Romance Scam dangers – February 2021

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One of the top 5 fraudulent scams centers around Romance Scams & CISA shares excellent advice.  An uptick in activity often occurs around Valentine’s Day for singles, who might be searching for contracts over the internet. Verify Your Valentine | CISA This Valentine’s Day, before you go looking for love in all the wrong chat […]

CISA – Ransomware Factsheet FEB-2021

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The US government security agencies continue to promote awareness for the dangers of Ransomware NCIJTF Releases Ransomware Factsheet | CISA https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/2021-01/NCIJTF Ransomware_Fact_Sheet.pdf  The National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) has released a joint-sealed ransomware factsheet to address current ransomware threats and provide information on prevention and mitigation techniques. The Ransomware Factsheet was developed by an […]

Security – US Water treatment hacking incident FEB-2021

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CISA has documented a dangerous attack that was caught quickly by a vigilant operator at the Florida plant to prevent impacts in the attempt to poison the major water supply Compromise of U.S. Water Treatment Facility | CISA Compromise of U.S. Water Treatment Facility | CISA Lye-poisoning attack in Florida shows cybersecurity gaps in water […]

Microsoft Security Updates – FEBRUARY 2021

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Microsoft has released important “Patch Tuesday” monthly security updates. These should applied promptly as some of these vulnerabilities have potential to be actively exploited in-the-wild later: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+February+2021+Patch+Tuesday/27080/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2021/02/microsoft-patch-tuesday-for-feb-2021.html https://www.thezdi.com/blog/2021/2/9/the-february-2022-security-update-review https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2021/02/09/microsoft-releases-february-2021-security-updates https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/releaseNote/2021-Feb https://patchtuesdaydashboard.com/https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary For February, Microsoft released patches for 56 CVEs covering Microsoft Windows components, .NET Framework, Azure IoT, Azure Kubernetes Service, Microsoft Edge for Android, […]


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