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  1. The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far [Wired]
    - including >300 universities (176 outside the US)
  2. Center for Internet Security 2017 Year in Review [CIS]
    - TL;DR
    — Implement CIS controls
    — Benchmark your systems
    — Use their hardened images
  3. Chinese hackers infiltrate systems at Australian National University [abc.net]
    - www.cyberscoop.com/chinese-linked-hackers-breached-top-australian-defense-university-report/
  4. User-focused Password Guidance from NIST [video]
    - Developers and information security specialists, consult pages.nist.gov/800-63-3/
    - SP 800-63B for example recommends 8+ character length passwords/passphrases with no other complexity requirements and paying attention to how passwords are stored (hashed+salted)
  5. German Court Issues First GDPR Ruling
    - the IPANN vs EPAG case…
  6. Fraud: here’s how scammers get away with it [The Guardian]
  7. Lynis v/2.6.6 is out
    - “Lynis is an open source security auditing tool. Used by system administrators, security professionals, and auditors, to evaluate the security defenses of their Linux and UNIX-based systems. It runs on the host itself, so it performs more extensive security scans than many vulnerability scanners.”
  8. Not enough CISOs and business leaders cooperate on a cybersecurity plan and budget [Helpnet Security]
  9. Kids learn about cybersecurity through gaming [LLNL]
  10. The Ultimate Guide to Safe Online Browsing
  11. A curious tale of the priest, the broker, the hacked newswires, and $100m of insider trades [The Register]
  12. BSides Cape Town 1 Dec – ticket sales now open – get yours before they run out…
    - BSides is “an innovative one day information security conference”. Check past events for more info.