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CINS ARMY BRIEF

What Do These Three Things Have In Common?

(This is our CINS Army Brief for November 2019. Learn more and subscribe here.)

Black Friday, Cyber Monday & Malware: What do these things have in common?

They will all cost you money.

Happy Thanksgiving! 😉

Seriously, folks: We at Sentinel are grateful for what we are, what we do, and who we get to do it with. We are perpetually thankful for every single moment we get to give back to the InfoSec community through CINS Army. On behalf of all of us at Sentinel, Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Hacking and cyber espionage: The countries that are going to emerge as major threats in the 2020s
    FYI, don’t expect a big uptick in your logs of traffic from these countries. Maybe generic scans and probes, but the pros hop around to different servers all over the world.
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacking-and-cyber-espionage-the-countries-that-are-going-to-emerge-as-major-threats-in-the-2020s/
  • This unusual new ransomware is going after servers
    Same message here … Defense in depth, good backups and DR, and train your people about phishing!
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-unusual-new-ransomware-is-going-after-servers/
  • US Govt Recommends Vendor System Configs To Block Malware Attacks
    We talk a lot about training users about phishing, etc., but it’s just as important to train network administrators to plug configuration holes. It’s a team sport!
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-recommends-vendor-system-configs-to-block-malware-attacks/
  • How To Distribute Security Responsibility Across Your Company
    This article highlights an underrated skillset of an effective cybersecurity program: Security leadership’s communication skills. If they can’t effectively communicate, no one else will take ownership.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/extrahop/2019/11/07/how-to-distribute-security-responsibility-across-your-company/
  • Senate Democrats urge DHS to fund cyber threat information-sharing programs
    MS-ISAC and EI-ISAC are an important piece of the cybersecurity puzzle in the United States. Let’s hope they can get what they need to get the job done!
    https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/471043-senate-democrats-urge-dhs-to-fund-cyber-threat-information-sharing
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