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The Tanium 10 for the week ending September 15, 2017:
- Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs offers a common sense, step-by-step breakdown for protecting your credit in the wake of the breach. It’s the most useful thing we’ve seen on the topic to date.
- Cryptocurrency mining is legal and lucrative. In the quest to cash in, cybercriminals are using malware to install mining software on the computers of unsuspecting victims. So far this year, 1.65 million machines have been infected, according to Kaspersky Labs.
- Had your fill of iPhone mania this week? We can help. Here’s what you need to know about the new security features on iPhone 8 and iOS 11, plus a roundup of how your business needs to prepare for the new iOS update. And, we couldn’t resist sharing Jack Gold’s mildly snarky roundup of the 11 tech breakthroughs that led to today’s smartphones.
- Microsoft is encouraging enterprise adoption of Windows 10 and Office 365 by offering test drives for IT pros through the Windows Insider Lab for Enterprise, an invitation-only program. IT professionals will be able to test-drive current and pre-release services and features in a pretend enterprise on a real network. Here’s how it works.
- Does cybersecurity need to be taken out of the hands of the state. An op-ed in Wired spotlights a dramatic increase in British state intervention in cybersecurity, noting that the U.K.’s police force has been cut by 14% since 2010, while the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) staff numbers have risen by 10% in the same time period. The author suggests that the leaking of Government cyber tools has led to attacks such as WannaCry, and calls for the National Cyber Security Centre to be an independent organization outside of GCHQ.
- Ok, folks, time to put down the beach books and plan your fall reading list. Here are 10 book recommendations from Fortune to get you started. Here at the Tanium 10, we have our eyes on A World of Three Zeros, by microcredit pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.
- Participants in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow are concerned that the monthlong soccer extravaganza will be targeted by hackers. The fears are not unfounded. In 2016, Fancy Bear accessed the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System, and released purported drug testing records of athletes.
- As if we needed more reasons to love drones, check out how unmanned aerial vehicles were used in the disaster response to Hurricane Harvey.
- Cornell University Professor Stephen Wicker says recent cybersecurity incidents are the result of ethical lapses.
- A report from The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) reveals that, despite renewed efforts to bolster their IT workforce, organizations still struggle with all aspects of cybersecurity. The report is based on a survey of 3,300 IT professionals worldwide, 877 of whom are government employees. Close to half (43%) of IT pros said their organizations don’t provide adequate resources for IT security training and professional development, and that their ability to defend against cyberattacks has declined in the past year.
And another thing…
Straight from the third circle of hell, we bring you this special report on The White Chapel Fatberg. How’s your gag reflex these days?
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