FBI – Best Practices to prevent e-skimming attacks October 2019

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/10/23/fbi-releases-article-defending-against-e-skimming QUOTE:  CISA) encourages businesses and agencies that take online payments to review the FBI article and consider the following tips to help protect against e-skimming: Keep software updated. Change default credentials and create strong, unique passwords on all systems. Implement multi-factor authentication. Do not click on links, and be wary of email attachments in messages. Segment and segregate […]

IRS – New home and child safety guides October 2019

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/10/24/irs-releases-recommendations-keep-children-and-teens-safe-online QUOTE:  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a news release urging parents and families to be wary of the risks posed when sharing home devices, shopping online, and using social media. It encourages consumers to review the following resources for more information about staying safe online. NCASM 2019 webpage IRS new release: IRS […]

Security – UK NCSC annual report 2019

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This 49 page PDF has extensive information on security threats for 2019 https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/annual-review-2019 FULL PDF report https://s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ncsc-content/files/ncsc_2019-annual-review.pdf TABLE OF CONTENTS 6 CEO foreword 8 Timeline 12 Cyber security for individuals and families 20 Targeting the biggest risks 46 Countering the adversary 54 International cooperation 60 Securing the digital homeland 74 Cyber capability for the future […]

FBI – expands election season protection for 2019

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/10/24/fbi-expands-election-security-resources The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released additional election security resources as part of the Protected Voices initiative. Protected Voices is an effort to share resources, information, and tools to help mitigate the risk of cyber influence operations targeting U.S. elections.  Please review FBI’s article on Protecting Every Voice, the Protected Voices suite of resources, […]

Security – importance of proper hardware decommissioning October 2019

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“Pretty much immediately, it became apparent that the device was not properly wiped. Sadly, this is a very common occurrence. The configuration of the device led me to the prior owner of the device, which turned out to be a company close to where I live. After contacting them, I returned the device to them […]


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