Cybersecurity Weekly: 09.14.22

Top-Down: Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks Starts With The Board

RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE:  1) Establish digital governance committees, 2) Understand which security features to look for in a tech stack, 3) Educate themselves with varying levels of technological know-how 4) Implement approaches that combine policy and technology, 5) Leverage a fully secure virtual meeting platform READ MORE

Twitter’s Cybersecurity Flaws Pose National Security Risk, Whistleblower Tells Congress

“Cybersecurity failures at Twitter are endangering users’ data and putting national security at risk, the company’s former security chief, Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko, told lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday.  Zatko appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about allegations he made against the social media giant earlier this year. In reports to Congress and federal regulators, Zatko said Twitter was being dishonest about its cyber defenses and efforts to control fake accounts.”  READ MORE

The Future Of Hybrid Work And Cybersecurity Risks

“As a larger percentage of the U.S. workforce continues to take advantage of remote or hybrid working styles, many companies now face new cybersecurity risks and challenges as the world returns, reimagines and retools for the new normal. The tools companies put into place to engage with B2B and B2C customers during the pandemic are here to stay… These tools should, and likely will, become the norm for doing business. However, the downside of this is that, with the acceleration of digital transformation, threat actors have a rapidly expanded attack surface to exploit for espionage or profit.” READ MORE

Biden Tells Microsoft, Other Government Software Suppliers To Boost Cyber Defenses

“Software companies doing business with the US government such as Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. will have to attest that their products comply with new national cybersecurity standards under White House rules published Wednesday. The requirements, published in a memo from the Office of Management and Budget, are intended to avoid a repeat of the 2020 SolarWinds hack, in which nine federal agencies were compromised.” READ MORE

Top 3 Data Security Risks Facing Businesses

“Cybercrimes from malware, insider threats, and stolen data to hacked systems will always be a threat so how can companies ensure they are prepared for security risks as technology and cyber criminals continue to advance? We take a look at the top 3 data security risks business are facing.” READ MORE