Weekly Security Sprint EP 54. Board talks, AI, event preparedness, ransomware and more

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In this Week’s Security Sprint, Dave and Andy talked 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. To subscribe, please email Gate15@Gate15.global.

Main Topics

UK NCSC: Cyber security governance: the role of the board

Air Canada Has to Honor a Refund Policy Its Chatbot Made Up. More on AI:


Spark Arena gives ‘training’ to security staff after seat-stealers ruin 50 Cent concert

Quick Hits

SAVE THE DATE! CISA Hosts CISA Live! – K-12 School Safety on Thursday, February 29 at 12:30. On Thursday, February 29, we will mark the 4th year of SchoolSafety.gov on our next CISA Live!. Our guest Lindsay Burton, CISA’s Associate Director of School Safety, will discuss kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) School Safety. Hosted on LinkedIn, this event offers participants an opportunity to learn about CISA’s work and resources to help the K-12 community reduce their physical security risk while increasing their resilience and capability. Learn about information, tools, technical assistance and other services available through CISA. Join us on February 29 at 12:30PM EST with your questions—and feel free to share this invite with others who may be interested! Access the event page here.



Russia 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺 Biden announces 500 new sanctions targeting Russia over war on Ukraine, Navalny death

New Biden order would stem flow of Americans’ sensitive data to China

CISA, NCSC-UK, and Partners Release Advisory on Russian SVR Actors Targeting Cloud Infrastructure

Brussels spyware bombshell: Surveillance software found on officials’ phones

A Vending Machine Error Revealed Secret Face Recognition Tech

Leaked files from Chinese firm show vast international hacking effort

East coast cable issues hit operators

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