Department of Defense Releases New Cyber Strategy

The U.S. Department of Defense this week released its 2018 cyber strategy, which outlines how the organization plans on implementing the country’s national security and defense strategies in cyberspace. read more more…

Lawmaker: US Senate, Staff Targeted by State-Backed Hackers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate’s security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. read more more…

Resolved: 09/19/18 Maintenance

This issue has been resolved, and Penn State account systems has been restored to normal functionality. PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: All students, faculty, and staff at all Penn State locations IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: CPR, Friends of Penn State, WebAccess, ID Provisioning, PSU Alerts, 2FA, DIMC, accounts.psu.edu, CIDR, MyPennState, Graduate Application, LionPATH, and WorkLion will all […] more…

The Top 3 Reasons to Integrate DLP with a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Companies of all sizes are adopting cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office 365, as a way to give their end-users greater flexibility and easier access to core business applications.  This requires corporate IT departments to reexamine their current data security posture, including Data Loss Prevention policies to better monitor and control sensitive data that are […] more…

ICANN sets plan to reinforce internet DNS security

In a few months, the internet will be a more secure place.  That’s because the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book – the Domain Name System (DNS).  [ Now see: The hidden cause of […] more…

Hershey University Technology Center Network may be unavailable

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: Some students, faculty, staff at the Hershey University Technology Center (UTC) IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: The network and equipment hosted at the Hershey UTC Data Center DATE AND TIME: The Hershey UTC network may be affected from 11:00 PM ET on 09/21/18 until 7:00 AM ET on 09/22/18 NOTES: If you have […] more…

Adobe Patches Code Execution, Other Flaws in Acrobat and Reader

Updates released on Wednesday by Adobe for the Windows and macOS versions of Acrobat and Reader address a total of 7 vulnerabilities, including a critical flaw that can allow arbitrary code execution. read more more…

Patching Not Enough; Organizations Must Adopt Zero-Trust Practices: Report

Hackers Can Gain Network Access Via Social Engineering and Wait for New Zero-Day Exploits to Elevate Their Privilege read more more…

NSA Leak Fuels Rise in Hacking for Crypto Mining: Report

Illicit cryptocurrency mining has been surging over the past year, in part due to a leaked software tool from the US National Security Agency, researchers said Wednesday. read more more…

Click2Gov Attacks on U.S. Cities Attributed to Previously Unknown Group

A previously unknown financially motivated threat group is believed to be behind a series of attacks whose goal was to obtain payment card data from U.S. cities relying on Click2Gov software for utility bill payments. read more more…

URL spoofing – what it is and what to do about it [VIDEO]

What happens if your browser doesn’t tell you the truth about the identity of the website you’re looking at? more…

All Penn State wireless and residence halls’ wired networks may be partially unavailable

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: All students, faculty and staff at all Penn State locations IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: All Penn State wireless networks and residence halls’ wired networks DATE AND TIME: All of Penn State wireless and residence halls’ wired networks may be affected from 5:00am ET until 7:00am ET 09/25/2018. NOTES: Users may experience disruption […] more…

New Tool Helps G Suite Admins Uncover Security Threats

Google on Tuesday announced the general availability of a tool that helps G Suite customers identify security issues within their domains, and take action. read more more…

All Penn State wireless services and residence halls’ wired network traffic

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: All students, faculty and staff at all Penn State locations. IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: All Penn State wireless services and residence halls’ wired network traffic. DATE AND TIME: Wireless and residence halls’ wired networks will be affected from 5:00 AM ET until 7:00 AM ET 09/25/2018. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: The Penn State wireless […] more…

Cloudflare Helps Boost DNSSEC Adoption as Key Rollover Nears

Cloudflare announced on Monday the introduction of a new feature that will allow some users to enable the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protocol with the click of a button. read more more…

Cyber Threat Alliance Releases Analysis of Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining

In response to the explosive increase in cryptomining campaigns in Q4 2017, the Cyber Threat Alliance has formed a cryptomining subcommittee to assess the threat. This committee comprises expert researchers from major cybersecurity companies, including McAfee. The committee has now released “The Illicit Cryptocurrency Joint Analysis,” an in-depth report on the current state of unlawful […] more…

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