Reuters reports, “A bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would require the U.S. National Security Agency to inform representatives of other government agencies about security holes it finds in software like the one that allowed last week’s “ransomware” attacks.
U.S. cyber bill would shift power away from spy agency
US-CERT – Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware
Systems Affected Microsoft Windows operating systems Overview According to numerous open-source reports, a widespread ransomware campaign is affecting various organizations with reports of tens of thousands of infections in as many as 74 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Taiwan, France, and Japan.
US-CERT – Vulnerability Summary for the Week of May 8, 2017
The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week. The NVD is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) / United States Computer Emergency […]
Apple Releases Security Updates
Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. A remote attacker may exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates: macOS Sierra, Security Updates(link is external) iOS(link is external) […]
Microsoft Issues Guidance for WannCry Ransomware and Patches for old OSes
Microsoft solution available to protect additional products Today many of our customers around the world and the critical systems they depend on were victims of malicious “WannaCrypt” software. Seeing businesses and individuals affected by cyberattacks, such as the ones reported today, was painful.
22-year-old spends $11 to thwart global cyber attack
This is so cool. This guy really did save a big part of the world. A 22-year-old British cybersecurity researcher thwarted yesterday’s “Wanna Decryptor 2.0” cyber attack that affected computers worldwide by spending nearly $11, the Washington Post reports.
Free Developer Training on the latest Microsoft technologies via LinkedIn
LinkedIn Learning is offering free training until May 31st on some of Microsoft’s newest technologies for developers. You can read about it here.
CSI Tech Talk Webinar – K-12 Summer Project Priorities – Recording Available
The summer months are often very busy times as we try to get all our projects accomplished before school starts again. This month Scott Quimby will discuss summer priorities. There are so many important tasks that never seem to get done during the school year.
Microsoft’s Education Presentation
Today Microsoft made some announcements regarding education. At the core of the announcements was the announcement of Windows 10 S on $189 laptops that are coming this summer. Windows 10 S gets it applications from the Windows Store. Windows 10 S is considered Microsoft’s answer to Google Chromebooks.