietary devices that connect to the Emergency Alert System — a national public warning system used to deliver important emergency information, such as severe weather and AMBER alerts. The DHS warning came in advance of a workshop to be…
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Cisco Hacked: Firm Traces Intrusion to Initial Access Broker

ICYMI: But Cisco Dismisses Claim by Yanluowang Group That It Fell Victim to Ransomware Cisco says it fell victim to a successful hack attack and data breach in May. While an attacker wielding Yanluowang ransomware claimed to have exfiltrated data and crypto-locked systems, Cisco says nothing sensitive was stolen, and no systems infected by ransomware.http://dlvr.it/SWW5YP

FTC Probes BitMart After $200M Theft at Crypto Exchange

Investigation Is Latest Evidence of Crypto Fraud Crackdown by Feds A newly disclosed probe shows the Federal Trade Commission is investigating operators of BitMart, a cryptocurrency platform that lost $200 million of investor funds in one of the biggest crypto cyberattacks of 2021. The agency is scrutinizing the companies to see if they misled consumers.http://dlvr.it/SWTSRb

Microsoft Patches ‘DogWalk’ Zero-Day in August Patch Tuesday

ICYMI: Monthly Dump Includes Patches for 141 Flaws, Including 17 ‘Critical’ Fixes More than two years after being notified of it, Microsoft issued a fix for a Microsoft Windows Support Diagnostic Tool vulnerability known as DogWalk. The fix is part of the operating system giant’s newest Patch Tuesday dump, which includes patches for 141 flaws.http://dlvr.it/SWT6hd

FTC Initiates Privacy and Data Security Rule-Making

Commission Asks for Comment on Link Between Consumer Surveillance and Lax Security U.S. companies could see new cybersecurity rules and restrictions on consumer data collection under a rule-making process initiated by the FTC. No regulatory outcome is guaranteed, but today’s advanced notice of proposed rule-making is a first step to new data security and privacy…
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MDR vs Managed EDR: The Two Meanings of Managed

ICYMI: Look Beyond the Endpoints While Managed EDR can help in many endpoint scenarios, it’s important to be aware that going beyond the endpoint allows MDR and extended detection and response (XDR) to offer broader cybersecurity coverage.http://dlvr.it/SWSKLQ

Cisco Hacked: Firm Traces Intrusion to Initial Access Broker

But Cisco Dismisses Claim by Yanluowang Group That It Fell Victim to Ransomware Cisco says it fell victim to a successful hack attack and data breach in May. While an attacker wielding Yanluowang ransomware claimed to have exfiltrated data and crypto-locked systems, Cisco says nothing sensitive was stolen, and no systems infected by ransomware.http://dlvr.it/SWRnqP

Medical Device SBOMs: Attention to Details Matter

ICYMI: It’s not enough for medical device makers to provide a software bill of materials – there also needs to be close attention paid to how vulnerabilities in components are communicated and managed, says medical device security expert Ken Hoyme.http://dlvr.it/SWQ3Tw