CyberTalk with Bill and Robin: 4th January 2023

CyberTalk: The Security Update

Welcome to a video series intended to raise awareness of cybersecurity issues beyond what is simply in the latest newsfeed.

In this series, Robin Johns and Bill Carter discuss the top Security items that every cyber team needs to know to help keep them aware of what is happening in the wider security space, and more importantly, how Cato helps keep you protected.

In today's episode, we discuss the following topics:

  1. Netgear Routers - When Edges Go Bad
    • A pre-authentication buffer overflow exploit allows threat actors to get control of many NetGear routers, opening the door for malware installs and identity theft. While Netgear has released a patch, how do you protect your edge and IoT estate before patches can be installed?
  2. RATphishing - Columbia's Cooperative Bank
    • Sensitive data stolen from a bank is being used to craft phishing emails that contain legitimate-looking information. Victims are lured into opening an excel file, leading to the download and execution of BitRAT. How would Cato keep you protected against this type of attack?
  3. Twitter Data Leak - Scraping the Bird
    • Threat actors posted an advertisement offering data of 400 million Twitter users for $50,000, this is the second lead in 2 months with the previous leak in November exposing 487 million additional users. What Data Loss prevention tools do you have in use to prevent sensitive theft?
  4. SickKids Hospital - Oops, I Did it Again
    • The LockBit ransomware group released decryption code to SickKids hospital in Toronto, saying one of its affiliates violated their rules by attacking healthcare organizations. While the decryption tool is working successfully, there is an impact on treatments and diagnosis. How would you protect against ransomware?

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