FireFox 89 – vulnerabilities and bugs fixed 

Cisco – multiple product vulnerabilities tied to Lasso SAML Implementation

Cisco – Webex, SD-WAN, and ASR 5000 

Cybersecurity News

Cybersecurity Term of the Week

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) are government agencies charged with protecting US financial institutions from money laundering and related crimes. These groups recently presented new guidelines related to direct ransomware payments warning financial institutions and payment intermediaries of potential sanctions and risks involved in making ransom payments. The advisory also provided information on requirements for Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) under anti-money laundering regulations. 

Shawn’s Soapbox

There is a tradeoff between online convenience and the digital security of your personal information. Where do you draw the line and how do you make good decisions about what information to share?  We trade security vs. usability vs. convenience all the time. Often cybersecurity simply gets in the way of users going about their day-to-day business. Security professionals push for more security and strive to implement strong and effective measures that will safeguard their organization’s digital assets from cybercriminals.  But for users, security is increasingly a hindrance, an annoyance, and very often seen as an inhibitor of business, rather than an enabler. There will come a point where security must win out at the cost of convenience.