Archive for Recent Industry News

Make Sure You Delete All Data from Unused Phones, Tablets, Laptops, or Computers

https://www.cyberscoop.com/erase-personal-data-old-computers-rapid-7/

How PayPal is Being Used for Phishing Scams

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/vulnerability-management/understanding-vulnerability-scoring-risk/#.XJDgpJo5cqw.twitter

Understanding Vulnerability Scoring and How to Differentiate Vulnerability From Risk

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/vulnerability-management/understanding-vulnerability-scoring-risk/#.XJDgpJo5cqw.twitter

Business Email Compromise Attacks are Moving to Mobile Devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/business-email-compromise-bec-attacks-moving-to-mobile/

Extending Wireless Networking to Cars Creates New Cyber Risks

https://dataconnectors.com/technews/locking-more-than-the-doors-as-cars-become-computers-on-wheels/

UT Dallas Cybersecurity 2019 Kickoff Event

UTD Cybersecurity Invite

Many thanks to UT Dallas for inviting me to speak at their 2019 Cybersecurity Kickoff event. Graduates from cybersecurity programs like UTD’s are helping to close the skills gap, which is expected to reach 3.5M open positions by 2021.

7 out of 10 organizations say their security risk increased significantly in 2017

https://blog.barkly.com/2018-cybersecurity-statistics

Cybersecurity continues to be a growing priority for organizations of all sizes, across all industries. See how the latest stats and trends are shaping plans, spending, and priorities for 2018.

Top Ten Cybersecurity Tips For Businesses in 2018

https://www.observeit.com/blog/cybersecurity-best-practices-2018

This article originally posted by Oberveit on January 12th, 2018 gives a fresh outlook on the current year cyber threat landscape.

Checklist for Security Best Practices

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb735870.aspx

This posting from MicroSoft is a little dated now, but includes some good strategy tips and best practices to secure infrastructure and communications, and to increase the likelihood of maintaining business continuity.

60% of Small Businesses Close Permanently Within 6 Months After a Cyber Attack

https://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/23/small-companies-cyber-attack-out-of-business

The inconvenient truth about cyber attacks is that the majority are actually launched against small to medium sized businesses. The attacks are becoming more numerous and more sophisticated, and the impact to small businesses can be catastrophic.