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Newsletter - April 2017
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Stop Think Connect

GSWS is Now a Partner with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™

Lock Down Your LoginSTOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is a global online safety education and awareness campaign designed to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, non-profits and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ encourages all Internet users to be more vigilant about practicing safe, online habits; ensure that Internet safety is perceived as a shared responsibility at home, in the workplace, and throughout our communities; and transform the way the public and private sectors and the U.S. federal government collaborate to make cybersecurity a reality. Our goal is to help people understand not only the risks that come with using the Internet, but also the importance of practicing safe online behavior.

GSWS was accepted as a partner last month, giving us access to a wealth of innovative, educational materials that can support our efforts in raising awareness. We are very excited, and look forward to sharing this information with everyone over the months ahead. Contact us if you have any questions and/or would like additional information.

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Symantec SSL

Hack of the Month: Symantec SSL Certificates
Symantec knew of API Flaws Since 2015

A security researcher has disclosed critical issues in the processes and third-party API used by Symantec certificate resellers to deliver and manage Symantec SSL certificates.

The flaw, discovered by Chris Byrne, an information security consultant and instructor for Cloud Harmonics, could allow an unauthenticated attacker to retrieve other persons' SSL certificates, including public and private keys, as well as to reissue or revoke those certificates.

Even without revoking and reissuing a certificate, attackers can conduct "man-in-the-middle" attack over the secure connections using stolen SSL certs, tricking users into believing they are on a legitimate site when in fact their SSL traffic is being secretly tampered with and intercepted.

The researcher did not disclose any details to the public until last week when Google disclosed its plan to gradually distrust Symantec-issued certificates inside Google Chrome after discovering several issues with the company and four of its third-party cert resellers.

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GSWS/ESET Lunch & Learn
Cyber Security for the
Construction Industry

On Wednesday, April 12, from 11:45am to 1:00pm at, Hooley's Irish Pub in La Mesa, learn what you can do to protect your business in today’s digital domain. We'll be serving complimentary lunch, bring your appetite and questions!

Any business connected to the Internet is vulnerable to cyber-attack and the construction industry is no exception. Construction can be an easy target with many employees having remote access to plans, specifications, sensitive information and virtual construction data. Gain some key takeaways in this luncheon, that focus on prevention, preparation and what to do were a breach. Click Here to Register

  Acuentix webinars
2017 Local
Business Tech Expo

Come join us Wednesday, May 3rd from 11am to 1:30pm at Little Italy’s Loading Dock Bar & Grill for our inaugural 2017 Local Business Tech Expo. Several local businesses and organizations are getting together to serve some good food and even better information on Cybersecurity and technology at large.

Cox Communications, ESET, Acunetix, Golden State Web Solutions, Inc., Identity Theft Resource Center, and others!!!
Click Here to Register

Kahn Academy

Khan Academy - A Personalized Learning Resource for All Ages

Whether you are interested in advancing your knowledge, or looking for a resource to help your children in school, this is one of the best online resources of STEM related education I have run across online.

Khan Academy
 is a web-based, non-profit, math and science educational platform created by educator Salman Khan with a goal of creating an accessible place for people to be educated. Available as a website, or via mobile app, it is all provided at no cost to the user, and has evolved into a supplementary resource for educators.

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Areas of study include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The math studies guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps.

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Americans Try Surströmming (The Smelliest Food In The World)

Americans Try Surströmming (The Smelliest Food In The World)

This is a video of several Americans experiencing and trying Surströmming for the 1st time. Surströmming (Swedish for "sour herring") is fermented Baltic Sea herring that uses just enough salt to prevent the raw fish from rotting.

When a can of surströmming is opened, the contents release a strong and sometimes overwhelming odor. An odor bad enough, that the dish is ordinarily eaten outdoors. According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food smells in the world.

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