Weekend Update

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


China’s New Data Policy and What It Means

China enacted the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) on August 21, 2021 as part of that country’s growing scrutiny of its high tech sector. This law goes into effect on November 1, 2021 and will impose a new set of obligations for data security, especially when combined China’s Data Protection Law. ...

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Weekend Update

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


NSA Releases Guidance on Avoiding the Dangers of Wildcard TLS Certificates and ALPACA Techniques

Original release date: October 8, 2021

The National Security Agency (NSA) has released a Cybersecurity Information (CSI) sheet with guidance to help secure the Department of Defense, National Security Systems, and Defense Industrial Base organizations from poorly implemented wildcard Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates ...

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10 Ways Technology Has Affected Our Living Spaces

by Stefanie Maraizu

The 21st-century home is often crammed with gadgets and equipment, ranging from tablets and laptops to smart televisions. Take a look at ten technology advances that have become commonplace in many people’s homes.

Connected TVs

Smart TVs have rung the death knell for DVD and video players in many households.  TVs with high-speed internet access can stream movies, ...

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Its A Software-Defined Virtualized World

One of the trends that I am seeing, at least as it applies to the curriculum used in most cybersecurity certifications, such as the CISSP, CASP+, and CySA+, is that technology is moving to a software-defined, virtualized everything.  The latest issue of the Internet Protocol Journal, Volume 24, Issue 2, July 2021 has an interesting article titled Network Functions Virtualization. Reading the article made me think back to the topics I’d been teaching about Software-Defined Networking, which involves splitting traditional router functions into the ...

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Automate and Delegate: Your Business Needs Freelancers and Technology!

By Carla Lopez.

Small-business owners flying solo in the fast-paced business world are doing it all — but sometimes it might feel like too much for one person to handle. I’ve been there before — and running a business all by yourself can be a daunting thing.

But not to worry! There are several ways technology and freelance help can get your company off the ground and into a successful strategy for fulfilling your dreams — some that I’ve used myself!

Are you ...

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Why Computers Are Great And Tips To Take Care Of Them

Living in the year 2021 will likely mean that you own some sort of technological, smart device such as a mobile phone, tablet, or computer. If so, consider yourself lucky as they can be great! Read on to learn about why computers are so great and how you can take care of them.

Why computers are great

There are many great things about computers. For instance, computers can:

  • Boost collaboration- computers, especially the ones that have access and can ...
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Sunday Funnies – Dawn of the Internet

I found this network map in my LinkedIn feed.  It came from cybersecurity researcher and instructor Pete Herzog.

Something tells me this map has been doctored.  Check the top of the map.  Pretty sure TikTok (Beijing?), Facebk (Moscow), and Twitr (California) were not around back then.  Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t born until 1984.  (1984!  Holy crap that explains a lot.)  Points if you can find Reddit in the middle of the map.  Pretty sure this is the Internet Al ...

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Weekend Update

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


3 things you might not know about modern ransomware and how Nefilim makes money

Trend Micro case study explains how the new business model works and how the multistep attacks unfold.  A must read.


How could the ...

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Weekend Update

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


DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. The crime gang announced it was closing up shop after its servers were seized and someone drained the ...

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