via Kate Fazzini, writing at CNBC, comes a tale** of sweaty desperation, criminal extortion and the appalling dearth of morality in the so-called 'Cybersecurity Marketplace**'. Detailing what she describes as 'aggressive tactics' - in reality, simple, single-source extortion - as exhibited by 'cybersecurity vendor salespeople - and their ilk. Today's Must Read.
"The cybersecurity vendor marketplace is growing so crowded that some companies have been resorting to extreme tactics to get security executives on the phone to pitch their products, including lying about security emergencies and threatening to expose insignificant breaches to the media." - via Kate Fazzini, writing at CNBC
via the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the embedded video is an Awareness Briefing on the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Chinese Malicious Cyber Activity. This CISA webinar provides background data and mitigation/remediation techniques on the PRC Malicious Cyber Activity targeting Managed Service Providers (MSPs). While this webinar is now over 30 days old, the issues discussed in the video are still very relevant.
This time, it's the apparent lack of planning for location privacy protections in the new 911 Emergency Data Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from our apparently on-the-take Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai. Via Jon Brodkin, writing at ArsTechnica, comes a significantly enhanced detailed analysis of the Chairman's latest playing-it-fast-and-loose with our data. Just Shameful.