This Week in Security News: Cybersecurity Skills Gap and Legislature

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn how the cybersecurity skills gap is affecting organizations. Also, learn how a bipartisan bill is working to close the gap.

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What Hacker History Can Tell Enterprises About Future Attack Strategy

This report delves into nearly two decades of hacking and malicious activity, which can also help point IT admins and decision-makers in the right direction with their security strategies.

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Close Gap in Congressional Cybersecurity

A bipartisan bill aims to close what is regarded as a major gap in congressional cybersecurity and extend the government’s protections to senators and their staffers’ personal phones and computers.

Global Telecom Crime Undermining Internet Security: Cyber-Telecom Crime Report

Understanding the current threat landscape can help reduce the impact of crimes like telecom fraud and prepare us for future threats in the age of the IoT.

These 20-Something Hackers Won $375,000 and a Model 3 for Finding a Tesla Bug

Two hackers exposed a security bug in the Tesla Model 3 that allowed them to hack into the electric car’s internal web browser during hacking competition Pwn2Own, hosted by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative.

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage a Problem for Nearly 50 Percent of Organizations

The skills shortage problem showcased in an Opinium survey showed nearly 50 percent of 1,125 CISO respondents shared that it is a cause for concern for their organizations.

New Research Reveals How Adversarial Attacks Can Subvert Machine Learning Systems

A research paper published in the journal Science warns of the prospect of advanced techniques being used to throw machine learning (ML) systems off.

Norsk Hydro Ransomware Incident Losses Reach $40 Million After One Week

A week after suffering a crippling ‘LockerGoga’ ransomware infection, Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro estimates that total losses from the incident have already reached $40 million.

‘Long-Term Security Risks’ From Huawei

The Chinese company Huawei has been strongly criticized in a report issued by the National Cyber Security Centre, the body overseeing the security of its products in UK telecoms. 

Astronomical Costs, Geopolitical Headaches: Telecom Fraud is Too Big to Ignore, Report Says

International telecommunications fraud — including activities like consumer scams and corporate ripoffs — costs around $33 billion per year, according to a report published by Trend Micro and Europol.

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