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The CyBUr Guy

Featuring “The CyBUrGuy Podcast” and “Get CyBUr Smart Podcast”

A podcast designed to present cyber issues of the day and discuss cyber investigations featuring retired Special Agent Darren Mott. This podcast discusses current cyber trends and threats with industry and law enforcement leaders and is geared to individuals and businesses alike. Contact darren@thecyburguy.com

I'll be honest upfront, this Friday's Op-Ed is a bit self-serving as it introduces the first chapter of my upcoming book "Get Cyber Smart: A User-friendly Guide to Protecting Your Family, Your Business, and Yourself, online. The book releases on June 28, but I discuss who the book is for and read a bit from the introduction. PLEASE Give a listen and TELL a friend (or family member). Thoughts/comments/suggestions are welcome at darren@thecyburguy.com.   ...
Published on: 2024-06-13
By Darren Mott
Welcome to the June 10, 2024 edition of the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update.  Your morning cyber news hit with some education and opinion thrown in for good measure. Listens and shares are appreciated.     Feel free to email comments, suggestions, criticisms, or tips to darren@thecyburguy.com The articles referenced in this podcast: https://www.darkreading.com/cloud-security/snowflake-cloud-accounts-rampant-credential-issues https://cyberscoop.com/chinese-cyber-espionage-campaign-targets-dozens-of-western-governments-dutch-officials-say/ https://securityaffairs.com/164441/data-breach/cylance-data-sale.html https://www.cybersecurity-insiders.com/microsoft-and-google-pledge-to-offer-cybersecurity-support-to-rural-hospitals/ https://www.csoonline.com/article/2142372/cisos-may-be-too-reliant-on-edr-xdr-defenses.html https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/phishing-attacks-us-europe-double/ https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/nvidia-arm-urge-customers-patch/   ...
Published on: 2024-06-11
By Darren Mott
Welcome to the June 10, 2024 edition of the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update.  Your morning cyber news hit with some education and opinion thrown in for good measure. Listens and shares are appreciated.     Feel free to email comments, suggestions, criticisms, or tips to darren@thecyburguy.com The articles referenced in this podcast: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/php-fixes-critical-rce-flaw-impacting-all-versions-for-windows/ https://cybernews.com/news/lausd-student-data-for-sale-breach-forums/ https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/github-repos-targeted-in-cyber-extortion-attacks https://cyberscoop.com/microsoft-rolls-back-dumbest-cybersecurity-move-in-a-decade/ https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2024/06/07/ransomware-attacks-impact-cost-on-organizations/ https://securityaffairs.com/164280/data-breach/new-york-times-source-code-leaked.html https://www.cybersecurity-insiders.com/google-n-microsoft-confirm-cyber-threat-to-2024-paris-olympics/   ...
Published on: 2024-06-09
By Darren Mott
Welcome to the June 5, 2024 edition of the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update.  Your morning cyber news hit with some education and opinion thrown in for good measure. Listens and shares are appreciated.     NOTE: Sorry, I went over the 15 minutes mark a afgain. But lots of GOOD rants in this one, if I do say so myself! Feel free to email comments, suggestions, criticisms, or tips to darren@thecyburguy.com The articles referenced in this podcast: https://www.theregister.com/2024/06/04/microsoft_analysts_recall/?td=rt-3a https://cybernews.com/security/peak-design-data-leak/ https://www.darkreading.com/cyberattacks-data-breaches/ukrainian-systems-hit-by-cobalt-strike-via-a-malicious-excel-file https://cyberscoop.com/rural-hospital-ransomware-cyber/ https://securityaffairs.com/164142/cyber-crime/ransomware-attack-synnovis-london-hospitals.html https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tiktok-fixes-zero-day-bug-used-to-hijack-high-profile-accounts/ https://www.scmagazine.com/feature/data-breaches-impact-of-ai-and-insider-risk-top-the-list-of-saas-security-concerns https://www.csoonline.com/article/2137814/us-senate-finance-chair-slams-change-healthcare-for-negligence-in-ransomware-attack.html       ...
Published on: 2024-06-04
By Darren Mott
Welcome to the June 3, 2024 edition of the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update.  Your morning cyber news hit with some education and opinion thrown in for good measure. Listens and shares are appreciated.     NOTE: This one goes over the 15 minutes mark a bit (it was a busy weekend!). But lots of GOOD info in this one, if I do say so myself! Feel free to email comments, suggestions, criticisms, or tips to darren@thecyburguy.com The articles referenced in this podcast: https://cyberscoop.com/alleged-ticketmaster-breach-could-be-part-of-larger-compromise-researchers-say/ https://www.itpro.com/security/data-breaches/banking-details-of-30-million-santander-customers-exposed-during-breach-allegedly-up-for-sale-on-the-dark-web https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2024/06/01/snowflake-breach-data-theft/ https://www.theregister.com/2024/05/31/tiktok_us_content_algorithm/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/05/tiktok-vaguely-disputes-report-that-its-making-a-us-only-app/ https://cybernews.com/security/russian-hackers-poland-pap-fake-news-ukraine-military/ https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/openai-disrupts-5-ai-powered-state-backed-influence-ops https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cisa-warns-of-actively-exploited-linux-privilege-elevation-flaw/ https://thehackernews.com/2024/05/mysterious-cyber-attack-takes-down.html https://securityaffairs.com/163966/security/dmm-bitcoin-cyber-heist.html   ...
Published on: 2024-06-02
By Darren Mott
This episode is based on this article on my substack:  https://cyburguy.substack.com/p/the-can-you-coach-my-daughter-scam It is a variation on an old scam with a pickleball twist. Have a good weekend. Give a listen, tell a (pickleball) friend. Email tips to comments to darren@thecyburguy.com ...
Published on: 2024-05-30
By Darren Mott
Welcome to the May 29, 2024 edition of the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update.  Your morning cyber news hit with some education and opinion thrown in for good measure. Listens and shares are appreciated.     Feel free to email comments, suggestions, criticisms, or tips to darren@thecyburguy.com The articles referenced in this podcast: https://www.theregister.com/2024/05/28/breachforums_back_online/ https://cybernews.com/security/websites-exposing-million-secrets/ https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/attackers-target-check-point-vpns-access-corporate-networks https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/05/newly-discovered-ransomware-uses-bitlocker-to-encrypt-victim-data/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/first-american-december-data-breach-impacts-44-000-people/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-sanctions-cybercrime-gang-behind-massive-911-s5-proxy-botnet-linked-to-illegitimate-residential-proxy-service/ https://www.scmagazine.com/news/ransomhub-threatens-to-leak-data-of-christies-auction-house-clients https://www.csoonline.com/article/2119450/the-threats-of-third-party-software-supply-chains-continue-to-plague-cisos.html   ...
Published on: 2024-05-29
By Darren Mott
Welcome to the May 27, 2024 edition of the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update.  Your morning cyber news hit with some education and opinion thrown in for good measure. Listens and shares are appreciated.     Feel free to email comments, suggestions, criticisms, or tips to darren@thecyburguy.com The articles referenced in this podcast: https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/china-apt-stole-geopolitical-secrets-from-middle-east-africa-and-asia https://cyberscoop.com/potent-youth-cybercrime-ring-made-up-of-1000-people-fbi-official-says/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-phish-finance-orgs-using-trojanized-minesweeper-clone/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/state-hackers-turn-to-massive-orb-proxy-networks-to-evade-detection/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/indian-man-stole-37-million-in-crypto-using-fake-coinbase-pro-site/ https://thehackernews.com/2024/05/hackers-created-rogue-vms-to-evade.html https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2024/05/24/storm-0539-gift-cards/   ...
Published on: 2024-05-26
By Darren Mott
Today's Op-Ed discusses the inherent risk posed by Microsoft's new Copilot+ PCs and the Recall feature.  Needless to say, I have thoughts! Give a listen, tell a friend. Dissenting opinions are ALWAYS welcome at darren@thecyburguy.com or at www.linkedin.com/in/darrenmott The article mentioned in this podcast: https://www.techradar.com/computing/windows/microsofts-controversial-recall-feature-for-windows-11-could-already-be-in-legal-hot-water ...
Published on: 2024-05-23
By Darren Mott
Welcome to the May 21, 2024 edition of the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update.  Your morning cyber news hit with some education and opinion thrown in for good measure. Listens and shares are appreciated.     Feel free to email comments, suggestions, criticisms, or tips to darren@thecyburguy.com The articles referenced in this podcast: https://cybernews.com/news/banking-trojan-grandoreiro-malware/ https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/google-pitches-workspace-as-more-secure-option-to-microsoft-email-citing-csrb-report https://cyberscoop.com/epa-water-inspections-cyber-alert/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-will-start-enforcing-azure-multi-factor-authentication-MFA-in-july-2024/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-targets-windows-admins-via-putty-winscp-malvertising/ https://thehackernews.com/2024/05/iranian-mois-linked-hackers-behind.html https://www.csoonline.com/article/2112440/sec-rule-for-finance-firms-boosts-disclosure-requirements.html   ...
Published on: 2024-05-20
By Darren Mott
This episode lays out the premise and rationale for a new podcast I am producing that I hope to launch in June, called the Tactical Cyber Podcast. Here is substack article that launches the idea:  https://cyburguy.substack.com/p/enough-strategies-more-tactics Give a listen, tell a friend. ...
Published on: 2024-05-16
By Darren Mott
Welcome to the May 15, 2024 edition of the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update.  Your morning cyber news hit with some education and opinion thrown in for good measure. Listens and shares are appreciated.     Feel free to email comments, suggestions, criticisms, or tips to darren@thecyburguy.com The articles referenced in this podcast: https://statescoop.com/cyberattack-macon-bibb-county-georgia-2024/ https://www.darkreading.com/cyberattacks-data-breaches/-the-mask-espionage-group-resurfaces-after-10-year-hiatus https://cyberscoop.com/chatgpt-scam-facebook-meta-hackers-malware/ https://www.malwarebytes.com/blog/news/2024/05/update-chrome-now-google-releases-emergency-security-patch https://www.csoonline.com/article/2098369/low-tech-tactics-still-top-the-risk-chart-for-organizations.html https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/nist-cve-stop-questioned/   ...
Published on: 2024-05-15
By Darren Mott
Welcome to the May 13, 2024 edition of the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update.  Your morning cyber news hit with some education and opinion thrown in for good measure. Listens and shares are appreciated.     Feel free to email comments, suggestions, criticisms, or tips to darren@thecyburguy.com The articles referenced in this podcast: https://www.theregister.com/2024/05/12/ransomware_negotiator_payments/ https://www.darkreading.com/cybersecurity-operations/rsa-2024-cisa-secure-design-pledge-necessary-toothless https://cyberscoop.com/boeing-confirms-attempted-200-million-ransomware-extortion-attempt/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cisa-black-basta-ransomware-breached-over-500-orgs-worldwide/ https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-gpt-4-us-spies-security-roundup/ https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2024/05/10/new-vulnerabilities-number-growth/ https://securityaffairs.com/163003/cyber-crime/intelbroker-claims-europol-data-breach.html   ...
Published on: 2024-05-13
By Darren Mott
If you enjoy the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update where I kind of go on a rant, well this episode may be an all-timer.  BUT I may have come up with the idea for a new podcast. But I won't spoil the fun. Give a listen, tell a friend. Email me at darren@thecyburguy.com Articles referenced in this podcast: https://www.rsaconference.com/ https://www.state.gov/release-of-united-states-international-cyberspace-and-digital-policy-strategy/ https://www.crn.com/news/security/2024/ascension-data-breach https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dell-warns-of-data-breach-49-million-customers-allegedly-affected/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/zscaler-takes-test-environment-offline-after-rumors-of-a-breach/   ...
Published on: 2024-05-09
By Darren Mott
Welcome to the May 8, 2024 edition of the CyBUr Smart Morning News Update.  Your morning cyber news hit with some education and opinion thrown in for good measure. Listens and shares are appreciated.     Feel free to email comments, suggestions, criticisms, or tips to darren@thecyburguy.com The articles referenced in this podcast: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-admin-identified-sanctioned-in-us-uk-australia/ https://www.darkreading.com/cyberattacks-data-breaches/numerous-public-services-ransomware-attack-city-wichita https://securityaffairs.com/162811/hacking/mitre-security-breach-china.html https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2024/05/07/cybercrime-stats-2024/   ...
Published on: 2024-05-07
By Darren Mott