Best Programming Languages for Cybersecurity Professionals

Do you find your cybersecurity career is limited by your inability to program?  Few of the cybersecurity professionals I know personally know how to program, with the exception of those who work in a programming environment.  If you are considering learning to program, what languages are best for a cybersecurity career?  Do you need more than one? Where is the best place to start?

Prepare by setting up a couple practice ...

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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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Laptops With Linux Pre-Installed

Even though the Linux operating system is somewhat more secure than either Windows or even the allegedly “hacker-proof” Mac operating systems, and considerably less expensive to use, it has never been taken up by a significant number or average, every-day users.

Linux has always suffered a bit from being a DIY operating system, with a reputation for requiring some major computer chops ...

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Weekend Update

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


Police Warn of New ‘Line-Trapping Technology’ Being Used to Scam People Over the Phone

From CyberHeist News

A new piece of sophisticated technology is being used by fraudsters to scam unsuspecting people over the phone. Police said a woman in the York Region received a call earlier this month and was told by the scammers she had been a victim of ...

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Ransom Variants Target Linux Servers

No one is immune from cyber-attacks anymore, and that includes Apple and Linux systems.  Lately there has been a lot of activity around crypto-ransomware attacks against Linux servers.  When you consider that a very large percentage of servers working on the Internet are running Linux under the hood, this is a critical issue.

February 2019 brought us the ransomware variant B0r0nt0k, which encrypted server contents and then demanded as much as ...

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Weekend Update

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


IRS Warns of New Email Scam

Original release date: August 23, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning about a new email scam in which malicious cyber actors send unsolicited emails to taxpayers from fake (i.e., spoofed) IRS email addresses. The emails contain a link to a spoofed IRS.gov website that displays fake details ...

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Weekend Update

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


The Spycraft Revolution

An very cool. detailed, and facinating look at how technology is changing and breaking the spy game from foreignpolicy.com.  Worth the read.

The world of espionage is facing tremendous technological, political, legal, social, and commercial changes. The winners will be those who break the old rules of 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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Weekend Update

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


Symantec SSL Certificates No Longer Secure

If you have a Symantec certificate on your HTTPS website, Chrome 70 and Firefox 63 will both be disowning any web certificates signed by Symantec.  From this month forward, anyone with Chrome or Firefox who browses to a web page “secured” with a Symantec certificate will see an unequivocal warning insisting ...

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