FBI – 2020 Election season bulletin

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Some excellent security awareness by FBI on forthcoming 2020 election season https://www.ic3.gov/media/2020/200922.aspx The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are issuing this announcement to raise awareness of the potential threat posed by attempts to spread disinformation regarding the results of the 2020 elections. Foreign actors and cybercriminals could […]

Windows 10 20H2 – Fall 2020 release preview

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The Windows 10 October 2020 update (20H2) will be more of a “tune up” & “bug fixes” release (like last year’s 2019 Fall release). Microsoft targets major new features for the larger Spring release each year & uses Fall release for tuning & a lesser # of innovative features. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3574951/reviewed-windows-10-october-2020-update-inches-in-the-right-direction.html The new Edge browser is […]

Google Cloud Drive – DELETE 30 day old items in trash folder

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When moving unneeded items to TRASH bin, it is often a good practice to immediately delete when there is certainty all items are eligible.  Google will auto-delete items in TRASH folder after they age 30 days or more.  All current users should review & prepare for changes if needed. https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-drive-to-start-automatically-deleting-trash-items-after-30-days Google has announced a significant […]

Facebook – Image Rights Manager SEP-2020

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https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-starts-helping-creators-and-publishers-protect-their-images Facebook is giving people more control over their intellectual property. The social network on Monday introduced Rights Manager for Images—a new tool that uses image matching technology to help creators and publishers protect their content.   According to The Verge, Facebook has partnered with a handful of undisclosed brands to lay claim over images and moderate […]

CISA – National Cybersecurity Virtual Summit 2020

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CISA is hosting it’s 3rd annual National Cybersecurity Virtual Summit for 2020.  It is also even a FREE event if one per-registers in advance as shared in greater detail below: https://www.cisa.gov/cybersummit2020 We are excited to bring back our Annual National Cybersecurity Summit for its third year!  This year, we’re doing things a bit differently. CISA’s […]

Windows Virtual Desktop – status SEP-2020

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Microsoft provides an update for Windows Virtual Desktop which will also be covered at the Windows Ignite virtual event as noted below https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/09/14/microsoft-outlines-wvd-progress.aspx The chat featured Kam VedBrat, Microsoft’s WVD group program manager lead, in a Friday “Desktops in the Cloud” podcast. He noted that this month’s Microsoft Ignite event will have a session on deploying […]

Phishing Emails – SANS ISC shares fake ID verification attacks

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SPAM email inboxes catch countless fake alerts each day.   SANS ISC shares excellent awareness of dangers — from things that are often done as standard procedures.  However,  one must verify before they trust.  Best practices are to always use best practices of human-to-human contact (by calling or verifying outside the email process in trusted manner).  […]

Microsoft IGNITE – virtual conference begins SEP 22 2020

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For 1st time this is now a FREE virtual event for developers & IT professionals https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/09/17/microsoft-ignite-2020-preview.aspx https://myignite.microsoft.com/home Virtual Hub Microsoft Ignite is an annual conference for developers and IT professionals hosted by Microsoft. It has taken place in several locations around the world. The first conference, then known as TechEd, happened in 1993 in Orlando, […]

Apple iOS version 14 – key features video links

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Several u-tube videos highlight key features for Apple’s iOS version 14 which was released earlier in September 2020:

Apple’s Time Flies event – September 2020

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These u-tube videos share highlights of key announcements made at Apple’s “Time Flies” product announcement during mid-September.  The traditional “next gen” iPhone announcements were delayed and anticipated later this fall 2020.  


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