It’s been a week since DEFCON 28 went virtual live in “safe mode.”  It was a great event to attend and with over 250,000 people registered it was probably one of the largest ever online conferences.  All the talks are available for free on youtube so get to checking them out, there are a lot of…

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A Struggle For All Parties A few days ago, it was announced that school districts in San Diego and Los Angeles would be going completely online in the fall as a response to increasing COVID-19 concerns. This decision stands to impact not only the parents and students involved but also the schools themselves. While this…

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Industry Giants Impacted By Supply Chain Attack It was recently announced that a well known supply chain for heavy hitters in the automotive and aerospace industry had been undermined. Visser Precision, a custom parts maker for major companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, and Boeing, revealed that it had been a victim of a cybersecurity attack…

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As a company that is headquartered in Los Angeles and has an office in El Segundo just down the road from the Lakers practice facility, Tiro Security would like to send our condolences to all that were affected by the tragic Helicopter crash yesterday morning. I’m of similar age to Kobe with a daughter who…

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Ransomware in the News Just this week, there has been a report of a ransomware attack that has plagued our local San Bernardino City Unified School District. This attack directly targeted the school district’s computer network which in turn has blocked all entry to numerous vital district files. While District Safety Manager Eric Vetere maintains…

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  Coming up half-way through the month of October, there is a sense of growing anticipation with the holiday season almost upon us. While it is easy to neglect October as simply the bridge month for our turkey dinners or creamy eggnogs, it has more significance than most would think. And no, I am not…

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First off I would like to thank Anshu Gupta for allowing us to republish his article. Anshu has experience working at some of the biggest names in tech here in the USA and has sat on both sides of the table so his insight is invaluable. When I read it I thought it had some great advice…

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T-Mobile. Home Depot. Target. California State University. All are large organizations that fell victim to expensive data breaches because of a third-party vendor, nor are they alone in that list! For any small to medium-sized business (SMB), there are two very important points to be aware of: 1) Small companies are, in fact, targets. Whether they…

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When hacking exploits had been leaked from the NSA last month, it offered a hacking toolkit to anyone in the world who wished to try to use them. The companies responsible for the effected programs, such as Microsoft, had immediately scrambled to update – or had, in fact, already provided updates – to defend against these…

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Our networked systems, be they computers, databases, phones, or other devices, are an endless battlefield. Zero-day exploits have been buzzing in the news in the wake of the Wikileaks concerns, where a number of such exploits had been posted where any who were interested could learn illegally about how to use them. Many are worried about…

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