Security in Color Newsletter: Issue #40

Happy Pre-Thanksgiving!

Welcome to the Security in Color Newsletter, a weekly guide on news, events and resources in the cybersecurity community. Curated and written by Dominique West.

The TL;DR:

  • News: Head of US Cybersecurity Fired, Mobile Phishing, Verizon Report

  • Events: Career Panel, Hack The Box Walk-through, Serverless in AWS

  • Jobs: Entry level GRC, Internship, Fellowship

  • Resources & Black in Cyber CFP Open

Checking In

What’s good everybody! Hope you had a great week. Another newsletter for you featuring some pretty cool upcoming events, some even I plan to attend. Next week is Thanksgiving here is the U.S and whether you are gathering virtually or otherwise, I hope you are safe and get to stuff your faces (even if its from Uber Eats!).

See you next time!

~ Dominique ~

This Week’s Cybersecurity News

Here’s the cyber tea for this week. Want your news in audio format? Check out our latest podcast episode. Also available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more.

CISA Chief Christopher Krebs Fired By White House: President Trump fired US cybersecurity chief over Twitter Tuesday, an act widely condemned within the cybersecurity community. Government officials and cybersecurity experts alike condemned President Trump’s firing of Christopher Krebs by tweet Tuesday, as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) became the latest victim of the president’s house cleaning efforts after his failed bid at a second term.

Cyber Espionage Campaigns Have Become Severe: Verizon Report: In the past several months, the cyber espionage landscape has been evolving rapidly. Recently, Verizon, the American telecommunications company, released its first analytical report on cyber espionage attacks. The report, titled Cyber Espionage Report (CER), provides several insights and trends about recent cyber attacks.

Mobile Phishing Attacks Now Focusing on Malware Delivery: Cybercriminals behind mobile phishing attacks have now changed their tactics while targeting pharmaceutical companies. Now, they are more focused on malware delivery instead of credential theft. Additionally, they are looking for critical research data related to COVID-19 vaccine from pharmaceutical companies.

WARNING: Unpatched Bug in GO SMS Pro App Exposes Millions of Media Messages: GO SMS Pro, a popular messaging app for Android with over 100 million installs, has been found to have an unpatched security flaw that publicly exposes media transferred between users, including private voice messages, photos, and videos.

Cybersecurity Events Happening Around The Globe

Check out the full calendar line-up here and add directly to your Google Calendar. Have an event you want to be added? Leave a comment or reply directly to this newsletter.

Cyber / Tech Job and Opportunities

Go secure that bag! The jobs posted here I have either been directly contacted to post or have come across them in my network. Either way, apply anyway even if you don’t check every box. Click the pink links to apply.

  • Role: Fellowship | Company: The Synack Academy  | Apply here

  • Role: Federal Information Security Analyst II | Company: HMS | Apply here

  • Role: Internship | Company: National CyberWatch Center  | Apply here

  • Role: Data Engineer | Company: New Georgia Project  | Apply here

  • Role: Entry level GRC position | Company: Hire Right | Apply here

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