From IoT to GoT, budget issues to interview busts, here are the top security headlines for the week of July 17, 2017:
- Who is a target for ransomware? Short answer: everyone. But education, government and healthcare organizations top the list.
- In math that doesn’t seem to add up, UK businesses estimate they would spend £1.1m to recover from a breach, but only 14.4% of their organisation’s operation budget is spent on infosec.
- We’ve mentioned the cybersecurity workforce gap a time or two, but what are entry-level job seekers doing that keeps them from getting the gig?
- Verizon has been breached and as many as 14 million subscribers may have had their records revealed. So maybe you should be asking, “Can you secure me now?”
- It’s everywhere you look and maybe it’s making your life easier, but IoT is costing companies. Security incidents related to the Internet of Things have been shown to negatively affect the bottom line by as much as 70% more than other incidents.
- “Alexa, can you stop listening to me?” You can give that command a shot, but it might not do you any good. Alexa has been eavesdropping and Amazon might be sharing that information with third-party developers.
- Malware is coming. Game of Thrones’ latest season is expected to be highly pirated – as past seasons have been – making those “Dragonstone” files you’re downloading more likely to be a virus than an episode of the obsessively-watched HBO show.