New Insights About the New CISSP Exam May 2021 Update

As many of you know, I teach a number of information security certification classes, especially the (ISC)2 CISSP certification.  Almost a year ago the (ISC)2 update the course content and questions for the CISSP.  Students that I have taught since then have started taking and passing the new exam, and here are some of their comments.

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Is Russia Ready To Turn Out Our Lights?

By Bob Weiss

CISA issued a bulletin last week (see below) about Russian capabilities to attack the US energy sector.  I have been warning about this danger since 2016, when I read Ted Koppel’s book Lights Out.  The timeframe of the current alert (2011 to 2018) coincides with the Obama/Biden Administration, interestingly enough.  Not the Trump administration though ...

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Weekend Update

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


Chinese APT Scarab Targets Ukraine

A report on Chinese nation-state cyber operations targeting Ukraine in support of the Russian invasion.

  • Ukraine CERT (CERT-UA) has released new details on UAC-0026, which SentinelLabs confirms is associated with the suspected Chinese threat actor known as Scarab.

This detailed report includes TTPs and IOCs of this operation,


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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  Password Phishing Site

Chef’s Special:  Email Vishing

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.

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Protect yourself from payment scams

Editor’s note:  I received this as an email from Capital One, and thought I would share it with my readers.

Many of our customers use payment apps, like Zelle®, to send money to friends and family. With the rise of digital payments and third-party payment apps, there’s also an increasing number of scammers trying to take advantage. We want you to be empowered ...

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CISSP and Security+ are Available Online in April from RCTC

Rochester Community and Technical College is offering the following cybersecurity Exam Prep Courses this spring!  Please share with anyone who may be interested

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Sunday Funnies – Black-Owned Record Label Introduced the Beatles to America

From the Smithsonian

In February 1963, Dick Biondi, a popular nighttime disc jockey (DJ) at WLS-AM in Chicago, dropped the needle on “Please Please Me,” becoming the first person to play the Beatles on American radio. Black with rainbow trim, the label on the record misspelled the band’s name as the “Beattles.” The record company’s name—“Vee Jay,” the initials of co-founders Vivian Carter and Jimmy Bracken, a ...

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