InfoSecSherpa’s News Roundup for Thursday, February 24, 2022

InfoSecSherpa: Your Guide Up a Mountain of Information!

2 min readFeb 25, 2022
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I’m intentionally NOT including a lot of information about the Ukraine Crisis in my updates, for they deserve their own space. Plus, with the invasion occupying so much of the news, I want to help people stay up to date on other Information Security and Data Privacy news going on right now. Thanks.
  1. A comprehensive guide to using social media when your safety’s at risk
    (Popular Science, February 24th)
  2. Washington State companies prepare as threat of Russian cyberattacks increases
    (The Seattle Times, February 24th)
  3. Niagara-based book wholesaler the victim of a cyber attack where current and former employees’ information was accessed
    (CHCH, February 24th)
  4. Cyber attacks on Nigerian mobile devices decline by 59 per cent
    (The Guardian, February 25th)
  5. Cyber insurance policies gain steam as hacks become more sophisticated
    (Denver 7, February 24th)
  6. Cyber security in the Retail & Consumer industry
    (Lexology / Osborne Clarke, February 24th)
  7. Ransomware ranks as top cyber attack type with Asia Pacific hit hardest
    (Arnnet Australia, February 25th)
  8. South Africa Has Largest Rise in Cyber Attacks
    (All Africa, February 23rd)
  9. 25-year old ethical hacker poised to be the youngest CEO of a cybersecurity company in the Philippines
    (Manila Bulletin, February 24th)
  10. MIT’s new chip could stop hackers from stealing wearable tech data
    (Interesting Engineering, February 23rd)




#Librarian turned #InformationSecurity professional. Your guide up a mountain of information!