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Our mission is to provide concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain.

Mission: Our mission is to provide concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

Joe talks about HROs (High Reliability Organizations), Dave has a #scam on Upwork gigs, The Catch of the Day talks about...
06/11/2020
Taking a selfie with your ID.

Joe talks about HROs (High Reliability Organizations), Dave has a #scam on Upwork gigs, The Catch of the Day talks about giving a scammer the runaround, and later in the show our interview with Sanjay Gupta from Mitek on how #cybercriminals are capitalizing on the recently-deceased and creating synthetic identities. Listen to today’s episode of Hacking Humans:

Joe talks about HROs (High Reliability Organizations), Dave has a scam on Upwork gigs, The Catch of the Day talks about giving a scammer the runaround, and later in the show our interview with Sanjay Gupta from Mitek on how cybercriminals are capitalizing on the recently-deceased and creating synthe...

Worm by Mark Bowden “A thrilling history lesson that’s as relevant today as it was when it first came out nearly a decad...
06/10/2020
Our 10 favorite non-fiction cybersecurity books.

Worm by Mark Bowden “A thrilling history lesson that’s as relevant today as it was when it first came out nearly a decade ago…Worm chronicles the fascinating cast of real-life characters collaborating and clashing as they sought solutions and navigated extraordinary obstacles.” Check out more of the CyberWire’s book recommendations:

Our own CSO and Chief Analyst, Rick Howard recently told us all about his favorite cybersecurity novels in his CSO Perspectives article and podcast, Four cybersecurity novels to distract you from the current zombie apocalypse. Rick’s thoughts sparked a lot of conversation among the team about the ...

“Sure, your password was good, but you can’t use kl@@2_b3r@d@_n1kto on everything. Once your Date-o-rama account got pwn...
06/10/2020

“Sure, your password was good, but you can’t use [email protected]@[email protected]@_n1kto on everything. Once your Date-o-rama account got pwned, you know the bad guys were going to #credentialstuff it everywhere you’ve been, even if they haven’t memorized all Klaatu’s lines from “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Get a clue and use a password once, Gort.” #CWLearn

BellTroX says it just helped some private eyes. Honda's incident investigation continues. SEO for crime. And #PatchTuesd...
06/10/2020
BellTroX says it just helped out some private eyes. Honda's incident investigation continues. SEO for crime. Patch Tuesday notes.

BellTroX says it just helped some private eyes. Honda's incident investigation continues. SEO for crime. And #PatchTuesday notes. Read about it in today’s #CWBrief:

BellTroX says it just helped out some private eyes. Honda's incident investigation continues. SEO for crime. Patch Tuesday notes. Equifax settlement will go mostly toward upgrading Equifax security.

Dave's got the story of a class action #privacy suit targeting Google, Ben takes a look at #surveillance in a time of pr...
06/10/2020
Cybersecurity at the global, national, and state levels.

Dave's got the story of a class action #privacy suit targeting Google, Ben takes a look at #surveillance in a time of protests and unrest, and later in the show our interview with Maryland State Senator Katie Fry Hester. Listen to today’s episode of Caveat:

Dave's got the story of a class action privacy suit targeting Google, Ben takes a look at surveillance in a time of protests and unrest, and later in the show our interview with Maryland State Senator Katie Fry Hester.

06/08/2020

#CWCaveat Episode 10
“The quiet, behind-the-scenes work of the FBI.”
Check out the full episode: http://bit.ly/cwcv010820

The Fifth Domain by Richard Clarke & Robert Knake “The authors reiterate that we need to shift the balance of power from...
06/08/2020
Our 10 favorite non-fiction cybersecurity books.

The Fifth Domain by Richard Clarke & Robert Knake “The authors reiterate that we need to shift the balance of power from the attacker to the defender, to enable our institutions to be resilient in the face of changing attack patterns. It provides an overview of the developments within ”fifth domain, and describes what has happened in the past with attacks like Stuxnet and Wannacry. Check out more of the CyberWire’s book recommendations:

Our own CSO and Chief Analyst, Rick Howard recently told us all about his favorite cybersecurity novels in his CSO Perspectives article and podcast, Four cybersecurity novels to distract you from the current zombie apocalypse. Rick’s thoughts sparked a lot of conversation among the team about the ...

Episode # 5 in our series that discusses the development of a general purpose #cybersecurity strategy for all network de...
06/08/2020
Cybersecurity First Principles - DevSecOps.

Episode # 5 in our series that discusses the development of a general purpose #cybersecurity strategy for all network defender practitioners-- be they from the commercial sector, government enterprise, or academic institutions-- using the concept of first principles. Listen to this week’s episode of #CSOPerspectives with Rick Howard.

This is the fifth essay in a planned series that discusses the development of a general purpose cybersecurity strategy for all network defender practitioners-- be they from the commercial sector, government enterprise, or academic institutions-- using the concept of first principles.

Ben takes a look at #Twitter adjusting their policies in response to the President, Dave’s got the story of a judge ruli...
06/07/2020
Pushing the CCPA.

Ben takes a look at #Twitter adjusting their policies in response to the President, Dave’s got the story of a judge ruling that powering up a mobile device requires a warrant, and later in the show our conversation with Ken Dort, #dataprivacy lawyer at Faegre Drinker on insights into the online data-privacy bills under consideration in New Jersey. Check out today’s episode of Caveat: http://bit.ly/cwcv060320

Dave’s got the story of a judge ruling that powering up a mobile device requires a warrant, Ben takes a look at Twitter adjusting their policies in response to the President, and later in the show our conversation with Ken Dort, data privacy lawyer at Faegre Drinker on insights into the online dat...

Today we launch the #CareerNotes podcast. Our first guest is Tracy Maleeff. Listen as she shares her career journey from...
06/07/2020

Today we launch the #CareerNotes podcast. Our first guest is Tracy Maleeff. Listen as she shares her career journey from library science to cybersecurity. Maybe it’ll inspire you to invite someone to dance? Listen here: https://bit.ly/3eWAwyr

Welcome a new podcast to the CyberWire family, #CareerNotes!  Each Sunday, step inside the diverse and fascinating world...
06/07/2020

Welcome a new podcast to the CyberWire family, #CareerNotes! Each Sunday, step inside the diverse and fascinating worlds of cybersecurity professionals around the globe and hear their personal stories in their own words. Subscribe today:
https://bit.ly/2AeauI6

Don’t have time to read the cybersecurity news?  We do it for you. Subscribe to our daily news briefing to stay up to da...
06/07/2020

Don’t have time to read the cybersecurity news? We do it for you. Subscribe to our daily news briefing to stay up to date. http://bit.ly/35zj5ze

06/07/2020

Joe talks #phishing with Google firebase storage URLs, some listener follow-up, Dave has a #ransomware story from inside a virtual machine, The Catch of the Day comes from Joe's daughter and "Apple", and later in the show our interview with Paige Schaffer from Generali Global Assistance on the digital habits of seniors and millennials and the latest #scams. Listen to today’s #HackingHumans: http://bit.ly/cwhh060420

Catch up on the #cybersecurity news of the week in the #WeekthatWas: Hacktivism accompanies US protests. APTs targeting ...
06/06/2020

Catch up on the #cybersecurity news of the week in the #WeekthatWas: Hacktivism accompanies US protests. APTs targeting US presidential campaigns. Maze seeks to form a ransomware cartel. Read more here: https://bit.ly/cwWTW060620

Earlier this year, a Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was discovered to be unsecu...
06/06/2020

Earlier this year, a Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was discovered to be unsecured and accessible online for 10 months. The breach was discovered by researchers at the security firm TurgenSec. This breach had major implications under #GDPR.

Joining us in this week's #ResearchSaturday are George Punter and Peter Hansen from TurgenSec to talk about the discovery of the breach. Listen here: https://bit.ly/cwRS060620

06/06/2020

Part 4 of our series that discusses the development of a general purpose #cybersecurity strategy for all network defender practitioners - be they from the commercial sector, government enterprise, or academic institutions - using the concept of first principles. This show will cover resilience. Listen to today’s CSO Perspectives: http://bit.ly/cwcsop060120

[Video] Trust nobody and only allow employees enough access to the organization's resources to get their jobs done, but ...
06/04/2020
CyberWire Live: Practical steps on your zero trust journey. A CyberWire Pro Briefing by Rick Howard.

[Video] Trust nobody and only allow employees enough access to the organization's resources to get their jobs done, but nothing further. Check out this CyberWire Pro online briefing with Rick Howard in partnership with Maryland Innovation & Security Institute that discusses what #ZeroTrust is, how to think about it in terms of your own environments, and the practical steps you can take right now with equipment you already have that will move you along that journey. Check it out! http://bit.ly/cwmisizerotrust051820

The Zero Trust strategy assumes that your network is already compromised and compels you to design it to reduce the probability of material impact to your organization if you experience either a trusted insider attack or an invading outsider who has bypassed your security controls to attain the same...

Dave has a #ransomware story from inside a virtual machine, Joe talks #phishing with Google firebase storage URLs, some ...
06/04/2020
Seniors and millenials more alike than people think.

Dave has a #ransomware story from inside a virtual machine, Joe talks #phishing with Google firebase storage URLs, some listener follow-up, The Catch of the Day comes from Joe's daughter and "Apple", and later in the show our interview with Paige Schaffer from Generali Global Assistance on the digital habits of seniors and millennials and the latest #scams. Listen to today’s #HackingHumans:

Dave has a ransomware story from inside a virtual machine, Joe talks phishing with Google firebase storage URLs, some listener follow-up, The Catch of the Day comes from Joe's daughter and "Apple", and later in the show our interview with Paige Schaffer from Generali Global Assistance on the digital...

Dave’s got the story of a judge ruling that powering up a mobile device requires a warrant, Ben takes a look at #Twitter...
06/03/2020
Pushing the CCPA.

Dave’s got the story of a judge ruling that powering up a mobile device requires a warrant, Ben takes a look at #Twitter adjusting their policies in response to the President, and later in the show our conversation with Ken Dort, #dataprivacy lawyer at Faegre Drinker on insights into the online data-privacy bills under consideration in New Jersey. Check out today’s episode of Caveat:

Dave’s got the story of a judge ruling that powering up a mobile device requires a warrant, Ben takes a look at Twitter adjusting their policies in response to the President, and later in the show our conversation with Ken Dort, data privacy lawyer at Faegre Drinker on insights into the online dat...

“So this #bashmob showed up and bought up every doughnut in the shop. One guy with his mouth full told me they got toget...
06/03/2020

“So this #bashmob showed up and bought up every doughnut in the shop. One guy with his mouth full told me they got together on LinkedIn. I should’ve known--it’s the first bashmob I ever saw dressed in business casual.” #CWLearn

Jamming during unrest. Civil pain as branding opportunity. A #ransomware cartel rises? Election jitters. #Cybercrime for...
06/03/2020
The CyberWire Daily Briefing for 6.3.20

Jamming during unrest. Civil pain as branding opportunity. A #ransomware cartel rises? Election jitters. #Cybercrime for dummies. Details in today’s brief:

Jamming during unrest. Civil pain as a branding opportunity. A ransomware cartel rises? Election jitters. Cybercrime for dummies.

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Magecart burps Tupperware. DNS hijacking campaign delivers Oski info-stealer via #COVID19 phishbait. Patch notes. And securing 5G. Read about it in today’s #CWBrief: bit.ly/cwbrief032620
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