Security in Color Newsletter: #49

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:

Checking in - Happy Friday, per usual. I added some recent news articles you might find of interest (or get the summary via podcast). Found some entry level job postings this week (the convo around entry level is still going in circles..hopefully it improves). Some pretty cool events coming up and a list of free resources to check out. Have a good weekend!

Checking In

Happy Friday y’all. Is it me or was it May 4th and *boom*…it’s about to be June 1st. The summer is coming in too hot for me and I need it to slow down because I am trying to enjoy my hot girl summer (also, where is Megan thee Stallion? Girl, we ready. Where you at?)

No announcements this weekend. Just make sure you go outside and get some good ole vitamin D - we all need it.

Enjoy the newsletter!

~ Dominique ~

Cybersecurity News

Catch up on the latest technology and cybersecurity news. Links to the latest news below or check out our podcast or blog for a quick, informative, and fun-to-listen summary.


The US introduces bills to secure critical infrastructure from cyberattacks

The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security has passed five bipartisan bills on Monday to bolster defense capabilities against cyberattacks targeting U.S. organizations and critical infrastructure. These bills were introduced as a direct result of the Homeland Security Committee's oversight of recent cyberattacks, including the ransomware attack that forced Colonial Pipeline to shut down the largest U.S. pipeline.


Data of 100+ million Android users exposed via misconfigured cloud services

Security researchers discovered that the personal data of more than 100 million Android users have been exposed due to various misconfigurations of cloud services. The data was found in unprotected real-time databases used by 23 apps with download counts ranging from 10,000 to 10 million and also includes internal developer resources.


DarkSide Ransomware Gang Extorted $90 Million from Several Victims in 9 Months
DarkSide, the hacker group behind the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack earlier this month, received $90 million in bitcoin payments following a nine-month ransomware spree, making it one of the most profitable cybercrime groups.

Cybersecurity Events Happening Around The Globe

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



Cyber / Tech Job Postings

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.

Role: Cyber-Physical Security Researcher | Company: GRIMM | Apply here

Role: Analyst | Company: Krebs Stamos Group | Apply here (WFH Flexible)

Role: Security Researcher | Company: Krebs Stamos Group | Apply here (WFH Flexible)

Role: Data Center Engineer | Company: Technologent | Apply here

Role: Entry Level Software Engineer (Remote) | Company: Revature | Apply here

Role: Entry-level Automation Engineer / Cloud Engineer | Company: Hexaware Technologies | Apply here

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