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August 30, 2018
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Take a glance at the most discussed cybersecurity topics of the week.

The Swiss Government is on guard of its critical infrastructure cybersecurity

Swiss Info on August 27, 2018

The world progress has two sides of the one coin. On the one hand, a constant digitalization unlocks great economic and social potential for countries development. On the other hand, along with technical opportunities new threats are coming for both business structures and government institutions. To protect the country’s critical energy, food, and water infrastructure the Swiss Government launched the Minimum Standard for ICT Resilience.

The document was released by the Federal Office for National Economic Supply (FONES) on Monday and includes 106 exact actions covering technical measures and recommendations on improving internal organization and prevention systems. It serves as a potential guide including instructions for detecting and responding to hacking attempts quickly and decisively.

You may not believe but DNA is a new alternative for storing passwords

CNet on August 28, 2018

Are you sure your passwords are secure enough? Well, these people who store their passwords inside a microtube of DNA are sure they are. This may sound like another crazy idea but, in fact, it is a new startup called Carverr aiming to protect the digital money of its clients.

Such a project is a unique and extreme insurance policy as the world of cryptocurrency has its own pitfalls. At the same time, it manages to incorporate a new field of genetics research. With the use of synthetic DNA, it is now possible to keep data. Scientists can store anything in DNA, be it a Word doc, an animated GIF or an operating system. And while it seems outlandish, it could become a legitimate alternative as we struggle to find places to house our ever-growing collection of data.

Three cybersecurity trends to keep in mind

Dark Reading on August 24, 2018

When it comes to a company’s data protection, the cyber threats appear where you do not expect them. Here is the list of predictions of what organizations should beware in the next two years:

  • Biometrics offer a false sense of security.
  • Although almost every organization tries to implement the biometric authentication technologies for all forms of computing, there is no guarantee that the sensitive information will be fully protected. Thus, multifactor authentication is still the best solution.

  • New regulations increase the risk and compliance burden.
  • By 2020, the number and complexity of upcoming regulations will oblige companies to store and protect the extra amount of sensitive information.

  • Trusted professionals divulge organizational weak points.
  • Unfortunately, even trusted professionals may face temptation – never-ending changes in the workforce create the atmosphere of insecurity in the organization and lead to constant hunts for profits.

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