Weekend Update

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


Finally – Your Tax Dollars At Work Doing Something Useful for Small Business Owners

JFTC Releases Article on Protecting Small Businesses from Cyber Threats

Original release date: July 13, 2020

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an article on their Protecting Small Business playlist, which is a collection of videos with tips for ...

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Weekend Update

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


CISA Releases Securing Industrial Control Systems: A Unified Initiative

Original release date: July 7, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released its five-year industrial control systems (ICS) strategy: Securing Industrial Control Systems: A Unified Initiative. The strategy—developed in collaboration with industry and government partners—lays out CISA’s plan to improve, unify, ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  Google Privacy Check-up

Chef’s Special: Blocked Message WyzMail Spoofing Phish

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is to provide a ...

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Comparing Virtual Meeting Apps

In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that everything we used to do in-person in large groups has moved to online video conferences.  Public and private schools, colleges and universities, other training and educational organizations are delivering instruction using software and the Internet.  All business meetings have moved online as well.  Even family gatherings are happening using phone ...

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Guest Post – Picking A Virtual Meeting App

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a surge in the number of virtual meetings being held. Virtual meetings provide a safe way for companies to communicate and interact with employees who are working from home, business associates, and even customers.

While this reason for holding virtual meetings is new, the solutions enabling these meetings are not. For years businesses have been holding ...

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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.


Happy Independence Day

This is the day we celebrate our liberation from the King of England and the British Empire.  The United States was founded through civil disobedience and even warfare against a government that some considered oppressive and unfair.  Consider this: if the British crown had won, the “founding fathers” would have been considered terrorists, and hanged.  Your terrorists ...

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Shouldn’t It Be Called Anti-Social Engineering?

Just as there is nothing “social” about social distancing, there is nothing social about social engineering.  We could easily call it anti-social engineering, since this is practiced by cyber-criminals and sociopaths to separate us from our personal information or our money.  A more common term would be scam or con.

These bad actors are masters at playing on our emotions.  When I teach a cybersecurity awareness course, I advise people to ...

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Your Smartphone Is Tracking Your Every Move

The fact that your smartphone is tracking you should not be a surprise.  What is surprising is the astounding depth of detail that is collected about when and where you have been since the day you activated your phone.  Today I am going to show you how to uncover this information.  And delete it if you choose.

The iPhone and Significant Locations

If there ...

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