InfoSec Reading Weekly Roundup – 27 Feb 2017

The weekly InfoSec reading roundup is a collection of the most interesting news and articles that I read in the past week. Note that if you are reading this at work, some of the links below might be blocked by the corporate web proxy or gateway. Please don’t try to bypass them. Read them on your phone or at home!

2016 H2 Global and Regional Threat Intelligence Trends (Check Point)

5 Ways to Spot a Phishing Email (CSO Online)

9 New Hacks Coming to Get You (CSO Online)

A Comparison of SOC Models for Today’s Need of Monitoring & Detecting the Latest Cyber Threats (Cisco)

A Primer on GDPR: What You Should Know (TripWire)

A Survey of the 2016 Threat Landscape Infographic (Proofpoint)

Additional Insights on Shamoon2 (Arbor)

And the Oscar goes to… Cybersecurity! (CSO Online)

Applying the Risk Management Framework (TripWire)

Beginners Guide to Open Source Incident Response Tools and Resources (AlienVault)

Change All Your Passwords, Right Now! (Arbor)

CryptoMix: Avast adds a new free decryption tool to its collection (Avast)

CTO Corner: Threat Intelligence and Security Telemetry for Assessing Targeted Attacks (Part 1) (Looking Glass)

Data Stealing Malware TeamSpy Resurfaces in Spam Campaign (ThreatPost)

Difference Between Phishing and Pharming (Cloudbric)

F-Secure 2017 State of Cyber Security Report (F-Secure)

Fake Font Update on Google Chrome Uses Social Engineering to Infect Users with Ransomware (McAfee)

Find out if your home network is vulnerable with Wi-Fi Inspector (Avast)

From malware to cyber-spies, the 15 biggest threats online, ranked (ZDNet)

Google outs Windows flaw after Microsoft misses a patch deadline (Sophos)

Hermes Ransomware Decrypted in Live Video by Emsisoft’s Fabian Wosar (Bleeping Computer)

Macs Feel More Crypto-Locker Ransomware Love (BankInfoSecurity)

New(ish) Mirai Spreader Poses New Risks (Kaspersky)

NSA snoops told: Get your checkbooks and pens ready for a cyber-weapon shopping spree (The Register)

OS X as a Forensic Platform (SANS)

Phishing for W-2s: Keeping Your Financial Data Safe During Tax Season (McAfee)

Researchers Create PoC Ransomware That Targets ICS/SCADA Systems (Bleeping Computer)

SHA-1 Has Fallen (BankInfoSecurity)

Spora Ransomware Infects OfflineWithout Talking to Control Server (McAfee)

Time to End the Tension Between Corporate Remediation and Security Teams (Security Intelligence)

US Cities Exposed – A Shodan-Based Security Study of Exposed Assets in the US (Trend Micro)

We’re Halfway to Encrypting the Entire Web (EFF)

XAgentOSX – Sofacy’s XAgent MacOS Tool (Palo Alto)

Prithvi Mandava

Prithvi Mandava

Prithvi is an experienced cyber security professional with global experience across 3 continents. He has proven skills and experience on Cisco, Check Point, Fortinet, Juniper and other vendors' products and technologies. He also has a passion for nature and landscape photography and can be seen lugging his camera gear in and around some pretty locations.

A few of the industry credentials he currently holds include CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCNP R&S, CCNA Security, CCNA.

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