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Posts tagged as “Security”

An MSP breached, taking down the UK’s NHS

Well, with a headline like this, I couldn’t miss it.  “UK NHS suffers outage after a cyberattack on the managed service provider.”     The MSP, Advanced,…

Let’s learn about protestware

I wanted to note this new trend – protestware.      What’s that?    Developers deliberately sabotage their own software libraries to protest — turning software into “protestware.”    …

CISA’s leader talks storytelling

The Washington Post reviews Jen Easterly’s first year as head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency – and one of…

The struggle to replace Chinese tech in telecom

You may not remember, but I covered the directive to remove Chinese telecom equipment from carriers during the Trump administration.     And it’s not going smoothly…

Microsoft’s Macro reversal, again

And talking about Microsoft today, let’s follow up on that VBA macro auto-blocking.     After announcing it was on, then off, well. It’s back.     Today, the…

North Korea is coming for your small business profits

Microsoft has warned that North Korea has explicitly been developing ransomware and compromising small businesses in several countries since September 2021.  It’s about raising money…

MFA penetration, plus Log4J goes endemic

Security stats.  Here we go! Worldwide, just 46% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have implemented recommended multifactor authentication (MFA) technology, and only 13% mandate its use…