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Microsoft Security Update August 2019 – Wormable Windows Flaw

Yesterday, Microsoft released security updates to address two remote code execution vulnerabilities, CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182, in the following Windows operating systems: Windows 7 SP1 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 10 An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system by sending a specially crafted request to target the system's Remote Desktop Service via RDP. Similar to CVE-2019-0708 - dubbed "BlueKeep" - these vulnerabilities are considered 'wormable' [...]

2019-08-15T13:58:41-04:00By |

Interview with a large healthcare provider’s VP of IT

Keith Wiley, the Director of Advisory Services for Layer 8 Security, recently sat down with the VP of IT at a large healthcare provider after a major breach occurred. The following perspectives and lessons learned are meant to benefit all. -- From a leadership perspective, sometimes risk management and cybersecurity can be pushed to the side in favor of other business objectives. While it may be easy for those who have spent their entire careers working in risk management and [...]

2019-03-03T19:59:20-05:00By |

Massive Phishing Scam From a Surprising Source

By now you’ve likely heard about the nation-wide phishing scam that struck through what many consider a surprising source, Google Docs. What everyone down to the user level needs to keep in mind is that no avenue of attack is ever expected, but none should be surprising. If there is a way, any way, hackers and scammers can get you to let them in, they will exploit it. Awareness that any communication is a potential source of attack, and making [...]

Password Management is More Important Than You Think

Password Management is More Important Than You Think Personal Data Protection Series 3 of 6 Passwords Strong passwords keep apps and online services secure. Layer 8 Security wants our community to be safe with their personal information by playing it smart. Please pass this information along to co-workers, family and neighbors. These recommendations will benefit not only yourself but also your workplace. Passwords are a key component of keeping yourself protected from bad guys trying to steal your personally identifiable [...]

Back to School

BACK TO SCHOOL Back-to-school time is exciting for kids and parents alike. There is much to think about and anticipate when embarking on a new year and a new adventure. One crucial task you should be sure to tackle is protecting your online security. The need for tablet, laptop, and smartphone security is just as important as getting the right school supplies. Many of us at Layer 8 Security have kids and understand how easy it is to get caught [...]

Your Email is the Treasure Hackers Want to Plunder

Personal Data Protection Education is the Best Defense Series 2 of 6 Email is the preferred method of hackers to steal data and extort money. Layer 8 Security wants our community to be safe with their personal information by playing it smart. Please pass this information along to co-workers, family and neighbors. These recommendations will benefit not only yourself but also your workplace. Email C-level executives are often targets of spear phishing attacks. One such scheme attempts to steal money [...]

2017-06-22T20:19:37-04:00By |Tags: , , , , , |

Dialing for Personal Data Dollars

Understanding PII and Why Criminals Want It Series 1 of 6 Layer 8 Security wants our community to be safe with their personal information by playing it smart. Please pass this information along to co-workers, family and neighbors. These recommendations will benefit not only yourself but also your workplace. Cyber criminals want your personal data. It is money to them. Stolen data is bought from and sold to other cyber criminals from the black market. There’s a whole network of [...]

Kevin Hyde Honored with Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2016 Veterans of Influence Award

PRESS RELEASE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Honoree Kevin Hyde and other members of Layer 8 Security attended Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2016 Veterans of Influence Awards on July 21, 2016 at The Ballroom at the Ben. The event was designed to recognize veterans who are influential in the Philadelphia business community. Layer 8 Security extends its congratulations to our Managing Director, Kevin Hyde and all Honorees of this prestigious award. His leadership, drive and enthusiasm play an invaluable role in shaping the company’s services, brand, culture and reputation. [...]

New Gmail Phishing Scam Puts over 5 Million Businesses at Risk

Over half of Fortune 500 companies use Google Apps in an official capacity Over 5 Million companies use Google Apps and Email for Business If your company's credentials were compromised, how well could your company weather the storm? Everyone sooner or later gets phishing email. A member of our security team got just that; a phishing email masquerading as Gmail administrators. The email at first looks legitimate. But notice the “From” address in the upper left hand corner, and misspelling [...]

2017-06-22T20:19:37-04:00By |

New Prevention Tactics for Avoiding Malware

In an effort to combat the epidemic of ransomware attacks, the FBI identified key steps to help prevent a breach. There are over 4000 ransomware attacks per day, and the number is expected to increase. Individuals and businesses need to protect themselves against this insidious intrusion. Ransomware is a form of malware designed to extort money from businesses and individuals. It encrypts data on a home computer or business network, and in some cases seeks out connected backups to encrypt [...]