Like it or not, Monday is upon us. Here are five items making news that can help you kick off your work week in style - or at least a little more informed.
Point taken: With point-of-sale breaches continuing in earnest, the FBI issued an alert to businesses about the Punkey malware, a new threat strain that our researchers just discovered.
Cash is king: Trustwave released its 2015 Trustwave Global Security Report to much fanfare. The report is filled with many eye-opening findings, including the massive ROI that cybercriminals can earn as a result of malware infection campaigns.
Executive orders: In hopes of stemming government breaches, the White House released a new document detailing security rules for federal agencies. Meanwhile, NIST issued fresh guidance (PDF) around critical infrastructure security.
Collared: Authorities charged nearly 50 people in connection with financial fraud in Europe. The alleged thieves used a combination of man-in-middle, phishing and malware attacks to divert money from victims and into attacker-owned bank accounts.
Patch batch: IT administrators get off relatively easily this month, but if you haven't seen, here is a summary of June's Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft. Update your systems!
Dan Kaplan is manager of online content at Trustwave and a former IT security reporter and editor.