Weekly News Roundup April 10–14, 2023

Posted on by Kacy Zurkus

With only one week left before RSA Conference 2023, industry influencers are filled with anticipation of the trends we will see coming out of this year’s big event. In addition to lots of conversations about ChatGPT, speakers across multiple government agencies will take the stage to highlight the most critical cybersecurity challenges and the administration’s determination to address them.

This week in Cybersecurity 202, Tim Starks analyzed international efforts to establish guidelines for software manufacturers. As Stark intimates, “this is only the beginning of the discussion,” and many more conversations about shifting the burden of responsibility from consumers to technology providers will be happening at RSAC, which kicks off in just over a week. The Policy & Government track is rich with a variety of topics, so be sure to reserve a seat for Building International Coalitions to Scale Defense and don’t miss Combatting Evolving Cyber Threats: Leading with Disruption with Chris Krebs and Lisa Monaco.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at what else made cybersecurity headlines this week.

Apr. 14: Harvard Business Review outlined three aspects of the National Cybersecurity Strategy that business leaders need to know.

Apr. 14: “Digital media conglomerate Starboard said on Friday it has bought Parler for an undisclosed sum and will temporarily shut down the social media app popular with U.S. conservatives to give itself time to roll out a revamped version of the platform,” Reuters reported.

Apr. 13: The Hacker News reported, “The Transparent Tribe threat actor has been linked to a set of weaponized Microsoft Office documents in intrusions directed against the Indian education sector to deploy a continuously maintained piece of malware called Crimson RAT.

Apr. 13: CBS News reported, “Jack Teixeira, a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, has been identified as the suspect who allegedly leaked classified U.S. intelligence documents online. The 21-year-old was arrested by federal agents Thursday afternoon in North Dighton.”

Apr. 12: Reddit experienced a global outage that impacted both the mobile app and the platform’s website.

Apr. 12: “The State Department’s Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy is on a mission to give diplomats across the world greater access to experts in emerging technology,” Federal News Network reported.

Apr. 12: Gartner published its Top Cybersecurity Trends for 2023 with human-centric security design identified as the top trend of the year.

Apr. 11: The Department of Education joined the White House National Security Council to discuss the ways in which cybersecurity education can help to grow the future workforce.

Apr. 10: The HIPAA Journal reported, “cybersecurity teams are being pressured into keeping cyberattacks and data breaches quiet, even though there are often legal requirements for reporting data breaches.”

Kacy Zurkus

Senior Content Manager, RSA Conference

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