Weekend Update

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

NCCIC Webinar Series on Russian Government Cyber Activity

07/19/2018 05:08 PM EDT   Original release date: July 19, 2018

NCCIC will conduct a series of webinars on Russian government cyber activity against critical infrastructure (as detailed in NCCIC Alert TA18-074A), which will feature NCCIC subject matter experts discussing recent cybersecurity incidents, mitigation techniques, and resources that are available to help protect critical assets.  The same webinar will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. ET on the dates listed below:

  • Monday, July 23
  • Wednesday, July 25
  • Monday, July 30
  • Wednesday, August 1

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to attend one of the webinar sessions by visiting https://share.dhs.gov/nccicbriefings or dialing 1-888-221-6227. Attendees may access the webinar as a guest on the day of each event; a registered account is not required for attendees to join.

The 10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2018… So Far

I stopped covering data breaches about 6 months after the Target Christmas breach.  There were just so many, and they were being covered by the mainstream media for the first time.  But here’s this year’s list – if you care.

I am a Hacker and proud of it

I think it’s time that we as a community of professionals stand up and take back the word and definition of “hacker.”

Second former Equifax staffer charged with insider trading

In another entry for the ‘what were they thinking’ file, a second former Equifax executive has been charged with insider trading in advance of the company’s massive data breach announcement last September.  

CIS Releases 2017 Year in Review

07/06/2018 06:02 PM EDT  Original release date: July 06, 2018

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has released its 2017 Year in Review. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), an NCCIC partner focused on cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities. The review highlights CIS’s role in improving cyber defense and MS-ISAC’s advances in membership, monitoring, cyber education, and information sharing with partners.

Apple Releases Security Update for Boot Camp

07/06/2018 03:51 PM EDT  Original release date: July 06, 2018

Apple has released a security update to address vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi for Boot Camp 6.4.0. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to obtain access to sensitive information.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Apple’s security page for Wi-Fi Update for Boot Camp 6.4.0 and apply the necessary update.



About the Author:

Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, Bob also conducts security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Bob also teaches Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. Bob works as an instruction for CompTIA’s non-profit IT-Ready Program in the Twin Cities. IT-Ready is a tuition free 8-week program designed to teach students of all ages the fundamentals of IT support to prepare them for an entry level position in Information Technology Support. Graduates of the classes take the exams to become CompTIA A+ certified. Bob is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference2016, 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. Bob has been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com
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