Is Ohio Senate Bill 220 an Example for the Other 49 States?

May 16, 2019 | By:

Passing with 24 yeas and 8 nays, effective as of November 2, 2018, Ohio Senate Bill 220 was touted as a way to use the ‘carrot approach’ for organizations to increase cybersecurity. This incentive was to encourage the shielding of data breach liability for organizations in certain situations. Excerpts from the bill are provided below….


Ransomware Attack Cripples Baltimore’s City Systems

May 15, 2019 | By:

Watch the full news clip HERE. CEO David Kennedy is quoted on Fox News as they investigate Baltimore’s ransomware attack. City leaders says there’s no end in sight as hackers hold Baltimore city’s files hostage; Gillian Turner reports.


Owning O365 Through Better Brute-Forcing

May 14, 2019 | By:

TL;DR: User Enumeration is key. Done enumerating? Do more. The classic passwords still work. Once you get some credentials, get more. Office 365 (O365) has become a trend in organizations. More and more, administrators are offloading their mail to The Cloud™. No longer are admins shackled to their Exchange servers, executing patch after patch in…


22 Red Flags Someone Is Spying on Your Phone

May 13, 2019 | By:

GRC Practice Lead Alex Hamerstone contributed his red flag, downloading a malicious app, to Reader’s Digest’s article “22 Red Flags Someone Is Spying on Your Phone.” “This is becoming a bigger problem for consumers, as criminals are hiding malware or malicious capabilities inside of apps that appear legitimate or may even perform some legitimate service,…


TrustedSec Podcast Episode 3.14 – Pi

May 10, 2019 | By:

Welcome to the Trusted Security Podcast – a podcast dedicated to bringing the latest news on information security and the industry. This episode features the following members: Geoff Walton, Scott White, Justin Bollinger, and David Boyd! Stories Title: Exposing lockbox rental scam URL: https://www.cbs46.com/investigations/better_call_harry/better-call-harry-exposing-lockbox-rental-scam/article_d9a7242a-6ae4-11e9-bad4-b3ba30648147.html Author: Harry Samler (CBS46 Atlanta) Title: In a first, Israel responds…


How to protect yourself from phone scams

May 08, 2019 | By:

WWL First News with Tommy Tucker. Listen as he talks to GRC Practice Lead Alex Hamerstone about how to protect yourself from phone scams.


Experiencing Phishing Works Better By Utilizing Microsoft Security Product

May 02, 2019 | By:

Prevents other security products from doing their job. Read this overview of Moe’s from digi.no (originally in Norwegian) here or read his original write-up on our blog “Next Gen Phishing – Leveraging Azure Information Protection”


Webinar: Container Security & Compliance

April 30, 2019 | By:

Please note that this webinar was recorded on May 15, 2019. A growing trend. Using containers has been an increasing trend over the years as most companies are leveraging services to streamline their development needs. As this trend grows, many security professionals struggle to effectively layer the organization’s compliance obligations into these environments. …with growing…


TrustedSec comments on potential hacking of local airport systems

April 29, 2019 | By:

On Sunday April 21, 2019, travelers at Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport noticed that the screens typically displaying flight information were not functioning correctly. The Mayor’s office then commented that the airport is experiencing “isolated technical issues,” which did not affect flights to or from the airport. TrustedSec consultants including GRC practice lead Alex Hamerstone and…


TrustedSec Podcast Episode 3.13 – The Law, Passwords, 5G and GRC

April 26, 2019 | By:

Welcome to the Trusted Security Podcast – a podcast dedicated to bringing the latest news on information security and the industry. This episode features the following members: Geoff Walton, Rob Simon, Justin Bollinger, and David Boyd! Stories Title: The Feds Are Dropping Child Porn Cases Instead of Revealing Info on Their Surveillance Systems URL: https://reason.com/2019/04/24/the-feds-are-dropping-child-porn-cases-instead-of-revealing-info-on-their-surveillance-systems/…