Stay up-to-date with Cyber Security in Weekly Roundup by IT World Canada

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Key Points:

  • Government surveillance software companies responsible for majority of exploited zero-day vulnerabilities.
  • Ransomware attacks impacting various organizations, including healthcare services, newspapers, and municipalities.

In the Week in Review for the week ending Friday, March 29, 2024, Cyber Security Today covers various cybersecurity news highlights:

One key discussion point revolves around the importance of employee cybersecurity awareness, as highlighted in Beauceron Security’s State of Security Awareness report. Encouraging improvements in employee behavior, such as using password managers and avoiding risky practices, were noted. However, there were also challenges, such as low report rates for phishing emails. The report emphasizes the need for organizations to focus on metrics, surveying employees, and investing in cybersecurity training effectively.

Additionally, the article mentions significant cybersecurity incidents, including a high number of vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers in Germany, a phishing-as-a-service platform called Darcula, and several organizations falling victim to ransomware attacks. Notable ransomware incidents involve healthcare services, newspapers, and municipalities, highlighting the urgency for robust cybersecurity measures.

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