The following list of 60 predictions starts with three general observations and moves to a wide range of cybersecurity topics: Attacks on the US government and critical infrastructure, determining authenticity in the age of fake news, consumer privacy and the GDPR, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a new tool in the hands of both attackers and defenders, cryptocurrencies and biometrics, the deployment of enterprise IT and cybersecurity, and the persistent cybersecurity skills shortage.

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Cybersecurity Laws

"It will set up standardized guidelines — just guidelines, not mandatory requirements — to help small businesses in their cybersecurity needs," Rep. Neal Dunn said. "Every small business as well as large businesses has cybersecurity needs, and these days there's a critical shortage of expertise."

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Bad Rabbit ransomeware

If the following advisory is applicable to your environment, @HerjavecGroup recommends your IT team review the technical details included and monitor your environment for any susceptible systems.

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cyber security awareness month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is “designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident,” according to the Department of Homeland Security

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top priorities for NIST director nominee

“My personal priority is to find better ways [of] engaging with industry and finding partnerships,” says NIST director nominee, Walter Copan. @usnistgov

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cybersecurity training for officials

A number of election security experts have sounded the alarm about the importance of training local election officials on how to avoid cybersecurity risks.

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Protect your Salesforce orgs against the WannaCry Ransomware attack - download EZProtect Virus Protection for Salesforce today. Free 30-day trial. #ransomware, #virusscanner, @salesforce

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Last month a city and province on the far western side of Ukraine suffered a malware attack contained in a Microsoft Word attachment which left hundreds of thousands without electricity in subzero conditions.

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