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Executive Communications

Marriott Discloses Data Breach Impacting 500 Million Customers

Marriott disclosed that the personal details of up to 500 million guests were compromised in a Starwood reservation system data breach that had been ongoing since 2014. The database contained personal details such as names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers and travel details. In some cases, the compromised information also included payment card numbers and expiration dates.

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Report: China Used a Microchip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

A new report from Bloomberg suggests China potentially implanted microchips onto the motherboards of servers distributed by San Jose-based company Supermicro. One official says investigators found that affected servers have been distributed to nearly 30 companies, including a major bank, government contractors and Apple.

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Executive Communications

EFAIL Vulnerability Exposes Encrypted Email

On May 14, 2018, security researchers tweeted details and launched a website (efail.de) explaining how attackers could exploit “EFAIL” vulnerabilities to extract plain text from encrypted emails. The vulnerability impacts both the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and S/MIME methods of email encryption, which are commonly used in Microsoft Outlook. 

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Cybersecurity Skills Gap: Too Many Threats, Too Few Professionals

The global shortfall of information security professionals is expected to reach 3.5 million by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Meanwhile, organizations believe only half of the applicants they receive for infosec positions are qualified for the jobs, and another 53 percent of organizations face delays as long as six months to find and hire qualified candidates.

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SunTrust Banks Discloses Insider Theft of Customers’ Personal Data

On April 20, 2018, SunTrust Banks Inc., announced that it is investigating a former employee who is alleged to have printed out the personal data of 1.5 million customers and potentially tried to share it with a “criminal third party." SunTrust, the 12th largest U.S. commercial bank by assets, stated that the potentially compromised information includes the names, addresses, account balances and phone numbers of customers. Affected customers have been notified and the alleged theft did not appear to include user IDs, passwords or Social Security numbers.

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