Weekend Update

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

FBI Releases Article on Think Before You Post Campaign

Original release date: September 5, 2019

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on their Think Before You Post campaign, designed to educate students on the use of social media and how to avoid making poor choices when posting, texting, or emailing thoughts or grievances that could lead to disruptive behavior, including threats. The FBI article stresses that this type of online behavior could result in serious consequences to the individual as well as the community.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to review the FBI article for information about the Think Before You Post campaign. CISA also recommends users review the CISA Tip Identifying Hoaxes and Urban Legends for information on the potential dangers of viral emails. CISA encourages users to report suspicious activity to their local FBI field office and to FBI CyWatch at cywatch@fbi.gov.

Raspberry Pi blasted into space, sends back video of Earth

What is an astronauts favorite dessert?  Raspberry Pi!!  Got a Pi? Here’s a cool project idea for you…

Scammers deepfake CEO’s voice to talk underling into $243,000 transfer

Social Engineering strikes again!  The voice had the hint of a German accent and the same “melody” that an employee recognized in his boss’s voice.  And another article from KnowBe4

The biggest cybersecurity risks in the financial services industry

Poor security in third-party software opens the door to malicious activity such as ransomware, SQL injection attacks, and cross-site scripting.  These are serious cybersecurity risks for banks and brokerage firms, according to a new study.

Why cybersecurity is a big problem for small businesses

Cybersecurity attacks can cripple small businesses that aren’t prepared. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talks with a security expert about ransomware, phishing attacks, and inadequate IT defense plans.

NCSC Releases UK Cyber Incident Trends Report

Original release date: September 4, 2019

The United Kingdom (UK) National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a report detailing cyber incident trends in the UK from October 2018 to April 2019. The report provides technical guidance on how to defend against, and recover from, the following cyber threats: ransomware, phishing, vulnerability scanning, and attacks targeting supply chain and Office 365 cloud services.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages administrators to review the NCSC report and the following CISA resources for more information on improving cybersecurity posture:



About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com
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