Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week, March 19-23

A new week, a new crop of security stories. Last week, Slingshot Malware, Cybersecurity Skills, Cyberespionage and GDPR compliance issues made headlines, as well as the Yahoo’s $80 Million Data Breach Settlement. Missed out on any of the news? Here are the five most-read stories on Security Boulevard to help you out.

Yahoos Data Breach Settlement

Lessons for Boards from Yahoo’s $80 Million Data Breach Settlement

What does it mean for board liability in future data breach litigation?At the time it was disclosed, the Yahoo! email breach was considered massive. The personal information of 1.5 billion users was compromised. In response, lead plaintiff Edward McMahon filed a suit alleging that Yahoo! Inc. intentionally misled investors and ...
Veterans Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Veterans: A Good Bet to Fill the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

There’s a talent shortage for trained cybersecurity pros, but fertile hunting grounds can be found among veterans preparing to leave military service.Organizations as diverse as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies promote hiring veterans for jobs in ...
Nation State Cyberespionage Russia China

Nation State Cyberespionage: Russia and China

Is there anyone who believes the internet is not used for cyberespionage?The world of espionage has been ensconced within the internet seemingly since the first packet was sent via the ARPANET some 45-plus years ago, as the concept of packet switching and the attendant protocols that are the cornerstone of ...
Slingshot Malware Uses IoT Device in Targeted Attacks

Slingshot Malware Uses IoT Device in Targeted Attacks

A new and very advanced malware attack has been discovered by Kaspersky Lab. The malware named Slingshot, due to a string in one of the hijacked system DLLs, is a sophisticated attack that leads to a nasty rootkit. The final rootkit named Cahnadr takes control of system processes, allowing for ...
Security GDPR Compliance

6 Tricky Obstacles Security Teams Face in GDPR Compliance

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25 and the penalties are stiff for failing to comply. Many are still unsure whether their companies are safely out of harm’s way. The regulation is long and full of terrors, to be sure. However, resistance is futile.“Many organizations ...
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Saleem Padani

Saleem Padani

Saleem is a highly accomplished business, marketing and technology leader with track-record of success in startups, mid-size and large technology and professional services organizations, currently the COO at MediaOps, Worldwide Program Director & Technical Evangelist at IBM, Director of Industry Solutions at Neuvis, Co-founder & Vice President of LexiBridge and Senior Software Architect at DataEase International. Saleem has passion for leading and empowering global teams to drive new initiatives, leveraging broad & deep business, strategic, marketing, technical and solution delivery skills. Saleem has an Executive M.B.A, from University of Texas at Dallas, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering.

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