InfoSecSherpa Newsletter — 06 June 2021

  1. Azusa officials hid 2018 cyber attack, used insurance to pay $65K ransom to hackers
    (SGV Tribune, 06 June 2021)
    Forensic experts cleaned and restored the city servers before putting them back online, but that didn’t prevent a recent data breach.
  2. Qualys’ former CEO and cybersecurity veteran Philippe Courtot passes away
    (ITP, 06 June 2021)
    Courtot led Qualys through a remarkable journey and built it into a leading provider of cloud-based information security and compliance solutions.
  3. Improving cyber security a priority of Slovenia’s EU presidency
    (STA, 06 June 2021)
    Uroš Svete, head of the country’s Information Security Administration, says Slovenia will strive to improve the exchange of information among member states and boost security culture.
  4. Meet the hacker given permission to breach Dubai Police’s website
    (The National News, 06 June 2021)
    Marshal Webb, from the US, is a hacker-turned-security consultant living in the UAE.
  5. Saudi Arabia teams up with black hat organisers to launch world class hacking event
    (Zawya, 06 June 2021)
    Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones teams up with Black Hat organisers Informa Tech for world-class [@]Hack event to tackle the full spectrum of international cyber risk.
  6. Private Equity Pushes Deeper Into Cybersecurity As Ransomware Attacks Ramp Up
    (Forbes, 06 June 2021)
    For corporations in every sector, these high-profile incidents have highlighted the ever-increasing need to make sure that digital infrastructure is properly protected from black-hat hackers.
  7. UCD record surge in interest in cybersecurity courses following HSE breach
    (Extra Ireland, 06 June 2021)
    University College Dublin’s (UCD) Professional Academy has noted a more than 10% increase in interest in their cybersecurity diploma courses, as people realise that cybersecurity is everyone’s problem.
  8. Colorado agencies, schools, companies gird themselves against cyberattacks: “Something big on the horizon”
    (Greeley Tribune, 06 June 2021)
    Attack on JBS, Greeley’s largest employer, is latest in escalating series of threats.
  9. Lawmakers Say U.S. Cyber Ransom Payments Should Be Disclosed
    (Bloomberg, 06 June 2021)
    More transparency is needed into what kind of cash payments are made after ransomware attacks, a top Democrat said, following a recent spate of cyber-attacks aimed at U.S. companies.
  10. Dennis Horton: Scammers target teens, too
    (Rockford Register Star, 06 June 2021)
    In a report released by ESET, a technology company based in San Diego, they highlighted five scams that are aimed at teenagers.



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