Blog / Cybersecurity

Current advice, tips, and news on web security. CourseVector writes about several web security topics like Tech Support, Email or Domain Issues, Phishing, Data Breaches, and Backups.

Security Regulations Summary

Following are links to security information that may affect website design and/or may require website modifications. The GDPR is one of the strictest security policy and is being followed on this page because if you do business with anyone in the EU ans surrounding areas, these rules apply to you. Further, the U.S. ...

Do You Know Where Your Passwords Are? Feb 2018

Cybersecurity PosterDo You Know Where Your Passwords Are Feb 2018 Downloadable PDFCourseVector grants permission to use this artwork for any non-commercial purpose as long as the CourseVector contact information remains, as is, on any reproduction or use.

Recent Security Issues

01/26/18 Allscript still recovering from SamSam ransomware attack This is what happens when we rely entirely on cloud vendors for mission critical applications. 01/17/18 Malicious Chrome extensions infected 500K workstations 01/03/18 Forever 21 confirms credit card breach involving malware 01/03/18 Homeland Security Breach Exposes Staff, Agents and Witnesses 01/02/18

Intel Hardware Flaw Latest News About Spectre and Meltdown

The Issue There is a hardware flaw in Intel processors leading to serious security issues. Intel CPUs could let attackers exploit security weaknesses and access security keys, passwords, and files cached from a disk. As this is a hardware issue, it is very difficult to correct. The flaw affects all operating systems and ...

Cyber Safe Work Security Awareness Poster January 2018

Cybersecurity PosterCyber Safe Work Security Awareness Jan 2018 Downloadable PDFCourseVector grants permission to use this artwork for any non-commercial purpose as long as the CourseVector contact information remains, as is, on any reproduction or use.

Equifax Breach – Practical Information About the Breach

There has been a lot written about the Equifax Breach and it is not our intentions to duplicate all of the news. However, if you are interested in some practical information and advice based on our review of the breach, the following links should help you to avoid potential issues that may affect you ...

Massive Breach – Increase in SPAM Will Occur

Spam bot uncovered by researchers contained a massive list of 711 million records that includes email addresses, email and password combinations (some in cleartext), and SMTP credentials and configuration files.The information in the files will allow much more convincing phishing emails, access to Email address and Email server, possible access to additional online accounts and ...

Microsoft Word Potential Vulnerability

A new vulnerability was discovered that affects Microsoft Word. At the time of this writing, not much was being published on the issue, however, it is potentially very dangerous in that the feature it uses is on by default in Word and the malware is very hard to detect allowing it to slip through spam ...

SANS Video on Targeted Attacks

Each month SANS publishes a very down to Earth security video. SANS offers additional Security Awareness Training for End Users which is worth consideration. UPDATE: This post has been edited. The SANS video on Targeted Attacks has since expired. However, they still publish monthly videos and offer valuable training! It’s worth checking out.

What is Malware Video by SANS

SANS created a video “What is Malware” that explains the various terms that are part of Malware and provides some basic tips on how to protect against malware. With the recent outbreak of the WannaCry worm and all of the breaches that seem to happen daily, it is a good idea to have an ...

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