Stages of a Career in Technology and Cybersecurity – Part 2

On Monday I started this two-part article on developing a career in Information Technology or Cybersecurity.  This advice could apply to  any technical field.  In the first part,  started out covering the basics, and if you missed that part you might want to check out Monday’s post before continuing.

That said, looking back on my career, I see the different stages that are a great career progression ...

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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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Weekend Update

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


AA20-209A: Potential Legacy Risk from Malware Targeting QNAP NAS Devices

Original release date: July 27, 2020

CISA and NCSC are investigating a strain of malware known as QSnatch, which attackers used in late 2019 to target Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices manufactured by the firm QNAP.

All QNAP NAS devices are potentially vulnerable to QSnatch malware if not ...

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How I Got A Job In Cybersecurity

How do you get a job in cybersecurity?  Here’s how it worked for me.

I have joined several LinkedIn and Facebook groups that are focused on cybersecurity, and very frequently there is a post from a newcomer asking the question “How do I get a job in cybersecurity?”  The actual question can vary, from “what certifications are best, where can I look for ...

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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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