USCM Calls on Mayors to Not Pay Ransoms

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (UCSM) passed a resolution calling on mayors to oppose the payment of ransomware attackers. Some cities have paid the ransom, with high coverage in the news.   The FBI recommends never paying, as it only encourages.  Like raising children, if you give in once, you're lost.  Instead, the call is for ...
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Coast Guard Releases Cybersecurity Best Practices

Marine Safety Alert Cyber Incident Exposes Potential Vulnerabilities Onboard Commercial Vessels ​ https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/Alerts/0619.pdfhttps://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/Alerts/0619.pdfhttps://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/Alerts/0619.pdf The U.S. Co...
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Increased Overall and US:Iran Alerts

We have raised the Overall Alert to High, due to increasing Cyber Activity as a result of the escalating tensions between US and Iran. We have raised the US:Iran Alert to Critical, as Iran responds to the US cyber attack on Iranian weapons systems with an increase of cyber attacks on US interests.   https://radar.securitywizardry.com
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Increase in Overall Alert and a US:Iran Alert

We have raised the Overall Alert to Increased based on BlueKeep, Exim, and US/Russia infrastructure. We have raised a subject level Alert for US:Iran based on tanker bombings, US increased troops, and Saudi prince comments. https://www.securitywizardry.com/the-radar-page/overall-alerts#overall  
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Embrace Diversity in Cyber

We have been building and staffing SOCs for over 20 years and have found that the most successful are those which embrace diversity in their analysts and by diversity I mean exactly that. Not just race, gender or disability but also people who have suffered adversity in their lives.  Each person's journey to become an analyst results in them a...
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The Worlds First Real-Time Armed Response To A Cyber Attack

An increasing number of military powers are establishing Cyber as a separate arm to their services, demonstrating the cohesion between these arms, last weekend saw a turning point as the Israeli Defense Forces defeated an ongoing cyber attack with a conventional strike.   This is thought to be the first such real-time strik...
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CND Radar Friday 12 April 2019

New Alerts for NetApp and VPNs. Updated F5 and Linux Alerts. https://www.securitywizardry.com/radar.htm
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CND Radar Thursday 11 April 2019

New Alerts for Juniper, McAfee, F5, Citrix, Xerox, and Linux  https://www.securitywizardry.com/radar.htm
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CND Radar Wednesday 10 April 2019

 New Alerts for McAfee, Verizon, Palo Alto Networks, and Apache Tomcat. Updated Schneider Electric and Linux Alerts https://www.securitywizardry.com/radar.htm
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CND Radar - Full House Wednesday 10 April 2019

Yesterday we almost had a full set of dials for new vulnerabilities, patch Tuesday helped. Please consider finding out more about what we do   https://www.cndltd.com/cnd-radar-and-app
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CND Radar Patch Tuesday 09 April 2019

Microsoft and Adobe Patch Tuesday Alerts are out   https://radar.securitywizardry.com/
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GeoPolitical Unrest and its Effect on Cyber

Today we increased our Geo Political Alert State to Yellow (Increased) in anticipation of cyber hostilities between India and Pakistan.  Update: The Geo Political Alert State was reduced again after the incident was resolved As tensions increase between nations the cyber battlespace is increasingly being used for non-attributable escalati...
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Digital Forensic Readiness Planning

Forensic Readiness Planning should form an integral part of an organisation's Incident Response Planning (IRP). To define Forensic Readiness Planning in one sentence: Ensuring that an organisation is collecting sufficient logs and storing them in a forensically sound manner in order to facilitate a thorough investigation of an incident and if neces...
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