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  1. A hacker has published a list of Telnet credentials for more than 515,000 servers, home routers and IoT (Internet of Things) "smart" devices.
  2. A tax themed email phishing campaign is targeting ADP users. 
  3. A class action settlement has been proposed in a case against Equifax Inc., relating to the data breach that Equifax announced in September 2017, which affected approximately 147 million U.S. consumers. 
  4. Weak passwords were one of the most common cybersecurity vulnerabilities in 2019, causing 30% of ransomware infections in 2019.

  5. NIST released Version 1.0 of the NIST Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management. 
  6. They are already here. And they might already outnumber us.
  7. The Citadel will harness a new $2.8 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create the state’s first CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program.

  8. The Sacramento City Council approved a new ordinance that requires hotel operators to provide panic buttons to employees.

  9. It is becoming clear that enterprise security depends not only on implemented solutions, but also on how well-tuned internal processes are in terms of communication between departments, hiring, training of personnel and budgeting.
  10. SANS Institute announced SANS San Francisco Spring 2020, taking place March 16-27 in California.
  11. Beginning January 21, 2020, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will implement a 45-day pilot of biometric screening technologies at three international gates to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) process departing passengers.
  12. Teens who undergo school shooting training and lockdown drills feel more prepared — and less safe in school — says a new study published in the Journal of School Violence.
  13. The vpnMentor cybersecurity research team, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, have uncovered a leaking S3 Bucket with 19.95GB of visible data on a Virginia-based Amazon server, belonging to an adult site. 
  14. A database containing the personal details of 56.25 million U.S. residents was exposed online. The database reportedly belongs to the CheckPeople.com website. 
  15. Walmart will add shelf-scanning robots to 650 more U.S. stores by the end of the summer. 
  16. Global terrorism claimed less lives in 2018, but its economic and social impact remains widespread, according to the latest Global Terrorism Index (GTI) from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

  17. NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed two bills to provide security funding for non-profit organizations at risk of terror attacks and expand the definition of domestic terrorism following the December 2019 attacks in Jersey City.

  18. New York Assemblymembers Daniel Rosenthal (D- Kew Gardens Hills) and Stacey Pheffer Amato (D- Far Rockaway) have called upon the New York State Legislature to substantially increase security funding for nonpublic schools in the New York State budget.

  19. The TSA said its officers caught more firearms at checkpoints nationwide in 2019 than ever before in the agency’s 18-year history.

  20. Xcel Energy announced that James W. Sample will join the company as Vice President, Chief Security Officer.

  21. If you’re in business today, no matter what your “core” product or service is, you are almost certainly a software company. It is nearly impossible to run a business without it. That means you should know about the Building Security In Maturity Model—better, and more conveniently, known as the BSIMM.
  22. Enid Public Schools has named Jason Priest as the district’s first Director of Safety and Security/Campus Police Chief.

  23. How do different companies plan their IT security spending, and what we can learn from these approaches?
  24. The National Security Agency (NSA) discovered a critical vulnerability (CVE-2020-0601) affecting Microsoft Windows®1 cryptographic functionality.
  25. A security researcher discovered a high-severity bug affecting PayPal’s most visited pages: the login form.