It’s Friday, October 4, 2019 and we’re excited to wrap up the first week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. That’s right, October is Cybersecurity Awareness month! If you’re looking for an easy win that will help improve your password hygiene, look no further than Shield by OneLogin. Shield, launched last week at OneLogin Connect19 is a browser extension that protects consumers and enterprises from identity reuse, weak password practices, and phishing.
As with any week, we’re grateful for our customers and users. However, this Monday was particularly special. Our users have spoken and we’ve been named a leader for Single Sign-on based on G2 Grid Reports which compares products based on satisfaction. So, thank you to our users! And now, on to this week’s news!
FBI Issues High-Impact Cybersecurity Warning
For the first time since September 15, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a high-impact cybersecurity warning. In the wake of ransomware attacks that hit 23 government agencies in Texas, the FBI is warning that healthcare organizations, industrial companies, and the transportation sector are also under attack, mostly from ransomware campaigns. Read more on Forbes
K-12 Schools are Increasingly Cyber Attack Favorites
Cybersecurity threats for schools increase during back to school season. This Summer alone, K-12 institutions reported 160 cybersecurity incidents. As more school districts rely on technology in the classroom to empower students, cybersecurity risk is becoming a crisis for K-12 institutions. Read more on Forbes
MFA Bypass Attacks are Rare
Microsoft is back just a month after noting that MFA blocks 99.9% of password attacks. This time around, the Redmond-based tech company claims MFA bypass attacks are so rare that they don’t have data on them. Although MFA bypass attacks are rare, they recommend that users still protect their account with MFA, if only because it blocks 99.9% of password attacks. It’s better to be safe than sorry! Read more on ZDNet
Does California’s IoT law go far Enough?
Last week we shared a story about vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are given insecure preset passwords like ‘p@ssword.’ January 1, 2020, California’s first-of-its-kind Internet of Things (IOT) Law will take effect. The law will require all IoT devices sold in California to be designed with reasonable security measures. CPO Magazine explores how far this new law reaches. Read more on CPO Magazine
Cybersecurity Spending is Bubbling Up
As news of data breaches continues to percolate, organizations are investing more in their cybersecurity posture. Gartner recently reported that security spending is eclipsing IT spending, which makes some question if cybersecurity is a bubble. TechCrunch notes that the answer to the question is less about where we are today, but more about where the industry goes next. Read more on TechCrunch