Cybersecurity Weekly: 3.17.23

This week’s top picks in Cybersecurity-focused news coverage…

Cybercriminals Exploit SVB Collapse To Steal Money And Data 

“The collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) on March 10, 2023, has sent ripples of turbulence throughout the global financial system, but for hackers, scammers, and phishing campaigns, it’s becoming an excellent opportunity.” READ MORE

Humans Are Still Better At Creating Phishing Emails Than AI — For Now 

“In the end, human-generated phishing mails caught more victims than did those created by ChatGPT. Specifically, the rate in which users fell for the human-generated messages was 4.2%, while the rate for the AI-generated ones was 2.9%. That means the human social engineers outperformed ChatGPT by around 69%.” READ MORE 

TikTok Has Your Data Even If You’ve Never Used The App: Report 

“Webpages associated with everything from airlines and e-commerce sites to technology companies and state and federal governments are riddled with TikTok’s trackers called pixels, which are part of the code that loads into your browser from various websites … They immediately link to data harvesting platforms that pick off usernames and passwords, credit card and banking information and details about users’ personal health.” READ MORE

The Rise Of The BISO In Contemporary Cybersecurity 

“Business Information Security Officers (BISOs) have become increasingly popular over the last few years. But what they are, what they do, and how they relate to the CISO is not so obvious in organizations that do not have BISOs.” READ MORE 

SEC Proposes New Requirements To Address Cybersecurity Risks To The U.S. Securities Markets 

“The proposal would require all Market Entities to implement policies and procedures that are reasonably designed to address their cybersecurity risks and, at least annually, review and assess the design and effectiveness of their cybersecurity policies and procedures, including whether they reflect changes in cybersecurity risk over the time period covered by the review.” READ MORE


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