Here are some fantastic trended statistics from the team at Akamai.
This article is a great reminder of the need to patch appropriately and adequately train your end users.https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/02/29/the-hawkeye-attack-how-cybercrooks-target-small-businesses-for-big-money/
A big thanks to Larry Skinner for reminding me of this article. This is terribly sad for the home surveillance tinkerers out there because these are otherwise great little cameras at an affordable price point.
The CTAP program at Fortinet is a great initiative designed to help organizations better understand the threats in their environments and the value a UTM can bring to overall network security. I love that Fortinet has consolidated this data in the form of this landscape report. It is quite eye opening.
This is a fun read from Brian Krebs on the compromise of a credit union in California and their complete unwillingness to believe the breach was real. I both smiled and cringed the entire time I was reading the blog post.
This is a frightening example of an easily executed and highly successful penetration test in a medical environment. It demonstrates a very real threat. Frankly, it would have been highly effective in a variety of environments, so no industry is properly hardened. This scenario is just a little scarier because of the “life or death” component.
This is an important step in the advancement of computer science skills for the next generation of US workers. Here’s hoping decent IT security components are integrated into this education platform.
Make sure you have verified and applied these updates to all your relevant web servers if applicable.
Do we really need to give the world another reason not to lock their computer desktop?? Given all of the telemetry data Microsoft is already collecting from Windows 10, I did not think there were any other ways to make the OS less private and less secure. I now stand corrected.