24 Mar Cybersecurity Weekly: 3.24.23
This week’s top picks in Cybersecurity-focused news coverage…
NIST Research Reveals Misconceptions That Can Affect Security Professionals — And Offers Solutions.
“A recent survey by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) highlights a pervasive problem within the world of computer security: Many security specialists harbor misconceptions about lay users of information technology, and these misconceptions can increase an organization’s risk of cybersecurity breaches. These issues include ineffective communications to lay users and inadequately incorporating user feedback on security system usability.” READ MORE
Analysis: SEC Cybersecurity Proposals And Biden’s National Cybersecurity Strategy
“On March 15, 2023, the SEC announced a proposal for new cybersecurity requirements for covered entities. Specifically, it announced, “New public disclosure requirements for Covered Entities would improve transparency about the cybersecurity risks that can cause adverse impacts to the U.S. securities markets.” READ MORE
Cybersecurity Challenges 2023: What Keeps CISOs Awake At Night?
“We asked company leaders to share their thoughts on what makes their jobs tough and share actionable trade tips to make sure security teams continue to uphold the security fabric of their organizations while keeping attrition at bay, especially in an uncertain environment.” READ MORE
Most Mid-Sized Businesses Lack Cybersecurity Experts, Incident Response Plans
“• 49% of mid-sized businesses plan to budget more for cyber security in 2023 • In the last twelve months, 24% of mid-sized businesses have suffered a cyber attack or are unsure if they have suffered a cyber attack • 61% of mid-sized businesses do not have dedicated cybersecurity experts in their organization • 47% of mid-sized businesses do not currently have an incident response plan •27% of mid-sized businesses reported having no cyber insurance coverage” READ MORE
IRS Calls Out Email And Text Scams As Part Of Its Annual Dirty Dozen List
“The ‘Dirty Dozen’ is an annual list of common scams taxpayers may encounter. Many of these schemes peak during tax filing season as people prepare their returns or hire someone to help with their taxes. The schemes put taxpayers and tax professionals at risk of losing money, personal information, data, and more.” READ MORE
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