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Cybersecurity Group Warns Of “KRACK”

Cybersecurity Group Warns Of “KRACK”

The Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is warning the public of a “weakness in a security protocol that Wi-Fi devices rely on has put wireless-enabled devices at risk of attack.” A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Key Reinstallation Attack, or “KRACK” can allow an attacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to gain access to unencrypted... Read more of this article

Potential US Cyber Security Regulations

Potential US Cyber Security Regulations

The New York Department of Financial Services [NYCRR 500] is pushing to establish “regulatory minimums” to protect companies and consumers against cyber threats. Among other requirements, they are creating stricter guidelines around how companies assess and monitor their security effectiveness and that of their third parties. Stephen Bull, Managing... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A National Priority

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A National Priority

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 22] that “Government has determined cybersecurity as a national priority,” as “without strong cybersecurity awareness and preparedness, our personal and financial safety, economic prosperity, and national security is at risk.” Minister Caines... Read more of this article

‘Cybersecurity Is Critical To Future Prosperity’

‘Cybersecurity Is Critical To Future Prosperity’

“Cybersecurity is critical to our future prosperity and security” as the “evolution of technology has fundamentally changed our security landscape, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said today. Speaking during the opening of the Cybersecurity Framework Workshop at BUEI, Minister Caines said, “On behalf of the Government... Read more of this article

Sept 20: Cybersecurity Framework Workshop

Sept 20: Cybersecurity Framework Workshop

Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban and Minister of National Security Wayne Caines will be hosting a Cybersecurity Framework Workshop on Wednesday, September 20 to “raise awareness of the need for cybersecurity preparedness.” A Government spokesperson said, “A leading authority on cybersecurity will head a Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: Law Firms & Cyber Security

Column: Law Firms & Cyber Security

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] Hello Hackers My veterinarian was recently hacked. Someone wanted to extort money from them as ransom for private information they held. On dogs… and cats. And of course, more realistically, their clients. It was dealt with and they beefed up their software and data systems. But, to me, it was a telling example... Read more of this article

Protecting Personal Information: You Prepared?

Protecting Personal Information: You Prepared?

As cybercrime stories continue to grab headlines around the world, with each high profile hack and data breach, the protection of personal information remains a major concern for businesses in Bermuda. As personal information becomes an increasingly valuable business asset, data protection and cybersecurity are no longer just IT concerns; increasingly,... Read more of this article

Advisory: Petya Ransomware Variant Outbreak

Advisory: Petya Ransomware Variant Outbreak

The Ministry of National Security is today [June 27] advising that a new variant of Petya ransomware, also known as Petwrap, is spreading rapidly due to the same Windows SMBv1 vulnerability that the WannaCry ransomware abused. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Government’s Cybersecurity Working Group has been monitoring the concerns, and has... Read more of this article

CCS Group Becomes Cylance MSSP Partner

CCS Group Becomes Cylance MSSP Partner

CCS Group Limited today [June 26] announced that it has become an official Managed Security Services Provider [MSSP] partner with Cylance Inc, the company that revolutionized traditional antivirus with AI-powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyberthreats. A spokesperson sai, “As a Managed Security... Read more of this article

KPMG: Bermuda & Caribbean Cyber Security

KPMG: Bermuda & Caribbean Cyber Security

A multiregional survey by KPMG indicated that Bermuda is slightly more prepared against cyber security threats in relation to its Caribbean counterparts. The analysis found that 15% of Bermuda based companies defined Cyber Security as a boardroom responsibility, compared to 11% across the region, and 20% globally. KPMG’s Cyber Benchmark Survey compared... Read more of this article

Fitch: Demand For Cyber Insurance To Increase

Fitch: Demand For Cyber Insurance To Increase

The slew of recent ransomware attacks in over 150 countries reveals the widening scope of corporations’ cyber risk exposures, which is likely to increase demand for related insurance protection, Fitch Ratings says. “Insurers are in a unique position to assist customers in addressing the cyber threat. However, a cautious approach to adding cyber... Read more of this article

Ransomware Virus: Ministry Urges Vigilance

Ransomware Virus: Ministry Urges Vigilance

Following Friday’s large scale cyber-attack which infected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, the Ministry of National Security is “encouraging public vigilance”. The Minister of National Security Jeff Baron said that the incident is “significant and serious enough” to warrant the oversight of the Emergency Measures... Read more of this article

CCS Group To Host Cyber Security Summit

CCS Group To Host Cyber Security Summit

CCS Group, a Bermuda-based Systems Integrator and Information Technology specialist, will host a Cyber Security Summit on May 4th from 8:30am to 4pm at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. The Summit will address the Cyber Security Eco-System from endpoint to mobile to cloud and how today’s most innovative technologies protect modern enterprises... Read more of this article