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Pamela GUPTA

President at OutSecure Inc

Easton, United States

Global AI Risk, CyberSecurity Privacy Executive
-Founder Member of IoT Security Foundation, an industry consortium of global IoT leaders,
-Founder WiCyS Trusted AI Affiliate; group “Advancing Trust in AI” for building Trusted, Secure and Ethical AI systems.
-Contributor to global CISO program at Center for Internet Security
-Co-Chair at NIST GCTC Smart Cities Cybersecurity & Privacy Advisory Council
-Task force leader for NIST GCTC COVID-19.
-Creator of Transparency Integrity Privacy Security, AI TIPS © Framework for AI Governance

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: ct
Speaking Topics: AI Cybersecurity and Risk Governance, AI Trust, AI Voice Security, AI NLP Security

Speaking Fee $1,000

Pamela GUPTA Points
Academic 0
Author 235
Influencer 146
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 381

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: AI, Cybersecurity Risk Management
Theatre: USA
Media Experience: 15 years
Last Media Interview: 11/05/2021

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.75
Autonomous Vehicles
Business Continuity
Business Strategy 30.13
Cloud
COVID19
Cybersecurity 48.59
Digital Twins
Emerging Technology
IoT
Leadership
Management
Mergers and Acquisitions
Privacy 36.35
Quantum Computing
Risk Management 48.28
RPA
Security 100
Smart Cities
Startups
Supply Chain
Big Data 33.17
Innovation 30.09
NFT

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
Hospitality
Manufacturing
Media
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services

Publications

196 Article/Blogs
The Windows 11 Apps That Use Your Microphone And Camera
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August 01, 2022
Are you a member of the Windows 11 Insiders group?  If so, then you already know that you get a sneak peek at all the cool new features the engineers at Microsoft ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Conduct More Effective Meetings With These Simple Tips
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July 30, 2022
Do the meetings you hold tend run off the rails? Do you find that they frequently run far longer than you intended and that very little actually comes out of them? If ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

WordPress NinjaForms Plugin Was Force Updated Due To Vulnerability
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July 29, 2022
Do you run a WordPress site?  Do you also use the popular forms design and management plugin called NinjaForms?  If you answered yes to both of those questions, be aware that NinjaForms ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Voicemail Phishing Attacks Called Vishing Are On The Rise
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July 28, 2022
While “vishing” is by no means a new threat, it’s not something that has ever happened with sufficient frequency to get most people’s attention. So, if you haven’t heard the term before, ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Simple Tips For Securing Smart Device Data
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July 27, 2022
Data security isn’t something that’s at the forefront of most people’s minds, but it probably should be.  These days, we use far more than just our trusty laptops and desktops to do ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

The Surprising Ways Mobile Technology Impacts Our Lives
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July 27, 2022
If you grew up in the days before the internet, it’s absolutely staggering to think of all the ways that mobile technology has changed our lives (and mostly for the better). Remember ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

One Of The Largest US Banks Discloses Data Breach
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July 26, 2022
Do you have an account with Michigan-based Flagstar Bank?  As one of the largest banks in the United States, it’s quite possible that you do. If so, be aware that the company ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Microsoft Believes AI Can Help Prevent Ransomware In The Future
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July 25, 2022
Recently, Microsoft published a fascinating blog post. In the blog post, they said they were experimenting with “novel approaches” when it comes to harnessing the power of AI to spot threats on ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Simple Ways To Hire The Perfect Candidate The First Time
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July 23, 2022
Top quality talent can be difficult to find in any field, but if you own or manage a tech company, the challenge can be an especially daunting one.  There’s tremendous competition for ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

You May Need To Replace Old Cisco VPN Routers
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July 22, 2022
Do you own one or more of the following products made by Cisco? The RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall The RV130 VPN Router The RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router The RV215W Wireless-N VPN ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Some Requested Features May Be Coming To Microsoft Teams
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July 21, 2022
Do you use Microsoft Teams?  If so, you’ll be thrilled to know that the Redmond Giant is continuing to pour resources into improving the software with a specific focus on audio and ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

It May Be Time To Update Your Business Logo
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July 20, 2022
Corporate branding can be worth its weight in gold and certain images are absolutely iconic.  The Golden Arches, the Nike “swoosh,” and Apple’s Apple all come to mind. Logo images give companies ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Researchers Find New CPU Security Vulnerability
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July 19, 2022
Remember the Heartbleed scare we had a couple years back?  It was a nasty side-channel attack that was somewhat exotic and difficult to pull off, and it was absolutely devastating and sent ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Ransomware Hackers Have Set Their Sights On Exchange Servers
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July 18, 2022
Microsoft Exchange servers are once more in the crosshairs of hackers around the world.  Most recently, hacking groups have been specifically targeting them to deploy BlackCat ransomware. As is common among ransomware ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

The Surprising Ways Mobile Technology Impacts Our Lives
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July 16, 2022
If you grew up in the days before the internet, it’s absolutely staggering to think of all the ways that mobile technology has changed our lives (and mostly for the better). Remember ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Edge Will Replace Internet Explorer After It Is Gone
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July 15, 2022
It may seem as though Internet Explorer is the browser that will not die, but according to Microsoft, it is now a step closer to breathing its last virtual breath. Microsoft has ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

New Panchan Botnet Targets Linux Servers
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July 14, 2022
If you’re involved with IT Security at any level and if your network includes Linux servers, keep a watchful eye out for the new Panchan botnet. It first appeared in the wilds ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

How To Protect Your Company With Cybersecurity Awareness
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July 13, 2022
These days, companies spend significant sums of money to protect themselves from cyber criminals.  The threat matrix is vast, and attacks can come from almost any quarter. That is why many companies ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Data Breach Hits One Of America’s Largest Healthcare Providers
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July 12, 2022
Do you receive healthcare of any kind from Kaiser Permanente?  If so, be aware that they recently published a data breach notification indicating that an unidentified attacker accessed an email account that ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Cisco Email Gateway Appliance Users Should Apply Security Patch
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July 11, 2022
Tech giant Cisco recently sent out a notification to its vast customer base urging them to apply a recently issued patch that addresses a critical security vulnerability. This vulnerability could allow an ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Simple Ways To Hire The Perfect Candidate The First Time
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July 09, 2022
Top quality talent can be difficult to find in any field, if you have spent any time looking for and hiring people, you know the challenge can be an especially daunting one.  ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Massive Phishing Attack Scammed Millions Of Facebook Messenger Users
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July 08, 2022
According to research conducted by the cybersecurity firm PIXM, there is a massive phishing campaign that peaked in April and May of this year (2022) and it is still ongoing. The campaign ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Researchers Warn About Symbiote Malware Which Attacks Linux Machines
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July 07, 2022
Are you a Linux user?  If so, be aware that there is a new kind of malware to be concerned about. The BlackBerry Threat Research and Intelligence team, in concert with Joakim ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

New Malware Uses Word Documents To Get On Your System
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July 06, 2022
Researchers at HP have discovered a new malware loader that they’ve dubbed SVCReady.  While new malware strains are common, this one is distinct for a couple of different reasons. Like many malicious ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Microsoft Adding Restore Apps Feature To Make Reinstalling Easier
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July 05, 2022
Are you excited about Windows 11?  Many people are and in fact there are legions of beta users who are in the Windows Insiders group so they can get a sneak peek ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Hackers Are Teaming Up To Wreak Havoc On Corporate Users
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July 04, 2022
It’s never a good thing when well-organized groups of hackers start working together, but that’s what appears to be happening. Recently, evidence has emerged that the Black Basta ransomware gang has begun ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Emotet Malware Will Include Credit Card Theft In Attacks
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July 02, 2022
If you’re involved in information security in any capacity, you’re probably quite familiar with the infamous Emotet botnet.  It’s one of the most dangerous and prolific botnets out there and it is ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Medical Service Provider Data Breach Affects 2 Million Users
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July 01, 2022
Depending on where you live, you may have received medical care from the Shields Health Care Group (Shields), or from a provider associated with them. If so, be aware that the Massachusetts-based ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Beware New Windows Vulnerability With Remote Search Window Access
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June 30, 2022
You may not know the name Matthew Hickey, but you should thank him for a recent discovery that could save you a lot of grief. Hickey is the co-founder of a company ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Some Carrier Embedded Android Apps May Have Security Vulnerabilities
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June 29, 2022
Recently, Microsoft reported high severity security vulnerabilities in multiple apps offered by large international mobile service providers.  What makes this especially noteworthy is the fact that these vulnerabilities aren’t app specific, but ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Millions Of MySQL Server Users’ Data Found On The Internet
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June 28, 2022
Do you maintain a MySQL server?  If so, you’re certainly not alone.  What you may not know is that according to research conducted by The Shadowserver Foundation, (a cybersecurity research group) there ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Hackers Are Using Personal Messages On WhatsApp To Attack
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June 27, 2022
Are you a WhatsApp user?  If so, be aware that hackers have worked out a means of hijacking a user’s WhatsApp account and gaining access to a user’s contact list and personal ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Microsoft Releases Multiple New Features For Teams
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June 25, 2022
Teams was “just another Microsoft application” before the pandemic.  Thanks to Covid-19 though, demand for video conferencing solutions shot through the roof, and suddenly Teams found its groove. Microsoft had been gamely ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Intel Users Should Update Firmware To Avoid This Ransomware
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June 24, 2022
Not long ago, researchers at Eclypsium got a lucky break.  An unknown and unidentified individual began leaking communications from inside the Conti ransomware organization. These leaked communications seemed to confirm what has ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

The Windows Follina Vulnerability Has A Temporary Fix
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June 23, 2022
File this away under “good news, bad news.” The bad news is that there’s a new, critical zero-day threat to be concerned about.  The threat has been dubbed ‘Follina.’ It is being ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Microsoft Will Not Release Exchange Server Updates Until 2025
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June 22, 2022
Are you planning on setting up an Exchange server soon or are you running one now?  If so, be aware that Microsoft is changing their guidance when it comes to the technology ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Enemybot Malware May Go Beyond DDOS Attacks
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June 21, 2022
Unless you’re an IT Security Professional, you may never have heard of EnemyBot.  It is a bit like the Frankenstein of malware threats, a botnet that has borrowed code from multiple different ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

This Android Malware Is Stealing Login Credentials
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June 20, 2022
If you’re deeply involved in IT security, you may already be familiar with the ERMAC Android banking trojan. If this is the first time you’re hearing of it, be aware that the ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Screencastify Issue Could Allow Someone To Steal Recorded Videos
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June 18, 2022
Are you one of the legions of users making use of the Screencastify Chrome extension?  It’s a fantastic Chrome extension that allows you to almost effortlessly create screencasts for a variety of ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Update Google Chrome Soon To Fix Multiple Security Issues
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June 17, 2022
Are you a Google Chrome user?  If so, be aware that the company recently released a stable version of Chrome 102 and is urging all users of its browser to update right ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

General Motors Customer Data Leaked By Credential Stuffing Attacks
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June 16, 2022
Do you own a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac?  If so, be aware that GM recently acknowledged that they fell victim to a credential stuffing attack a little over a month ago. ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

The Latest Windows 11 Update Fixes Dozens Of Issues
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June 15, 2022
Are you a Windows 11 early adopter?  If so, you’ll want to grab the latest update KB5014019.  It contains several important bug fixes including fixes for Direct3D app crashing issues, slow file ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Be Aware That ChromeLoader Malware Is Picking Up Steam
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June 14, 2022
A browser hijacker called “ChromeLoader” has had a large uptick in detections this month, which is raising eyebrows among security professionals. ChromeLoader can modify a victim’s web browser settings to show search ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

 New Phishing Attacks Use HTML Email Attachments
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June 13, 2022
HTML attachments as an attack vector may seem a little old school. However, according to statistics compiled by Kaspersky Lab indicates that in 2022, that form of attack is not just simply ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Upgrade This WordPress Plugin To Avoid Being Hacked
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June 11, 2022
Do you own and manage a WordPress site either personally or as part of your business?  Do you also use the Tatsu plugin which offers a powerful suite of in-browser editing features ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Update VMWare Apps Now For Critical Security Vulnerabilities
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June 10, 2022
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an advisory that serves as a stark warning. If you’re using VMware products that are impacted by recently disclosed critical security flaws, either ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Update Addresses Zero Day Exploit For Some Apple Devices
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June 09, 2022
If you’re not familiar with the term, a Zero Day exploit is a security flaw that the software vendor is not aware of and hasn’t yet patched. In many (but not all) ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

New Phishing Attack Delivers Three Types Of Malware To Victims
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June 08, 2022
Phishing campaigns get more effective the more closely they can imitate a trusted source.  Recently, security researchers at Fortinet discovered evidence of a phishing campaign that specifically targets Microsoft Windows users and ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Microsoft Warns New Sysrv Botnet Variant Is Dangerous
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June 07, 2022
Security researchers employed by Microsoft have recently spotted a variant of the Sysrv botnet.  They have dubbed the new variant Sysrv-K. This new variant works in two ways.  First, it exploits a ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

You Might Need This HP Bios Security Update
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June 06, 2022
HP recently released a BIOS update to address a pair of high-severity vulnerabilities that affect a wide range of PC and notebook products offered by the company.  In both cases, the vulnerabilities ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Update Zyxel Products To Fix Possible Security Vulnerability
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June 04, 2022
Do you use a Zyxel firewall?  If so, there’s good news.  The company has fixed an issue you may not have even been aware that you had. The company pushed out the ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Say Goodbye To The Apple iPod
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June 03, 2022
It is the end of an era.  Apple recently announced that they were discontinuing the legendary iPod, which is now in its 7th generation of production. When first released more than fifteen ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Windows 11 May Release New Feature For Copying Information
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June 02, 2022
If you’re a member of the Windows Insiders group, then you are likely already aware of this. If not, here’s something else to look forward to when Windows 11 is formally released.  ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

New Method Hides Malware In Windows Event Logs
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June 01, 2022
At least one group of hackers has learned a new trick you need to be aware of.  Security researchers at Kapersky Lab have discovered a malicious campaign-in-progress that is using event logs ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Beware Of New Backdoor Malware Targeting Linux Users
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May 31, 2022
The name Kevin Beaumont may not be familiar to you, but if you’re a Linux or Solaris user, he may have just saved you a whole lot of grief. Recently, Mr. Beaumont ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

New Phishing Scams Using Twitter Account Emails
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May 30, 2022
Hackers around the world are increasingly targeting verified Twitter accounts with emails designed to pilfer your Twitter login credentials. Verified Twitter accounts differ from standard Twitter accounts in that they sport a ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Essential Pillars of Trustworthy AI: Building Trustworthy NLP Workshops
LinkedIn
May 28, 2022
We are introducing our first in the series of building AI with Trust collaboration with experts.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Tricky Ransomware Encrypts Small Data But Overwrites Large Data
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May 28, 2022
The MalwareHunterTeam recently discovered a new ransomware operation that is particularly nasty.  Called Onyx, outwardly, the operation does what most ransomware campaigns do.  It gets inside a corporate network, exfiltrates the data ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Popular Service Being Used To Send Phishing Emails
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May 27, 2022
Google SMTP relay service is wildly popular and used every day by legions of users.  Unfortunately, hackers around the world are aware of this and increasingly they’ve begun abusing the SMTP relay ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Security Warnings Coming To Certain Google Apps To Help Users
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May 26, 2022
Google has been making some fantastic changes to bolster user security in recent weeks. That includes changes to their Google Play Store that will require developers to disclose exactly what data they ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Three Big Companies Working On Passwordless Login Options
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May 25, 2022
Ask just about any IT security professional and they will tell you that weak user passwords are one of the biggest problems and most persistent threats to corporate networks. Despite years of ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

New Delivery Method For Ransomware Discovered Called Bumblebee
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May 24, 2022
Some interesting and disturbing changes are afoot in the hacking world.  It appears that the TrickBot gang is now working for the Conti Syndicate. TrickBot is a well-known group of botnet developers ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Microsoft Edge Browser To Get Free Limited VPN
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May 23, 2022
There’s a big change coming to the Microsoft Edge browser.  Big enough that it may prompt some users to switch to Edge. Recently, Microsoft announced that they’ll be adding a free built-in ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Google Soon Informing Users About What Data Apps Collect
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May 17, 2022
A small but important change is coming to your Android apps.  Soon you’ll notice a new Data Safety section on the Google Play Store which will provide greater transparency about exactly what ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Some Windows 11 Upgrade Links Could Be Malware
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May 16, 2022
There’s a new hacking campaign underway that you need to be aware of especially if you or anyone you know is interested in upgrading to Windows 11. The campaign appears to be ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Netflix Will Soon Crack Down On Password Sharing
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May 14, 2022
Netflix has been talking about cracking down on password sharing for years.  So far, it’s been just talk. Recently, the company suffered its first decrease in subscribers in recent memory. They lost ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Microsoft Exchange Servers Targeted By Hackers
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May 13, 2022
If you rely on a Microsoft Exchange server to handle email for your company, there is something you should be aware of. Recent research by security and analytics company Varonis has discovered ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Microsoft May Have A Fix For Windows 10 Freezing Issue
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May 12, 2022
Has your Windows 10 machine been mysteriously freezing up on you lately?  If it has, you’re not alone.  Fortunately, Microsoft’s engineers have identified the root cause of that issue and have released ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Some Android Devices May Have Media File Security Vulnerability
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May 11, 2022
Do you have an Android device?  Is it built around a Qualcomm or MediaTek chipset?  If you answered yes to both of those questions, be aware that researchers at Check Point have ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

LinkedIn Now The Most Spoofed Website For Phishing Emails
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May 10, 2022
Considered to be social media for professionals, LinkedIn is an invaluable tool for millions of people all over the world and a great way to make a wide range of professional connections. ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Update Now If You Run This WordPress Plugin
OutSecure
May 09, 2022
Millions of people around the world have leveraged the awesome power of WordPress to build their sites. Whether for personal or business use, WordPress has the flexibility and functionality to create just about any type of site you can dream of.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Beware Zip Attachments In Emails Could Be Qbot Malware
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May 07, 2022
The owners of the Qbot botnet are changing things up.  The botnet’s normal Modus Operandi for distributing their signature Qbot malware has been to push their malicious code via phishing emails which ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

This Banking Malware Can Fake Calls From Your Bank
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May 06, 2022
There’s a new strain of malware that specifically targets Android users that you should be aware of.  Dubbed simply “Fakecalls,” it is a banking trojan that boasts a powerful new ability we ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Large Company Snap-On Tools Recently Hit By Data Breach
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May 05, 2022
If you have any tools in your garage, odds are good that at least a few of them are Snap-on tools.  The brand is ubiquitous in the United States and the company ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Microsoft Edge Gets Overall Performance Boost
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May 04, 2022
If you rely on Microsoft’s Edge browser to surf the web, you’re in luck.  The Redmond Giant has recently made some modifications to the browser’s “sleeping tabs” feature, which improves its overall ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

HP Warns Users About Critical Security Vulnerability
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May 03, 2022
Are you one of the legions of users who rely on the Teradici PCoIP client?  If so, be aware that whether you’re running Windows, Linux, or macOS, there’s a raft of new ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Windows 11 Will Soon Get New Security Features
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May 02, 2022
If you’re a member of the Windows Insiders group, you may already be aware of this. If you missed the company’s announcement be on the lookout for some new security improvements in ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Sharkbot Malware Found In Several Android Antivirus Apps
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April 30, 2022
If you own an Android device, odds are excellent that your go-to source for apps of any kind is the Google Play Store.  That includes antivirus apps to help keep your device ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

VMWare Products Need Patched Now For Security Risks
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April 29, 2022
If you use certain VMWAre products, be aware that the company has recently identified and issued a patch for a total of five critical security vulnerabilities. These are being tracked as: CVE-2022022954 ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Millions Of Cash App Users Had Their Data Breached
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April 28, 2022
Do you use the popular smartphone app “Cash App?”  If so, you’re certainly not alone.  It is wildly popular and used by millions of people around the world. As one of the ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Cracked Software Downloads Are Spreading FFDroider Malware
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April 27, 2022
There’s a new malware threat to keep an eye out for according to researchers from Zscaler.  Dubbed FFDroider, this one is known for hijacking a variety of social media accounts and stealing ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

AMD Finds Issue That Causes CPU To Be Overclocked
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April 26, 2022
Over the past few weeks, there’s been a bit of an uproar on various social media channels. Many AMD users are reporting inexplicable changes to their BIOS settings which users were never ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Apple Released Zero Day Hack Fix For Devices And Computers
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April 25, 2022
If you’re an Apple user and you have an iPhone, a Mac, or both, you’ll want to grab the company’s most recent security update. The latest release pushes out fixes for a ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Essential Pillars of Trustworthy AI Building Pillar #1 Cybersecurity
LinkedIn
April 24, 2022
" We cannot realize the full potential of AI without building Trust in AI"

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Innovation

Upgrade Now To Fix iPhone Battery Issues
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April 23, 2022
Do you have an iPhone?  If so, are you running IOS 15.4?  If you are, you may have noticed an unusual power drain on your battery that’s dramatically shortening the life per ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

 Critical Security Issues Might Affect Many HP Printers
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April 22, 2022
Do you have an HP LaserJet Pro, a Pagewide Pro, an OfficeJet, Enterprise, Large Format, or DeskJet printer at your home or in your office? If so, then be aware that your ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

This New Malware Wants To Steal Your Data
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April 21, 2022
A nasty new malware strain has recently been spotted in the wilds by researchers at zScaler. Dubbed “BlackGuard” the malicious code has been found on a variety of Russian underground Blackhat forums.  ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security

This Android Malware Will Steal Your Facebook Credentials
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April 20, 2022
Do you have an Android device?  Even if you don’t, you know someone who does. Google is incredibly good at spotting poisoned copies of apps on its Play Store and getting rid ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security

Some Microsoft’s Source Code Was Stolen By Hacker Group
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April 19, 2022
Microsoft recently confirmed that an account belonging to one of their employees was compromised by the Lapsus$ hacking group, which allowed them to abscond with portions of the company’s source code. Yes, ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security

Some Microsoft Servers Are Experiencing DNS Problems After Update
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April 18, 2022
Do you use Windows Server 2019?  If so, then you may be experiencing some issues as of the latest update. According to details published on the Windows Health Dashboard, customers who installed ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security

Security Vulnerability Found In Wyze Security Cameras
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April 16, 2022
Do you have a Wyze Cam?  If you’re not sure what that is, it’s an internet camera that offers a low-cost solution to those who are interested in playing around with video ...

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One Click Default Browser Choice Coming To Windows 11
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April 15, 2022
One of the latest revelations to come from the Windows 11 development team is that Microsoft is working on streamlining the process of setting a default web browser for Windows 11 users. ...

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Chromebook Users Will Get New Tools And Features Soon
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April 14, 2022
Do you own a Chromebook?  If so, be aware that version 100 of the Chrome OS and Chrome Browser boasts a new launcher.  Simply press the “Everything” button which is located on ...

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Essential Pillars of Trustworthy AI: Dialog to Action Series
LinkedIn
April 13, 2022
There are models, frameworks, developing standards and policies for AI but unless we can make it actionable we are not going to be able to bridge the much needed gap of building Trustworthy AI.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Innovation

Mobile Devices Connected To Windows Known As Phone Link
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April 13, 2022
Microsoft recently announced that it was doing a bit of re-branding. The company’s apps that connect Android and iPhones to your Windows PC were formally called “Your Phone.” Under the new re-naming scheme, ...

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Microsoft Help Files Are Being Used To Distribute This Spyware
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April 12, 2022
Diana Lopera is a researcher for Trustwave Cybersecurity and has stumbled across something that’s one part interesting and one part disturbing. Apparently, a group of hackers are trying a new approach to ...

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Outlook Having PDF Preview Issues With Microsoft PowerToys
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April 11, 2022
Do you use Microsoft PowerToys?  If you’re not sure what that is then you probably don’t. If you’re curious, Microsoft has an open-source set of tools called PowerToys which is designed to ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security

Data Breach Announced At Popular Photo Site Shutterfly
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April 08, 2022
Online photography platform Shutterfly is the latest high-profile company to fall victim to a hacking attack.  The company recently disclosed that in December of last year (2021) they were targeted by the ...

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Fake Work From Home Opportunities Are Phishing For Data
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April 07, 2022
It’s no secret that the pandemic changed the way much of the world works.  Tens of millions of people are now working from home with millions more eyeing that as a very ...

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A Disguised Windows License Activator May Actually Be Malware
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April 06, 2022
People who are in the habit of pirating movies and software have something new to worry about.  It seems hackers have begun targeting at least some of them with a ubiquitous form ...

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Google Play Store Is Seeing More Trojan Style Malware
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April 05, 2022
A security researcher who goes by the name “Dr. Web” has been tracking a suspicious increase in Trojan infiltration emanating from the Google Play Store. It is not currently known whether a ...

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Automotive Part Maker Denso Is Latest To Have Data Breached
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April 04, 2022
The automotive parts giant named DENSO is the latest corporation to fall victim to a hacking attack.  The company has offices all over the world and supplies parts to brands including General ...

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 Secure Your SQL Server To Avoid This Malware Infection
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April 02, 2022
Do you rely on Microsoft SQL and MySQL databases?  If so, be advised that the cybersecurity firm AhnLab recently published a report about a newly emerging threat. It seems that hackers are ...

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Email Phishing Attackers Are Pretending To Be The IRS
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April 01, 2022
Emotet is in the news again according to the latest information from email security firm Cofense.  Emotet is notorious for spreading via phishing campaigns and this latest phishing campaign sees them impersonating ...

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File Explorer May Get Tabs In Windows 11
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March 31, 2022
Are you a Windows Insider?  If so, be aware that the company is testing a “hidden” new feature you’re probably going to love. It’s a small change but its impact is enormous. ...

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 You May See Ads For Microsoft Products With Windows 11
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March 30, 2022
Microsoft may have inadvertently signaled that they are soon going to reincorporate ads into Microsoft 11, which is going to please exactly no one. In the most recent Windows Insiders build, third ...

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Clipchamp Will Soon Replace Movie Maker For Windows 11
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March 29, 2022
If you’re an early adopter playing with the Windows 11 builds as they come out and you are a “Windows Insider,” then you probably already know this. In the latest build, users ...

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Some AMD Ryzen CPU Users Experiencing Windows 11 Issues
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March 26, 2022
Do you have a PC with an AMD Ryzen CPU?  If so, be aware that AMD has found an issue which causes “temporary pauses in system interactivity or responsiveness.” The issue affects ...

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New Archive Feature Helps Mobile Users Save Space
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March 25, 2022
The problem with smartphones is that they eventually run out of room.  Honestly it’s a wonder the issue isn’t even bigger than it is.  After all, miniaturization isn’t cheap but smartphone manufacturers ...

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Hackers Get Source Code During Data Breach At Samsung
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March 24, 2022
Samsung’s corporate network was breached recently.  That’s bad news all by itself. The company has recently confirmed that in addition to the confidential customer information that was stolen, the hackers also made ...

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Hackers Are Increasingly Targeting Mobile Devices
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March 23, 2022
Here’s a statistic you’re not going to like.  Based on research conducted by cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint, there has been a staggering 500 percent increase in malware attacks against mobile devices during ...

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Google Messages Users On Android Get New Features
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March 22, 2022
Do you use Google Messages?  If so, there’s good news!  In recent months, the company has taken steps to bridge the Windows and iOS ecosystems the Android ecosystems and the iOS ecosystems. ...

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This Popular Fitbit Watch Has Been Recalled
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March 21, 2022
Do you own an Ionic smartwatch?  If you haven’t heard yet, be advised that Fitbit has issued a voluntary recall of the devices produced between 2017 and 2020. It’s also worth mentioning ...

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These Medical Devices Are Vulnerable To Security Threats
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March 19, 2022
Thanks to the fine folks at Palo Alto Networks we have a better view of the relative safety and security of network-capable medical devices.  Unfortunately, the news is grim. Based on their ...

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People Are Still Not Using Secure Passwords Despite Warnings
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March 18, 2022
It’s 2022 and after years of warning people repeatedly about the dangers of using the same old passwords and using the same password across multiple websites, you would think this would get ...

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Network Security Breach Confirmed At Nvidia
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March 17, 2022
Nvidia joined the seemingly unending parade of major corporations to fall victim of a hacking attack.  Recently, a group of hackers calling itself “Lapsus$” began sharing details about the incident and the ...

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Chip Makers Are Already Planning For WiFi7
Out Secure Inc
March 16, 2022
We barely got to know Wi-Fi 6 but companies like Qualcomm are already making plans for the next generation of Wi-Fi technology. They are working on Wi-Fi 7 which is otherwise known as 802.11.

Granted, the new standard is a long way from being ready to roll out, so don’t expect to see any equipment on the market that’s capable of supporting it until late 2024 or early 2025.

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Android Users Need To Watch Out For Teabot Trojan
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March 15, 2022
If you have smart devices in the Android ecosystem, there’s a new threat to be aware of in the form of a malware strain called Teabot.  This bit of malicious code is ...

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Scammers Cost Americans Billions Of Dollars In 2021
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March 14, 2022
The US Federal Trade Commission reports that Americans lost almost six billion dollars to fraud last year.  The $5.8 billion total represented a catastrophic 70 percent increase compared to the losses reported ...

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New Phishing Emails Target Citibank Account Holders
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March 12, 2022
Are you a Citibank customer?  If so, be aware that a group of scammers is specifically targeting Citibank account holders. The campaign is incredibly convincing, and the emails look just like official ...

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Malware Hidden Inside Games Found In Microsoft Store
Out Secure Inc
March 11, 2022
Security experts tell people all the time to never to download apps from anywhere other than official sources like the Microsoft Store, the Google Play Store, and the Apple App Store.

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Employee Information Was Leaked At Cookware Company Meyer
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March 10, 2022
Meyer Corporation is a California-based company and a giant in the cookware industry. Meyer is the latest victim in a seemingly never-ending parade of hacking attacks. The full extent of the attack ...

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New iOS 15.4 Update Addresses AirTag Stalking Issue
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March 09, 2022
Apple AirTags are handy.  They’re an incredibly convenient way to help keep track of your stuff. If you lose something that has been tagged you can easily locate it using the “Find ...

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 Skype Gets New 911 Calling Feature In The U.S.
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March 08, 2022
Recently, Skype announced a change to its 911 calling feature.  Previously the feature was only useable in the UK, Finland, Denmark, and Australia. Now, the company has unlocked it for the United ...

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Zoom Bug With Some Macs Leaves Microphone On After Meetings
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March 07, 2022
If you’re a Mac user and you also use Zoom be sure to check to see what version of Zoom you’re running.  Recently a bug in the Mac version of the software ...

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Cybersecurity, 5th Dimension in Warfare: A Strategic Approach Series #3 AI, Ethics Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, AWS
LinkedIn
March 06, 2022
The IAI Harop is a loitering kamikaze munition developed by the MBT division of Israel Aerospace Industries. It is an anti-radiation drone that can autonomously home in on radio emissions and can attack targets by self-destructing into them. The drone can either operate fully autonomously, using its anti-radar homing system, or it can take a human-in-the-loop mode. If a target is not engaged, the drone will return and land itself back at base.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Security

Windows 11 Is Now Able To Run Some Android Apps
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March 05, 2022
Recently, Microsoft announced that they were adding support for Android Apps to Windows 11.  The company first began testing that new functionality back in October of last year (2021). Now, the public ...

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Update This WordPress Plugin Immediately To Prevent Security Risks
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March 04, 2022
Do you have a WordPress site?  Do you use the PHP Everywhere plugin? If so, you’re not alone.  More than 30,000 site owners have installed it.  It’s an excellent plugin that dramatically ...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Security

Puma Sportswear Recently Impacted By A Data Breach
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March 03, 2022
We have recently learned that Puma Sportswear was impacted by a data breach in the waning days of 2021. It’s important to note that Puma’s networks were not attacked directly.  The attack ...

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Microsoft Teams Gets Optimizations To Use Less Resources
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March 02, 2022
Do you use Microsoft Teams and do you have an older PC that struggles with Teams video meetings?  If so there’s good news.  Microsoft has recently upgraded Teams and halved the power ...

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Medusa Android Banking Trojan Steals Sensitive User Information
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March 01, 2022
There are two new forms of malware spreading rapidly among people with Android devices according to researchers at ThreatFabric. This latest campaign involves the FluBot malware (also known as Cabassous) and the ...

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Malware Disguised As Windows 11 Upgrade Targets Windows 10 Users
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February 28, 2022
According to researchers at HP, there’s a new threat to worry about.  Hackers have recently begun disguising malware as Windows 11 upgrades and are using them to target Windows 10 users who ...

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The San Francisco 49ers Recently Hit With Ransomware Attack
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February 26, 2022
Hackers will attack absolutely anybody.  No one is safe and nothing is sacred.  Not even football is safe. The most recent high-profile attack was made against the San Francisco 49ers according to ...

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iPhone Sales Edging Out Android In The US
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February 25, 2022
It’s no secret that supply chain issues have impacted a variety of different industries.  Apple has been somewhat less impacted than others. Leveraging this and their massive infrastructure and marketing budget, they ...

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Hackers Are Using NFT Excitement To Trick Users
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February 24, 2022
Researchers from Fortinet are warning of a new threat to be on the lookout for. Right now, NFTs are all the rage.  Everyone is talking about them, and many are excited about ...

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Hackers Are Breaking Into Microsoft Teams And Dropping Malware
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February 23, 2022
Researchers at Avanan are a Check Point subsidiary. They have recently issued a warning that anyone who uses Microsoft Teams should be aware of. According to the latest statistics, more than 270 ...

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Hackers Are Setting Their Sights On Linux Systems
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February 22, 2022
For most of the history of the internet Linux has been able to stay below the radar of hackers around the world. While there have been some attacks that specifically targeted Linux ...

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New Malware Is Using CSV Files To Infect Users
Out Secure Inc
February 21, 2022
Researchers have spotted a new phishing campaign you should be aware of.

What sets this one apart is that the hackers are using a lowly but specially crafted CSV file to infect machines. They are installing the BazarBackdoor malware. If you’re not familiar with the term CSV stands for “Comma Separated Values” and it’s a text file format that can be loaded into Excel.

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Last Year Microsoft Blocked More Than 25 Billion Hacker Attacks
Out Secure Inc
February 19, 2022
Individual users often don’t have a good sense of the scope and scale of hacking attacks around the world. The numbers may shock you.

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More Scammers Are Using Social Media To Target Victims
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February 18, 2022
An increasing number of scammers are using social media to target victims and relying on social engineering tricks to convince people to part with their personal information or money.  The problem has ...

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Microsoft Defender Adds Cross Platform Mobile Protections
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February 17, 2022
Microsoft recently announced an important upgrade to Microsoft Defender. It now supports vulnerability management for both Android and iOS. The company’s announcement reads in part as follows: “With this new cross-platform coverage, ...

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Mac Malware Is Becoming A Bigger Threat For Users
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February 16, 2022
In late 2020 a new strain of malware called UpdateAgent appeared and began infecting Mac users. Initially the strain wasn’t all that worrisome.  It stole system information but it was by no ...

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Additional Security Recently Added To Office 365
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February 15, 2022
Back in September of 2020 Microsoft announced that it was experimenting with the addition of SMTP MTA Strict Transport Security (MTA-STS) support to Exchange Online. This was done in a bid to ...

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New Android Malware Steals Data And Factory Resets Phones
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February 14, 2022
BRATA malware was first spotted in the wilds by Kaspersky back in 2019. Its earliest incarnation saw it targeting e-banking users and it was designed to steal banking and login credentials of ...

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Suspicious Files Get New Warnings In Google Drive
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February 12, 2022
If you have Google Drive, there’s good news.  The company has recently announced that soon they’ll be rolling out a new feature to help alert users to the presence of suspicious documents. ...

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High Profile Instagram Accounts Being Held For Ransom By Hackers
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February 11, 2022
Hackers have recently hit upon a new money-making scheme.  Some groups have started breaking into Instagram accounts belonging to people with high numbers of followers. They are then holding those accounts hostage ...

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Dark Herring Subscription Scam Affected Millions Of Android Users
Out Secure Inc
February 10, 2022
Google partner Zimperium zLabs has recently discovered a sophisticated scam targeting more than 100 million Android users. The scam has been in operation right under Google’s nose for nearly two years.

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Apple Released A Fix For Multiple Zero Day Exploits
Out Secure Inc
February 09, 2022
There’s good news for Apple users.

The company has been busy and has recently released security updates that address two Zero-Day vulnerabilities. These are security flaws that could be exploited by hackers to cause no end of trouble to anybody running macOS or iOS.

The first Zero-Day addressed is being tracked as CVE-2022-22587 and is a nasty

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Android Apps Are Coming To Windows 11
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February 08, 2022
One of the most persistently frustrating aspects of our highly interconnected world is that we seem to exist in at least three different distinct ecosystems. Apple users live in the Apple ecosystem ...

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E-Mail From Department Of Labor Could Be Phishing Attack
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February 07, 2022
There is a new phishing campaign to keep a watchful eye on according to email security firm INKY. It’s a particularly fiendish one. The attackers have designed an email template that does ...

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Vulnerability In This Cisco Software Could Allow Hackers Access
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February 05, 2022
Cisco recently discovered a critical security flaw in their Cisco Redundancy Configuration Manager (RCM) for Cisco StarOS.  The vulnerability allowed an attacker to execute code arbitrarily and gain root-level access on any ...

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This Plugin Could Put Your WordPress Site At Risk
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February 04, 2022
The WP HTML Mail plugin has been installed on more than 20,000 websites. If you’ve built a WordPress site for your business and you use that plugin,  be aware that you are ...

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Support Comes To An End For iOS 14 For iPhone Devices
Out Secure Inc
February 03, 2022
When Apple first released iOS 15 they posted a promise on their website. That promise was: “If you’re using iOS or iPadOS 14.5 or later, you might now see the option to ...

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Top 10 Brands That Phishing Attackers Use To Scam Users
Out Secure Inc
February 02, 2022
Scammers delight in impersonating government agencies and well-known brands to lure email recipients into giving up their personal information. That information is then either exploited directly or sold to the highest bidder ...

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Apple Safari Bug May Leak Personal Information And History
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February 01, 2022
There was a recently discovered issue with the way the IndexedDB API was implemented in Safari’s WebKit engine. This is giving IT professionals who work in an environment dominated by Apple products ...

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New Malware Can Infect Linux, Mac, Or Windows Users
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January 31, 2022
There’s a new strain of malware called SysJoker to be mindful of. It’s especially dangerous because it can target Windows, Mac or Linux systems.  That makes it an equal opportunity strain. Researchers ...

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Report Says PC Sales Went Up Ten Percent In 2021
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January 29, 2022
According to the latest Gartner’s statistics, a total of 339.8 million personal computers were shipped in 2021. That was up from 309.1 million in 2020 which amounts to about 10 percent growth ...

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Ransomware Attack Wreaks Havoc On Prison Employees And Inmates
Out Secure Inc
January 28, 2022
Chalk up another first for the hackers. For the first time that we know of, a successful hacking attack caused prisoners in New Mexico to be confined to their cells for a time.

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New PCIe 6 Standard Brings Speeds Two Times Faster
Out Secure Inc
January 27, 2022
For those that aren’t aware, PCI SIG is short for the PCI Special Interests Group.

They have just announced the release of the latest PCI Express (PCIe) specification which is called PCIe 6.0. It has the entire industry abuzz. Standards aren’t usually all that exciting but, in this case, it’s a very big deal.

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Live Captioned Language Translation Comes To Google Meet
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January 26, 2022
Google is once again raising the bar where messaging and team meeting software is concerned.  The company just rolled out the first phase of its new live translation service for Meet users ...

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New iOS Update Provides Fix For HomeKit Brick Issue
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January 25, 2022
If you have an iPhone by now you’ve almost certainly heard of the security flaw in the HomeKit protocol which allows Apple users to discover and control a wide range of Smart ...

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Blackberry Device Support Is Now Officially Gone
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January 24, 2022
You may find many people who would argue that the iconic Blackberry was ahead of its time.  It was in many ways the godfather of the entire smartphone industry. When it was ...

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Purple Fox Trojan Delivering Malware Via Popular Messaging App
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January 22, 2022
A research team from Minerva Labs are working in conjunction with the MalwareHunterTeam. They have recently been tracking a Trojan called Purple Fox and have published a warning about it. The group ...

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FTC Enforcing That Businesses Patch Log4j Java Security Issue
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January 21, 2022
By now you’re almost certainly aware of the Log4j Java issue. It’s a serious and fixable flaw relating to java logging. Recently the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a ...

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Google Working Towards Easier Integration Between Android And Windows
Out Secure Inc
January 20, 2022
If you’re managing a company of any size and interested in copying from some other firm’s playbook, Apple is almost always a good choice. Even the folks at Google seem to think so.

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New Data Breach Hits US Cellular Company
Out Secure Inc
January 19, 2022
It’s the dawning of a new year and the hackers of the world have been busy. This time it’s US Cellular caught in the crosshairs.

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A New iPhone Bug In HomeKit Could Brick Your Phone
Out Secure Inc
January 18, 2022
Thank Trevor Spiniolas’ sharp eyes if you own an iPhone. The independent security researcher recently discovered a critical security flaw in iOS that impacts all version from 14.7 to 15.2.

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This New Malware Steals Passwords From Popular Browsers
Out Secure Inc
January 17, 2022
A new threat has appeared on the horizon. Even if the name is not familiar to you this malware strain is bad news indeed.

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Popular Digital Photo Company Shutterfly Hit By Ransomware Attack
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January 15, 2022
Recently digital media giant Shutterfly was hit by a major ransomware attack. The attack disrupted broad swaths of the company’s services including those offered under their GrooveBook, BorrowLenses, and Lifetouch brands. According ...

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New HDMI Spec May Cause More Confusion
Out Secure Inc
January 14, 2022
The great thing about standards is that they provide a standard. A common framework that the manufacturers in any given industry can design around. That’s amazing when everything works the way it’s supposed to but sometimes the system goes haywire.

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LastPass Says There Is No Evidence Of Data Breach
Out Secure Inc
January 13, 2022
There are strange events swirling around LastPass. LastPass is a popular password safe and identity protection service. Recently Twitter exploded with reports from around the world of people who received a notification ...

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Tags: Privacy, Risk Management, Security

New Windows 11 Bug Found With Displaying HDR Content
Prophetic Technology
January 12, 2022
If you’re one of the early adopters of Windows 11 then you may have already experienced the latest bug that crept into the mix as of build 21H2.

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FCC Approves Plans For WiFi 6 To Open Wireless Spectrum
Out Secure Inc
January 11, 2022
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gets a lot of bad press. Sometimes there are good reasons for that but much of the time there are not really any good reasons. As the nation’s lead spectrum regulator their primary job is to balance all needs and factors. They are supposed to arrive at decisions that do the best for the greatest number of people.

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Skype Adds Zoom Feature And Additional Modern Updates
Out Secure Inc
January 10, 2022
Are you a Skype user? If so be aware that Microsoft (the company that owns Skype) just added a handy new feature you may want to start taking advantage of right away. The next time you update your software you’ll be able to zoom in on a screen shared by the user you’re communicating with.

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T-Mobile Reports Scam Calls Have Increased 116 Percent Since 2020
Out Secure Inc
January 08, 2022
If you’re like most cellphone users, you absolutely love the automatic call blocking feature that most companies offer as part of their standard service. A call comes in from a “suspicious” number and the phone just blocks it.

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NEACS AI 21 Conference for Business, Risk & Security leaders and practitioners – 6
Out Secure Inc
January 07, 2022
Identify & Mitigate Risks in Artificial Intelligence. AI is a highly compelling Business driver with Global Economic Impact in Trillions. To gain the benefits from the outcomes, we will need to go in with awareness of risks and their mitigation strategically.

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New Remote Access Trojan Virus Hides In Windows Registry
Out Secure Inc
January 07, 2022
There’s a new malware strain you should make sure your IT staff is aware of. Called the Dark Watchman, it is a well-designed and highly capable RAT (Remote Access Trojan) paired with a keylogger written in C#.

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Hackers Are Using Big Brand Surveys To Scam Victims
Out Secure Inc
January 06, 2022
Surveys have long been a playground of hackers and scammers.

That’s true at any time of the year but it’s especially true around the Holidays when such scams seem to attract even more unwitting victims. In fact, some estimates place scammer profits revolving around fake surveys as being nearly $80 million a month. So it’s big business for them.

The particulars vary somewhat from one operation to the next.

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New Ransomware Named AvosLocker Uses Multiple Tricks In Attacks
Out Secure Inc
January 05, 2022
There’s a new strain of ransomware to be concerned about in the form of AvosLocker.

This is from security firm Sophos who warns that the new strain of human-operated ransomware is one to watch.

AvosLocker burst onto the scene over the summer of this year (2021). Having enjoyed some success with their product the gang behind the code is now on the hunt for partners in a bid to fill the gap left by REvil’s departure.

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Update Your All In One SEO Plugin For Security Patch
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January 04, 2022
Do you own and operate a WordPress website?  Do you also use the “All in One” SEO plugin? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then be aware that you’ll ...

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Reasons The Log4j Java Library Security Issue Is Concerning
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January 03, 2022
Haven’t heard of Log4j before right now? If not, you’re certainly not alone but unfortunately it’s something you’re likely to hear more about in the weeks ahead. It may wind up being ...

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Some Lenovo Laptops Have Admin Level Security Vulnerability
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January 01, 2022
Do you own a Lenovo Yoga or ThinkPad laptop?  If so be advised that a pair of critical security flaws have recently been found that could allow an attacker Admin level access ...

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This Android Banking Malware Is Back
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December 31, 2021
We haven’t heard much about Anubis in recent months. Anubis is the nasty Android-based banking Trojan that has made headlines on more than one occasion. If history is any guide at all ...

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Microsoft Teams Gets End To End Encryption
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December 30, 2021
Two months ago, Microsoft began rolling out support for end-to-end encryption for all Teams calls.  Given the pandemic and the increased demand for Teams and services like it, that was a very ...

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AWS Outage Caused Major Headaches For Businesses
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December 29, 2021
If yours is one of the thousands of businesses that rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS for short) then you’re already aware that recently there were issues. Even if your business doesn’t ...

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Android Can Track AirTags And Similar Devices With New App
Out Secure Inc
December 28, 2021
The Apple and Android ecosystems just took another step toward melding together with the release of a new App built by Apple.

The app allows Android devices to track any nearby device that is “Find My-enabled.”

From Apple’s perspective the move is less about creating a user experience that spans ecosystems and more about user security.

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Website Ranking Company Alexa Will Be Shut Down
OutSecure Inc
December 27, 2021
It’s the end of an era. Alexa.com is an iconic website run by Amazon that ranks and analyzes the popularity of other sites on the web. This site is soon to be retired.

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Voice Commands Getting New Attention In Windows 11
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December 25, 2021
For a few years now Microsoft has been experimenting with voice commands.  Their early experiments were limited to contexts that resided wholly inside specific applications however. For example, once you opened Word ...

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QNAP Still Dealing With Attacks On NAS Devices
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December 24, 2021
QNAP has recently warned its customers of an ongoing campaign that is targeting QNAP NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices and infecting them with cryptomining malware.  This particular campaign is deploying software designed ...

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Study Shows People Are Spending More On Mobile Apps
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December 23, 2021
App spending in 2021 grew by an impressive 25 percent in 2021 and has increased to an impressive $135 billion.  Even better is the growth shows no signs of slowing down. That ...

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Hackers Stealing Credit Card Info Are Targeting E-Commerce WordPress Sites
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December 22, 2021
With the holiday shopping season in full swing shoppers are descending on virtual storefronts in droves seeking the best deals.  Naturally this means that hackers are also circling like sharks watching for ...

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WhatsApp Now Provides Disappearing Messages Feature To Improve Security
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December 21, 2021
Whatsapp has had a tough year from a security standpoint and has suffered losses in the size of its user base as a result. To their credit, the company has been working ...

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Cox Communications Reports Recent Data Breach
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December 20, 2021
Cox Communications is a major provider of cable, internet, and phone service in the United States.  The company is the latest in a seemingly unending parade of companies to fall victim to ...

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Apple Rolls Out Digital Keys For Hotels With Partnership
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December 18, 2021
Apple Wallet just got a powerful new feature that’s sure to make it more attractive to busy travelers.  Thanks to an agreement with Hyatt your Apple Wallet is now capable of serving ...

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New Emotet Malware Found A New Way To Distribute
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December 17, 2021
Emotet is one of the most feared malware strains circulating right now. The team behind it has managed to infect a staggering array of targets all around the globe. To say that ...

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Microsoft Office Is Rolling Out A New User Interface
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December 16, 2021
Microsoft is making a few UI changes across its entire product line in anticipation of rolling out Windows 11.  Early this year (2021) the company announced that they were updating the UI ...

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1 Media Interview
WiCyS Trusted AI Inaugural Event with Colonel Barnes, Chief Ethicist US Army.
Youtube
March 12, 2021
We are Action Focused Professionals, Volunteers with technology, security, Privacy, Governance, Engineering, Risk professionals background.

Advancing Trust in AI Vision:
Identifying and raising awareness on building AY systems with Security & Privacy
Helping to build ethics and trust in AI
Using AI Responsibly.

Follow us on Social Media
https://twitter.com/AdvTrustinAI
https://www.linkedin.com/company/advancingtrustinai/?viewAsMember=true

Who is on the team:
Pamela Gupta https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelagupta/
Karen Jensen https://www.linkedin.com/in/technology-solutions-for-life/
Dr. Malek Ben Salem https://www.linkedin.com/in/malek-ben-salem/
Dr. Madiha Jafri https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-madiha-jafri-5098461a/
Dr. Yousra Javed https://www.linkedin.com/in/yousra-javed-26184856/
Shafia Zubair https://www.linkedin.com/in/shafiazubair/
Divya Dwivedi https://www.linkedin.com/in/divyadwivedi04/
Ambassadors
Dean Skidmore https://www.linkedin.com/in/deskidmore/
William Fehrer https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-feher-cpa

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Business Strategy

11 Podcasts
Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds Discusses AI, X-Ray Data, and Bias
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October 08, 2021

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Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds Discusses the 2021 T-Mobile Data Breach
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September 18, 2021

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Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds Discusses the development and use of Emotional AI
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June 04, 2021

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Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds Discusses Apple, Facebook and the impact of App Transparency
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May 14, 2021

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Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds Discusses Amazon’s Biometric Tracking of Workers
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April 02, 2021

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Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds discuss AI, Machine Learning, and Data Privacy
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March 06, 2021

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Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds Discusses WhatsApp 2021, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
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February 05, 2021

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Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds Discusses The Internet of Things (IoT)
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January 08, 2021

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Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds Discusses Automobile Telematics
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December 04, 2020

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Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds Exploring the differences between CyberSecurity and Data Privacy
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November 06, 2020

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Pamela Gupta and Debbie Reynolds Women Our Journey Into Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
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October 28, 2020

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1 Video
This Malware Phishing Campaign Hijacks Email Conversations
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March 28, 2022
Hackers have been using social engineering tricks to get their malicious code onto the systems of unsuspecting victims. This has been happening for almost as long as the internet has been around. ...

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1 Webinar
NEACS AI
Youtube
November 05, 2021
Key Challenges for Security Leaders Now and Beyond - Not Just Technical Competence
The purpose of cybersecurity is to use reasonable means to keep important technologies and data secure. Achieving this requires a structured approach and a positive cybersecurity culture that includes not just the IT team but everyone in the organization. What are the critical factors for cybersecurity success? What are the key challenges for security leaders now and beyond?

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AI Risk Ethics Cybersecurity leader

Location: virtual    Date Available: December 31st, 2021     Fees: 200/hour

Submission Date: December 27th, 2021     Service Type: Service Offered

Pamela Gupta is a widely respected global strategist and leader in governance and cyber technologies with a record of creating unprecedented risk mitigation initiatives for Global Fortune 500 companies. She is a successful Technologist and Governance leader.
She is a leading voice in Security & Privacy and Trusted AI. In Q4 2020, she was asked by the global non-for profit, Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), to launch a Global WiCyS Trusted AI initiative to tackle a critical and extraordinarily complex problem - build Trust in AI.
Furthermore, Pamela has published a revolutionary risk based holistic AI governance framework, an Artificial Intelligence Transparency, Integrity, Privacy & Security, AI TIPS Model©. Pamela regularly publishes and presents at global industry events. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master’s in computer science and AI.

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AI Risk Ethics Cybersecurity leader

Location: virtual    Date Available: December 31st, 2021     Fees: 200/hour

Submission Date: December 27th, 2021     Service Type: Service Offered

Pamela Gupta is a widely respected global strategist and leader in governance and cyber technologies with a record of creating unprecedented risk mitigation initiatives for Global Fortune 500 companies. She is a successful Technologist and Governance leader.
She is a leading voice in Security & Privacy and Trusted AI. In Q4 2020, she was asked by the global non-for profit, Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), to launch a Global WiCyS Trusted AI initiative to tackle a critical and extraordinarily complex problem - build Trust in AI.
Furthermore, Pamela has published a revolutionary risk based holistic AI governance framework, an Artificial Intelligence Transparency, Integrity, Privacy & Security, AI TIPS Model©. Pamela regularly publishes and presents at global industry events. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master’s in computer science and AI.

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