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Social Engineering - Loose Lips Sink Ships!

CyberNINES is a veteran-owned small business, our president, Scott Singer, along with several other employees are retired Navy veterans. So, this month we decided our cybersecurity focus would be "Loose Lips Sink Ships!" an old-time navy reference to "beware of unguarded talk". We thought this idiom funnily represents one of the biggest cyber threats today known as Social Engineering. 

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Apache Log4j Vulnerability

A severe vulnerability has been identified in the Apache Log4j.  Apache Log4j is very broadly used in a variety of consumer and enterprise services, websites, and applications—as well as in operational technology products—to log security and performance information.  A bug in Log4j Java (Log4j 2.0-beta9 through 2.14.1) library is being used to provide hackers the ability to takeover systems without any form of authentication.

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What’s the Difference Between a Vulnerability Scan and a PEN Test?

We find that often customers become confused between a Vulnerability Scan and a Penetration (PEN) test.  We’ve created this table below to show the differences. 
 
Basically, a  vulnerability scan is an automated, high-level test that looks for and reports potential vulnerabilities.
 
A penetration test is a detailed hands-on examination by an actual person that tries to detect and exploit weaknesses in your system.
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7 Top Tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

For 18 years, CISA and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) continue to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that we all have the resources we need to be safer and more secure online.  The following tips would be great to share with employees, family, and friends to raise their cyber awareness to further our protection.  Send out one or two tips a week for employee engagement and training.

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NCAM: Cyber Security Tips for Working from Home

Cyber Security Tips for Working from Home

The current technologies enable us to control our home devices on our smartphones from any location. While many of us are also working from home, phishing, scams, malware and other cyber-related threats are becoming more frequent. Cybercriminals often rely on human error ― clicking on a malicious link in an email or failing to update the antivirus or install software patches. Cybersecurity is everyone’s job and requires everyone’s participation from the top management to the newest employees. #BeCyberSmart and support the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) with CyberNINES. Share these tips with your organization and start securing your home environment.

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NCAM: Tips for Internet Security

Tips for Internet Security

The Internet has integrated into every aspect of our daily life from connecting with our friends and family to managing our banking and medical records. Cybercriminals attempt to extract this information by luring Internet users into clicking on malware links or tricking employees into providing company’s financial information. Be on guard for cyber-attacks and support National CyberSecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) with CyberNINES. Start with these simple tips from CISA and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to ensure your safety online.

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