Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


 Top 9 Free Phishing Simulators

Looking to run a phishing attack against your team?  Here’s a article from Infosec institute on the top 9 free phishing simulation products.


Your Nigerian Prince is a 67 year old from Louisiana

Sure looks like a prince to me.  Like Prince Charles.  (Those ears!)  Michael Neu said that he started as a victim before switching sides to become a middleman in the scams.


Windows Meltdown patch: No more security updates for your PC if your AV isn’t compatible

Microsoft has updated its support notice to say that Windows computers will not receive any security updates at all until their AV software is certified compatible with the Spectre and Meltdown patches.


Wi-Fi security overhaul coming with WPA3

Nearly 14 years after it ratified the Wireless Protected Access 2 (WPA2), the Wi-Fi Alliance has given the world a peek at what might be coming next for wireless security.


FBI director says ‘unbreakable encryption is a public safety issue’

FBI director Christopher Wray is still fighting for encryption back door.  Hey Chris – how about giving us all keys to YOUR back door?  It’s exactly the same thing.  How come the cops don’t have keys to everybody’s house?  For “public safety reasons.”  Because it’s crazy, that’s why.  This is no different.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the security review

We take an objective look at the security angles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


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Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Serving small business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area since 2001. Cybersecurity and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. I hold several cybersecurity certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Advanced Security Pratitioner (CASP), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Other computer industry certifications include A+, Network+ and Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE). As Cybersecurity Analyst at The WyzCo Group, I help our clients experience high levels of security on their computers, networks, and websites. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also work with companies and organizations that need to certify compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS (credit card processing), HIPAA/HITECH (medical records), and GLBA. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. I am a frequent speakers at cybersecurity conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference, the (ISC)2 World Congress, and the ISSA International Conference, and many local community organizations, Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2008.
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