Weekend Update

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


Quote of the Week

Insider threats are not viewed as seriously as external threats, like a cyber attack. But when companies had an insider threat, in general, they were much more costly than external incidents… The insider that is smart often has the right skills to hide the crime, sometimes forever.

— Dr. Larry Ponemon, on the impact ...

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Weekend Update

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


Data Breach Cover-Up: Uber’s Former CSO Faces up to 8 Years Behind Bars

The U.S. Department of Justice just filed federal charges against Uber’s former CSO for allegedly covering up a company data breach and bribing hackers to stay silent about the attack. Joseph Sullivan was CSO when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was investigating ...

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Weekend Update

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


North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

Original release date: August 19, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified a malware variant—referred to as BLINDINGCAN—used by North Korean actors.


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Weekend Update

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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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Weekend Update

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


Porn blast disrupts bail hearing of alleged Twitter hacker

An alleged hacker’s bail hearing held online via Zoom with screen sharing enabled… what could possibly go wrong?  Well, damn near everything as it turns out.  Maybe IT needs to help these judges learn how Zoom works?


Top 5 Questions About Ransomware and ...

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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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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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Weekend Update

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


Maersk, me & notPetya

A great post and a must read by Gavin Ashton.  If you are tasked with Identity and Access Management, you at least have to read the Do the Basics section at the end of the article.

Maersk is the world’s largest integrated shipping and container logistics company. I was ...

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