A Simple First Step to Better Cybersecurity

It seems like every day we hear something in the news about cyber security, hacking, scams, or some other scary digital life term.  What is a small to medium sized business owner to do?  How do I protect what I have built or plan to build without spending lots of money hiring an IT professional … Continue reading A Simple First Step to Better Cybersecurity

What is Doxing?

We have all heard the term doxing before, but what does it really mean? Why is it important to me? Doxing refers to the internet-based practice of gathering an individual’s personally identifiable information (PII)—or an organization’s sensitive information— from open source or compromised material and publishing it online for malicious purposes. Although doxing can be … Continue reading What is Doxing?

What is Phishing?

Louisiana is the “Sportsman Paradise”.  Here we love to hunt and love to fish.  Ask any Louisiana angler about it and they can talk for hours on baits, rods and reels, and the best spots (but not their best spot).  But what do we know about phishing or spear phishing?  And no this is not … Continue reading What is Phishing?

CISA HOSTS VIRTUAL INDUSTRY DAY AUGUST 5

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will host a virtual Industry Day on August 05, 2021 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM EST. CISA is the Nation’s risk advisor, working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.  The threats we … Continue reading CISA HOSTS VIRTUAL INDUSTRY DAY AUGUST 5

CISA ISSUES EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE REQUIRING FEDERAL AGENCIES TO MITIGATE WINDOWS PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE VULNERABILITY

CISA Encourages All Organizations to Take Steps to Protect their Networks WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Emergency Directive (ED) 21-04 today to mitigate a Microsoft Windows print spooler service vulnerability CVE-2021-34527 being actively exploited. Federal civilian agencies are required to immediately disable the print spooler service on Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controllers, apply the Microsoft July 2021 cumulative updates, and make additional … Continue reading CISA ISSUES EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE REQUIRING FEDERAL AGENCIES TO MITIGATE WINDOWS PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE VULNERABILITY

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

Release Date: July 20, 2021 Transportation Security Administration issues second Security Directive WASHINGTON – Today, in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to pipeline systems, DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the issuance of a second Security Directive that requires owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement a number of urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions. “The lives and livelihoods of … Continue reading DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

Senate confirms Jen Easterly as head of U.S. cyber agency

July 12, 2021 The Senate on Monday confirmed Jen Easterly to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, filling an eight-month leadership void at the top of an agency struggling to address widespread digital weaknesses inside the government and across the country. Lawmakers unanimously installed Easterly, a former senior NSA and White House counterterrorism and … Continue reading Senate confirms Jen Easterly as head of U.S. cyber agency