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Joint Cyber Alert Urges Organizations to Patch Known Vulnerabilities

As we have pointed out before, it is cumbersome yet critical, to patch vulnerabilities on a timely basis. Cyber-attackers move swiftly to take advantage of known vulnerabilities and are aware of...

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Privacy Tip #315 – Redline Malware Used to Steal Saved Credentials

Passwords are so difficult to remember. We all know we shouldn’t use the same or similar passwords across platforms. Stolen password credentials are dumped on the dark web and criminals use...

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Spotlight: Securing COVID’s New Normal with Cathy Spence of Intel

What will it mean to secure the “new normal” after the COVID pandemic has receded? In this spotlight edition of the podcast, Cathy Spence, a Senior Principal Engineer at Intel, joins us in...

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DeepBlueMagic Ransomware Appears on the Scene

Researchers at Heimdal Security have detected a new ransomware dubbed DeepBlueMagic. According to Heimdal, it is particularly concerning because it is able to disable security tools that companies have employed in...

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CISA Issues Alert on Top Exploited Vulnerabilities

On July 28, 2021, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a cybersecurity alert entitled “Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities” in collaboration with the Australian Cyber Security Centre, the United Kingdom’s...

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Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing—Your Employees Need to Know the Newest Schemes

New dictionary words have been formed to describe online scams. Phishing, one that everyone knows by now, is when a scammer uses a pretext in an email to get someone to...

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Coveware Q1 2021 Report Shows Increase in Ransomware Payments Over Q4 2020

Coveware issued its Q1 2021 Ransomware Report on April 26, 2021, which concludes that “[D]ata exfiltration extortion continues to be prevalent and we have reached an inflection point where the vast...

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C-Suite + Managers Pose Higher Security Risk to Organizations

You executives and managers who are in my age group (that is, you didn’t grow up with mobile devices and computers) listen up. According to several studies, you pose a higher...

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New York Department of Financial Services Issues Report on Recent Twitter Hack

You probably heard about the recent hack of Twitter accounts that took place on July 15, 2020. The hackers took over several prominent Twitter accounts, which resulted in a scam...

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Secureworks 2020 Incident Response Report Confirms Increased Vulnerabilities with At Home Workers During Pandemic

Secureworks issues an annual Incident Response Report that is very helpful in obtaining information on what types of incidents are occurring in order to become more resistant to threats. The...

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