Cyber Security News of the Week, April 16, 2017

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
9 Ways To Protect Your Aging Parent From Identity Theft: When Peter’s father became too infirm to live independently, Peter took on the job of moving him into an assisted living facility. Using his power of attorney, Peter then began to dig into his father’s financial records.

Cyber Security News of the Week, April 9, 2017

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
IRS’ Students Financial Aid Tool hacked. Personal data of 100,000 compromised: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has said that personal data of nearly 100,000 taxpayers may have been compromised by a breach of its tool to apply for student financial aid, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

New Legislation Limits Internet Privacy Protections

New legislation voted on by the House and the Senate and signed into law by the President allows Internet and phone providers to collect and sell consumer data about their online visiting habits. While this legislation benefits large businesses, it does not benefit small businesses or individuals who might want to protect their Internet privacy.

Cyber Security News of the Week, April 2, 2017

Citadel On Security
Kimberly Pease Honored as Cybersecurity Professional of the Year by Los Angeles Business Journal: The Los Angeles Business Journal has awarded its Cybersecurity Professional of the Year Award to Kimberly Pease, Citadel Information Group Vice President and Co-Founder, for her leadership helping users understand the vital role they play in securing information.

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, April 2, 2017

Important Security Updates
Apple: Apple has released updates to address vulnerabilities in iTunes, Safari, iCloud for Windows, macOS Sierra, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. Updates are available through some of the devices or from Apple’s website.

Avast: Avast! Free Antivirus has released version 17.3.2290. Updates are available on Avast’s website.

Cyber Security News of the Week, March 19, 2017

SecureTheVillage — Events
SecureTheVillage & LA Networks team up for Cybersecurity Roundtable. C-Suite. IT Dirs. Brkfst. Glendale: LA Networks and SecureTheVillage are hosting a cybersecurity seminar that will feature experts in law enforcement, information security, and insurance.