In The Weeds: Weekly InfoSec Round-Up 5-31-17

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First of all let me apologize for my absence. I’ve been very ill with multiple infections, including pneumonia. That stuff is nothing to mess with, much like information security. I’m finally coming out of the fog; therefore, this round-up will be a bit extended, because there’s some important things I hope you all didn’t miss.

First off, in case you need any other reason to lean more paranoid in regards to infosec: What if your laptop is listening to everything that is being said during your phone calls or other people near your laptop and even recording video of your surrounding without your knowledge?

Someone told me this week they don’t understand the cloud. Tried to explain that it’s basically someone you don’t knows computer. Cloud services can present unique infosec challenges. Some folks are working to fix that. 

Disney is not immune to infosec problems. Apparently one of their productions is being held ransom. 

You’ve probably heard of phishing. But have you heard of spearfishing

Information Security includes your personal documents, most assuredly. But what do you need to hold onto, what can you shred (burn, annihilate in some manner)? Here’s a little guide.

Protecting papers is one thing, what about your server room. Here’s an example of someone who did some great planning.

What’s new for your infosec book shelf? Here’s a few titles. 

Our White Hat folks have been busy over this WannaCry Attack.

Got a Chiptole Card in your wallet? You might want to read this...another Data Breach.

If DefCon is your Mecca, you only have a short time left to submit for your demo lab breakout.

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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