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.



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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