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This Week in Security News: Payment Card Skimmer Attacks Hit 8 Cities and Survey Finds 72% of Remote Workers Have Gained Cybersecurity Awareness During Lockdown

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Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, read about eight U.S. cities that recently had payment card data stolen via point-of-sale skimming malware on their Click2Gov online payment platforms. Also, learn about the cybersecurity behaviors of more than 13,000 remote workers across 27 countries in a new survey from Trend Micro.

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Connected Car Standards – Thank Goodness!

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) require harmonization among manufacturers to have any chance of succeeding in the real world. Successful ITS’ require interoperable components, especially for managing cybersecurity issues. The good news is we now have a standard for automotive cybersecurity (ISA/SAE 21434) that addresses all the major elements of connected car security. In this blog from Trend Micro, learn more about this standard for automotive cybersecurity.

The Next Cybersecurity Headache: Employees Know the Rules but Just Don’t Care

Cybersecurity has shot to the top of many IT leaders’ priorities over the past few months as remote working became the de facto way of doing business. Yet despite more awareness of the security risks of working from home, employees are still showing a lax attitude when putting it into practice. Trend Micro recently surveyed more than 13,000 remote workers across 27 countries and found that 72% of respondents claimed to have gained better cybersecurity awareness during the pandemic.

Risk Decisions in an Imperfect World

Risk decisions are the foundation of information security – but sadly also one of the most often misunderstood parts. This is bad enough on its own but can sink any effort at education as an organization moves towards a DevOps philosophy. In this blog, check out a video on how to properly evaluate risk from Mark Nunnikhoven, vice president of cloud research at Trend Micro.

Payment Card Skimmer Attacks Hit 8 Cities

Eight U.S. cities recently had payment card data stolen via point-of-sale skimming malware on their Click2Gov online payment platforms, according to Trend Micro. Five of those cities had already been victims of similar Magecart-style attacks in recent years. This new round of attacks targeted payment card information, along with the card owner’s name and address.

Perspectives Summary – What You Said

On Thursday, June 25, Trend Micro hosted its first-ever virtual Perspectives event. As the session progressed, Trend Micro polled attendees, composed of more than 5,000 global registrants, on two key cloud security questions. In this blog, Trend Micro analyzes and shares the responses.

Microsoft Issues Two Emergency Security Updates Impacting Windows 10 and Windows Server

This week, Microsoft issued emergency security updates for two vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to run remote code execution against victims. One of the flaws, CVE-2020-1425, would allow attackers to gather information from victims about further compromising their targets. Abdul-Aziz Hariri, a vulnerability analysis manager for Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, is credited for finding and reporting the vulnerabilities.

Principles of a Cloud Migration

Development and application teams can be the initial entry point of a cloud migration as they start looking at faster ways to accelerate value delivery. In this video, Trend Micro’s Jason Dablow describes some techniques on how development staff can incorporate the Well Architected Framework and other compliance scanning against their Infrastructure as Code prior to it being launched into a cloud environment.

V Shred Data Leak Exposes PII, Sensitive Photos of Fitness Customers and Trainers

Las Vegas-based fitness brand V Shred, that offers fitness plans for women and men, exposed the personally identifiable information (PII) of more than 99,000 customers and trainers – and has yet to fully resolve the leaking database responsible. On Thursday, vpnMentor’s research team made the data leak public.

CSO Insights: Liggett Consulting’s Mark Liggett on Connectivity and Visibility in Securing Remote Work

When remote work becomes not just an option but the only choice for many, it raises vital questions about the technical side regarding how to make the transition feasible and how to keep it secure. In this blog, Mark Liggett, CEO of Liggett Consulting and longtime IT and cybersecurity key player, sits down with Trend Micro to share his thoughts on the importance of connectivity and visibility in securing WFH setups.

FakeSpy Android Malware Spread Via ‘Postal-Service’ Apps

Android mobile device users are being targeted in a new SMS phishing campaign that is spreading the FakeSpy infostealer. The malware, disguised as legitimate global postal-service apps, steals SMS messages, financial data and more from victims’ devices. The campaign was first discovered targeting South Korean and Japanese speakers, but it has now expanded to China, Taiwan, France, Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Guidelines Related to Security in Smart Factories Part 2: System Design and Security Level of IEC62443

This blog series from Trend Micro describes typical examples of general-purpose guidelines for ICS and OT security and helps readers understand the concepts required for security in smart factories. In part two, learn about the concepts of system design and security levels in IEC62443.

Forward-Looking Security Analysis of Smart Factories Part 5: Recommended Security Strategies and Countermeasures

In this five-part blog series, Trend Micro looks at the security risks to be aware of when promoting smart factories by examining overlooked attack vectors, feasible attack scenarios, and recommended defense strategies. Wrapping up this series is a blog examining recommended security strategies and countermeasures to secure smart factories and to keep operations running.

How well do you think your organization’s employees are following security and IT procedures during quarantine? Share your thoughts in the comments below or follow me on Twitter to continue the conversation: @JonLClay.

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