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Webinar - Security7 + OneLogin (w/Technical Demo)

By Carl Keyser on Oct 25, 2021 12:10:45 PM



Join Security7 Networks' Brian Thomas (CTO) and Carl Keyser (Digital Marketing Manager) as they talk with Stephen Newhauser and Trevor Huntting from OneLogin regarding what Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) can do to help your business.

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Webinar - Security7 + OneLogin

By Carl Keyser on Oct 22, 2021 12:27:43 PM


Join Security7 Networks' Brian Thomas (CTO) and Carl Keyser (Digital Marketing Manager) as they talk with Stephen Newhauser and Trevor Huntting from OneLogin regarding what Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) can do to help your business.

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Jupyter Malware: What You Should Know...

By Carl Keyser on Oct 5, 2021 12:55:25 PM

There's a .NET info-stealer making the rounds. It's called Jupyter, and it's very good at avoiding end-point protection software.

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CISA Announcement: Conti Ransomware Service & ZLoader...

By Carl Keyser on Sep 27, 2021 2:30:42 PM

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a new alert and it's pretty important because it could impact everybody who's currently being served advertisements by Google.

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Apple FINALLY Shoots NSO's Pegasus Out of the Sky

By Carl Keyser on Sep 14, 2021 12:43:49 PM

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Employees Willing to Sell Credentials to Ransomware Gangs

By Carl Keyser on Sep 13, 2021 9:11:02 PM

Topics: Ransomware
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Scammers Steal $2.3 Million from New Hampshire Town

By Carl Keyser on Aug 26, 2021 8:30:00 AM

This story is going to sound all too familiar... A small town has been victimized by scammers via a Phishing Attack and $2.3 million of tax-payer money has been stolen. This time the town in question is rather local, Peterborough, NH, about an hour and a half northwest of Boston.

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The T-Mobile Hack: At Least 49 Million Accounts Compromised...

By Carl Keyser on Aug 19, 2021 2:56:51 PM

Telecom giant T-Mobile has been hacked. AT LEAST 49 million accounts have been compromised. The leaked data includes things like:

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CISA Names Top 12 Vulnerabilities for 2021

By Carl Keyser on Aug 16, 2021 3:11:17 PM

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) along side the Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC), the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have named their TOP 30 vulnerabilities (so far) for 2021.

Topics: CISA
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Accenture Ransomware Attack: What You Should Know About LockBit...

By Carl Keyser on Aug 12, 2021 1:38:50 PM

News broke late Wednesday night (August 11) that Accenture, a Fortune 500 consulting company, was attacked and had servers compromised by the LockBit ransomware gang.

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Multi-Factor Authentication Now Required by Cyber-Liability Insurers

By Carl Keyser on Aug 2, 2021 12:58:35 PM

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SOAPA is the Key to a Successful Active Defense Security Posture

By Carl Keyser on Jul 29, 2021 11:58:48 AM

I’ve seen a lot of talk regarding an information security posture referred to as Active Defense. It’s becoming more popular across the industry. The phrase seems to be popping up everywhere I look.

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NSO's Pegasus Flies Again!

By Carl Keyser on Jul 22, 2021 2:31:00 PM

Amnesty International has released a new Forensic Methodology Report about NSO Group's Pegasus Software and it's pretty scary.

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U.S. State Dept. Introduces NEW Cybercriminal Reward Program

By Carl Keyser on Jul 20, 2021 3:06:25 PM

If you look closely at the walls of your local Post Office you might see something out of an old western movie. Wanted posters. Yes, that's right. Wanted posters.

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Embracing Cybersecurity in the Workplace...

By Carl Keyser on Jul 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Change is hard. No matter how old you get, change will always be difficult to accept. It doesn't matter where that change occurs. Change can affect your private life and/or it can affect your professional life too. No matter how minor or major the change, people are impacted by the change.

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Jen Easterly Confirmed as CISA Director...

By Carl Keyser on Jul 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Our long national nightmare is over...Jen Easterly has been named Director for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency.

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Attention C-Level Executives: A Compliance Standards Primer...

By Carl Keyser on Jul 9, 2021 12:42:47 PM

If you're at the top of the ladder, you've probably got a lot on your plate. Budgets, personnel issues, sales numbers, shareholders, etc. You're busy all the time. Now, on top of all that you've got to focus more and more on a real problem. Your business is a target for cybercriminals, and it's only a matter of time before you're attacked.

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PrintNightmare: What You Need to Know...

By Carl Keyser on Jul 7, 2021 11:16:27 AM

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iPhone Users: Beware of Unfamiliar WiFi Networks...

By Carl Keyser on Jun 28, 2021 2:07:36 PM

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New SolarWinds Related Breaches Reported...

By Carl Keyser on Jun 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Chalk another one up for the bad guys...

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How to Talk About InfoSec with your C-Suite

By Carl Keyser on Jun 22, 2021 11:31:56 AM

Cybersecurity is becoming more prominent. At least publicly. If you work within the industry, you already know how important it is to have a healthy cybersecurity posture. Your executives know that too. They just... have more to focus on.

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Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Releases 50 Security Updates

By Carl Keyser on Jun 14, 2021 12:55:39 PM

Microsoft has released a WHOPPING 50 security updates! This most recent "Patch Tuesday" focused on patching everything from remote code execution (RCE), denial-of-service, privilege escalation, and memory corruption problems.

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Patch, Patch, Patch! Google Chrome Zero Day Vulnerability Uncovered!

By Carl Keyser on Jun 11, 2021 4:52:39 PM

Are you a Chrome user? If so you better update your software. Google has just announced a new software update that's designed to take care of a critical flaw in the software's Javascript engine (among other things).

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RockYou2021: 8.4 Billion Passwords Leaked

By Carl Keyser on Jun 8, 2021 10:14:32 AM


A 100GB text file has been leaked on the dark web and it contains 8.4 BILLION passwords.  I'll say again...ugh.

According to a report by, the passwords included are all between 6-20 characters long with non-ASCII characters and white spaces removed.

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Amazon Sidewalk: What You Should Know...

By Carl Keyser on Jun 7, 2021 11:42:38 AM

Amazon just announced a new product. It's called "Sidewalk," and it's designed to provide internet service to remote Amazon devices (think Echos, Ring cameras, security lights, etc) via your neighbor's Amazon devices, and in turn, their internet connection.

Topics: Amazon Sidewalk
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Halfway Through 2021: 30 Cybersecurity Breaches of Note

By Carl Keyser on Jun 1, 2021 10:20:18 AM

As we enter the second half of 2021, I thought it'd be good to summarize 30 of the most noteworthy security breaches we've seen so far this year. 30...THIRTY.  I'd love to say it's unbelievable but's not.

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Zeppelin Reunites...the Ransomware. Not the Band. Sorry.

By Carl Keyser on May 24, 2021 3:23:47 PM

I apologize to all of you Led Zepplinists in the audience, but I couldn't help myself. A fairly recent form of ransomware, called Zeppelin (duh) has reared its ugly head once again.

WMUR Interview

By Carl Keyser on May 24, 2021 9:28:24 AM

Security7 was on TV this past weekend! Watch Jay Smith, our President of Sales talk with Fred Kocher of WMUR to talk about Ransomware and the general state of Cybersecurity!

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REPORT: Virtual Cyrillic Keyboard Protects from DarkSide Ransomware...

By Carl Keyser on May 18, 2021 2:16:39 PM

Originally this article was going to be about The DarkSide group breaking up and shutting down shop after losing access to their servers and all their funds (as documented in this post from the Washington Post). But in doing some research, I found something out a bit more interesting that I felt would be conducive to sharing with you, our dear reader.

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DarkSide Hacking Group Brings Colonial Pipeline to its Knees...

By Carl Keyser on May 10, 2021 2:11:16 PM

On May 6th, a ransomware infestation from a Russian hacking group has shut down the 5,500 mile-long fuel pipeline that feeds MOST of the United States Eastern seaboard, just in time for the summer travel rush.

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Millions of American Credit Scores Leaked Due to Buggy Experian API...

By Carl Keyser on May 4, 2021 3:41:48 PM

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Is Apple AirDrop Secure? New Research Says Maybe Not...

By Carl Keyser on Apr 29, 2021 10:10:25 AM

A new press release from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany is lifting the lid on some pretty significant security issues regarding Apple's cross-platform AirDrop software feature.

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The ParkMobile Hack: What You Need to Know...

By Carl Keyser on Apr 21, 2021 2:44:37 PM

If you live in a city with parking meters (as many do here in New England) there's a good chance you've at least encountered the ParkMobile system. The city I live in uses the service to charge (exorbitant) parking meter fees to help pay for public infrastructure and to help ensure users don't incur (more exorbitant) parking ticket fees for overstaying their welcome.

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President Announces New 100 Day Cybersecurity Plan for Power Industry

By Carl Keyser on Apr 20, 2021 12:50:56 PM

There's long been concern that malicious actors will one day target the United States electrical grid. To help counter any sort of attack leaving us both literally and figuratively in the dark, the Biden Administration announced a new "100-day" plan to help protect a very sensitive part of our utility infrastructure.

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The FBI is Hacking Exchange FIX Them!

By Carl Keyser on Apr 15, 2021 2:41:42 PM

The headline isn't clickbait, I promise. The Federal Bureau of Investigations is hacking into Microsoft Exchange Servers across the country to...protect them from Hafinum.

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Password Blunders Abound!

By Carl Keyser on Apr 12, 2021 4:54:39 PM

A new Ponemon Institute report (sponsored by Keeper Security Inc.) has revealed some SHOCKING password-related missteps. The report can be read here, but I've included some of the juicier tidbits below for convenience.

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The April 3rd Facebook Hack: What You Need to Know...

By Carl Keyser on Apr 8, 2021 11:52:46 AM

Late last week the news broke regarding a massive PII leak, impacting close to 553,000,000 Facebook users across 106 countries...including 32 million Americans (one of whom is Facebook CEO and creator, Mark Zuckerberg).

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Ubiquiti Hack Larger Than Previously Reported

By Carl Keyser on Mar 31, 2021 1:07:21 PM

Early this year, Ubiquiti Networks announced to their customers that they'd been breached. The Internet of Things (IoT) device maker let customers know via an email that the company had recently become aware of an unauthorized breach via a third-party cloud provider.

Topics: Hacked Ubiquiti
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Hackers Fail to Blame Exchange Server Attacks on Brian Krebs

By Carl Keyser on Mar 30, 2021 1:54:23 PM

Brian Krebs has quite the reputation in the cybersecurity community. A good reputation too. He's not some nefarious dweeb out there trying to cash in on fear and it's related ilk. He's a true blue, dyed in the wool, cybersecurity researcher and journalist.

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FBI ICS 2020 Report Highlights

By Carl Keyser on Mar 29, 2021 7:34:56 PM

2020...what a year. It's one that many of us will ever truly forget. Pandemics, politics, death, and destruction, 2020 brought it all. One of the things that 2020 brought us that's often lost in the shuffle, is a pretty drastic increase in cybercrime. It's not to say cybersecurity wasn't important during 2020, it's just...there was so much else going on.

Topics: FBI IC3
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What is CMMC? A Beginner's Guide

By Carl Keyser on Mar 23, 2021 9:42:24 AM

Security7 Networks has seen a sharp uptick in people requesting immediate support regarding the Department of Defense's  Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). 

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New JavaScript Trick Allows Phishing Sites to Detect Virtual Machines

By Carl Keyser on Mar 17, 2021 1:20:08 PM

The MalwareHunter Team has discovered a new trick being leveraged by Phishing websites.

Topics: Phishing
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Security Cameras at Tesla, Cloudflare, and More Hacked

By Carl Keyser on Mar 10, 2021 3:13:42 PM

It's easy to forget sometimes that the IoT encompasses more than just end-points and network devices. To help drive home that fact, Bleeping Computer has posted a story regarding hacked IoT security cameras. 

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Microsoft Exchange Server Attack Timeline

By Carl Keyser on Mar 9, 2021 1:54:41 PM

Brian Krebs over at has put together a handy timeline regarding the recent string of Microsoft Exchange Server attacks.

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Microsoft Exchange Attack: 30,000 Servers Compromised

By Carl Keyser on Mar 8, 2021 2:36:42 PM

If you haven't patched your Microsoft Exchange Server recently you should seriously consider it. There are FOUR "zero-day" vulnerabilities currently wrecking havoc around the with tens of thousands of organizations affected.

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The Gootkit Information Stealer

By Carl Keyser on Mar 4, 2021 1:17:02 PM

Ignore the adorable tree baby. This isn't about Groot. It's about Gootkit, a particularly nasty information stealer that's currently being distributed to people via hacked WordPress sites and malicious SEO techniques.

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Ryuk Ransomware Now Deadlier

By Carl Keyser on Mar 1, 2021 3:01:24 PM

A new Ryuk ransomware variant has appeared in the wild, now with  worm-like capabilities.

Topics: Ryuk
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Mac Users Beware! Silver Sparrow Has Arrived...

By Carl Keyser on Feb 23, 2021 1:04:33 PM

There's a new malware threat specifically targeting Macs. It's called Silver Sparrow . Details are still relatively scarce but here's what we know currently:

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The TrickBot Botnet Resurgence Via Phishing Attacks

By Carl Keyser on Feb 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

A botnet that's plagued people on and off since 2016 has reared its ugly head again, this time focusing on phishing campaigns that target legal firms and insurance companies.

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Sprite Spider: What You Need to Know

By Carl Keyser on Feb 1, 2021 4:05:17 PM

A ransomware team first detected in 2015 is poised to become one of the biggest threat actors of 2021, according to CrowdStrike.

Topics: Ransomware
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Enable MFA on Your SonicWall Secure Mobile Access Devices (SMA) Immediately...

By Carl Keyser on Jan 27, 2021 2:51:27 PM

If you've got a SonicWall  Secure Mobile Access Device (SMA) you should seriously consider activating Multi-Factor Authentication on it.

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Update to iOS 14.4 When You Can...

By Carl Keyser on Jan 26, 2021 8:39:49 PM

Apple's released a new software update and you should probably take the time to update your device. The update directly addresses a few security holes the company recently announced.

Topics: ios
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Cybersecurity Predictions: 2021

By Carl Keyser on Jan 25, 2021 4:33:07 PM

It's that time of the year again! What time is that, you ask? It's time for our annual cybersecurity prediction post!* These predictions come from a variety of cybersecurity experts, like FireEye, Sophos, and Trend Micro. There's a list with links to each report at the bottom of this blog article if you care to peruse them yourself. 

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Our Partners and the SolarWinds Hack...

By Carl Keyser on Dec 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Honestly...2020 has been a heck of a year. A pandemic, a recession, a contentious election, and then a hack that impacted not only 18,000 business but rocked our Federal Government to its core.

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SolarWinds and FireEye Breached: What You Should Know...

By Carl Keyser on Dec 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

It's been a heck of a month for cybercriminals. Two major cybersecurity firms had their lunch eaten by hackers

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CISA: What Is It and What Does It Do?

By Carl Keyser on Dec 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM

We (Security7 Networks), or rather, I (the author of this post), am not interested in this blog becoming political in any way. We're here to educate, inform, and on occasion, entertain. That said, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been in the news a lot lately. So much so that it probably warranted a blog post.

Topics: CISA
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Software Concepts International LLC Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

By Carl Keyser on Dec 1, 2020 12:55:35 PM

Security7 Networks is pleased to announce that Software Concepts International, LLC (SCI), has achieved ISO 27001 certification.

The ISO 27001 certification has been verified by CIRQ and accredited by ANAB (ANSI National Accreditation Board). Accredited certification to ISO 27001 involves undertaking regular reviews and internal audits to ensure the continual improvement of the Information Security Management System (ISMS).

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7 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2021...

By Carl Keyser on Nov 12, 2020 12:44:28 PM put up an interesting article this week that includes their TOP 7 cybersecurity predictions for 2021. Besides them stealing one of our marketing tricks (ahem 7 predictions? That's my bag! ::shakes fist::) it's worth a read. 

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RagnarLocker Group Takes Out Ad on Facebook to Shame Victim

By Carl Keyser on Nov 10, 2020 3:54:59 PM

Ransomware is a huge threat right now. It's everywhere you look. Business after business is falling to the plight. We've been covering this for years. If you're expecting that to change for the better anytime soon, I've got some bad news for you...

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URGENT: Massachusetts Unemployment Fraud Scheme

By Carl Keyser on Nov 10, 2020 2:55:11 PM

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of Americans are out of work. Unemployment is at the highest point it has been in years. Things are bad out there for a lot of people.

Topics: Scam
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REPORT: Cybersecurity in the Remote Work Era...

By Carl Keyser on Nov 3, 2020 2:16:01 PM

It's tough to write about Covid-19. It's tough to work in this mixed up, messed up Covid world. Things aren't easy for anybody. But at least we're all in this together.

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Ransomware: How to Protect Yourself

By Carl Keyser on Oct 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Securty7 Networks has PERSONALLY seen an uptick in ransomware attacks, and we're not alone. Security professionals around the globe are facing the same issues.

Topics: Lists Ransomware
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Paying a Ransomware Ransom Might Lead to Big Fines...

By Carl Keyser on Oct 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Your day couldn't be going worse. Someone in the office clicked on a link they shouldn't have. Now the entire network is compromised with Ransomware. Your cybersecurity hygiene practices weren't the best, to begin with. You haven't been doing what you should be doing. Your data wasn't backed up, and you can't restore your end-points. The only option left is to pay the attacker's ransom and unlock your data. Things couldn't get worse, right?

Topics: Ransomware
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7 Sneaky Cybersecurity Threats

By Carl Keyser on Oct 8, 2020 11:51:11 AM

Not every cyber-attack is a large scale data breach or ransomware attack. Even the average computer user is liable to encounter some sort of cyber-kerfluffle during their lifetime.

Topics: Cyberattack
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How to Improve a Slow Home Internet Connection!

By Carl Keyser on Oct 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Are you still working from home? That's probably a silly question, of course, you are. Most everybody is still working from home. If you're anything like the rest of us you've probably noticed intermittent internet issues. I know I have. When the pandemic first started, and everyone was stuck indoors, my internet took a NOSEDIVE. Everybody was online, streaming God knows what, trying to use business applications over residential connections.

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ZeroLogon Bites Back

By Carl Keyser on Sep 29, 2020 12:25:46 PM

Last week we posted a blog article regarding the ZeroLogon exploit, or CVE-2020-1472. At the time there were no documented attacks leveraging the exploit. That's changed.

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Should You Upgrade to iOS 14? Yup and Here's Why...

By Carl Keyser on Sep 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The IoT isn't the safest place, all-things-considered. Hacked cameras, hacked appliances, hacked video game consoles, and worst of all, hacked cellphones.

Topics: ios apple IoT
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Video Presentation: Understanding the Threat Landscape

By Carl Keyser on Sep 22, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Last week Jay Smith gave a wonderful presentation for the fine folks over at Collective 54. We thought you might want to watch! You can check out the video using this link.

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The ZeroLogon Exploit (CVE-2020-1472)

By Carl Keyser on Sep 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

If you haven't installed Microsoft's August patch updates for your Active Directory domain controllers, you might want to reconsider. A brand new exploit (officially called CVE-2020-1472 by Microsoft and Zerologon by Tom Tervoort, the researcher who discovered it) allows an attacker to compromise an unpatched Active Directory domain controller via just a TCP connection without the need for any domain credentials.

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More Sneaky Covid-19 Attacks...

By Carl Keyser on Sep 18, 2020 12:50:25 PM

The Covid-19 Pandemic has raised some interesting challenges.  People around the world have had to make do when it comes to rapid change. That doesn't just stand for the honest, but cyberattackers too are adapting to our new reality.

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Review: The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2020

By Carl Keyser on Sep 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

2020...what year...and it's not even over yet! There's still plenty of time for awful stuff to happen to us all! I, for one, am rooting for a giant asteroid to hit us right around election time, but to be honest, I'll take what I can get...

Topics: Review ESG
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Let's talk Cybersecurity!

By Carl Keyser on Sep 8, 2020 7:47:13 AM

Interested in better understanding the threat landscape? Want to know how you can better protect yourself? If you do, you're in luck!

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Vishing Attacks on the Rise

By Carl Keyser on Sep 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have issued a statement regarding an uptick in Vishing Attacks since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

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The 7 Steps of a Successful Risk Assessment

By Carl Keyser on Aug 27, 2020 10:05:00 AM

There’s been a lot of talk about standards and compliance (ISO 27001 and GDPR to name a few). We’ve been talking about these standards quite a bit lately (here and here). What we haven’t done a lot of is talk about what people need to do to prepare for these standards while assuring you’re compliant with the obligations you already have.

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ISO 27001: The Compliance Chameleon

By Carl Keyser on Aug 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Executive Summary: ISO 27001 is the only internationally-accepted and recognized information security standard in existence. It can be implemented in any organization (regardless of size), and any vertical. 

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How can ISO 27001 Help Your Business?

By Carl Keyser on Aug 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Drafted by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 27001 is designed specifically to help build an information security management system (ISMS).

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Patch Tuesday Special Edition: SIGRed

By Carl Keyser on Jul 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

(This article's a bit late as I was on vacation last week, so if you've already patched your Windows Server with the bug fixes released on July 14th to protect it against CVE-2020-1350, great. If not, get crackin'!)

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Ragnar Locker: What to Look Out For

By Carl Keyser on Jul 1, 2020 2:03:25 PM

It would seem the people who create and name malware/ransomware/etc. have the same affinity for pop culture references that I do. I predict that one day I'll wake up to the news that a particularly dangerous piece of software called "The Parrot Sketch" is tearing up enterprises left and right the world over.

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What is Phishing?

By Carl Keyser on Jun 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You’re being attacked. I know. Shocking. You might not believe it but it’s true. I’m getting attacked. You’re getting attacked. We’re all getting attacked.

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Meet Valak: The Marquis of Malware

By Carl Keyser on Jun 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM


I'm not sure if you're a horror fan, or if you like spooky stuff. Hey, maybe you are, if you're reading this you work in cybersecurity and there's plenty of stuff in this industry that can scare the pants off you on a daily basis.

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RIP: My Cousin Alan Has Died - How to Spot a Social Engineering Attack

By Carl Keyser on Jun 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM

My cousin, Alan, has died.

He has ceased to be, bereft of life, he rests in peace, he has kicked the bucket, hopped the twig, bit the dust, snuffed it, breathed his last, and gone to meet the High Mucky-Muck in the sky. And you know what I have to say about that? Good riddance to him, the freeloading bastard! I hope he fries!

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$500 to the Charity of Your Choice...

By Carl Keyser on May 18, 2020 4:34:23 PM

We've got a webinar coming up. I know, you've probably been inundated with requests to join webinars since this whole COVID-19 Pandemic started.

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The State of Cybersecurity: Pandemic Edition

By Carl Keyser on May 11, 2020 2:33:10 PM

About a week ago I got a call from a phone number I didn't recognize. It was a Massachusetts number from out around Springfield. I've got family out that way, I figured "Carl, you better answer that."

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Covid-19: An Update on Public Schools

By Carl Keyser on Apr 30, 2020 12:06:20 PM

If you've been following along with the blog, you're probably aware of the work we've been doing with HB 1612/RSA 189:66. It's a bit of privacy legislation developed to help schools (public and private) protect their students' Personal Identifiable Information (PII) data.
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An Ode to VPNs: Why Traditional Solutions Stink & Three Replacements

By Carl Keyser on Apr 15, 2020 8:30:00 AM

If you've ever had to connect remotely over Virtual Private Network (VPN) for work, you're missing out. Dante's Inferno would have included VPNs, had they been around in the 14th Century.

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Hey Zoom Users! Here are 7 Ways to Avoid a Zoombombing!

By Carl Keyser on Apr 6, 2020 4:53:08 PM


 A new, and disgusting trend has reared its ugly head: Zoombombing. Zoombombing is when an online troll enters a Zoom video conferencing meeting with the intent to disrupt, disgust, and damage the occupants and derail the meeting's purpose or mission.

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The State of K-12 Cybersecurity: 2019 Year in Review...

By Carl Keyser on Apr 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The world's upside down right now, and people are really at their wits end. It's hard to find any normalcy in our day to day lives. Especially if you're working from home AND you have your kids there with you.

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Scammers Leveraging Covid-19 Confusion to Take Advantage of People

By Carl Keyser on Mar 26, 2020 1:08:22 PM

Scammers are legitimately trying to take advantage of people online during the Covid-19 crisis.

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7 Ways to Work from Home Productively

By Carl Keyser on Mar 25, 2020 9:45:49 AM

I assume many of you reading this are like me. You're working from home in the shadow of an international pandemic. 43 million Americans, coast to coast, are in the same boat as us. They're having just as hard a time dealing with the crisis as you or I.

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Covid-19: Security7 Networks Update

By Carl Keyser on Mar 16, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Security7/Covid-19 Related News:

We wanted to take a minute and let you know how Security7 Networks plans to operate in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic:

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Covid-19: How to Stay Healthy

By Carl Keyser on Mar 16, 2020 10:30:42 AM

This isn't the type of article I ever thought I'd be posting here on the Security7 Networks blog. We talk about computer viruses, the digital kind, not actual real-world pathogens. So, writing about Covid-19 and its impact on everyone is relatively novel to me.

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CVE-2020-0688: Patch Your Exchange Server(s)

By Carl Keyser on Mar 5, 2020 1:53:22 PM

Just when you thought Coronavirus was all you had to worry about, there's a new Microsoft Exchange Server exploit!

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Facial Recognition Company Clearview AI was Hacked

By Carl Keyser on Feb 27, 2020 2:08:02 PM

Facial recognition technology is pretty groovy stuff. It allows the software to scan a face (via things like a picture or video) and compare that face to a collection of faces in a database. It can be used in a variety of applications (think goofy Snapchat filters) but notably biometric security (think unlocking your phone).

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Oo De Lally! RobinHood Ransomware Returns...

By Carl Keyser on Feb 11, 2020 10:31:20 AM

This version of RobinHood doesn't steal from the rich and give to the poor. He just ruins your day. If you don't believe me just ask the City of Baltimore who was legitimately ROCKED last year by it infected their systems and cost the Crab Cake Capital of the World (honestly they call themselves that) $18.2 million.

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1 in 10 Macs infected by Shlayer Trojan...

By Carl Keyser on Jan 24, 2020 2:13:27 PM


While I would never personally recommend a Kaspersky product to save my life, you know, because they're believed to spy on people for the Kremlin (which you can read about here: The Kremlin and Putin are using Kaspersky Labs to spy on you!), there's a new report from them that might have some merit:

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URGENT: Microsoft Announces Critical Vulnerabilities in Windows Operating System

By Carl Keyser on Jan 14, 2020 3:43:27 PM

The Department of Homeland Security and Microsoft have made an announcement regarding some very serious CVEs that severely compromise the Windows Operating System.

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Should You Be Worried About Iran?

By Carl Keyser on Jan 14, 2020 12:41:03 PM

As tensions rise in the Middle East, it's increasingly likely some American businesses/agencies will be faced with cybersecurity attacks from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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What is a Managed Cybersecurity Services Provider?

By Carl Keyser on Jan 9, 2020 12:46:36 PM

We talk a lot about being a Managed Cybersecurity Services Provider and I thought it'd be a good idea to dive into exactly what a Managed Cybersecurity Services Provider is.

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What is a Social Engineering Attack?

By Carl Keyser on Jan 7, 2020 4:06:10 PM

I wanted to take a moment to dive into something called “Social Engineering."

Parts of what I bring up is going to sound a bit familiar. There’s going to be a bit of overlap regarding things I've featured in this blog previously.

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Don't Let People Clown Around on Your Systems

By Carl Keyser on Nov 19, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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Beware the Dark Web: 7 Ways to Avoid Leaked Credentials...

By Carl Keyser on Nov 14, 2019 3:03:21 PM

My email address was leaked on the dark web. I know, I know. I'm not thrilled about it. See, we run scans looking for leaked credentials on the dark web every day and yesterday, well, my email turned up.

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Upcoming Webinar: November 21st, 12 p.m. - Idaptive

By Carl Keyser on Nov 11, 2019 10:23:38 AM

Security7 Networks will be joined by Brian Krause from Idaptive on November 21st to at 12 p.m. to give you a top down look at the world of Identity and Access Management and how it could benefit your business.

Topics: Webinar
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UPDATED: Why SMBs and SMEs Should Consider Hiring an MSSP

By Carl Keyser on Nov 8, 2019 11:02:34 AM

This article was originally published on September 18th, 2018. It has been updated and expanded on.

For years a company's cybersecurity needs were left up to their IT Department. IT was responsible for every decision, every purchase. The C-Suite and its occupants had bigger fish to fry and what little attention InfoSec received, typically dried up before anyone dug in deep at that executive level.

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Watch out for E-Skimming Schemes this Holiday Season

By Carl Keyser on Oct 24, 2019 1:19:46 PM

The silly season is almost upon us. Mobs will soon lining up for a chance to fight each other to the death for the season's hottest item at your local big box retailer.

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Is the Standard Cybersecurity Model Fundamentally Broken?

By Carl Keyser on Oct 17, 2019 11:39:43 AM

Tony Bradley over at seems to think so... and if I'm being perfectly honest, he might be right.

Topics: Cybersecurity
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Majority of American's Can't Tell the Difference Between HTTPS and 2FA

By Carl Keyser on Oct 10, 2019 12:25:21 PM

Hrm...that's not good.

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Don't Hide. Talk Successfully to Your Employees About Cybersecurity Issues

By Carl Keyser on Oct 9, 2019 2:59:33 PM

The biggest threat (at least in my opinion) to an enterprise's cybersecurity health is the people that work there. That's not a knock on anybody, it's just an unfortunate truth. People often have a lot to worry about and unfortunately, cybersecurity often falls to the wayside.

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FDA Reminds Hospitals to Update Equipment

By Carl Keyser on Oct 7, 2019 10:14:48 AM

Topics: HIPAA Medical
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Ransomware Statistics in 2019 So Far...

By Carl Keyser on Sep 25, 2019 3:30:12 PM

I've written about Ransomware attacks extremely often this year. I feel like a fear-monger or one of those sidewalk preachers who loudly claim the end is near as you stroll past them.

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IBM's Local Government Ransomware Study: Key Takeaways

By Carl Keyser on Sep 19, 2019 4:12:21 PM

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Introducing Lord EK & Why Exploit Kits are Bad News

By Carl Keyser on Sep 17, 2019 3:55:27 PM

There's a new kid on the block. Its name is Lord EK and it could potentially (along with all the other Exploit Kits out there) cause people grief if left unchecked.

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The DealerLeads Breach: What You Need to Know...

By Carl Keyser on Sep 16, 2019 2:44:18 PM

198 million people who were looking for a new car just had their PII data stolen by hackers. The breached database belonged to DealerLeads, an online company that focuses on helping people find their next car.

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BlueKeep Exploit Publicly Released by Rapid7. Better Start Patching...

By Carl Keyser on Sep 9, 2019 10:10:44 AM

At the end of July I wrote an article about Immunity's working BlueKeep (CVE-2019-0708) exploit, a vulnerability that can wreck havoc on a Windows machine if left un-patched.

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Facebook Security Lapse Exposes Millions of Phone Numbers...

By Carl Keyser on Sep 5, 2019 7:16:45 PM

We've said it before and we'll say it again: you really shouldn't be using Facebook. You can read what we've had to say in the past here (as well as what other people have had to say about it: Facebook Security Breach Exposes 50 Million Accounts,How Cambridge Analytica Leveraged Facebook and Exploited 87 Million Users' Data,Feds Launch Investigation Regarding Facebook's Data Deals)

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Hackers Have Been Spying on iPhones for Years

By Carl Keyser on Sep 4, 2019 2:12:11 PM

Google's Project Zero announced some big news last Thursday: hackers have been using "Watering Hole" style attacks for years to spy on iPhones who visit compromised websites.

In the blog post ( written by Ian Beer, he says hackers had been discretely attacking iPhones who visited compromised websites.

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Ransomware Rocks Dentist Offices Around the Country

By Carl Keyser on Aug 30, 2019 12:13:08 PM


If going to the dentist wasn't painful enough...

Topics: Ransomware
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Imperva Breached: What You Need to Know

By Carl Keyser on Aug 29, 2019 1:42:42 PM

One of the world's leading providers of Internet firewall services, has been breached. Imperva announced yesterday that a 2017 database, made up of customers who use their Incapsula WAF product, was compromised.

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Edge Computing: Why Computing on the Edge Makes Sense for the Healthcare Industry

By Carl Keyser on Aug 26, 2019 2:13:15 PM

If you're new to our series regarding Edge Computing I suggest you check out this article first - Edge Computing: Why Rising Above the Cloud Might be a Better Option for Your Business

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It's Groundhog Day, Again: 22 Texas Towns Hit With Ransomware

By Carl Keyser on Aug 21, 2019 3:44:54 PM

Towns across the country are getting whammied by Malware on a regular basis. It's honestly like the movie Groundhog Day. The same story, over and over again.

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Hiding in Plain Site: 20 Year Old Windows Exploit Patched...

By Carl Keyser on Aug 20, 2019 9:32:33 AM

In the words of the immortal Charlie Brown; good grief.

Topics: Microsoft
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Watch out for Password Spraying Attacks...

By Carl Keyser on Aug 13, 2019 2:52:45 PM

The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a warning to Network Administrators regarding an increase in Password Spraying attacks.

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7 Steps a Municipality Can Take to Avoid Cyber Attacks

By Carl Keyser on Aug 13, 2019 10:17:50 AM

You've heard the story before; a small town, held hostage by a strange, foreign, invading force. It's only hope lies in a rag tag band of...information security workers? If you thought I was going to say Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Gray and C. Thomas Howell you are sadly mistaken.

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Cloudflare Bounces 8Chan in Wake of Mass Shootings

By Carl Keyser on Aug 5, 2019 10:26:18 AM

Cloudflare is a favorite of ours. We like their style. Cloudflare is very transparent with their decision making processes and we appreciate that too. That kind of transparency also means Cloudflare doesn't shy away from controversial subjects and the decisions they make regarding those subjects.

Topics: Cloudflare 8Chan
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Hacker Compromises 100 Million Capital One Customer Records

By Carl Keyser on Jul 31, 2019 1:27:48 PM

A hacker in Seattle, Washington allegedly broke into Capital One Bank's servers and compromised over 100,000,000 customer records.

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Working BlueKeep Exploit Announced - Are You Patched?

By Carl Keyser on Jul 29, 2019 10:01:33 AM

Immunity, a cybersecurity contracting company based out of Miami, Florida has announced a working exploit for the dreaded BlueKeep vulnerability. But you don't have to panic.

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Is FaceApp Really a Security Threat?

By Carl Keyser on Jul 25, 2019 7:00:00 AM

FaceApp! It's the newest thing! It's all the rage! You can make your parents young! You can make your children old! It doesn't work on dogs yet but hey, there's a possibility one day it will!

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NSO Group's Pegasus Software Snoops on iOS Without Being Noticed

By Carl Keyser on Jul 23, 2019 5:10:35 PM

This is some spooky stuff.

The Financial Times is reporting that Israeli firm NSO Group has developed software that can not only collect data from an iPhone user's physical device abut also collect all communication between it and the cloud. There's even a version that works on Android devices.

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The NEW Cylance Vulnerability: What You Need to Know

By Carl Keyser on Jul 23, 2019 10:02:43 AM

Skylight Cyber recently announced they'd found a pretty major vulnerability in CylancePROTECT that allows for Malware to trick the program's software ranking system. This vulnerability effectively allows the malware to work around any level of protection Cylance might provide, all because of a few added lines of code.

K12 Inc. Breached - Were Your Students Affected?

By Carl Keyser on Jul 22, 2019 8:16:10 AM

If your school uses the A+nyWhere Learning System from K12 Inc, there's a good chance your student's PII data was exposed between June 23 and July 1.

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BeiTaAd - New Malicious Adware Discovered on Android

By Carl Keyser on Jul 18, 2019 3:04:15 PM

The Android ecosystem is a scary, scary place. Where Apple's iOS App Store is a walled, curated and highly regulated walled garden, Google's Play Store is almost the exact opposite. It's a wild, overgrown place where and there's little to no oversight when it comes to what gets uploaded and distributed.

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British Airways Fined £183 Million in GDPR Breach...

By Carl Keyser on Jul 9, 2019 4:04:02 PM

Last year British Airlines got hacked. 380,000 customers had their data exposed. The criminal group Magecart claimed responsibility. That's old news (but you can read about it here).

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Edge Computing: The Brains Retail Needs to Survive in the IoT Era...

By Carl Keyser on Jul 9, 2019 11:19:30 AM

The world of physical retail has changed a lot. The entire shopping experience has changed, top to bottom. The only way retailers have managed to survive is by changing with the times. One of the things retailers have NOT been changing is the way they compute at their physical location.

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If You're Going to Use Public Wi-Fi Please Make Smart Choices...

By Carl Keyser on Jun 27, 2019 2:44:43 PM

We live in an very, very connected world. We're about two shakes away from getting signals beamed directly into our brains. But, since that terrible fate hasn't caught up to us yet, we've got to make do with what we have.

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Edge Computing: Why Rising Above the Cloud Might be a Better Option for Your Business

By Carl Keyser on Jun 18, 2019 1:24:10 PM

We've long held the opinion that many companies are moving solely to the cloud because it's en-vogue, not because it's necessarily cost-effective or adequately meets their needs.

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Webinar: FortiNAC with Scott Dunbar

By Carl Keyser on Jun 6, 2019 2:44:48 PM

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Upcoming Webinar: FortiNAC with Scott Dunbar

By Carl Keyser on Jun 4, 2019 9:40:40 AM

We just wanted to let everybody know about a webinar we're hosting with our sister site We'll be talking with Scott Dunbar from  Fortinet about FortiNAC. It's scheduled for June 6th at 11 a.m.

Topics: FortiNAC
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Webinar: Ruckus General Awareness Overview with Rob Montgomery

By Carl Keyser on May 31, 2019 2:27:49 PM

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Finally! Sweet, Sweet Justice: Equifax is Getting Kicked Right in the Money Bags

By Carl Keyser on May 23, 2019 4:24:41 PM

At last, sweet, sweet justice.

Cybersecurity Trends & Defending Your Business

By Carl Keyser on May 22, 2019 4:11:09 PM


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Zero-Trust Architecture: What is it and why should you care?

By Carl Keyser on May 20, 2019 2:16:28 PM

If you're like most people, the thought of your sensitive business data being stolen by some creep (that probably spends their entire day in pajama pants covered in Cheeto crumbs) is both infuriating and panic-inducing.
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Kentucky School District Recovers $3.7 Million Stolen During Phishing Scam*

By Carl Keyser on May 7, 2019 11:19:35 AM

Some good news for a change. A Kentucky School who lost $3.7 million in a Phishing attack was able to get it back.

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City of Tallahassee Payroll Hacked - Thieves Steal $498,000

By Carl Keyser on Apr 29, 2019 3:20:24 PM

It's a tale as old as time. A municipality falls victim to a Hacker and loses a huge chunk of change. This time it's the City of Tallahassee, Florida. The city wasn't hacked directly but their third-party pay roll service was.

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Credential Stuffing Scheme Hits Chipolte Web Users Right Where it Hurts...

By Carl Keyser on Apr 25, 2019 11:41:51 AM

Right in their wallets! What'd you think I was going to say? Sheesh.

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Careful What You Say Alexa...Amazon May be Listening...

By Carl Keyser on Apr 12, 2019 11:32:08 AM heard that right.

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April Fools! City of Albany NY Attacked by Ransomware

By Carl Keyser on Apr 5, 2019 12:17:48 PM

Talk about an April Fools Day joke for the City of Albany, NY!

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Norsk Hydro LockerGoga Update

By Carl Keyser on Mar 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

I wrote a bit last week about Norsk Hydro's encounter with LockerGoga, a newish form of Ransomware. has posted an insightful look at LockerGoga that I found to be rather interesting. The article makes six key revelations regarding the strain of ransomware. I thought I'd offer my own take on them here.

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Facebook Stored User Account Passwords in Plain Text File FOR YEARS

By Carl Keyser on Mar 28, 2019 11:58:51 AM

I'm going to be blunt: if you're still using Facebook you should probably have your head examined. They're absolutely reckless when it comes to their end user's security.

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Hackers: Black Hats, Gray Hats, White Hats, Oh My!

By Carl Keyser on Mar 22, 2019 4:10:02 PM

It's funny sometimes how we categorize things. As a species that is. It's a quirk of ours. We're the only animals on the planet that does it.

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Norsk Hyrdo Hit by LockerGoga Ransomware

By Carl Keyser on Mar 20, 2019 4:53:11 PM

Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers in the world and an electricity utility in Norway, has been hit by ransomware.

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Jackson County, GA Pays Cybercriminals $400,000 to Unlock Computers After Ransomware Attack.

By Carl Keyser on Mar 13, 2019 2:56:11 PM

Another municipality in the State of Georgia has become the victim of a crippling cyber attack.

Scammers are Using Cheap Domains to Commit Nefarious Deeds...

By Carl Keyser on Mar 12, 2019 3:11:24 PM

Our partners at Zscaler have posted a blog regarding Scammers and a strategy they've been leveraging lately that involves domain squatting and bulk domain registrations to launch their nefarious schemes.

Topics: Zscaler
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FYI: The Astaroth Trojan Part II

By Carl Keyser on Mar 11, 2019 10:36:09 AM

Cybereason has released an update regarding the recent re-emergence of the Astaroth Trojan. You can read it here

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MITRE Evaluates Cybereason Defense Platform

By Carl Keyser on Mar 8, 2019 2:39:26 PM

Our friends over at Cybereason have posted a great overview of the recent MITRE evaluation of their defense platform.

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MacOS Exploit Targets Saved Keychain Passwords

By Carl Keyser on Mar 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

A recently discovered MacOS exploit allows someone to steal usernames and passwords directly from the Keychain app with out requiring an Administrator account.

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FYI: The Astaroth Trojan

By Carl Keyser on Feb 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

You might of heard recently that the Astaroth Trojan is making a comeback. We break down what it is, why it's making a comeback and more...

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Why Small to Medium Sized Businesses & Enterprises Need to Consider Hiring an MSSP

By Carl Keyser on Feb 21, 2019 1:05:00 PM

For years a company's cybersecurity needs were left up to their IT Department. IT was responsible for every decision, every purchase. The C-Suite and its occupants had bigger fish to fry and what little attention InfoSec received, typically dried up before anyone dug in deep at that executive level.

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What is Host Identity Protocol (HIP)?

By Carl Keyser on Feb 8, 2019 10:38:17 AM

The other day a few of my colleagues and I went to a local Sysadmins and Networking meetup hosted by SEA-TUG.

The topic of the night was Host Identity Protocol (HIP), and Michael Falkenrath of Tempered Networks presented it. While we don’t currently offer any of Tempered’s solutions in our MSSP offerings, the topic of HIP caught my attention, and I figured it might be a good idea to get more familiar with it in general.

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Introducing Security Advisory Services.

By Carl Keyser on Jan 15, 2019 3:08:18 PM

What are Security Advisory Services?

Security7 Network's Security Advisory Services (SAS) provides small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with access to in-demand information security services and capabilities which may not be organic to your organization due to cost or lack of available talent.

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Introducing Darrin Maggy, our NEW Practice Manager

By Carl Keyser on Jan 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The security threat landscape keeps changing and Security7 Networks changes right along with it. Every day brings unique challenges and threats to our door, and we rise to meet both with the best solutions and strategies available.

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New Hampshire: It's Time to Talk about HB 1612

By Carl Keyser on Jan 4, 2019 12:11:17 PM

If people working in the education space thought they were immune to the risk of cyberattack, think again: Educators across the country were welcomed back to school this fall by an FBI warning to tread carefully into the risky waters of education technology.

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New USB-C Authentication Program Seems Promising

By Carl Keyser on Jan 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you're a Mac user, like most of us at the Security7 office are, you're already using USB-C in some form. It was a tough switch. There were...dongles. Lots and lots of dongles.

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Sometimes Life Can be a Real Beach: Hackers Steal $800,000 from Cape Cod Community College

By Carl Keyser on Dec 10, 2018 8:52:19 AM

I guess it's not all fun in the sun down on the Cape. Hackers just stole $800,000 from Cape Cod Community College via a phishing attack and some nasty malware.

Watch our SD-WAN Webinar!

By Carl Keyser on Dec 6, 2018 2:44:07 PM

Today we hosted (via a webinar with Fortinet! It was about their secure SD-WAN offering and it turned out really, really well. We thought we'd share it with you.

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Cybercrime Trends for the Financial Industry

By Admin on Nov 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Great article from Global Banking and Finance Review detailing the latest cybercrime trends for the Financial industry.

Topics: Fortinet
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Was breached? Yes, but not by hackers...

By Carl Keyser on Nov 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There's a rumor going around that some Amazon customers have been getting emails from the retail giant saying some of their information (the email account they created their account with) had been leaked due to a "technical error."

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Russian Hackers at it Again: Post Election Edition

By Admin on Nov 26, 2018 3:42:17 PM

Looks like the Russians are up to something...again. This time it looks like they've launched a phishing campaign against the U.S. State Department.

5 Ransomware Trends Every Business Should Know

By Admin on Nov 19, 2018 10:01:17 AM

Head over to and check out their latest article regarding ransomware and the five trends you should watch out for when trying to protect yourself from the nasty stuff.

Cylance Pro Tip: How to Avoid a SAM SAM Ransomware Attack

By Admin on Nov 12, 2018 10:38:51 AM

Cylance has a great article regarding how you can avoid a SAM SAM Ransomware attack. It's definitely worth a read. Check it out over at their blog:

Cybereason: How to Mature as a CISO

By Admin on Nov 8, 2018 1:00:09 PM


We've been on a kick lately where we've been stressing how important it is to discuss cybersecurity in the C-suite. Our friends at Cybereason have offered up a blog that's somewhat related to the theme.

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How a Cybersecurity Risk Scorecard Can Help your Business Stay Safe

By Carl Keyser on Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There's a litany of things a business owner has to be concerned with. There's so much to deal with on a daily basis that certain things can get overlooked.

What is Betabot? Cybereason explains...

By Admin on Oct 24, 2018 2:48:37 PM

The great researchers over at Cybereason have compiled a great repository of information regarding Betabot, a relatively new malware designed to steal information from its targets.

Topics: Cybereason

Quick Tips: How to Avoid Being Taken Advantage of Online

By Admin on Oct 23, 2018 2:33:48 PM

Our friends at Fortinet have posted a great article on CSO Online that details a few quick steps you can take to avoid being taken advantage of online. Definitely worth a read:

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How Artificial Intelligence can be Leveraged for Good and Bad

By Carl Keyser on Oct 10, 2018 2:15:24 PM

A great article from that talks about how Artificial Intelligence can be leveraged for both good and bad in regards to cybersecurity.

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Centrify to Spin Off IDaaS Business - Creates Idaptive

By Carl Keyser on Oct 9, 2018 11:06:50 AM

Big news in the Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) world. Centrify has decided to spin off their IDaaS service as a brand new company called Idaptive. Idaptive will be lead by Danny Kibel, Centrify's current VP of Engineering and Operations.

Topics: Centrify
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Cyber Hygiene Best Practices

By Carl Keyser on Oct 9, 2018 10:20:56 AM

A great article from the fine folk over at Fortinet (via regarding cyber hygiene best practices.

Election Hacking is About More than Just Voting Booths

By Carl Keyser on Oct 8, 2018 1:14:56 PM

Our great friends over at Cybereason have written an excellent article on the multiple ways an election for public office can be hacked. The article focuses on a recent exercise Cybereason organized in partnership with multiple police departments in Massachusetts.

Topics: Cybereason
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Why the Cybersecurity Discussion Needs to Happen in the Boardroom

By Carl Keyser on Oct 4, 2018 1:01:39 PM


It is becoming more and more critical for a business to have a good, strong cybersecurity strategy. With the number of cyber attacks and security breaches on the rise, it has become evident that no one is immune to the danger posed by digital attacks.

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Cloudflare is About to Become a Domain Registrar

By Carl Keyser on Sep 28, 2018 2:00:00 PM


And that's really great for everybody trying to do business on the internet.

I won't lie. We're big Cloudflare fans here at the Security7 offices. We like how they operate. They understand how website security should work. It's why we're so excited Cloudflare has recently announced they'll be offering domain registration services.

How To Video: Restore or Replace FortiGate Firmware via Mac

By Admin on Aug 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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It's Time to Meet SOAPA

By Carl Keyser on Aug 20, 2018 2:11:16 PM

Everyone in InfoSec/IT has heard of the SIEM. Most of you reading this have had varying levels of success or satisfaction working with them.

Topics: SOAPA
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Is Ransomware Really Dead? If So, What's Next?

By Carl Keyser on Jul 23, 2018 4:38:05 PM

A lot of experts are saying that Ransomware attacks are now on the decline. IBM, F-Secure, and ISACA all claim it's time to hoist our drinks in the air and celebrate Ransomware's demise.
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How to Calculate What a Ransomware Attack ACTUALLY Costs

By Carl Keyser on Jul 10, 2018 3:53:07 PM

Our great friends over at Cybereason published a blog article recently that really drew my attention. The article in question covers how exactly you should calculate the cost of a ransomware attack and what people typically get wrong when attempting to do so.

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Positive Security Controls vs. Negative Security Controls*

By Carl Keyser on Jun 8, 2018 1:46:29 PM

*And why you should use both

We talk a lot about the different technologies and strategies we use to protect our customers every day as a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP). We've even published a quite informative white-paper that spells out our overall viewpoint (download our free Intelligence in Depth guide here).

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CylancePROTECT Review

By Admin on May 25, 2018 11:03:04 AM

We've written about Cylance before (bunches - look here & here). One of the things we haven't done yet is look at the software objectively. At least not...entirely objectively. So, do we think that CylancePROTECT is better than Malwarebytes? Do we think CylancePROTECT is better than Kaspersky? Find out below in our honest review of CylancePROTECT.

Topics: Cylance
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Our Takeaways from Cylance's 2017 Threat Report

By Carl Keyser on May 9, 2018 12:02:24 PM

We talk about Cylance a lot and with good reason. We're super keen on what they're doing in the anti-virus space. They just recently released their first ever Threat Report and it's a fantastic white-paper.

Topics: Cylance

Centrify: 5 Facts About Weak Credentials

By Admin on May 7, 2018 12:08:18 PM

Centrify knows a thing or two about passwords. Check out their latest blog article: 5 Facts About Weak Credentials. Their stance on Zero Trust Security is pretty interesting.

Topics: Centrify
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How to Stop a Tech Support Phone Scam

By Carl Keyser on May 3, 2018 11:31:51 AM

Here's the situation: You're sitting at your desk one day, alternating between spreadsheets and a gossip blog where you've been reading up on all the latest Kanye West dirt.

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Cloudflare announces "Spectrum"

By Carl Keyser on Apr 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM


We personally think that Cloudflare's particularly groovy when it comes to the services they offer. Their recent Spectrum announcement makes them even more so.

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Threat Hunting Tools: Cybereason

By Carl Keyser on Apr 10, 2018 9:30:37 AM

Go on the Offense Against Attackers

Get the unfair advantage with Cybereason Total Endpoint Protection: behavior- based, offense-first Endpoint Detection and more.

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Want to Delete Facebook? Here's How...

By Carl Keyser on Mar 26, 2018 10:53:13 AM

Facebook's been all over the news the last couple days. A UK data firm named Cambridge Analytica to harvest over 50 million Facebook accounts and help sway our last presidential election.*

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Don't Trust Trustico: Get Your SSL Certificates from Someone Else...

By Carl Keyser on Mar 22, 2018 1:56:52 PM

DISCLAIMER: Security7 Networks is a DigiCert partner. The views expressed in this article focuses more on Trustico's poor security practices rather than any personal relationship we might have with DigiCert

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7 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring an MSSP

By Carl Keyser on Mar 12, 2018 10:50:42 AM

Looking to hire a Managed Security Services Provider for your business? Here are the questions you should ask yourself before you make such an important decision!

Learn How to Install Cylance with Ray Scholl, CISO

By Carl Keyser on Feb 28, 2018 2:00:00 PM

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What is GDPR and How Does it Affect American Businesses?

By Carl Keyser on Feb 14, 2018 3:58:01 PM

John Donne said in Meditation XVII that "no man is an island." Each of us is part of the larger whole. Because we are so interwoven or connected, the actions of one can or does, affect the rest.

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A New Flash Exploit Has Been Seen in the Wild. Protect Yourselves.

By Carl Keyser on Feb 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Okay, okay. This article isn't about Flash Gordon. I just couldn't resist using the picture. It's about Adobe Flash Vers., a Zero-Day exploit, and a Phishing campaign recently discovered by the South Korean Computer Emergency Response Team (KR-CERT).

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What's the Deal with Meltdown and Spectre?

By Carl Keyser on Jan 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It's not even a full week into the new year, and we've got two brand spanking new security threats knocking on our door. They're named Meltdown and Spectre, and they're here to ruin not just your day but everybody who's bought a device with a microprocessor in it.

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7 Simple Security Tips for 2018

By Carl Keyser on Jan 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Fireside Chat with Security7: How this MSSP is Enhancing Security Through the Cloud While Reducing Customer Costs

By Guest Author on Dec 22, 2017 10:16:38 AM

As organizations embrace the cloud, whether public, private, or a hybrid, multi-cloud environment, their IT team is not only required to architect new networking platforms or infrastructures, but also figure out how to secure this new environment. Unfortunately, many of the tools these organizations currently have in place don’t always scale into a cloud or virtualized environment. And even if they do, they actually result in increased complexity because they often function as separate and isolated security devices, which can severely hamper such things as unified visibility and control.

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Fileless Malware 101: Understanding Non-Malware Attacks

By Guest Author on Dec 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM


What is fileless malware?

Unlike attacks carried out using traditional malware, fileless malware attacks don’t entail attackers installing software on a victim’s machine. Instead, tools that are built-in to Windows are hijacked by adversaries and used to carry out attacks. Essentially, Windows is turned against itself.

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How to fix the macOS 10.13 Security Flaw and Some Thoughts on Apple's Decline...

By Carl Keyser on Nov 30, 2017 1:31:58 PM

DISCLAIMER: We here at Security7 are avid Mac users both professionally and personally. We, as a business, were not affected by this exploit in any way. My personal machine was vulnerable but has since been patched. No PII data was exposed.

On Tuesday, November 28th a brand spanking new macOS security exploit was discovered. If you’re a macOS user you’re familiar with the system prompts you get when you’re trying to make a change to the system. They’re Apple’s way of asking “do you really want to do that or should you think about it first.”