An small update to the blogs domain, and a commitment to future blogging in 2019!
I recently passed the CompTIA Security+ Exam, and thought I'd share how I prepared... hopefully it might help others thinking about earning the certification. ExperienceCompTIA recommends at least 2 years experience in IT, plus having the CompTIA IT Fundamentals, A+, and Network+ certifications. I had none of that. You don't NEED those things to book … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ Certified
So, over the past week, I've received two quite interesting SMS phishing messages (also known as Smishing). I thought it would be worthwhile going through what I found as a result of the attempts to get my payment details, in the hope someone reads this and thinks twice about clicking unsolicited links. It happened like … Continue reading I Was Smished…
Fraudsters are imitating UK university email addresses to defraud UK and European supply companies. The fraudsters are registering domains that are, at first glance, similar to genuine university domains: xxxxacu- uk.org, xxxxuk-ac.org, xxxacu.co.uk. These domains are used to contact suppliers and order high value goods such as IT equipment and pharmaceutical chemicals in the name … Continue reading Distribution Fraud – Fake University Orders
The Federal Trade Commission (US) has released an alert on tech support scams. Scammers use pop-up messages, websites, emails, and phone calls to entice users to pay for fraudulent tech support services to repair problems that don’t exist. Scammers have even used malicious browser extentions in google Chrome to slow the browser down, in an … Continue reading FTC Issues Alert on Tech Support Scams
Timehop has disclosed a security breach that has compromised the personal data (names and email addresses) of 21 million users. Around a fifth of the affected users — or 4.7M — have also had a phone number that was attached to their account breached in the attack. The service, which plugs into users’ social media accounts … Continue reading Timehop, the popular social media ’memories’ app, suffers data breach
Whitbread, the parent company of businesses including Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, has suffered a data breach which exposed the personal information of people who had applied for jobs at its portfolio companies. News Article - InfoSecurity Magazine
Learn what it means to be a Certified Cyber Security Professional, and how to gain this certification.
2017... what a year for Cyber Security! From the global reach and publicity of the Wannacry Ransomware, to the massive 150,000,000+ personal records stolen during the Equifax data breach, to the Uber data breach and subsequent cover up... it's been a wild 12 months! I'm thinking 2018 is going to be as wild as 2017 … Continue reading Happy New Year!
My list of the 8 best Cyber Security podcasts that you can listen and learn from for free!