What is the Minimum Cybersecurity Defense?

We all heard about the Equifax computer breach. Which was entirely preventable¹ The problem was a little known piece of software called Apache struts, which had a vulnerability and thus if attacked would be the entry into the webserver at Equifax. So a software vulnerability within the web server caused a weakness, and the hackers … Read more

Cyberjoke friday v1.992 Halloween edition

Yes it is time for another edition of Cyberjokes edition, might as well make it Halloween themed: from website Ducksters: Q: When is it bad luck to meet a black cat? A: When you are a mouse. So we can make it cyber related(mine): Q: When is it bad luck to meet a Hacker? A: … Read more

How Do We As Consumers Get companies More Secure?

Every week there are more hacking incidences. There is a serious problem – a significant number of people and companies are not doing what is necessary to prevent Cyberattacks. This is also a moral weakness, and is a function of misunderstanding Cybersecurity and human nature. The problem we have is that everyone needs to be … Read more

Upgrade or Get Hacked (When Patch Available)

Did you hear the latest in Cybersecurity news? No not the news that Pizza Hut was hacked Not the news Hyatt Hotels were hacked. BUT only the news that the supposed secure WPA2 Wifi Protocol is actually vulnerable to attacks. Which essentially means all current wifi access points are not secure. CERT has a list … Read more

Can We Make Community Immunity(Inoculation) Work in Cybersecurity?

Instead of another post about the dangers of not patching your systems or inadequate configurations(i.e. errors in configs( that ultimately lead to ransomware and computer viruses running amok (or ‘in the wild’) One ransomware infection “in the wild” means somebody failed to upgrade their machine, failed to have enough protection. Some viruses try to infect … Read more