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9/25/2020

An unsecured database containing 100 million records from Microsoft's Bing search engine was discovered by Wizcase's security researchers, prompting Microsoft to act. Wizcase reports that no specific names or email addresses were involved but that some of the search terms were shocking and could be used for blackmail.

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The Kim Komando Show
9/25/2020

Software developers have become more productive during the pandemic, finds a survey of 347 IT managers, with the majority of respondents saying that working across time zones has become easier. Recent months have seen an increase in DevOps initiatives and cloud-migration work, said 52% of those surveyed.

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ZDNet
9/25/2020

The hottest sector of legaltech in terms of fundraising is contract review management, where four companies snagged $70 million in venture capital during the second quarter. Mike Bryant of Knox Capital Holdings, a private equity firm, says the coast is clear for "more than one or two or three companies to be successful."

9/25/2020

A storm appears to be brewing over New York state's online bar exam scheduled for Oct. 5 and 6. Examinees have written the New York State Board of Law Examiners, citing a litany of technical glitches and urging an open-book exam or an alternative under which graduates could receive conditional diploma privilege to practice.

9/25/2020

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency has revealed that an unnamed US government agency was hacked by attackers who used valid credentials for multiple users of Microsoft 365 accounts, domain administrator accounts and credentials for the agency's Pulse Secure VPN server. The hackers were able to download files from the accounts and breach the agency's internal network before being detected by the agency's intrusion detection system.

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ZDNet
9/25/2020

With remote learning, school districts are reporting more ransomware attacks. Brett Callow, a threat analyst for Emsisoft, says the cybercriminals are changing tactics, threatening to publish employee information online and demanding more than $150,000 instead of just a few thousand dollars.

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Stateline
9/25/2020

According to one estimate, the cybersecurity field will have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by next year. Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh suggests a dual counterattack: businesses investing in developing employee skills and hiring third parties to keep "eyes on glass."

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Forbes
9/25/2020

Why have many internal audit functions failed to drive the type of value stakeholders expect? The question provokes varying responses. Voids in competencies, hiring challenges, and budgetary constraints are frequently used to defend IA. These and various other challenges are problematic and can prevent the IA function from becoming a value-generating corporate partner. A contributing factor for many IA functions is its reluctance to address "indiscernible" threats. Full Story: ISACA

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isaca.org
9/25/2020

Eyeware-maker Luxottica's operations in Italy and China were shut down by a ransomware attack. The attack was first noticed by consumers, and employees confirmed they were sent home because of "serious IT problems."

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Ransomware
9/25/2020

Almost every company has a plan for recovering data lost in a cyberattack, but nearly one in four have never bothered to test it, states a study by Dimensional Research for StorageCraft. Two-thirds of IT leaders think their CEOs either don't want to know the details about data recovery or are not interested.

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Security Boulevard