Weekend Update

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


Windows 10 security can be bypassed by Settings page weakness

The file type used by Windows 10’s settings page can be used to trick Windows into running files it’s supposed to block.


Here are the 4 best ways to train employees for better cybersecurity

87% of companies experienced an email-based threat in the past year, while 35% have been hit by ransomware, according to a Barracuda report.


FBI arrests 74 in global Business Email Compromise takedown

After years of laughing in the face of victims BEC scammers have taken one on the chin.


Smart TVs are spying on you through your phone

IoT devices like smart TVs are frighteningly insecure.  Now they spy on us too.  Smart TVs in millions of homes are using other devices on the same network in order to snitch on everything you watch and everywhere you go, in the name of marketing.  Just a matter of time before this information is stolen by cyber-thieves.


 

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Cybersecurity guru to business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area. Computer security and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. In 2013 I completed a course of study and certification exam to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). In 2016 I was certified as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). As Cybersecurity Analyst at The WyzCo Group, I help our clients experience high levels of computer security, network security, and web site security. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. 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. The views expressed on this Web site are mine alone and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.

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