Want To Avoid Ransomware Attacks? Start By Fighting Your Shadow IT

For most of us, COVID-19 is a cause of great concern, but for hackers, it is a cause for celebration. Since the beginning of the pandemic, cyber security attacks of all sorts have been on the rise with ransomware attacks being attackers’ favorite. Two independent analyses of the attack vectors used in successful ransomware attacks, […]

(ISC)2 Study Reveals The Cybersecurity Workforce Has Grown To 3.5 Million Professionals Globally

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2020 (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study chronicles the resiliency, outlook and perseverance of this growing profession as it faced the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic Clearwater, FL, November 11, 2020 – (ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today released the findings of its 2020 Cybersecurity Workforce Study. 3,790 respondents, […]

Research Shows Why You Should Keep Your Netflix Password To Yourself

Over a quarter of people have willingly given away their passwords to someone else, according to a survey that Jake Moore, Cybersecurity Specialist at ESET, recently ran on Twitter, receiving over 2,700 responses. The survey into the ways that people share their media service accounts with friends and family gives some great insight into how […]

CEO Perspective On Muhstik IoT Botnet Infecting Cloud Servers & Mining Crypto

Researchers with Lacework have published new findings on Muhstik, the long-active botnet currently employing several web application exploits to mine cryptocurrency and target Oracle WebLogic and Drupal. The botnet is monetized via XMRig, cgmining and with DDoS attack services.  Lacework researchers note: “Muhstik leverages IRC for its command and control and has consistently used the same […]

How A Delayed Presidential Transition Threatens US Cybersecurity

A delayed transition of power from President Trump to Biden fueled by lawsuits and efforts to stall Biden-Harris’ team on getting up to speed, could threaten U.S. national security and leave the new administration flat-footed in responding to cyberattacks.

Zoom/FTC Settlement – Expert Source

Attacks on the Trust Provided by Keys and Certificates

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Zoom, requiring the company “to implement a robust information security program to settle allegations that the video conferencing provider engaged in a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users.”  The FTC alleges that Zoom provided a lower level of encryption than […]

Take Care – The Gin Is Circa 1984

There is currently a big push from some Cyber Security/Commercials, and Agencies such as the CIA, who are promoting the fight against, what we now call Fake News – but my thoughts here are ‘proceed with caution’. So – What if I were to tell you that around three decades ago there was a high […]