Cyberwar is today’s reality. We’ve moved from a world of cyber-criminal threats to an interconnected arena where any malicious activity is feasible. Cyber-Kinetic attacks that destroy, kill, and massively disrupt civil society are part of our new security threat landscape reality. Geography will not help. The massively interconnected Internet means that you are a cyberwarrior’s
Category: Threat Actors
Threat Actors are people who are acting counter to you or your organization’s interest. They are a threat to yourself, your family, your community, your organization (company), your society, and your nation. They cannot be taken for granted. You can classify the world in the four key threat actor categories:
- Cyber-Criminal Threats – Cyber-Crime is an International Legal problem that has no short term resolution. There will always be someplace in the world that is a harbor for cyber-criminal activity.
- Nation State Threats – Post-Snowden, the secret world of nation-state security is now all in the open. Your network is a valid “Battle Space” for any Cyber-War.
- Political, Patriotic, Protestors (P3) – There are always going to be someone, somewhere, who is upset with society – with the ability to make their anxiety know through any network – anywhere.
- Corporate Threats (New!) – The dialog between US & China will accelerate the corporate on corporate threat vector.
Birthday Wish – Three Cybersecurity Precautions
Thank you for remembering me on my birthday. I hope the year will be prosperous and loving for all. Some people ask what is my birthday wish. This year I’m going to try something different. I’m going to ask all my friends and family to take a minute and invest to protect themselves to cybersecurity Read More
Practical Security Guides, Projects, & Workbooks
Do you feel overwhelmed by the barrage of security white papers, webinars, and guides? Are you parallized trying to figure out what you need to do first to get ready for the next attack? We don’t need more security guides, we need a consolidated landing that pulls in all the advice into one place. We
Why are you leaving your SNMP ports open to the world?
Too many organizations are ignoring the risk of SNMP abuse and leaving their SNMP ports open to the world. Simple Network Manage Protocol (SNMP) is one of our core networking building blocks. We – the community who build and run networks – use all types of networks. It is a powerful tool for monitoring, managing, Read More
DNS Cache Poison Attacks are Still a Risk
Nozomi Networks find an easier path for DNS Cache Poison Attacks on ICS, CPEs, and other IoT devices. Nozomi Networks disclosed long-term and persistent vulnerability with all versions of uClibc and uClibc-ng (see Nozomi Networks Discovers Unpatched DNS Bug in Popular C Standard Library Putting IoT at Risk by Giannis Tsaraias and Andrea Palanca | Read More
DDoS Resiliency Workshop – 2022
Revised, Updated, and Enhance DDoS Resiliency Workshops for Today’s Internet In the late 1990s, several people started teaching ISPs how to protect their networks from attack. These early “DDoS Resiliency Workshops” evolved in a consistent theme and method that eventually curated best common practices for DDoS resiliency. Unfortunately, the threats from attacks to Communications Services
You are now part of the Russian-Ukrainian Cyberwar’s “Battlespace”
It is 2022 and you are now part of the Russian-Ukrainian Cyberwar’s “Battlespace.” There is no escaping the “packets” flying through, at, and over your network. If you live on planet Earth, you are now part of the Russian-Ukrainian cyber-battle space. What is a cyber warfare “battlespace?” A “battlespace” is the location of the warfighting. Read More
Bad Guys are Scanning Your Network!
Bad guys are scanning your network. They are finding all the vulnerabilities exposed to the Internet. The vulnerable systems, critical devices, and other ways to break into your network. When ransomware, malware, botnets, and other break-ins happen, people wonder, “how did the threat actors find that service?” People thought that “if we don’t publish it, Read More
How do Security Experts surf the tidal wave of security news?
Have you ever wondered what security professionals review each day? How do they keep up with the security news? What sources do they use? If you are new to security, what sources shall you track? We are overwhelmed with a deluge of cybersecurity news. In essence, we’re surfing cybersecurity news trying to keep up and Read More
1 Yottabyte DDoS Attack – The Biggest DDoS Attack in History!
No, a yottabyte DDoS attack has not happened. Someday we will have a yottabyte DDoS, just not today. Tomorrow we will have another press release on “the largest DDoS attack ever.” Will that be important? No, bragging about the size of DDoS Attacks is a distraction to the realities of the Internet and the real Read More