Weekend Update

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

How safe is a quantum-safe virtual private network?

Verizon aims to find out by testing the technology, which is geared at enhancing encryption methods using session key exchange security mechanisms, the carrier said.

What’s going on with the ‘Great Resignation’?

By Steven J. Vaughan-NicholsComputerworld
You’d better work on hanging on to your workers, or you may end up shutting your business doors.  A new Gallup analysis found that 48% of America’s working population is actively searching for a new job or looking for new opportunities. As Gallup’s analysts wrote:  “Businesses are facing a staggeringly high quit rate—3.6 million Americans quit their jobs in May alone—and a record-high number of positions remain unfilled. Gallup discovered that workers in all job categories, from customer-facing service roles to highly professional positions, are actively or passively job hunting at roughly the same rate.”  More…

Security alert: The threat is coming from inside your Docker container images

There’s a new threat cybersecurity teams need to watch out for: malicious Docker containers hiding on legitimate sites like Docker Hub, where Aqua Security’s threat research arm, Team Nautilus, found five images accounting for a whopping 120,000 pulls by unsuspecting users.  More…

Microsoft 365’s new security model: How to use phishing simulations and security mailboxes

Microsoft 365’s “secure by default” stance removes some tools used by security teams. Here’s how to work around the new restrictions.  More…

A password-less future isn’t close–it’s here

Authentication sans password is already possible and solutions are on the market from companies like Ping Identity. With passwords passé, it’s time to make the leap to better security.



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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