07/19/2018 05:08 PM EDT Original release date: July 19, 2018
NCCIC will conduct a series of webinars on Russian government cyber activity against critical infrastructure (as detailed in NCCIC Alert TA18-074A), which will feature NCCIC subject matter experts discussing recent cybersecurity incidents, mitigation techniques, and resources that are available to help protect critical assets. The same webinar will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. ET on the dates listed below:
- Monday, July 23
- Wednesday, July 25
- Monday, July 30
- Wednesday, August 1
NCCIC encourages users and administrators to attend one of the webinar sessions by visiting https://share.dhs.gov/nccicbriefings or dialing 1-888-221-6227. Attendees may access the webinar as a guest on the day of each event; a registered account is not required for attendees to join.
I stopped covering data breaches about 6 months after the Target Christmas breach. There were just so many, and they were being covered by the mainstream media for the first time. But here’s this year’s list – if you care.
I think it’s time that we as a community of professionals stand up and take back the word and definition of “hacker.”
In another entry for the ‘what were they thinking’ file, a second former Equifax executive has been charged with insider trading in advance of the company’s massive data breach announcement last September.
07/06/2018 06:02 PM EDT Original release date: July 06, 2018
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has released its 2017 Year in Review. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), an NCCIC partner focused on cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities. The review highlights CIS’s role in improving cyber defense and MS-ISAC’s advances in membership, monitoring, cyber education, and information sharing with partners.
07/06/2018 03:51 PM EDT Original release date: July 06, 2018
Apple has released a security update to address vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi for Boot Camp 6.4.0. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to obtain access to sensitive information.
NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Apple’s security page for Wi-Fi Update for Boot Camp 6.4.0 and apply the necessary update.