MALWARE – DoubleZero destructive wiper attack MAR-2022

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A new dangerous attack designed to intentionally destroy data has emerged & so far appears to be targeting mostly Ukraine interests. Cisco Talos Intelligence Group – Comprehensive Threat Intelligence: Threat Advisory: DoubleZero The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine released an advisory on March 22, 2022 disclosing another wiper dubbed “DoubleZero” targeting Ukrainian enterprises during Russia’s invasion […]

COVID.GOV – new consolidated US GOVT hub MAR-2022

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A new centralized information site for COVID has been set up, which can also offer some help from scams & fake sites … it includes official GOVT info for: vaccines, tests, treatments, and masks, as well as get the latest updates on COVID-19 in their area. White House Launches ‘One-Stop Shop’ COVID.gov Website | PCMag […]

Google Chrome OS – version 100 release

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Chrome OS has reached a milestone 100th version, after over 8 years of monthly version releases.  Some key redesigns & new application menu launcher are highlights found in #100.  Chrome OS 100 brings new Launcher design to Chromebooks – The Verge Manage updates on Chrome OS devices – Chrome Enterprise and Education Help (google.com) Chrome […]

CISA – UPS security protection guide MAR-2022

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CISA & DOE have recently published UPS security protection guidelines Mitigating Attacks Against Uninterruptable Power Supply Devices | CISA Mitigating Attacks Against Uninterruptible Power Supply Devices (cisa.gov) CISA and the Department of Energy (DOE) are aware of threat actors gaining access to a variety of internet-connected uninterruptable power supply (UPS) devices, often through unchanged default […]

Leadership – being supportive during tough times

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The Harvard Business Review an excellent management & leadership article for the month of March 2022.  As the world has been in tough times for past couple of years & remote workers are more commonplace — this is excellent advice for management challenges of today: How to Be a Supportive Manager When Times Are Tough […]

Data Backup – PC Magazine guide for 2022

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Pros/Cons of differing techniques/approaches are noted in this excellent new guide by PC Magazine The Beginner’s Guide to PC Backup | PCMag Hacks and data failures happen. Don’t lose your photos, documents, music, or other important files. On World Backup Day, here’s how to secure your data. Types of PC Backup 1. COPY only select […]

Microsoft – Office 365 Government Secret edition

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A high security version of O/365 is being offered to USA GOVT areas to better safeguard security & privacy concerns.  It is designed to meet IL6 standards & is built on a dedicated infrastructure that is completely private Azure cloud network from all other users Office 365 Government Secret Arriving Mid-Year — Redmondmag.com Announcing Office […]

Privacy – new EU and USA framework in progress MAR-2022

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A new “Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework” between EU & USA is being designed to improve upon earlier standards.  Some of the past standards were beneficial, but they did not hold up well in court system.  The latest version is designed to strengthen security/privacy & address past short-comings. Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework Agreed to by U.S. […]

Metaverse – Security critical for new virtual reality environment

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The new “Metaverse” is a new virtual reality environment where real people take on avatars & they can even make e-commerce purchases there (e.g., even buying virtual property, virtual services, etc).  Microsoft shares the need for security in an excellent early strategy paper on this new technology. Microsoft on Metaverse: ‘Trust Cannot End at the […]

Wireshark 3.6.3 release – March 2022

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A new version of this valuable network tracing, monitoring, and PENTEST tool has been released.  Version 3.6.3 appears to be a beneficial version update. Wireshark 3.6.3 Released – SANS Internet Storm Center Wireshark · Wireshark 3.6.3 Release Notes Wireshark 3.6.3 has been released, fixing the following issues: Fuzz job crash output: fuzz-2022-01-19-7399.pcap Issue 17894. TLS dissector […]


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