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November 16, 2018
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Disabled WannaCry still wreaking havoc
Disabled WannaCry still wreaking havoc
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According to Kaspersky Lab, the WannaCry virus is still responsible for more than a quarter of all ransomware cyberattacks. Despite being disabled, the North Korean cyberthreat was so prevalent that it continues to spread uncontrollably.
Axios (11/13),  ZDNet (11/13) 
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Security Tips and Tools
Safety, OT, IT teams must collaborate on security
Many security breaches are linked to safety operations, such as plugging in the wrong machine or connecting to an unsecured network, and can be prevented with safety, operational technology and information technology teams working together, Laura Putre writes. The process should start with a safety assessment, says Rockwell Automation's Steve Ludwig.
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Make cyber insurance easy to understand
The insurance market should make cyber insurance as simple as possible in order for customers to understand and purchase policies, says Graeme Newman of CFC Underwriting. "It's not just businesses that store sensitive data records like personal information and healthcare information. It's relevant to any business that uses technology to operate," said Newman.
Insurance Journal (11/15) 
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Spotlight on Education
Hacking competition gives Idaho students an educational edge
With cybersecurity experts at a premium, one Idaho high school is sending students to a nearby university where they are hacking into the computer system in order to develop ways to protect data by uncovering vulnerabilities. Twelve students from several neighboring schools participated in the immersive program.
Post Register (Idaho Falls, Idaho) (11/15) 
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High school to offer cybersecurity job training
A San Antonio high school next fall is planning to open a Pathways in Technology Early College High School focused on cybersecurity education. It will be one of more than 30 such high schools in the state where students can earn diplomas, associate degrees, certifications and undertake work-based training.
Rivard Report (San Antonio) (11/12) 
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Managing Data
Employees worldwide taking cybersecurity less seriously
According to a 2018 global survey from SailPoint, employees are getting lazy about cybersecurity despite increased risks associated with cyberattacks. Recycling passwords and using unauthorized software were the worst offenses and, surprisingly, millennials were the least likely to take precautions.
WeLiveSecurity (11/15) 
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Government Security
European cybersecurity pros concerned by potential attacks, infrastructure
European cybersecurity pros concerned by potential attacks, infrastructure
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About 65% of European cybersecurity professionals say a successful cyberattack will critically affect multiple EU countries in the next two years, according to a survey in advance of the Black Hat Europe. Following the refusal of Russia and China to sign the Paris Accord, the two countries were among those named by 30% of respondents who listed large nation-states as the top threat to critical infrastructure.
Dark Reading (11/14) 
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