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07/06/18
Professional Behavior. Understanding Hacking and Cyber Attacks
Filed under: Recent Posts, Mentoring, First Year on Job, Legal matters, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 8:23 pm

.One of the areas that you should keep updated on iswhat is happening in cyber-security when we get spam.

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Another is cyber attacks especially if you are in a governmental
lab or project or other technically sophisticated project.  
Industrial spies are not commonly mentioned, but are
very real.
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Malcolm Nance’s book just came to my attention and is worth
sharing  some of his insights.   There is an arms race in the 
cyber world and it uses special techniques like turbosquatters,
watering holes and spear-phishing.
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More and more, IT departments need to take a defensive
strategy against these kinds of pernicious attacks. 
Historically, photographing or copying pages of reports 
and data was the mode of spying.  With systems going
digital and so much being Internet enabled, it is something
you need to understand how to protect. 

2 Responses to “Professional Behavior. Understanding Hacking and Cyber Attacks”

  1. site admin Says:


    Many hackers establish typosquatting websites. Where a false squatter
    website is installed on the actual location of a known or where they
    buy a URL that is nearly identical to a well known website but
    where ‘fat-fingered typos’ occur.

     Purpose gather login, password or financial data from targets.
     Otherwise known as “watering holes”
  2. site admin Says:


    Interesting recommendation from Fidelity Investments
     about closing browser after viewing personal accounts.

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