Weekend Update

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


DevSecOps tutorial: What is it, and how can it improve application security?

Dr. David Brumley, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and CEO of ForAllSecure, explains what DevSecOps is and how companies can use it to improve application security by designing security in from the start.  Read interview…


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Guest Post – A Tale of Two Frameworks: The NIST CSF and NIST RMF Are Not the Same

As you are studying for the CISSP, CASP+, or Security+, you will come across these two important NIST frameworks.  They seem the same, but they are not.

If you are deploying one or both of these frameworks in your organization, understanding the difference between them is even more important.

Today we are republishing an article by Rick Tracy.  Rick Tracy is the senior vice ...

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Guest Post – 10 Things Startups Need To Know About Cybersecurity

It is unimaginable for any business today to function without using any form of technology. But along with technology comes the risk of your equipment being exposed to cyber-attacks and your information being compromised. These attacks can be prevented by startups, whether big or small, by having a security-first mentality. Businesses that understand these threats can avoid these cyber-attacks which ...

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Weekend Update

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


[WordPress Security] Large Scale Attack Campaign Targets Database Credentials

The Wordfence Threat Intelligence Team just published details of an attack harvesting database credentials, targeting over 1 million WordPress sites. For 24 hours, attacks from this campaign accounted for 75% of all exploit attempts on plugins and themes across all of WordPress.

Both the free and paid versions ...

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Annual Task List For IT and Cybersecurity Admins

Here we are stuck in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you are working in Information Technology, then you are part of the Critical Infrastructure of this country.

Most of the tech support and cybersecurity peers I have been talking with over the last month have been pretty busy deploying Work From Home (WFM) solutions.  But if you are getting to a place where the demand for your services is ...

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Weekend Update

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


Sanity Finally Reigns in Iowa

From Brian Krebs:  Dallas County, Iowa has dropped trespassing charges against two penetration testers who were arrested and jailed last year on September 11, and held in jail until yesterday for doing the job they were hired to do The news broke as Brian was in the middle of a video interview ...

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66% of Small and Medium Size Business Leaders Are Delusional

The title may see a little harsh, but  a recent survey according to Keeper Security’s 2019 SMB Cyberthreat Study is that 66% of SMB business leaders do not believe they will be victimized by at cyber-attack.  That’s two out of three business owners.  I would love to say I’m shocked, but my experience with my own clientele would confirm it.

According to the ...

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Weekend Update

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


Update Firefox now! Zero-day found in the wild

Mozilla has fixed a critical zero-day bug in the latest point releases of the Firefox web browser.


IRS Warns of New Tax Scams

Original release date: June 07, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a reminder urging consumers to look out for two new ...

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Top Jobs In Cybersecurity Pay Six Figures

Are you working in information technology, but your career has gone stagnant or your work become boring and repetitive?  Are you graduating from high school and considering career paths.  Are you in college earning a “computer science” degree and wondering if you will be writing code your whole life?  Maybe you should consider a career in cybersecurity.

I was interested in ...

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