Weekend Update

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


Happy St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick  is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.


Critical Flash update. Patch now!

Can you really take another three years of this?


Single Sign-On authentication – the bug that lets you logon as someone else

Logon security company Duo recently found a flaw in its own authentication gateway – a bug that affected numerous other vendors, too.


“Misguided” hacking bill threatens to ice security researchers, say critics

Our tax dollars at work – screwing things up as usual.  The bill could criminalize security researchers for non-malicious poking around.


You have five months to switch your website to HTTPS

Starting in July, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’.


WordPress denial-of-service attacks – how real is the problem? [VIDEO]

Reports suggest that “29% of all websites are easy to DoS” thanks to what’s being called a WordPress security flaw – here are the facts.


 

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Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Serving small business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area since 2001. Cybersecurity and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. I hold several cybersecurity certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Advanced Security Pratitioner (CASP), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Other computer industry certifications include A+, Network+ and Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE). As Cybersecurity Analyst at The WyzCo Group, I help our clients experience high levels of security on their computers, networks, and websites. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also work with companies and organizations that need to certify compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS (credit card processing), HIPAA/HITECH (medical records), and GLBA. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. I am a frequent speakers at cybersecurity conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference, the (ISC)2 World Congress, and the ISSA International Conference, and many local community organizations, Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2008.
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