InfoSecSherpa Newsletter — 14 May 2021

  1. Cambridge security camera project under scrutiny from privacy commissioner
    (Kitchener Today, 14 May 2021)
    It comes after a complaint was filed that the camera system breached privacy, and were installed without a policy in place to govern their use.
  2. Ask Chloé: Cyber and Pronouns
    (Security Boulevard, 14 May 2021)
    Welcome to the Ask Chloé column on Security Boulevard! Each week, Chloé provides advice to readers’ questions to help guide them as they navigate the technology industry. This week, Chloé answers questions about the use of the term ‘cyber’ and how to best start implementing diversity, equity and inclusion best practices.
  3. Cyber Order Is a Start, But Voluntary Info Sharing Is Heavier Lift
    (Bloomberg Law, 14 May 2021)
    Attorneys say President Joe Biden’s new executive order seeking breach reporting from government contractors is necessary to combat cybercrime, but private companies also need to share information amongst themselves.
  4. Iowa adopts insurance data security act for licensed insurers
    (Business Record, 13 May 2021)
    Gov. Kim Reynolds recently signed into law the Iowa Insurance Data Security Act (House File 719), making Iowa one of more than a dozen states to adopt the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ model cybersecurity law.
  5. Update on the State of Privacy Law in China
    (National Law Review, 13 May 2021)
    China is continuing to move forward with its first comprehensive privacy law. China recently issued a second version of the draft Personal Information Protection Law (Draft PIPL) which will be open for public comments until May 28, 2021.
  6. Sitdown with a SOC Star: 11 Questions With Siobhan Kelleher of Boston College
    (Security Boulevard, 13 May 2021)
    From salesperson to security analyst, Siobhan Kelleher, who works at Boston College, a private university in Chestnut Hill, Mass., is emblematic of the many people who have traversed non-traditional career paths to arrive in the cybersecurity profession.
  7. Gary rebuilds servers following ransomware attack
    (The Herald, 14 May 2021)
    A cybersecurity company is helping the city of Gary rebuild its servers after hackers recently targeted several of them in a ransomware attack, a city spokesman said.
  8. Ireland’s health service hit by ‘significant’ ransomware attack
    (1430 WCMY, 14 May 2021)
    Ireland’s health care system was hit by a major ransomware attack on Friday, forcing its health service to shut down its IT systems, which affected some hospitals.
  9. Industry collaboration will make or break cybersecurity executive order
    (Fed Scoop, 13 May 2021)
    Government must improve the way it works with industry if it wants to implement Wednesday’s cybersecurity executive order on schedule, technology experts told FedScoop.
  10. ‘Don’t fear hackers, hire them.’
    (Federal News Network, 13 May 2021)
    A task force is still assessing the damage done to some 100 companies and nine government agencies that were hacked in 2020.



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