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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #32

The May 12th Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity directed our friends at NIST to publish guidelines on vendors’ source code testing. As a result NIST recently published Guidelines on Minimum Standards for Developer Verification of Software. An excellent resource for organizations that develop software in-house, it is also useful for organizations that want to practice due care when …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #31

On July 15th the US government released a new website that is the result of an inter-agency “whole-of-government” effort to curb the rise of ransomware cases. This new website is a “one stop shop” for preventing, detecting, reporting, and recovering from ransomware. StopRansomware.gov is an excellent resource for all organizations. “CISA is developing a catalog of Bad Practices that are …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #30

Our friends at MITRE have developed a new cybersecurity framework! The D3FEND framework is intended to improve the security of DoD systems by offering a catalog of defensive countermeasures against common attack techniques. Funded by the National Security Agency, this framework is a defensive counterpart to the ATT&CK framework. “Kill-chain oriented and derived threat models have proved popular and effective. …

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Cloud (in)security: Avoiding common cloud misconfigurations featuring Unlimited Technology’s David Lathrop

Cloud migration is on nearly every technology company’s docket…and whether those plans were accelerated at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic or accelerated now after being put on hold, the rush can result in misconfigurations that introduce security vulnerabilities. Learn about how a new, streamlined approach — from assessment, to network and endpoint security, to services and staffing — can …

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Unlimited Technology’s David Lathrop Featured in IronNet’s Collective Defense Platform Announcement

IronNet Cybersecurity Expands Reach of Collective Defense Platform with New Integrations. This expansion of IronNet’s capabilities continues the company’s momentum of growth in both technology and partnerships. David Lathrop, Vice President of the Utility Strategic Business Unit with Unlimited Technology, Inc., said, “IronNet’s latest release is exactly the kind of ecosystem support that helps us provide the unique, comprehensive cyber …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #29

Recent events involving the scraping of personal information from social media sites such as the Facebook Leak and LinkedIn Leak should give us all pause to re-evaluate what we consider to be private information. Once data points such as cellphone number, personal email address, and birthday are collected and released in public data sets there is no way to make …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #28

Many of the recent high profile cybersecurity incidents have something in common: stolen credentials are used to gain remote access through a VPN solution that is not protected by multi-factor authentication. Mult-factor authentication prevents attackers with stolen credentials from gaining remote access by challenging the user to provide additional information such as biometric data or TOTP tokens. “The authentication factors …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #27

An information security program requires buy-in at the highest levels of the organization. The recent SOLARWINDS and HAFNIUM attacks are a stark reminder that the cyber threat landscape is quickly evolving, but resilient organizations with robust and unified strategies persevere. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has created a guide for leadership discussions about cybersecurity risk management. “Cybersecurity is NOT …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #26

Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) services such as Global Positioning System (GPS) or Network Time Protocol (NTP) are a critical part of every organization. The impact of a disruption of such services can range from being subtle errors that accumulate over time to complete failure of critical business functions. Our friends at NIST have assembled the tools that you need …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #25

Organizations rely on their suppliers to support critical business functions and in turn these suppliers rely on third parties as well. The complex nature of these dependencies can make it difficult for an organization to quantify and mitigate the risk of a supply chain attack. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cyber supply chain risk management program (C-SCRM) …