October was another eventful month in the world of Information Security News. A variety of breaches occurred, we received more developments in the aftermath of the Equifax breach, vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi connections around the world were exposed, and we learned that Britain aims to be the safest place in the world to be online. All that, and more, in our latest Information Security News Roundup.


Information Security and Healthcare

KRACK Attack

  • KRACK takes advantage of the “four-way handshake”, a process between a device and a router that has been around for 14 years and is designed to deliver a fresh, encrypted session each time you get online. Hackers were able to breach the process and unencrypt the data, allowing them to view and access any unencrypted activity on your Wi-Fi connection. Microsoft and other providers were quick to roll out patches to fix the issue. 


Information Security News From Around The World

  • The former head of the FBI’s Cyber Division, James Trainor, expects losses from cybercrime to increase around the world. Trainor said that previous estimations were vastly underestimating the current climate, and projected losses to be somewhere around the $6 trillion mark.
  • Britain unveiled its Information Safety Strategy which it hopes will help the island nation become the safest place in the world to be online. The Safety Strategy will crack down on malicious activity such as cyberbullying, support digital startups to ensure that new apps and products are safe at production, and help make the internet a safer place for minors.

Other Information Security News

  • 4 out of 10 lawyers plan to increase their cybersecurity spending in the coming months. On average, the law firms who are planning to increase their cybersecurity budgets plan to increase spending by about 13%.

That is all for the Information Security News Roundup for the month of October. Want to get more information security news? Check out FRSecure’s Twitter or LinkedIn feeds for updates on what’s going on in the world of information security.

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