Sam Stelfox

Enterprise Cybersecurity Roundup [September 2021]

Critical vulnerabilities found in Azure and Internet Explorer browser engine - Skip to details  Zero-day attack vectors located in macOS and iOS devices - Skip to details  REvil Malware-as-a-Service organization returns from hiatus - Skip to details  " width="2048" loading="lazy" style="width: 2048px;">

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Caleb McKee

Insider Threat Awareness: Defend your business from unforeseen harm

From 2018 to 2020, the damage from insider threats increased to $11.45 million and incident frequency rose by 47%. Fortunately, there are measures you can enact to prevent the theft and extortion of company assets. With September being Insider Threat Awareness Month, we consolidated resources and outlined details of how to keep your business safe from unexpected threats.

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Sam Stelfox

Enterprise Cybersecurity Roundup [August 2021]

Jupyter Notebook feature enabled by default was linked to a full-access vulnerability in Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB - Skip to details with mitigations and full report  Hive ransomware has been targeting the healthcare industries and the FBI issues a report for best preventative and after-care measures - Skip to details with mitigations and full report  IoT and router vulnerabilities discovered in ...

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Sam Stelfox

DEF CON 2021: Deobfuscating the security industry with constructive discussion

After a panic-induced hiatus, DEF CON returned for a hybrid in-person and virtual event this August in Las Vegas. The theme? "Can't Stop the Signal" a fist-pumping message to the world that passionate people are still hard at work keeping our networks and computers secure.  

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Hannah J Lobdell

Minim simplifies the mesh network setup and seeks to distinguish IoT Fingerprinting technology with two new patents

Here at Minim, we believe that WiFi network setup should be stress-free and that the best kind of security is proactive. With an average of 25 connected devices per U.S. household, we’re moving forward with our mission to secure and defend the smart home and improve WiFi performance with two new patents. The first, approved on July 8, 2021, distinguishes our software-driven approach to a ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

Secure remote access: Is Bring Your Own Network (BYON) secure?

The average cost of a business data breach falls between $2.8 - $5.7 million in 2021, and the likelihood of these attacks has skyrocketed in the transition to hybrid work models. As more remote employees access private company data from their home networks, businesses are unwittingly put at risk by their enterprise-grade security solutions, many of which simply weren’t designed to protect the new ...

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Vivian Susko

The next generation of WiFi: Meet the Motorola WiFi 6 device lineup

As the demand for high-speed internet continues to skyrocket post-pandemic, we see the world turning to WiFi 6 (“AX”) for increased productivity, enhanced entertainment, and more convenient living. 58% of businesses now rely on WiFi for their everyday operations, and with streaming subscriptions projected to hit two billion by 2025, WiFi 6 is offering broader coverage and speeds up to 250% faster ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [April 2021]

Security researchers uncovered two major malware strains in April: the more_eggs backdoor targeting LinkedIn users and the Promotei botnet's exploitation of the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities. Social media app TikTok is also under scrutiny for the misuse of children's information and data collection. This month's cybersecurity roundup takes a deep dive into the security ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [March 2021]

Several major system infiltrations made it onto the books in March, including the previously downplayed Ubiquiti Networks breach and a new ransomware demand to the tune of $50 million. Reoccurring malware threats continue to spur a response from the United States government for stronger defensive security measures, for the general public as well as federal offices. We explore the potential ...

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Caleb McKee

How Shodan searches help bolster your cybersecurity home defense, according to experts

If you were greeted on your front steps by a door-to-door salesman you’d never met, would your first move be to welcome them inside and hand over a map of your entire home? Our guess is probably not— you’ve likely learned never to trust a stranger with such sensitive information. Depending on what sort of devices you have and how they're configured on your home network, however, this is exactly ...

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