Cybersecurity Weekly: 8.18.23

This week’s top picks in Cybersecurity-focused headlines…

What’s New In The NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0

“The new version 2.0 of the popular NIST Cybersecurity Framework has expanded beyond the original framework’s five functions of an effective cybersecurity program — identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover — and added a sixth, govern.”  READ MORE

What Americans Know About AI, Cybersecurity and Big Tech

“Overall, Americans answer a median of five out of nine questions correctly on a digital knowledge survey that Pew Research Center conducted among 5,101 U.S. adults from May 15 to May 21, 2023. The questions span a range of topics, including cybersecurity practices, facts about major technology companies, artificial intelligence and federal online privacy laws.” READ MORE

Governor Hochul (NY) Announces Nation-Leading Cybersecurity Strategy

“It clarifies agency roles and responsibilities, outlines how existing and planned initiatives and investments knit together into a unified approach, and reiterates the State’s commitment to providing services, advice, and assistance to county and local governments.” READ MORE

Phishing Campaign That Uses Malicious QR Codes

“Malicious QR codes can be difficult to spot because they encode a phishing link in a visual form, while email security tools are mainly designed to detect standard links. Furthermore, hackers can embed a malicious QR code in another file such as a PDF document to create an additional layer of obfuscation. That makes it even more difficult for organizations to spot phishing attempts.” READ MORE

Demystifying Cloud Security: Best Practices For SMBs

“While most IT stakeholders in small and mid-sized organizations embrace the power and flexibility that a cloud-based infrastructure strategy can provide, there is often still an inherent mistrust in a strategy that puts sensitive data somewhere other than inside a company’s physical location. The truth is, however, that today’s cloud-based network infrastructures are powerful and secure executions, as long as basic best practices are followed.” READ MORE


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