December 20, 2017 – Morning Cyber Coffee Headlines – “Threat Research” Edition

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Good morning! Sit with Carbon Black this morning over a cup of coffee (or tea) and browse a few industry headlines to get the day started. We’ve got just enough information below to get you through that first cup…enjoy!

December 20, 2017 – Headlines

Carbon Black in the News: Ransomware dominates the 2017 threat landscape – Betanews

What Cybersecurity Chiefs Can Learn From Warren Buffett – Forbes

Cybersecurity past to predict the future – CSO

Cybersecurity in the 2017 National Security Strategy – Lawfare

Cybersecurity: The must-do steps for every adviser – Investment News

DoD contractors face cybersecurity deadline – AL.com

Security Worries? Let Policies Automate the Right Thing – Dark Reading

Top 25 worst, most insecure passwords used in 2017 – CSO Online

National Security Strategy stresses fortification of cyber defenses, paints Russia as malicious actor – SC Media

The Cybersecurity Risks From the Internet of Things – WSJ

Did You Know?

Carbon Black released its 2017 Threat Report today.

Quote of the Day

“Ransomware will become more targeted by looking for certain file types and targeting specific companies such as legal, healthcare, and tax preparers rather than ‘spray and pray’ attacks we largely see now,” say the report’s authors. “There is already ransomware that targets databases, preying on businesses, and small tweaks to their code can target critical, proprietary files such as AutoCAD designs.”

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