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In The Weeds: Weekly InfoSec Round-Up 4-26-17

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It’s hard cropping this past week’s InfoSec news down to a succinct list, but here goes….

There’s a few people super happy they don’t use Webroot this week, as the antivirus provider had a bit of a meltdown.

If you’re not following Martin Vigo, you may want to. His educational bent on exposing flaws is refreshing and I dig his attitude. He doesn’t act like he knows all, a tendency I’m noting from many in the InfoSec field, calls out his own mistakes, learns from them and moves forward. Good on ya, Martin.

It seems you can’t talk about InfoSec or hackers without a Russian flavor to it, especially where politics are concerned. Again, I’m so interested in the psychology of that, however, at this moment in the news Tuesday a security firm claimed that a new cyberattack against the campaign offices of the front-runner in France’s presidential race carried similar digital ‘‘fingerprints’’ to the suspected Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and others.

On the heels of that, people at Harvard have some ideas that maybe the government, or your own company, might want to take into consideration in order to digitally improve security.

Last Friday there were simultaneous power outages in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The power companies say it wasn’t an attack. But it’s kind of weird and I’m not convinced. In an effort to turn this weekly posting into more of a conversation, what do you think?

As in weeks past, feel free to leave a comment here about any of those articles. Let’s learn from one another. Okay, have pity on the noob and let me learn from you.

Have another great week InfoSec geeks. See you next week.

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