TWINN Security News July 19

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Recent Attacks Lead to Renewed Calls for Banning Ransom Payments. If this happens, it will be a hard pill to swallow, but business owners will have no choice but to strengthen their defences to avoid…

TWINN Security News July 12

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Microsoft’s emergency patch fails to fix critical “PrintNightmare” vulnerability. Maybe the third time will be a charm. In the mean time, everyone who has moved print sharing and spooler functionality off Domain Controllers should keep…

TWINN Security News July 5

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Kaseya supply chain attack delivers mass ransomware event to US companies. If this isn’t a wakeup call, I’m not sure what is. Supply chain attacks are now as real as it gets. Microsoft Tries, Fails…

TWINN Security News June 28

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: A week after arrests, Cl0p ransomware group dumps new tranche of stolen data. Just when it seemed law enforcement had taken them down, it’s clear that the group is continuing to conduct cybercrime. SolarWinds hackers…

TWINN Security News June 21

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: One in Five Manufacturing Firms Targeted by Cyberattacks. This is no surprise to anyone watching the security space, but it’s important to emphasize that one in five companies in the sector have already been compromised…

TWINN Security News June 14, 2021

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: The hard truth about ransomware: we aren’t prepared, it’s a battle with new rules, and it hasn’t near reached peak impact. Kevin says “We are rebuilding entire economies around technology, while having some fundamental issues…

TWINN Security News June 7, 2021

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised Password. According to Mandiant, it was a compromised password that started it all. This is just another reminder that we must be vigilant to protect everything we possibly can…

TWINN Security News May 24, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Cyber insurance premiums rise as ransomware, hacks continue, GAO finds. Still haven’t reached peak cyber insecurity, apparently. Ransomware strikes AXA shortly after insurer announces it will stop covering extortion fees. The two events are not necessarily linked, but wow. Senators roll out…

TWINN Security News May 10, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: CISA Statement on the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Incident. This underscores the threat that ransomware poses to organizations regardless of size or sector. Severe vulnerabilities in Dell firmware update driver found and fixed. But who updates their Dell firmware? We obviously all should.…