Chipotle notifies customers of payment system breach | Opinion: Is a cybersecurity crisis on the horizon? | Agencies partner for cybersecurity apprenticeships
April 27, 2017
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Chipotle notifies customers of payment system breach
Chipotle notifies customers of payment system breach
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Chipotle has announced that it is working with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to look into unauthorized activity on its credit card payment system. The company is investigating transactions from March 24 to April 18, and it will release details on the timeline and affected restaurants as the investigation continues.
The Hill (4/26) 
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Security Tips and Tools
Opinion: Is a cybersecurity crisis on the horizon?
Organizations that view cybersecurity as a cost drain and apply only minimal protections may be inviting a cybersecurity crisis, Sean Cassidy writes. These organizations can help avoid a catastrophe by keeping security at the core of its business and by implementing security measures across departments and technologies.
Network World (4/25) 
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Agencies partner for cybersecurity apprenticeships
The nonprofit Midwest Cyber Center and the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment have announced an apprenticeship program to prepare individuals to fill available cybersecurity jobs in the city's metro area. The program will connect candidates with area businesses for the paid 18-month apprenticeships.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (4/25) 
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Spotlight on Transportation
NIST fellow: Government, private sector need to discuss connected car regs
The federal government and private businesses need to open up conversations and explore regulations for the security of autonomous vehicles, National Institute of Standards and Technology fellow Ron Ross said. Without these discussions, connected vehicles are left vulnerable to distributed-denial-of-service attacks.
The Hill (4/25) 
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Hyundai confirms Blue Link mobile app bug
Hyundai said there was a bug in its Blue Link mobile app that allowed vehicles to be started remotely for three months before the vulnerability was discovered and fixed. The Department of Homeland Security said that there were "[n]o known public exploits," as a "high skill level" was needed to take advantage of the flaw.
The Age (Melbourne, Australia) (4/26) 
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Managing Data
Locky ransomware returns
File-encrypting ransomware Locky has returned after disappearing this year, cybersecurity researchers said. Ransomware found in phishing emails now use the Dridex botnet for greater chance of infection of critical files in systems, with attackers demanding bitcoins from their victims.
ZDNet (4/24) 
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Government Security
How the US can benefit from foreign governments' use of private hackers
Foreign governments that use private criminal hackers leave themselves vulnerable, and the private hackers can be apprehended more easily than intelligence officers, said Adam Hickey of the Justice Department. "That matters because apprehending them ... can give us the human intelligence into state-sponsored hacking that can be very, very valuable and supplement the technical insight," Hickey said.
The Associated Press (4/25) 
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Where do we fall on this balance point between regulation and free market? We're kind of in no man's land right now. We have no carrots and there are no sticks.
Ron Ross, a fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, discussing the federal government's responsibility to secure autonomous vehicle systems, as quoted by The Hill
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