Cyber Weekly Roundup – March 31, 2017

1.) If You Want to Stop Big Data Breaches, Start With Databases (March 29, 2017) https://www.wired.com/2017/03/want-stop-big-data-breaches-start-databases/ Summary: Over the past few years, large-scale data breaches have become so common that even tens of millions of records leaking feels unremarkable. One frequent culprit that gets buried beneath the headlines? Poorly secured databases that connect directly to […]

Cyber Weekly Roundup – March 24, 2017

1.) The Clever ‘DoubleAgent’ Attack Turns Antivirus Into Malware (March 23, 2017) https://www.wired.com/2017/03/clever-doubleagent-attack-turns-antivirus-malware/ Summary: Your antivirus software might come with some annoyances. It might slow your computer down, or pop up so many alerts that you can’t tell when something is actually wrong. But researchers have discovered a more sinister downside: A well-intentioned debugging tool […]

NetCentrics’ Cyber Expert Marvin Marin Published in Homeland Security Today

One of NetCentrics’ cyber experts, Marvin Marin, has published an article about cyber threat hunting as the next leap forward in cybersecurity as a means to defending our networks and staying one step ahead of our adversaries. In his article, Marin offers eight considerations for a more proactive approach to cyber defense. Read the full […]

Cyber Weekly Roundup – March 17, 2017

1.) The Economics of Ransomware: How SCADA/ISC Changes the Equation (March 8, 2017) https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/economics-ransomware-scadaics-changes-equation/ Summary: “Recent reports of SCADA/ICS proof-of-concept ransomware have spurred fresh discussion on the topic. Few threats exceed the level of concern that ransomware generates in the minds of corporations. There are some fundamental economics behind ransomware, though, that can help predict […]

Cyber Weekly Roundup – March 9, 2017

1.) Here’s a new way to prevent cyberattacks on home devices (February 28, 2017) http://www.computerworld.com/article/3175507/security/here-s-a-new-way-to-prevent-cyberattacks-on-home-devices.html Summary: Dojo Labs will soon be releasing their centralized security management system with the intention of protecting consumer IoT devices from cybersecurity attacks and botnets looking to grow their numbers. The device works by connecting to the home’s WiFi connection […]

Cyber Weekly Roundup – March 2, 2017

1.) Google Just Discovered a Massive Web Leak…and you Might want to Change all your Passwords (February 24, 2017) https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/02/24/google-just-discovered-a-massive-web-leak-and-you-might-want-to-change-all-your-passwords/#11c21e283ca3 Serious Cloudflare bug exposed a potpourri of secret customer data (February, 23 2017) https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/02/serious-cloudflare-bug-exposed-a-potpourri-of-secret-customer-data/ Summary: A recently fixed software bug which may have exposed sensitive information such as user passwords and private messages was disclosed […]