7 Must-Read Identity Management & Cybersecurity Articles, June 2016

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Check out the Idenhaus biweekly roundup featuring Japan’s new focus on critical infrastructure cybersecurity, industrial control vulnerabilities that can’t be patched, and the top five cybercrime trends from Mikko Hypponen.

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Here are the 7 must-read Identity Management and Cybersecurity articles from the first half of June, 2016.

Japan to Form New Cybersecurity Agency to Protect Its Critical Infrastructure

The Japanese government has unveiled plans to create a new agency tasked with protecting the country’s critical infrastructure prior to hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Read more >>

 

Homeland Security warns thousands of industrial energy systems can be remotely hacked

The US government department’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) posted an advisory, saying that the ESC 8832 data controller, which allows a plant worker to see exactly how an industrial unit is working at a glance, could be trivially exploited by a “low skilled” attacker. Read more >>

 

PCI Standard Adds Multi-Factor Authentication Requirements

One significant change in PCI DSS 3.2 is that it includes multi-factor authentication as a requirement for any personnel with administrative access into environments handling card data. Read more >>


“Forbidden attack” makes dozens of HTTPS Visa sites vulnerable to tampering

Dozens of HTTPS-protected websites belonging to financial services giant Visa are vulnerable to attacks that allow hackers to inject malicious code and forged content into the browsers of visitors. Read more >>

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Looking for trouble: How predictive analytics is transforming cybersecurity

As some private and public sector organizations are discovering, the combination of advanced analytics and a red team approach – thinking like the enemy – can yield powerful insights. Read more >>

 

F-Secure’s Mikko Hypponen Details 5 Top Cybercrime Trends

Online crime continues to be one of the most lucrative illegal enterprises in the world. Yet many of the techniques now being successfully used by criminals aren’t new. Read more >>

 

Morgan Stanley Fined $1 Million for Client Data Breach

Morgan Stanley agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to resolve charges that it didn’t properly protect customer records after a former employee took data from about 730,000 customer accounts. Read more >>

 

 

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