July 8, 2016

Herjavec Security News Watch: July 2 – 8, 2016

Stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity news, activity, trends and breaches. Follow Herjavec Group’s Security News Watch each week and stay informed.

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EU to Invest €450 Million in Cybersecurity Research: A new public-private cybersecurity research partnership launched by the European Commission is expected to trigger €1.8 billion by 2020 and the EU will be investing almost a third of amount.

New Mac OS X Backdoor Disguised as Document Converter App: If you have a Mac OS X, steer clear of document converter apps that can infect your system and insert a backdoor, allowing the master to takeover the computer. 

Canadian Companies Far from Cybersecurity Ready: The survey was conducted with 2,200 companies across 18 companies and found that Canadian companies are the very weak when it comes to being cybersecurity ready. 

A Federal CISO may be the shot in the Arm that Private Sector Cybersecurity Needs: The US government will be hiring the first ever federal CISO soon in order to make cybersecurity one of the nation’s top priority. 

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IT Execs have their Eye on Cyberthreats, but Here are their Blind Spots: Radware recently conducted a survey with 205 C-level IT executives about budgeting, importance of cybersecurity, and more. The results are pretty definitely worth a read-through. 

Was the US Health Industry under a Concerted attack, and we Missed it in the Noise?: The health industry has certainly attracted its fair share of cyberattacks but have these attacks been given the importance that they should have been?

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How to Tell if Your Android Phone has the HummingBad Malware: The HummingBad malware has infected millions of Android phones and in majority of the cases, users are completely unaware. So if you have an Android phone, here’s how you can tell if it has the HummingBad malware.  

11 Ways to Fight off Ransomware: If you’ve been struck by ransomware or you want to know what to do just in case, here are 11 ways you can fight off ransomware. 

How Cybercriminals Defraud Freelancers: With many individuals relying on freelancing to earn some extra cash, cybercriminals have started to target them for their hard-earned cash and this is how they’re doing it. 


About Herjavec Group

Dynamic IT entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 to provide cybersecurity solutions and services to enterprise organizations. Herjavec Group delivers SOC 2 Type 2 certified managed security services globally supported by a state-of-the-art, PCI compliant, Security Operations Centre (SOC), operated 24/7/365 by certified security professionals. This expertise is coupled with leadership positions across a wide range of functions including consulting, professional services & incident response. Herjavec Group has offices globally including head offices in Toronto (Canada), New York City (USA), Reading (United Kingdom) and Sydney (Australia).  For more information, visit www.herjavecgroup.com.

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