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 Uber’s 2014 data breach. Shortly after he presented testimony to the FTC about that attack, hackers contacted him and revealed… Read more

Local governments continue to be the biggest target for ransomware attacks

Small municipalities suffer the majority of ransomware, but they aren’t the only ones suffering as ransoms rise and payouts become more common.

How a space company in Hungary became an upstart in the private moon industry

A new NASA competition challenged scientists to develop a small, lightweight rover to explore the moon in search of water. Here’s how Puli Space came up with the winner.

[FUN] What (Really) Happens When You Type in a URL in an Address Bar in a Browser?

I saw this post on Twitter with a fun and educational infographic that shows it’s quite a complicated affair where lots of things can go wrong. Here is the infographic, if you click on it, it will enlarge. This is fun to step through and send to some end-users that might need to understand a bit more about how it all works under the hood. I also added definitions in super simple words. Click on image to enlarge.  Have fun with this one!

Not your average telecommute: These backyard office pods and workstations raise the bar on remote work

Like the Tiny House idea?  You’ll love these tiny offices.  From geometric backyard office pods to unique indoor solutions, these personal workspaces are made for the age of the telecommute.



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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