Weekend Update

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

RSA crypto cracked? Or perhaps not!

Stand down from blue alert, it seems… but why not plan your cryptographic agility anyway?

There’s been a bit of a kerfuffle in the technology media over the past few days about whether the venerable public-key cryptosystem known as RSA might soon be crackable.

RSA, as you probably know, is short for Rivest-Shamir-Adleman, the three cryptographers who devised what turned into an astonishingly useful and long-lived encryption system by means of which two people can communicate securely without meeting up first to agree on a secret encryption key.

Very simply put, RSA has not one key, like a traditional door lock, but two different keys, one for locking the door and the other for unlocking it. More…

Software provider denied insurance payout after ransomware attack

The Supreme Court of Ohio has ruled that software and service provider EMOI shouldn’t receive a payout from its insurer after it suffered a ransomware attack.

Social Media and Mental Health Statistics

Here’s a great article from Cell Phone Deal about the mental health effects of social network usage.



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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