Category: Cyber Awareness/Security

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Why Cybersecurity Training is Important for Your Employees

Did you know that your own employees could pose a risk to your cybersecurity? It’s true, most of us like to think it’s only the skillful cyber criminals that we must be concerned about, but even our most trusted employees can make a costly mistake. A recent report by Haystax Technology states that 74% of organizations...

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June 27th: GSWS Speaking at San Diego Regional Chamber

PLEASE NOTE This event is complimentary for San Diego Chamber of Commerce members. If you are interested in attending, but not a Chamber member, please contact call Lexi Farrington at 619-544-1393 or email at AFarrington@sdchamber.org. ABOUT THE EVENT Dave Tuckman with GSWS will be speaking to chamber members on the topic of Cybersecurity at large,...

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Acunetix Vulnerability Testing Report 2017

Each year the Acunetix Team compiles a report based on data from Acunetix Online. This third Vulnerability Testing Report contains data and analysis of vulnerabilities detected by Acunetix throughout the period of March 2016 to March 2017, illustrating the state of security of web applications and network perimeters. With Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities found on...

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WannaCry Ransomware Attack: What You Need to Know

On Friday, May 12, the largest ransomware attack ever seen was launched. Since its discovery on Friday afternoon, the WannaCry ransomware attack has continued to spread, impacting over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in more than 150 countries, according to European authorities. In its path of destruction, we’ve seen businesses and critical infrastructure impacted globally....

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Avast report on WanaCrypt0r 2.0 ransomware

This is from:  https://blog.avast.com/ransomware-that-infected-telefonica-and-nhs-hospitals-is-spreading-aggressively-with-over-50000-attacks-so-far-today THIS LOOKS LIKE A BIG ATTACK Here’s the article:   We have observed a massive peak in WanaCrypt0r 2.0 (aka WCry) ransomware attacks today, with more than 57,000 detections, so far. According to our data, the ransomware is mainly being targeted to Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan, but the ransomware has successfully...

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May 11th: GSWS Presenting at (ISC)2 San Diego Chapter Meeting

(ISC)2 is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. With a membership, over 123,000 strong, (ISC)2 is made up of...

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Lunch & Learn: Cyber Security for the Construction Industry

Contractors, join us on April 12th, 2017 at Hooley’s Irish Pub and Restaurant to learn what you can do to protect your construction business in today’s digital domain. Any business connected to the Internet is vulnerable to cyber-attack and the construction industry is no exception. The construction industry can be an easy target with many...

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GSWS, Inc. April 2017 Newsletter

The April 2017 newsletter is now online: http://gsws.com/email/GSWS/20170401.html How Secure Are Your Company’s Crown Jewels? In this issue, we cover: – GSWS is Now a Partner with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ – Hack of the Month: Symantec SSL Certificates – Upcoming Events – Khan Academy – A Personalized Learning Resource for All Ages – Americans Try...

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GSWS, Inc. March 2017 Newsletter

The March 2017 newsletter is now online: http://gsws.com/email/GSWS/20170301.html How Dependent On Technology Is Your Company? In this issue, we cover: – How Secure Is the Technology Protecting Your Home? – Hack of the Month: Amazon Web/Cloud Services – Upcoming Events – The ‘Smart’ Speakers that Won’t Stop Talking to Each Other

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Join Us For A Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn

Join us Wednesday, February 22nd from noon to 1pm at Hooley’s Irish Pub in Grossmont Center. We’ll be serving some good food and even better information on Cybersecurity in general. You will learn what each of us can do to best protect our businesses and ourselves in today’s digital domain. Dave Tuckman of GSWS will...