Today marks the end of the first month of this new decade. We hope your business is off to a good start in this new year. Here’s this weeks’ weekly round-up of news from the tech world.
UK lawmakers tackle IoT security
UK lawmakers are proposing security requirements for IoT devices to protect against their takeover and protect user’s privacy. Here’s what experts have to say about it. Read more at Professional Security Magazine
Who’s to blame for the password problem?
Passwords are a problem when it comes to cybersecurity, but what’s led to this problem? This article explains what’s led to passwords becoming such a weak point when it comes to cybersecurity. Read it at Inverse Hackerman
5 steps to protect your business
GritDaily lists five tools that you should consider implementing to add basic protection for your business and help protect against growing cyberthreats. Read more at GritDaily
UN likely hit by serious data breach
The United Nations appears to be covering up a data breach that may have affected the data of up to 4,000 employees. The attack involved a flaw in Microsoft SharePoint and used sophisticated malware. Read more at TechRadar
Fallout from Wawa breach continues
In the wake of the breach at Wawa, the company reports that criminals may be trying to sell some of the credit card data of consumers that was stolen in the breach. In response, Wawa alerted its payment card processor, payment card brands and card issuers. Read more at Chain Store Age
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