This week's Weekly Debrief covers several interesting topics, including network segmentation, coronavirus scams, public sector ransomware attacks, NFL cybersecurity, the Illinois biometric privacy law, and the global privacy landscape.
"When IT leaders hear about segmentation, their first thought is usually about dividing a network up using VLANs or VXLANs. But segmentation also plays a critical security role in securing dynamic multi-cloud environments, IoT and BYOD strategies, and automated workflows in today’s highly distributed environments."
"Consumers' and small-business owners' expectations and attitudes toward government communications could make them more susceptible to coronavirus-related cybercrime, new data shows. An overall lack of skepticism combined with a willingness to engage may increase their risk."
"Cybersecurity researchers from ESET on Thursday said they took down a portion of a malware botnet comprising at least 35,000 compromised Windows systems that attackers were secretly using to mine Monero cryptocurrency."
"The NFL draft is slated to start Thursday, and thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be the first virtual version of the event ever presented. This raises a few cybersecurity concerns, according to researchers and the teams themselves — but the NFL is planning on knocking the security ball straight through the uprights."
"A survey of U.S. corporate leaders released only a few months ago found those CEO’s ranking cyber threats and the potential over-regulation of data privacy among the greatest challenges to the growth of their organizations."
"In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, employers and schools have turned to remote work and e-learning solutions, including meetings and classes held via Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Google’s “G Suite for Education,” among other applications."
"Data privacy is a human right. Consumers demanded their governments take action in protecting their privacy and finally, governments started listening. Europe was the first and jump-started this global trend of keeping data safe and regulated. They began by enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, which significantly increased the protection of people’s online data rights."