The SEC and the Senate are working to regulate cyber activity, more attacks on major infrastructure, and how everyone can prepare for the next big technologies. All that and more in this week’s digest of articles for Identity Management Professionals.
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BiWeekly Curated Articles for Identity Management Professionals, July 2021
Pre-Breach Mistakes Organizations Make With Cyber Security via Idenhaus
Join us as we talk about the third mistake of our five: talking up your cyber security, and not putting those talking points into action. Just because you say your organization is secure doesn’t mean you are totally secure. Find out how to avoid this mistake, and how to move forward with a better plan.
SEC Returns Spotlight to Cybersecurity Disclosure Enforcement Via JDSUPRA Online
Since the SEC published guidance in early 2018 regarding disclosure principles related to cybersecurity vulnerabilities, it appears to have taken care to be thoughtful in not second-guessing companies’ good faith decisions about whether and when to disclose such vulnerabilities.
Senators Introduce Bill Requiring Notification Of Cyber Incidents Within 24 Hours via Breaking Defense
The bill, titled the Cyber Incident Notification Act of 2021, marks a major step in trying to address a challenge long recognized by Congress, the US government, and many in the private sector: A deficit of cyber information sharing hinders the government’s ability to respond to major cyber incidents.
Survey by IT Security Firm Check Point Shows Remote Work Brings More Risk via Financial Express
As organizations enable their employees to access corporate resources remotely, the SASE model addresses the limitations of traditional network architectures, converging networking and security in the cloud. The industries reporting the highest level of cyberattacks were finance (54%), utilities (52%) and manufacturing (47%).
An Explosive Spyware Report Shows Limits of iOS, Android Security via ArsTechnica
An international group of researchers and journalists from Amnesty International, Forbidden Stories, and more than a dozen other organizations published forensic evidence that a number of governments worldwide—including Hungary, India, Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates—may be customers of the notorious Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group.
Cyber Attack Disrupts Major South African Port Operations via Reuters
Transnet, which operates major South African ports, including Durban and Cape Town, and a huge railway network that transports minerals and other commodities for export, confirmed its IT applications were experiencing disruptions and it was identifying the cause.
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