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”

Setting up Security Onion

Setting up security onion can be a pain if you haven’t done it before. If you follow the instructions to the letter, you will be fine, however I am impatient and need to try, and fail, repeatedly so I can memorize how to get it built. First and foremost, you will want to make sureContinue reading “Setting up Security Onion”

The Cyber Dudes on Encryption

One of the best things you could do for yourself is encrypt your drive. I highly recommend it. I will take this opportunity to show you how. The benefits to encryption is data security. Encrypting your drive will create security keys on all your files that cannot be removed without the encryption key. What isContinue reading “The Cyber Dudes on Encryption”

Security Basics

My brother called me in a panic. He frantically explained that his email and possibly his social media accounts were compromised. I explained what he needed to do and told him he should do it immediately. A while back my wife’s car got broken into, they didn’t steal anything of value, but they did takeContinue reading “Security Basics”

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”