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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Russia Creates A National Internet

Back on March 1 2019, I reported that Russia was planning to disconnect itself from the Internet.  On November 1, 2019, the Russian Federation decreed that all Russian ISPs are required to route Internet traffic through special gateway routers run by Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzo.

The stated goal is to protect Russia from major cyber-attacks from bad actors or other nation-state run cyber operations.  ...

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Mis-Adventures in Biometrics

Recently there were a couple of notable fails in biometric authentication.  The fingerprint reader in Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Note10 smartphones will allow any finger to open the phone if the user has installed a cheap screen protector film.  In security parlance, this is a “fail-open” or “false positive” scenario.  An update is pending.  And Google’s new Pixel 4 phone’s facial recognition security ...

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Weekend Update

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


End of an Era – Microsoft is Ending Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Original release date: October 17, 2019

Personal note:  Windows 7 has been, and may always be, my favorite operating system of all time.  I have come to respect Windows 10, and of course I use it every day, but I have ...

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