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Executive Communications

SEC Releases New Guidance on Cybersecurity Risk Disclosures

On February 21, 2018, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released “interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents.” The document formally clarifies how the SEC expects firms to handle disclosures of “material risks” related to cybersecurity.

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Executive Communications

‘Spectre,’ 'Meltdown' CPU Flaws Allow Attackers to Steal Sensitive Data (Update)

On January 3, 2018, researchers released the details and proofs of concept on two major security flaws in the microprocessors found inside nearly all of the world’s computers and smartphones. Researchers termed the flaws “Spectre” and “Meltdown.” 

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Executive Communications

Uber Tries to Cover Up Breach by Paying Hackers to Delete Data

On November 21, 2017, Bloomberg reported that Uber attempted to conceal an October 2016 data breach impacting 57 million customers by paying the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep quiet. The compromised data included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, as well as the personal information of 7 million drivers.

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Executive Communications

CEO Credential Re-Use Exposes Businesses to Major Risk

81 percent of CEO email addresses are exposed on online spam/marketing lists and accessible to hackers, according to a report from cybersecurity and privacy firm F-Source.

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Executive Communications

KRACK Weakness in WPA2 Wi-Fi Security Protocol

On October 16, 2017, researchers disclosed a major weakness in the Wi-Fi Protected Access 1 (WPA1) and WPA2 security protocols. WPA2 is the most widely used Wi-Fi security standard in the world. The disclosure was a proof-of-concept, and there are currently no confirmed reports of this vulnerability, known as KRACK (an acronym for Key Reinstallation Attacks), being actively exploited in the wild.