Weekend Update

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


Symantec SSL Certificates No Longer Secure

If you have a Symantec certificate on your HTTPS website, Chrome 70 and Firefox 63 will both be disowning any web certificates signed by Symantec.  From this month forward, anyone with Chrome or Firefox who browses to a web page “secured” with a Symantec certificate will see an unequivocal warning insisting that the site is insecure.  Change your now. Or suffer the lost traffic.


Apple and Amazon hacked by China? Here’s what to do (even if it’s not true)

Are major US companies really under attack from Chinese “zombie microchips”?   Personally, I’m not remotely surprised, I’ve been predicting this for years.  Still think it is possible.  What should we do, whether it’s true or not?


Fake News? Apple Demands Retraction Of Bloomberg’s Big Chinese ‘Chip Infiltration’ Story

Apple has done something it’s never done before: asked Bloomberg for a retraction of the article.


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Careers in Cybersecurity

10/09/2018 07:06 AM EDT  Original release date: October 09, 2018

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. The month’s themes educate students and professionals about cybersecurity attack methods, best practices, and preventive measures and are geared toward informing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. It is critical that today’s students graduate ready to enter the workforce and are open to learning more about the growing field of cybersecurity.

NCCIC encourages interested candidates to review the following resources for information on cybersecurity employment opportunities:


The top 10 cyberthreats IT security teams are facing right now

Some 70% of organizations experienced a security breach in the past year, according to a report from Cyren and Osterman Research.


Why Microsoft’s Linux love affair was inevitable

As a developer-focused company, it was only a matter of time before Microsoft learned to love Linux and open source.


 

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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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