Security – Dangers of bypassing ADMIN account best practices July 2019

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The ADMIN account must be protected at all times, so that ADMIN authority is restricted to only the truly vital needs.  Otherwise this group of users can better executive malware based scripts & macros in an unblocked manner — as this informative SANS ISC article documents https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/When+Users+Attack+Users+and+Admins+Thwarting+Security+Controls/25170/ QUOTE:   Today, I’d like to discuss a few […]

CISA – Protect 2020 focuses on foreign interference security

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/07/22/building-resilience-foreign-interference-misinformation-activities QUOTE:  As part of the effort to #Protect2020, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is working with national partners to build resilience to foreign interferences, particularly information activities (e.g., disinformation, misinformation). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) views foreign interference as malign actions taken by foreign governments or actors designed to sow discord, […]

Windows 10 – New start menu appears in preview build 18947

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Microsoft is testing a new WIN10 start menu appearance in preview build 18947 (beta).  It will be slated for release in 2020 as alternative to “Live Tiles” which originally debuted in WIN8.  An early overview of this proposed change can be seen in six minute U-Tube video below.  It may be intended for a “lite” […]

Wireless 5G – early security risk factors July 2019

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CISA is starting early security awareness on the evolving new 5G network standards & how to control risk factors.  They plan to build on this over time. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/07/22/5g-wireless-network-risk-factors https://www.dhs.gov/publication/5g-infographic Although 5G technology will bring capacity, reliability, and security improvements, it may also introduce supply chain, deployment, network security, and competition and choice vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities […]


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