The Equifax Breach & How to Respond

The Equifax Breach & How to Respond

Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the United States, recently reported a security breach that compromised 143 million Americans. The breach, which actually occurred roughly six weeks ago, has released sensitive information such as social security...
FFIEC Launches Industry Outreach Website

FFIEC Launches Industry Outreach Website

Yesterday, September 6th, 2017, The FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) announced the launch of a new Industry Outreach website designed to share information about financial institution supervision with financial institutions, regulators, the...
Hurricane Harvey Relief Scams

Hurricane Harvey Relief Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an advisory urging the public to be conscious of donation scams in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately, hackers and fraudsters will look to capitalize on any situation and the recent natural disaster is no...
Company Faces Charges Due to Security Vulnerability

Company Faces Charges Due to Security Vulnerability

M.E. Doc, a Ukrainian tax software company, will face charges due to their vulnerable network infrastructure which was at the center of the ExPetr Ransomware outbreak last month. After being warned by private security firms, M.E. Doc failed to secure their own...
ExPetr Ransomware Outbreak

ExPetr Ransomware Outbreak

This past Tuesday, an international cyber attack crippled devices from the U.K to the United States.  While this story sounds eerily similar to recent headlines (because it is), the new ransomware is a variation of Petya, a piece of ransomware that targets mostly...
The NSA Joins GitHub

The NSA Joins GitHub

The National Security Agency (NSA) has officially announced that they have joined GitHub as part of their Technology Transfer Program (TTP). GitHub is an open source development platform that allows developers to host and review code, manage projects and build...
Chinese Malware Affects 250 Million Computers

Chinese Malware Affects 250 Million Computers

Earlier this month, threat intelligence researchers at Check Point discovered a high volume Chinese threat operation that has affected more than 250 million computers worldwide. This operation is being run by a large digital marketing agency based in Beijing called...
FFIEC Updates Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT)

FFIEC Updates Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT)

On May 31, the FFIEC released an update to its Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT).  The official press release can be found here: https://www.ffiec.gov/press/pr053117.htm While there were no changes to the questions of the Inherent Risk Profile Input or the...

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