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Each week we compile an advisory on the latest threats, trends and newsworthy topics from the cyber security industry affecting small and medium enterprises. Join our subscribers below and help us prevent cybersecurity breaches.

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Issue #7 - August 15, 2022

Cyber Insurance: A Helping Hand But Premiums Are Rising

Source: Data Breach Today

Kelly Butler Says Underwriting Requirements Are Becoming More Strict. Cyber insurance can help defray costs associated with data breaches and ransomware attacks. But insurers have faced rising payouts associated with more severe incidents that have hit their clients. Kelly Butler, who is chief client officer and cyber practice lead at the advisory firm Marsh & McLennan Companies in Melbourne, says the threat landscape has been volatile.




Hardware MFA Stops Attack on Cloudflare

Source: Data Breach Today

Attack That Affected Twilio Was Not Effective Against Cloudflare. Cloudflare is touting hardware multifactor authentication as the saving grace that protected it from a targeted phishing attack, unlike tech colleagues down the street at virtual communications firm Twilio.




Ransomware Attack Caused NHS IT Outage, Says Vendor

Source: Data Breach Today

Advanced Says Some Entities Could Be Disrupted for at Least a Month Longer. An ongoing disruption to the United Kingdom's National Health Service stems from a ransomware attack, confirmed a company that supplies digital services to Britain's public health system.




Krebs to Vendors at Black Hat: No More 'Band-Aid' Approach

Source: Data Breach Today

Keynote Speaker Chris Krebs and Top Execs on Overcoming Industry Challenges. The opening day of Black Hat USA 2022 made it clear: This year's show has far more in common with the raucous, buzzing event of 2019 than the quiet, scaled-down 2021 show that took place in COVID-19's shadow.


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