CISA – Best practices for securing 5G Cloud Infrastructures project

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Best practices are are being created for protecting critical cloud applications that use “5G” wireless connectivity … Security ADMINS should continue to track future developments NSA-CISA Series on Securing 5G Cloud Infrastructures | CISA NSA and CISA provide cybersecurity guidance for 5G cloud infrastructures > National Security Agency/Central Security Service > Press Release View The […]

Microsoft TEAMS – new end-to-end encryption capability

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Microsoft TEAMS is now in beta testing phase for a new end-to-end encryption capability, designed to improve privacy & security. Microsoft Previews End-to-End Encryption for Teams Calls — Redmondmag.com Use end-to-end encryption for one-to-one Microsoft Teams calls – Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft recently announced that a public preview of end-to-end encryption is available for Microsoft Teams […]

Security – FiveSys Rootkit attack emulates Microsoft CERT

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Rootkits are highly sophisticated attacks that can hook in O/S at low-levels to more fully control compromised systems.  Internal digital certificates maintain trust, but attacker now can even emulate low-level trust to impact booting, network traffic, and other important O/S controls Hackers Deploy Microsoft Digital Signature in Rootkit Attack — Redmondmag.com https://www.bitdefender.com/files/News/CaseStudies/study/405/Bitdefender-DT-Whitepaper-Fivesys-creat5699-en-EN.pdf The rootkit FiveSys […]

Microsoft – acquires CLEAR software firm for Power Platform family

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Microsoft Buys Clear Software To Enhance Its Power Platform Solutions — Redmondmag.com Microsoft announced on Friday that it has acquired Clear Software, with the intention of integrating its business process technologies into Microsoft Power Platform solutions.  Zionsville, Ind.-based Clear Software offers a service and various business process APIs designed to enable low-code integrations with complex business software products. […]

Windows 10 – 21H2 feature release finalized for NOV-2021 launch

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While WIN11 is the new strategic O/S for future innovations — WIN10 will get a new feature update for 2nd half of 2021 in coming weeks. Windows 10’s ‘November 2021 Update’ Nears Release — Redmondmag.com Microsoft announced on Thursday that Windows 10 version 21H2, also known as the “November 2021 Update,” is at the final build […]

Hardware security – CWE critical weakness report 2021

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Old obsolete & insecure hardware should be retired & replaced with more secure new devices as a good security measure 2021 CWE Most Important Hardware Weaknesses | CISA CWE – CWE Most Important Hardware Weaknesses (mitre.org) The Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and operated by MITRE, […]

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Companies offering potentially too good to be true money-making opportunities have been notified by FTC to true up advertising so it is more realistic. FTC puts over 1,100 businesses on notice about deceptive money-making claims | FTC Consumer Information The FTC is ramping up its efforts to stop companies from using false or misleading earnings […]

FTC – Scammers impersonate Amazon and other major firms

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Spam attacks often “roll the dice” & take the most popular e-commerce or delivery services & randomly fake a billing issue or order confirmation need.  FTC notes to verify before you trust & never click on links, attachment or offer info by phone. Amazon impersonators: what you need to know | FTC Consumer Information Has […]

Leadership – Improving human connections virtually or in-person

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Harvard Business Review is a favorite “read” for Leadership & PM best practices.  An excellent article on connecting with others even as pandemic hopefully will end in future months.  These principles are applicable in better working with others — whether virtual or in-person Getting Back to the Basics of Human Connection (hbr.org) While some of […]

FTC – Charity SCAMS increase during holiday season OCT-2021

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During the holiday season there are many caring & legitimate organizations to help others — but it’s also an opportune time for SCAMS also.  The FTC shares excellent tips: This week the focus is on charity scams | FTC Consumer Information This year, we’re focusing on: How to report charity scams — and why it […]


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