Mike Owens

Musings

... And Things I Find Interesting

Must Read: The Story of Sandworm, the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

Andy Greenberg of WIRED magazine is an excellent tech writer with the ability to translate complex technical and geopolitical cyberattacks into fascinating, insightful, and understandable prose. His focus lately has been tracing the history of some of the worst cyberattacks of the last decade… back to the same Russian state-sponsored hackers. His recent article in WIRED, “The Story of Sandworm, the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers,” is a must-read for anyone remotely interested in technology or how what someone does to a computer system can have massive financial and geopolitical implications. …

calendar Jan 4, 2020 ... clock 2 min read ... tag cyber

A Bot Makes Predictions for Cybersecurity in 2020

For your enjoyment: Someone “forced a bot to read more than 1,000 cyber security predictions for 2020 and then asked it to write predictions of its own. Here is the result.” Read the article: The Cyber speaks: What will actually happen in 2020 Some of the more awesome quotes: The opening sentence: “The year 2020 indicates more years.” My new mantra: …

calendar Dec 12, 2019 ... clock 2 min read ... tag cyber

PSA: Ransomware Outbreak Insights from CISA

Ransomware remains a major cyber threat to organizations of all sizes. The DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) just issued a special publication about ransomware protection, mitigation, and recovery recommendations. Eagle is re-posting the CISA notice here to help spread the word. What follows is the news release published by CISA at www.us-cert.gov. CISA Insights: Ransomware Outbreak Original release date: August 21, 2019 …

calendar Aug 22, 2019 ... clock 1 min read ... tag cyber

Don't use Internet Explorer, says Microsoft Security Chief

This article previously published at EagleConsultingPartners.com Internet Explorer is a “compatibility solution” not a “modern browser”, explains Microsoft’s lead for cybersecurity in a recent blog post. Do you use the Internet Explorer web browser on a regular basis? Does your practice or organization? Well, the message from a Microsoft cybersecurity leader is to STOP! Chris Jackson is a Microsoft cybersecurity expert. …

calendar Apr 7, 2019 ... clock 3 min read ... tag cyber