Apple – iPhone 12 announcement expected OCT-13-2020

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https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-12-launch-date-apples-virtual-event-for-expected-5g-smartphone-is-oct-13/ Apple has set the date for its latest iPhone’s debut. The new device, rumored to be called the iPhone 12, is expected to include super-fast 5G wireless connectivity and a new, iPad-inspired design, and it will be unveiled on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. PT.   The event will be streamed via Apple’s website. Apple’s fall product launch this year is […]

Leadership – Project Management tips for WFH remote users

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This September 2020 IIL blog article features an informative article on how to best management time & resources, esp. when parents/children all must use ZOOM or other remote access technologies to telecommute from home.  As work has now moved to “home” as our base of operations — these 6 tips are excellent advice to get […]

CISA – FY2019 network vulnerability risk assessment OCT-2020

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CISA has issued cybersecurity guidance for FY2019 closings for GOVT agencies that are applicable also for all organizations.  The MITRE protective methodology is an easy to understand process to help think of & protect these vital resources. https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/10/06/cisa-releases-fy2019-risk-vulnerability-assessment-infographic https://www.cisa.gov/publication/rva-mapped-mitre-attck-framework-infographic https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Risk_and_Vulnerability_Assessment_Mapped_to_the_MITRE_ATTCK_Framework_Infographic_v5-080520.pdf CISA has released an infographic mapping analysis of 44 of its Risk and Vulnerability Assessments […]

Ransomware – US Treasury advisory OCT-2020

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Best practices include: (1) comprehensive & up-to-date backups (2) technical AV agents that scan/detect latest malware & many other technical defenses (3) never “pay” the ransom (4) formally report incident to authorities https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/10/02/department-treasury-releases-advisory-potential-sanctions-risks https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20201001 The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing an advisory to alert companies that engage with […]

Malware – SlothfulMedia remote access trojan horse OCT-2020

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CISA shares awareness of a new malware agent called SlothfulMedia that allows a victims device to be taken over via remote control.  And while there are numerous “remote access” C2C threats this advanced agent is highlighted particularly for the election season ahead for possible misuse. https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/10/01/cisa-and-cnmf-identify-new-malware-variant https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/analysis-reports/ar20-275a A new malware variant has been identified as […]


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