Entries by Kurt Wuckert Jr

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GoVanguard COVID-19 Resources

GoVanguard COVID-19 Resources! Contact us for access to the Freebies mentioned below.  COVID-19 has swept the planet and exposed a few major flaws in the United States’ domestic supply chain. One of the clear shortcomings is the supply of n95 masks and other critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). While masks are the most obvious shortfall […]

Five Point Checkup to Secure Your Systems!

Five-point checkup to secure your systems!  The advent of the COVID-19 “coronavirus” has spooked worldwide markets and pushed an inconceivable number of professionals into their homes to work remotely. This introduces a nightmare for network security and the threat of disruption to business continuity. If you do not have a contingency plan in place or have been struggling to deploy a secure remote […]

COVID19 Coronavirus spreads to Infosec

Coronavirus spreads to Infosec Cybercriminals utilize anxiety, fear and a lack of understanding in order to engineer the environments in which people start making predictably bad security decisions. Spear phishing attacks target unsuspecting members of organizations into thinking they need to urgently click something in an email that unleashes a payload or grabs login credentials. Victims […]

White House Data Breach!

White House Data Breach Malicious actors have penetrated the networks of the Department of Defense (DoD) agency tasked with securing and managing electronic communications for the White House. They have leaked personally identifiable information (PII) of White House staff, including Donald Trump and Mike Pence, which raises major red flags about the security of communications […]

Are you Compliant with the New York SHIELD Act?

Are you Compliant with the New York SHIELD Act? The New York Shield Act has broadly increased the scope of how “private information” is defined, and how it must be dealt with by any business that maintains the customer data of any citizen of the state of New York. The “Stop Hacks & Improve ELectronic […]

Wawa Credit Card Data Breach Part 2 – Is Your Data Secure?

The Wawa credit card data breach is one of the worst retail failures of data security in recent history.  Last week we reported on the consumer side of the Wawa credit card data breach that, as far as we can tell, affected every single swiped payment card between March and December 2019. In a nutshell, Wawa discovered […]

Wawa Breach Leaks Every Customer Credit Card Number

Many retail data breaches leak partial customer data, partial credit card numbers or other bits of information that malicious actors can scrape and use as part of broader attacks. But the Wawa data breach is different. Every single customer that used their physical credit or debit card at a Wawa store since the spring of […]

DoD: Major TikTok Exploit!

The US Department of Defense issued multiple warnings for all US Military personnel this month; banning the viral Chinese social media app TikTok! Due to various threats of data leakage, Chinese Communist Party censorship and the potential for exploits, the DoD has demanded that all government-issued smartphones have the application removed immediately, and monitor their personal phones and their family members' devices for unusual and unsolicited texts, calls, direct messages and emails. Air Force Lt. Col. Uriah […]

Five Ways to Survive a Holiday Attack!

What does an IT manager want for the holidays? Other than a stable internet connection, and some time off, the people responsible for network performance and security know that they need to be on alert for an uptick of attacks occurring over the holidays.   Why is that?   Large scale malicious attacks are often executed over the holidays because IT […]