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Cybersecurity Weekly: 2022 email security trends, vulnerabilities in WordPress plugin and resources from CISA

February 21, 2022 by Camille Raymond

Predicting 2022 email security trends, vulnerabilities detected in popular WordPress plugin and cybersecurity resources. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

 

1. Email security trends coming in 2022

Organizations are under constant threat of cybercrime. While there are many available attack vectors, email is the most obvious path towards a full network compromise.

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2. Vulnerability in UpdraftPlus plugin exposed millions of WordPress site backups

A high-severity vulnerability in the UpdraftPlus WordPress plugin can allow an attacker to obtain website backups that could contain sensitive information.

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3. Infosec, CISA Partner to provide security resources

Charlene O’Hanlon talks with Keatron Evans, principal security researcher at Infosec Institute, about their partnership with CISA that provides free cybersecurity resources, content, tools, training and other information.

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4. Microsoft warns of ‘ice phishing’ threat on Web3 and decentralized networks

The company’s Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team called out various new avenues through which malicious actors may attempt to trick cryptocurrency users into giving up their private cryptographic keys and carry out unauthorized fund transfers.

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5. New data: Shortage of information security professionals

In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in high-profile data breaches. As data breaches at corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies continue to grow, so does the need for InfoSec professionals.

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Posted: February 21, 2022
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