Weekend Update

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


The FBI Says Your TV Is Probably Spying On You

Last week, the FBI, that bastion of sage privacy and security advice, issued a blog post out of its Portland field office warning cyber Monday shoppers that their smart TV is a little too smart, and likely watches you as much as you watch it. The ...

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Tim Berners-Lee’s 9 Principles for the Internet

Tim Berners-Lee, the man who gave us the World Wide Web protocol in 1989, and turned the Arpanet into a global communications network of unprecedented scale, is worried about the health of the Internet.

Governments are using the Internet for mass surveillance, and big Internet companies and merchants collect, analyze, buy, and sell more personal data about each of us. Internet trolls and other bad actors use the Internet for criminal activity, ...

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What Does Cyber Insurance Really Cover?

You bought business insurance, you bought cyber insurance.  Your business suffered a financial loss due to a computer incident, network  intrusion, or data breach.  You have made a claim with your insurer, but they are refusing to pay your claim.  What to do?  In a similar scenario, Target Corp has decided to sue it’s insurer for $74 million for refusing to pay the cost of replacing Target credit cards after the ...

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Guest Post – WordPress Maintenance Checklist (Infographic)

Since my weblog is running on WordPress, and since about 25% of all websites run on WordPress, I often will post an article on WordPress security.  This guest post is not 100% web site security related, but configuration errors and similar mistakes can create vulnerabilities that often lead to an intrusion or breach.  Good website maintenance is an import part of the security ...

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Trusted Sources for Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity Information

Just how in the heck does a cybersecurity professional stay on top of the rapidly evolving threat landscape, the ever changing attacks and exploits, and new security solutions? I can assure you it involves a lot of reading.

Last month the Twin Cities chapter of (ISC)2 held a meeting on the topic of trusted sources for threat intelligence.  It seemed like a great topic idea, so I decided to share my list ...

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Top 10 Most Popular Endpoint Anti-Malware Products

Which anti-malware product is the best?  Test results from companies like AV-Test and AV-Comparatives are great places to find that answer, and we outline that below.  OPSWAT recently released their 2019 Windows Anti-Malware Market Share Report, which takes a look at the most popular anti-malware products, or at least the most frequently installed. OPSWAT did not include Windows Defender ...

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Guest Post – Cybersecurity Trends to Know in 2019

Here’s a contribution from Orla Forrest at Irish cloud services provider Paradyn.


In this guide, we examine some emerging innovations that are helping organisations to bolster their security in 2019.

In 2019, organisations are facing an ever-growing range of cyber-threats. In fact, according to a 2018 study from Bromium, the cybercrime economy was estimated to be worth $1.5 trillion. As ...

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Weekend Update

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


8 Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

November 2019 Volume 14 Issue 11

From the desk of Thomas F. Duffy, MS-ISAC Chair

It’s that time of year again, holiday shopping has begun! Everyone is looking for those unique gifts, hot toys and cool electronics. Whether it is a hard-to-find toy for kids or the latest 4K smart ...

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