Open Source

Open Source

Open Source     I was giving a presentation a few months ago at a conference.  The presentation was on “organization cyber security”.  I touched on a few of the most common cyber security vulnerabilities and mentioned open-source software that gets downloaded onto...
Unknown Threat

Unknown Threat

While I was sitting in the CIO seat, I would be asked regularly about the latest cyber-attack.  “Does thinking about the WannaCry virus keep you awake at night?” or “How do you sleep knowing the SolarWinds hack was successful?”  My response was always the same.  I...
Why Oldsmar??

Why Oldsmar??

Oldsmar Florida Water Utility was hacked by cyber criminals.  (In case you missed it https://www.tampabay.com/news/pinellas/2021/02/08/someone-tried-to-poison-oldsmars-water-supply-during-hack-sheriff-says/)  The obvious question for me is why?  Many are responding to...
SolarWinds Again

SolarWinds Again

SolarWinds Flares     SolarWinds seems to be the vulnerability that just keeps giving.  As is typical in the world of cyber, when a vulnerability is disclosed, it gains the spotlight and garners a great deal of attention from researchers and hackers alike.  SolarWinds...
SolarWinds

SolarWinds

Originally post 12/30/2020 By now everyone in the IT world, and many on main street, are aware of the SolarWinds breach.  The fact that top tier firms like FireEye Security and Microsoft, among others, sustained hacks using SolarWinds to infiltrate their network...