InfoSecSherpa Newsletter — 11 June 2021
- McDonald’s Hit by Data Breach in South Korea, Taiwan
(The Wall Street Journal, 11 June 2021)
Hack exposed some customer, employee information; restaurant operations unaffected.
- Georgia approves law on Information Security
(MENA FN, 11 June 2021)
The Parliament of Georgia in the third reading approved the law “On Information Security”, Trend reports referring to Georgian media.
- Gaming Giant EA Suffers Major Data Breach
(InfoSecurity Magazine, 11 June 2021)
Cyber-criminals made the claim in blog posts published on underground hacking forums, where they advertised a total of 780GB of data for sale. These posts were viewed and detailed by Motherboard, who EA informed that it had indeed suffered a data breach.
- Contractor Guide to Information Security & Classified Information Spills
(JD Supra / Wiley Rein LLP, 10 June 2021)
What should a U.S. contractor do when they discover that an employee may have inadvertently — or intentionally — compromised classified information? Companies are required to report certain events that might affect facility clearances, personnel security clearances, and classified information security to government authorities.
- Biden’s Nominee to Lead CISA Interested in Reforming FISMA
(NextGov, 10 June 2021)
Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee pressed Jen Easterly and other key nominees on supply chain security and workforce challenges.
- Keeping clinical trial data safe — handling cybersecurity in a risky world
(Pharma Phorum, 11 June 2021)
The development of vaccines for COVID-19 has been a masterclass in effective collaboration and applied digitisation in healthcare. However the increased complexity and involvement of different parties, exposes manufacturers to heightened threat levels. Abel Archundia discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of securing clinical trials against cyber threats.
- Italy sets up cybersecurity agency after Russia warnings
(The Economic Times, 11 June 2021)
Italy has created a national cybersecurity agency following warnings by Prime Minister Mario Draghi that Europe needed to protect itself from Russian “interference.”
- Bipartisan senators introduce bill to protect small businesses from cyberattacks
(The Hill, 10 June 2021)
A bipartisan group of senators Thursday introduced a bill intended to protect small businesses from cyberattacks after hacks crippled some of the country’s largest companies.
- FBI director says cyber threat is increasing “almost exponentially”
(Axios, 11 June 2021)
Wray discouraged companies from making ransomware payments, warning that victims of attacks don’t always get back their data, even after paying.
- Senate advances cyberattack response legislation
(Homeland Preparedness News, 11 June 2021)
U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) recently applauded Senate action advancing legislation designed to expedite the government’s ability to respond to cyberattacks.