Monthly Archives: November 2016

#CyberHeadlines: Canadian Recruit Site Hacked

#CyberHeadlines: Canadian Recruit Site Hacked Canadian Army Recruitment Website Hacked Last week, the Canadian Defense Ministry was forced to take down its recruitment site after hackers were redirecting would-be recruits to an official Chinese government landing page. Evidently, Canadian government websites have been susceptible to many hacks in the past…. Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Santa gets Hacked

#CyberHeadlines: Santa gets Hacked   Father Frost Himself In Russia, thousands of kids have already been submitting letters online to Father Frost (the Russian Santa Clause) via a multitude of websites. Last week, it was found that 55 of these websites had been compromised and were publishing the first and… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Hack the Army

#CyberHeadlines: Hack the Army New Hack the Army program announced The U.S. Army has just announced their new “Hack the Army” program. They’ve teamed up with Hacker One and are considering this program an extension of their “Hack the Pentagon” program earlier this year. However, unlike Hack the Pentagon, Hack… Read more »

CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep Course Preview (Special Offer Inside)

#CyberWeek2016: CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep   For a limited time get this course for only $10 ($150 off original price) on Udemy – CompTIA Security+ Training The CompTIA S+ certificate is globally recognized for validating foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. In this course, EC-Council certified trainer Timber Wolfe,… Read more »

CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator) EC-Council Course Trailer (Special Offer Inside)

#CyberWeek2016: CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator) For a limited time get this course for $10 ($150 off original price) on Udemy – EC-Council’s CHFI Training The EC-Council’s Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certificate provides vendor-neutral recognition of the specific security discipline of computer forensics. In this course, EC-Council certified instructor Bally… Read more »

Certified Ethical Hacker Bootcamp (CEH v9) (Special Offer Inside)

#CyberWeek2016: EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker Bootcamp For a limited time Get this course for $10 ($190 off original price) on Udemy – EC-Council’s CEH Certificate Training The EC-Council’s CEH certificate is paramount for any IT specialist and anyone trying to enhance their network’s defenses. In this course, EC-Council certified trainer Timber Wolfe,… Read more »

Cyber Threats: Ransomware

WannaCry Ransomware

Cyber Threats: Ransomware In October 2016, I attended a SecureWorld conference in Bellevue, WA. The hot topic of the event? Ransomware. I realized that I had left ransomware out of my cyber threats series, hence this post. This one is going to be a bit different, however. I’ll be giving… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: FriendFinder Breach

#CyberHeadlines: FriendFinder Breach FriendFinder Hacked Again Last week, FriendFinder experienced the biggest hack of 2016 with over 412 million accounts being compromised, according to Leaked Source. FriendFinder Networks runs,,, and used to run (thought somehow still had data from members). With such sensitive data… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Cybersecurity Training Deemed Insufficient

#CyberHeadlines: Cybersercurity Training Deemed Insufficient Report finds Training insufficient for defending against Insider Threats A recent report by Experian and the Poneman Institute shows that prescribed cybersecurity training is being deemed insufficient in combatting insider threats. Aside from companies failing to put incentives and other programs in place, the training… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Rupee Update

#CyberHeadlines: Rupee Update India updates its currency for security reasons The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently announced that they are updating the rupee as well as withdrawing 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation. The asserted reasoning behind this decision is to cut back on crime incentives and make… Read more »