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Different Types of Cybersecurity Assessments and Their Purpose

People often assume that there is only one type of security assessment that is used to see how secure a system or network is. However, there are many kinds of security assessments and each of them serves a unique purpose. In order to gain a better...

Why You Need to Utilize Incident Response Exercises

Professional athletes are constantly practicing their skills in order to get better at their sport. Moreover, they have practices where they scrimmage so that they can simulate a real game. This not only helps them to further improve the skills they...

Why Organizations Should Never Allow BYOD

Companies are always trying to find new ways to operate more effectively while also providing their employees with convenient work options. As more companies allow their employees to work from home, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy has become...

Guidance on Recent Nation-State Cyberattacks Uncovered by FireEye

FireEye On December 8th, cybersecurity firm FireEye reported a breach of their network. According to FireEye, hackers gained access to their environment and were able to obtain many of their Red Team assessment tools. These tools are used to test...

Discord – The Latest Hacker Control Center

Discord is commonly known as a free instant messaging and VoIP application used by a variety of different people. This application began as a means for gamers to communicate but has since found popularity through teachers, business professionals, and...

Google Drive – A Cyber Criminal’s Newest Tool

Hackers are always coming up with new ways to send malware. Typically, malware is sent to a user via phishing emails when the user accidentally downloads the malware by clicking on a link or attachment within the email. However, hackers are starting...

New to Information Security? a Perspective From an Info-SEC Newbie

Cybersecurity, a term that was not even on most people's radar ten years ago, is now nearing a common household phrase. This is a good thing, as everybody in this technology era is impacted by it in some way. All you have to do is google...

Using the Dark Web for Threat Intelligence

The dark web can be scary for the average user. Due to the illegal activity, as well as the types of users that make up most of it, the dark web is a dangerous place. To get a better understanding of the dark web, you must know how it differs from the...

Why Every Company Needs an Incident Response Plan

What is an Incident Response Plan? Incident Response Plans (IRPs) are essential for every company that utilizes any form of information technology. IRPs outline what actions an organization would take if they experienced a security incident or a...

Say Hello to Microsoft’s Newest Security Chip

Microsoft recently announced its latest security addition known as Pluton. While the release date of this processor has not been announced at this time, we do know it will be used within multiple CPUs such as AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm.

Why Ransomware Has Become a Business Issue

Over the years, ransomware seems to have gained a reputation as one of the biggest threats to businesses and their employees. Compared to phishing campaigns or distributed denial of service attacks, ransomware strikes fear that the other attacks...

Pharma Giant Leaks Customer PII and Info

Big Pharma giant Pfizer has been leaking customer data in the U.S. for months and possibly even years due to an unprotected cloud storage bucket. Pfizer exposed data such as phone-call transactions and personal identifiable information (PII).

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