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Video Conferencing Application Vulnerabilities
Cyber Security

Video Conferencing Application Vulnerabilities an Issue

Video conferencing application vulnerabilities have been frequently in the news during the Covid-19 pandemic.  During this time the use of these apps has skyrocketed due to remote work and schooling.  This has presented a tempting target for cyber criminals to steal information and disrupt activities. Zoom Bombing Incidents AL.COM reported that Saturday night Jewish prayer

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Denial of Service Attacks
Cyber Security

Denial of Service Attacks on the Increase

Denial of Service attacks (DoS) occurs when a targeted host or network is incapable of responding to legitimate users as a result of being flooded by traffic from the attacker.  Businesses worldwide have reported an increased number of these kinds of attacks.  Because these attacks result in inaccessibility of an organization’s resources and service, they

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IP Theft and National Security
Cyber Security

IP Theft and National Security Responses

IP Theft and National Security IP Theft and national security have been in the news a lot of late.  Most of this news has been centered around the activities of the Chinese military.  As a result commercial and defense technologies are at risk.  Fortunately, the United States has implemented a number of measures aimed protecting

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Military Cybersecurity Strategies
Cyber Security

Military Cybersecurity Strategies Applicable for Businesses

Military cybersecurity strategies have developed in the last decade.  General Paul Nakasone, Commander of United States Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency recently shared his perspectives on how to approach cyberspace in Foreign Affairs magazine. Employing Proactive Cybersecurity Approaches Cyber Command was established in 2010 to protect military operations networks from cyber

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Russian Cyber Espionage Malware
Cyber Security

Russian Cyber Espionage Malware

The National Security Agency and the Department of Defense have issued a warning about Russian cyber espionage malware known as Drovorub.  This malware provides file download and upload capabilities to external actors when deployed on a victim Linux system.  It utilizes a number of means of concealing itself once implanted and is resilient to rebooting. 

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Ransomware a Growing Problem
Cyber Security

Ransomware a Growing Problem for Businesses

Ransomware is a growing problem for organizations.  The rate of increase in incidents is skyrocketing in governmental agencies and small to medium businesses.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) estimates that a ransomware incident occurs every 14 seconds.  While the average costs of ransoms are increasing the real cost to an organization is downtime

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Teleconferencing Guidance
Cyber Security

Teleconferencing Guidance for Education

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released Teleconferencing Guidance for education.  Remote classroom teleconferencing has continued to grow.  As a result it has been a tempting target for cybercrime. Recommendations for K-12 Schools School districts are increasingly using teleconferencing tools to deliver their services.  These tools have increased in availability and capability.  Their

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Remote Workforce Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Remote Workforce Cybersecurity Concerns Grow

Business Executives Have Concern About Remote Workplace Cybersecurity Remote Workforce Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses who are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Although many tools are available to secure vital data, the remote employee still poses the greatest threat.  The challenge therefore is to train employees how to regularly use effective cybersecurity practices.

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International Bans on Huawei
Cyber Security

International Bans on Huawei Increasing

International bans on Huawei technologies are increasing in the midst of rapidly changing world opinion.  The United States has long held that Huawei products are a threat to information security.  Now the United Kingdom and members of the European Union are voicing those concerns as well.  Because Huawei is a leader in emerging 5G technologies

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Organizational Cyber Resiliency Report
Cyber Security

Organizational Cyber Resiliency Report

IBM Security has released its organizational cyber resiliency report for 2020.  This year’s report, based on research from the Ponemon Institute is based on a survey of IT and cybersecurity experts from around the world.  The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) defines cyber resiliency as a merging of systems engineering, resilience engineering, and

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Cyber Security

IoT Device Cybersecurity Guidance for Manufacturers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a baseline guidance for IoT device Cybersecurity.  IoT or Internet of Things refers to computing devices that integrate physical and/or sensing capabilities and network interface capabilities.  Providing security for these devices becomes more challenging as they become smaller, more prevalent, and capable. The Growth of

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Mobile Banking Apps Warning
Cyber Security

Mobile Banking Apps Warning from the FBI

Mobile Banking Apps Warning The FBI issued a mobile banking apps warning on June 10, 2020.  Many people are now switching over to mobile bank apps to limit visits to the bank during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The agency is concerned that this increased usage presents opportunities for exploitation from cyber actors.  The chief concern is

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Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Practices

Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Guidance for Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity was released on May 22, 2020.  This two page infographic is a joint release from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).  This release addresses the urgent need for owners and

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report
Cyber Security

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report Urges Action

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report – March 2020 The Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report, released in March 2020, paints a grim picture of the level of cyber vulnerability in the United States.  It stresses the need for immediate action from both the public and private sectors to deter looming catastrophe.  The report focuses on strategic approaches to

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cybersecurity alert for healthcare
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Alert for Healthcare and Essential Services

Cybersecurity Alert Issued by United States and United Kingdom A cybersecurity alert for healthcare and essential services was filed jointly by the United States and the United Kingdom.   The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued the alert on May 5, 2020.  These agencies have detected

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