Cybersecurity Update March 2021

March 2021

Cyber Security Update

Cyber Security Update March 2021

SoftwareONE believes there is a need for additional information when it comes to cybersecurity, as organizations have made it clear that investment in a proper security strategy is paramount. SoftwareONE’s monthly Cyber Security Update provides information on the most recent threats, the latest breaches and how to react to them in order to stay on top of malware and ransomware threats.

Latest Security Breaches

ServiceNow admin credentials among hundreds of passwords exposed in cloud security blunder.

Malaysia Airlines suffers data security 'incident' affecting frequent flyer members.

Elara Caring exposes 100,000 patients’ information in a Data breach at healthcare provider.

Bombardier suffers data breach: Personal and other confidential information relating to employees, customers and suppliers was compromised.

Kia Motors America suffers a $20 Million Suspected DoppelPaymer Ransomware Attack.

Airlines warn of data breaches after SITA passenger system hack.

Cybersecurity Awareness

New macOS Malware Silver Sparrow Affects About 40,000 Macs Running Both Intel and ARM Chips.

Scammers are selling Fake #COVID19 Vaccination Cards for just $20 in the US.

The creators of a new version of the Darkside ransomware variant claim faster encryption speeds, VoIP calling and virtual machine targeting.

Security researchers have discovered a malware dropper hidden inside 10 Google Play apps, which could have put users at risk of remote access and banking malware.

Netflix has introduced trial measures to try and prevent the practice of password sharing with multiple households.

Ransomware and IoT Malware Detections Surge by Over 60%, a new research revealed.

Vodafone Spain has been hit with the highest ever fine of $179K USD over its use of aggressive telemarketing tactics and its failure to protect data.

Cybersecurity Intelligence

FBI warning: a recent increase in PYSA ransomware targeting education institutions in 12 US states and the United Kingdom.

Microsoft and Volexity announced the detection of multiple zero-day exploits used to target vulnerabilities in on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Servers.

A popular line of small business routers made by Cisco Systems is exposed to a high-severity vulnerability.

Hot Topic of the Month: How to Improve Your Password Security

According to Verizon, 81 percent of breaches occur due to poor passwords. To some, password hygiene may not seem like a huge deal. However, proper password hygiene is a crucial part of a business’s cyber security plan. When you consider that business technology users maintain an average of 191 passwords, it makes sense to make improving password security a priority across the organization. Companies must educate their employees on why password security is important and equip them with the best strategies and tools for creating and maintaining more secure passwords.

Here are just a few easy ways that you can help your team create and maintain better, safer passwords — while even making life a little easier:

  • Practice good password hygiene
  • Use a password manager
  • Take advantage of multi-factor authentication
  • Add password guidelines to your Acceptable Use Policy

Strengthening password security across the organization is one important way businesses can enhance overall security, while reducing the risk of a data breach. If you want to keep your business protected, everyone on your team needs to be invested in password security.

Need Help Improving Password Security?

While most employees likely don’t think much about their passwords, leaders within the business need to ensure their team uses secure passwords across business accounts. Let SoftwareONE help your team improve password security.

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Bala Sathunathan

Bala Sethunathan

Director, Security Practice & CISO

Cybersecurity

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