Weekly Security Sprint EP 28. The return of the weatherman, CISA strategic plans, espionage, exploited vulnerabilities and…so much more!

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In this week’s Security Sprint, Dave returns and he and Andy talk about the topics below. For more of these and other security updates, subscribe to our free daily report, delivered directly to your inbox, the Gate 15 SUN.

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Main Topics.

CSU released its final forecast for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season on Thursday, 3 August. “We maintain our forecast for an above-average 2023 Atlantic hurricane season. While a robust El Niño has developed and is likely to persist for the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, most of the tropical and subtropical Atlantic has record warm sea surface temperatures for this time of year. El Niño increases vertical wind shear in the Caribbean and tropical Atlantic, but the extreme anomalous warmth in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic is anticipated to counteract some of the typical El Niño-driven increase in vertical wind shear. The probability of U.S. major hurricane landfall is estimated to be above the long-period average. As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.”

CISA Cybersecurity Strategic Plan: Shifting the Arc of National Risk to Create a Safer Future. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the FY2024-2026 Cybersecurity Strategic Plan, which guides CISA’s efforts through 2026 and outlines a new vision for cybersecurity, a vision grounded in collaboration, in innovation, and in accountability. Aligned with the National Cybersecurity Strategy and nested under CISA’s 2023–2025 Strategic Plan, the Cybersecurity Strategic Plan provides a blueprint for how the agency will pursue a future in which damaging cyber intrusions are a shocking anomaly, organizations are secure and resilient, and technology products are safe and secure by design. To this end, the Strategic CISA Releases its Cybersecurity Strategic Plan. CISA released a strategic plan to lay out how we will fulfill our cybersecurity mission over the next three years. The CISA Cybersecurity Strategic Plan aligns the following nine objectives to specific enabling measures and measures of effectiveness to drive accountability:

CHINA! Two U.S. Navy Servicemembers Arrested for Transmitting Military Information to the People’s Republic of China.

CISA, NSA, FBI, and International Partners Release Joint CSA on Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities of 2022. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and international partners are releasing a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA), 2022 Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities. This advisory provides details on the top Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) routinely exploited by malicious cyber actors in 2022, and the associated Common Weakness Enumeration(s) (CWE), to help organizations better understand the impact exploitation could have on their systems. Top 12 vulnerabilities list highlights troubling reality: many organizations still aren’t patching; The list includes well-known vulnerabilities impacting Fortinet’s VPNs and Log4Shell that hackers still routinely exploit.

Quick Hits.

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  • The Security Sprint is our weekly rundown of the week’s notable all-hazards security news, risks and threats and some of the key focus areas for organizations to consider behind the headlines. Gate 15 team members discuss physical security, cybersecurity, natural hazards, health threats and other issues across our environment. 
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