Boards are now paying attention to the need to participate in cybersecurity oversight. Not only are the consequences sparking concern, but the new regulations are upping the ante and changing the game.
Boards have a particularly important role to ensure appropriate management of cyber risk as part of their fiduciary and oversight role. As cyber threats increase and companies worldwide bolster their cybersecurity budgets, the regulatory community, including the SEC, is advancing new requirements companies will need to know about as they reinforce their cyber strategy.
Malicious proof-of-concepts (PoCs) are potentially exposing GitHub users to malware and other malfeasance, researchers have found.
In a paper titled ‘How security professionals are being attacked: A study of malicious CVE proof of concept exploits in GitHub’, researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands recently detailed how thousands of PoCs for known vulnerabilities contain dangerous elements that do more than billed.
Instead of performing an innocuous operation, these exploits could open the door to potential attack.
Online fraud knows no bounds. Cybercriminals are adapting — not always successfully — their usual schemes for new countries. To wheedle out victims’ personal and banking data, they send e-mails purporting to be from, among others, online marketplaces, video streaming services and, of course, government agencies.
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