Cyber quote of the week
How should the U.S. address cybersecurity risks exposed by the broader move to telework?
"In the Armed Services Committee we use a term, 'attack surface.' This has massively expanded the attack surface, the target areas for malevolent actors. Particularly in the private sector, it opens up new avenues for penetrating private networks. I'm talking about businesses all the way from retail to national defense. Our commission found something like 90 percent of private sector cyberattacks can be prevented by simple cyber hygiene. It's a serious problem that just got a lot more serious."
— Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, as told to Politico's cybersecurity reporter
Trickbot names most prolific Covid-19 malware
Notorious malware Trickbot has been linked to more Covid-19 phishing emails than any other, according t
o new data from Microsoft. Microsoft Security Intelligence made the claim on Friday on
Last week's campaign used several hundreds of unique macro-laced document attachments in emails that pose as messages from a non-profit offering a free Covid-19 test.
FSB consults on effective practices for cyber incident response and recovery
The Financial Stability Board published a consultation report on
Effective Practices for Cyber Incident Response and Recovery,
which was sent to G20 finance ministers and central bank governors for their virtual meeting on 15 April. The toolkit of effective practices aims to assist financial institutions in their cyber incident response and recovery activities.