Weekend Update

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

More IoT nightmares – Hackable CloudPets pulled from Target, Walmart, Amazon and more

The S in HTTPS stands for Secure, so does the S in IoT.  The stuffed toys are stuffed with security problems that we’ve known about for over a year.

Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’ who’s an undercover cop? It’s legal!

Friending somebody means assuming the risk that they’re an undercover cop or informant.

60 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2018

From Varonis:  We’ve compiled 60 cybersecurity statistics to give you a better idea of the current state of overall security, and paint a picture of how potentially dire leaving your company unsecure can be.

Bad .Men at .Work. Please Don’t .Click

From Brian Krebs:  Web site names ending in new top-level domains (TLDs) like .men, .work and .click are some of the riskiest and spammy-est on the Internet, according to experts who track such concentrations of badness online.


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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