Weekend Update

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

Tiny Hardware Firewall VPN Client

Here are a couple of tiny, portable security devices that provide hardware firewall, VPN, and TOR capability.  Check them out.

FTC Releases Cyber Resources for Small Businesses

10/25/2018 09:15 PM EDT  Original release date: October 25, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released new cyber resources for small businesses, including non-profit and charity organizations. These resources, which cover topics such as ransomware, phishing, and email authentication, aim to help smaller organizations protect their network and information.

NCCIC encourages small businesses and consumers to review FTC’s Cybersecurity Resources for Non-Profits article, FTC’s Cybersecurity for Small Business web page, and NCCIC’s Resources for Small and Midsize Businesses web page for more information.

Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates

10/30/2018 02:57 PM EDT  Original release date: October 30, 2018

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.  NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates:

ST18-005: Proper Disposal of Electronic Devices

10/30/2018 06:52 AM EDT  Original release date: October 30, 2018

This article covers electronic devices disposal and data destruction methods.  Many counties have electronic waste disposal facilities available.  Read the full article for details.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Staying Secure

10/30/2018 06:22 AM EDT  Original release date: October 30, 2018

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is over, but your work securing your home and business systems and networks is not.  NCCIC recommends users and administrators subscribe to NCCIC National Cyber Awareness System product notifications to keep on top of cybersecurity threats as they emerge.



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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