June 14, 2022
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Designing a proactive incident response plan
An effective cyberincident response plan reinforces data security before a breach even occurs and protects the business from legal exposure, writes Varnum data privacy lawyer John Rolecki. Critical elements include building in predictability by standardizing crucial steps, getting the necessary data in place to fulfill legal requirements and regularly reviewing so the plan is up to date.
Full Story: The National Law Review (6/9) 
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Security in the News
Cyberattackers re-victimize 80% of businesses that pay the first time, with 68% of security professionals saying hackers have come back within a month with a higher demand, Cybereason reports.
Full Story: SC Media (6/8) 
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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency offers the research-and leading-practices-based K-12 School Security Guide Suite to help school leaders plan for or improve campus security. The suite explains the concept of layers of physical security, and the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse's SchoolSafety.gov site offers additional safety information.
Full Story: Campus Safety magazine (6/13) 
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Panelists at RSA Conference 2022 heard a common theme from experts in data governance and privacy: Trust with customers must be rebuilt. That's against a backdrop of millions of connected devices coming online every day, noted panel moderator Dominique Shelton Leipzig.
Full Story: BizTech online (6/9) 
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Closing the Skills Gap
Demand outpaces supply in cybersecurity
More cybersecurity courses and training programs are emerging amid a shortage of professionals in the field and enormous demand. The Metropolitan State University of Denver, for example, has a Cybersecurity Center to train students, but data shows the demand is outpacing supply -- the ability of such programs to graduate enough students.
Full Story: The Associated Press (6/11) 
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New from ISACA
While companies and practitioners have adjusted to the huge workplace shift that came in March 2020, more major changes could be on the horizon, and now is the time to consider all options for how to best manage cybersecurity teams in this new era. Find out more in this pandemic aftermath-focused edition of the ISACA Podcast.
Full Story: ISACA (6/7) 
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Data Breaches
Data breach affects 57K Israeli and Indian students
(Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)
A misconfigured server at Chennai-based Myeasydocs exposed records of over 57,000 Indian and Israeli students, vpnMentor researchers have found. The data could result in further malicious activity, such as identity theft or education-related fraud.
Full Story: HackRead (UK) (6/9) 
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Managing Data
Tech expert RJ Leer of OnChain Crypto singles out three social media apps that might be risking user information: Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. In the case of Snapchat, the app "stores unsalted hashes of passwords" and "also collects a lot of personal data from users, including their phone numbers and addresses."
Full Story: SheFinds (6/13) 
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