Mental Health in Cybersecurity

Mental health is an important part of life in 2022. According to the non-profit Mental Health America, the percentage of adults with a mental illness report unmet need for treatment has increased every year since 2011. This has only escalated with the pandemic. In a career as stressful and stretched as cybersecurity, it can beContinue reading “Mental Health in Cybersecurity”

Russian Invasion of Ukraine

What is happening On Wednesday February 23rd, 2022, Russian troops outside of Ukraine began infiltrating the borders of the Ukraine. Despite all the warnings and threats of sanctions from NATO nations, Russia continued to invade Ukraine territory. Since then, Russian troops have taken control of Chernobyl, and there has been bombings and clashes in Ukraine’sContinue reading “Russian Invasion of Ukraine”

The World of Cryptocurrency

These days many people are interested in Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Ethereum. Is this something worth looking into from a cybersecurity standpoint or is it all a scam? I’m going to describe what cryptocurrency is, share what I’ve found from my research on the legitimacy of cryptocurrency, what one cybersecurity reporter says about it,Continue reading “The World of Cryptocurrency”

Creating a Consumer Secure Market Place

Do you know how secure your smart TV is? What about your phone? Is Siri constantly listening and recording waiting to hear “Hey Siri”? What is it doing with that information? What about your baby monitor? In 2018 NPR reported a South Carolina mother’s baby monitor had been hacked. She thought it was her husbandContinue reading “Creating a Consumer Secure Market Place”

MosaicLoader Malware

Since before the depiction of Neptune immortalized in a mosaic in the 3rd Millenium, mosaics have been a source of wonder and amazement. The fine details in an artists expression has been part of past and current artistic works. Newer “artists” are creating masterpieces within a more digitized medium known as malware. This malware isContinue reading “MosaicLoader Malware”

PrintNightmare IV – The SYSTEM Master

In 1988 Wes Craven’s “Nightmare on Elm Street 4 – The Dream Master” was released. It was the same year Microsoft released Windows 2.1. I’m betting even Wes Craven couldn’t have imagined a scenario quite like PrintNightmare. Microsoft has tried to fix PrintNightmare 3 different times and they are going on their 4th. I’m goingContinue reading “PrintNightmare IV – The SYSTEM Master”

Why you need an IDS or an IPS

Security Analysts are plagued with hackers potentially compromising their network and infrastructure. This is the main reason that IDS and IPS were created, to help assist with the hunt for intruders. Like the names say IDS is Intrusion Detection System, and IPS is Intrusion Prevention System, I will be going into more detail on whatContinue reading “Why you need an IDS or an IPS”

Introduce Yourself

This is a blog website that was started by University of Houston Cybersecurity students/professionals. This was started on a whim and will be upheld a group od cybersecurity students turned professional. This website will be focused on Cybersecurity tips, lessons learned, news, ideas, and information. The articles will be posted by Cybersecurity students, professionals, andContinue reading “Introduce Yourself”