InfoSecSherpa Newsletter — 09 May 2021

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  1. Ransomware gangs get more aggressive against law enforcement
    (Fairfield Citizen, 09 May 2021)
    Police departments big and small have been plagued for years by foreign hackers breaking into networks and causing varying level of mischief, from disabling email systems to more serious problems with 911 centers temporarily knocked offline. In some cases important case files have gone missing.
  2. Starting from 2022, Google Play Store wants developers to be more transparent when it comes to collecting users data
    (Digital World Information, May 2021)
    From the next year, Google will first show the complete details about what kind of data Google collects as well as other data about the confidentiality and security performance, and in what cases it uses such private data of users.
  3. City of Tulsa experiencing difficulties due to ransomware attack
    (KJRH, 08 May 2021)
    The City’s information technology and security teams are working with a security adviser and have shut down many internal systems out of an abundance of caution.
  4. Legislation governing private security industry being modernised
    (Jamaica Observer, 08 May 2021)
    Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Matthew Samuda, says amendments are being made to modernise the legislative framework that governs the private security industry.
  5. Should you get cybersecurity insurance to guarantee your digital wellbeing?
    (United Business Journal, 09 May 2021)
    “We’re now in totally uncharted waters, especially when it comes to hacking and identity theft,” Adam Levin, a cyber security expert, explains to Yahoo Life. “Breaches have become the third certainty in life behind death and taxes.”
  6. HP CISO Seeks To Transform Cybersecurity
    (CIO East Africa, 09 May 2021)
    HP CISO Joanna Burkey sees a pivot to business partnership as vital for cybersecurity’s success. Inspiring women to join the sector is essential to this shift.
  7. Manufacturers Need an Active Cybersecurity Posture
    (Manufacturing, 09 May 2021)
    To protect manufacturers’ IP from cyberattacks, Andrew Homer, VP of Security Strategy at Morphisec explains why an active cybersecurity posture is needed.
  8. Cybersecurity an unavoidable priority
    (The Jamaica Gleaner, 09 May 2021)
    The rising level of potential threat to Caribbean governments and commerce and the need for every nation in the region to develop much stronger cyber defence capabilities is apparent in the increasing number of references in the statements and communiqués that follow regional and international meetings.
  9. Cyber Security Today, Week In Review for May 7, 2021
    (IT World Canada, 09 May 2021)
    Listen to this podcast with a round up of the Information Security news from the week.
  10. Takoradi Technical University establishes cyber-security Centre
    (Ghana Web, 09 May 2021)
    A university in Ghana established a cybersecurity center.
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