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Jay Ferron

I am a self proclaimed geek who has authored, may technical training courses. As a speaker Jay has presented at many events including, user groups, Computer trade shows, DOD and federal conferences, ISPCON, TechEd, and WPC. Jay is on the global board member of GITCA. Past President of ISACA-CT, Past president APCUG and is a Microsoft MVP Enterprise Security. Jay has been a MVP in in Windows, HPC, and Azure.

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July 14th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
MuddyWater malware is believed to be once again targeting organizations across the world.  This malware was first reported when it targeted the Saudi government back in 2017 andwas reported to have also targeted other organizations in the US, Turkey, and other Middle Eastern countries.Although - Read More
 
July 14th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
It was announced that European researchers discovered that the popular PGP and S/MIME email encryption standards are vulnerable to being hacked. Dubbed EFAIL, it is described as vulnerabilities in the end-to-end encryption technologies OpenPGP and S/MIME. From the website, EFAIL abuses active - Read More
 
July 14th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
It was a busy end of May for cybersecurity in our nation’s capital. The White House Office of Management and Budget issued a report saying that most federal agencies are not prepared for cyberattacks, while noting that almost three quarters of the agencies assessed have programs that are at - Read More
 
July 14th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a popular distribution used by many organizations for servers and other network endpoints. Two free versions of the operating system have also branched out of RHEL, Fedora and CentOS. US-CERT issued an alert Wednesday that a critical vulnerability had been - Read More
 
July 14th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Since 2012, the Necurs botnet has been an evolving work horse of a botnet, backing up the Jaff ransomware, Dridex banking Trojan, and Locky ransomware campaigns. Most recently it has been found pushing URL files with misleading icons to trick victims into exposing themselves to the malware of the - Read More
 
July 14th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
The personal data of 21 million Timehop customers has been compromised as hackers were able to breach their backend server environment. Timehop functions by connecting to social media platforms to show users’ past memories. The breach was disclosed on Sunday, July 8th, stating that the breach - Read More
 
July 14th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
The internet has become a staple of modern life. Having a website has become a necessity for most small businesses to connect with potential customers and provide information on the business and their offerings. However, one of the most common website development tools, WordPress, has a major - Read More
 
July 14th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Rowhammer vulnerabilities are once again making mainstream news with the addition of CVE-2018-9942, dubbed RAMpage. This new variant of Rowhammer-based vulnerabilities allows attackers to compromise other applications and seize complete control over Android-based devices. What makes this - Read More
 
April 11th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Domain Name Service (DNS) is an integral part of today’s public Internet infrastructure. The purpose of DNS is to resolve names to IP addresses and the technology itself was invented in 1983 when security was an afterthought. As a result, over the years many types of DNS attacks have been - Read More
 
March 29th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
National Cyber Awareness System:IC3 Issues Alert on Tech Support Fraud03/29/2018 01:00 PM EDT Original release date: March 29, 2018The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert on tech support fraud. Tech support fraud involves criminals claiming to provide technical - Read More
 

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