Reducing Risk When Deploying IoT Devices in Business

The Internet of Things (IoT) has given us a plethora of exciting and helpful computer driven devices.  But the state of IoT security remains a dumpster fire.  As these devices appear in the workplace, businesses are often failing to consider the impact these poorly secured devices have on their carefully crafted cybersecurity programs.  Every one of these devices represents a new ...

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Tomorrow Is Data Privacy Day

Keeping your information private is nearly impossible these days.  The Internet has turned us all into virtual blabbermouths oversharing everything.  And what we aren’t already sharing with wild abandon is being harvested, parsed, analyzed, stored in endless databases, and sold by big Internet companies.  Then that information is stolen by cyber-criminals and sold on the Dark Web.

The task of keeping our information private seems impossible, but there still are actions you ...

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Weekend Update

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


AA20-006A: Potential for Iranian Cyber Response to U.S. Military Strike in Baghdad

Original release date: January 6, 2020

Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is sharing the following information with the cybersecurity community as a primer for assisting in the protection of our Nation’s critical infrastructure in light of the current tensions between the Islamic Republic of ...

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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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Guest Post – Cybercriminals Like Going Mobile Too

It’s something that we hear a lot about – mobile devices have become an integral part of our society. Can you remember the last time that you switched your phone off for the weekend? Can you even imagine not having your phone with you all the time? If you’re like most people, the idea is ludicrous. We keep everything on our phones.

It’s convenient for us – you don’t have to boot ...

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New WordPress Security Options

I have developed some expertise around the area of WordPress security.  One of my clients has a WordPress site under development, and recently the web designer changed the name of the login URL from https://clientsite.com/wp-admin to https://clientsite.com/A9u3ycGH37.  Basically, the wp-admin page name had been replaced with random characters.  I found out when I tried to log in using the usual URL.  I wondered ...

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Stupid Politicians – Australia Edition

Thank God this hasn’t happened here in the United States (yet).  It is not for lack of trying by US law enforcement agencies, though.  What am I talking about?  Australia recently passed the controversial and totally STUPID anti-encryption law called Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Act of 2018 (TOLA).

TOLA is supposed to ...

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Weekend Update

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


Tech Trends in 2019

Information on trends in technology for drones, security robots, artificial intelligence, security smart homes, and securing IoT.


Feds can’t force you to unlock your phone with finger or face, says judge

The landmark decision asserts the same 4th and 5th amendment legal protection for biometrics that we’re given for passcodes.


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