Welcome to the Security in Color Newsletter, a semi-monthly guide on news, events and resources in the cybersecurity community. Curated and written by Dominique West.
Cybersecurity News of the Week
Upcoming Virtual Events
Cybersecurity Job Postings
Scholarships, Resources, Podcasts
Happy Friday SIC fam. We made it through another week. Despite having two days off of work, I still feel like it wasn’t enough. This next week might be another rollercoaster ride, so make sure you are taking time out for YOU. Disconnect. Reconnect with family and friends. Binge some Naruto (!!). Do what makes you happy.
Enjoy the newsletter!
This Week’s Cybersecurity News
US hospital systems facing 'imminent' threat of cyber-attacks, FBI warns: An alert said malicious groups are targeting the healthcare sector with attacks designed to lock up information systems and steal data
Cybersecurity as we know it will be 'a thing of the past in the next decade,' says Cloudflare's COO: In 10 years, cybersecurity as we know it will no longer exist, according to Cloudflare co founder and COO Michelle Zatlyn, who spoke at Business Insider's inaugural roundtable conversation featuring five Enterprise Tech Transformers. Do you agree?
Home Depot Confirms Data Breach in Order Confirmation SNAFU: Home Depot has exposed the private order confirmations of hundreds of Canadian consumers, containing names, physical addresses, email addresses, order details and partial credit-card information
True, the social networking app that promises to protect your privacy exposes private messages and user locations: True bills itself as the social networking app that will “protect your privacy.” But a security lapse left one of its servers exposed — and spilling private user data to the internet for anyone to find.
Xfinity, McAfee Brands Abused by Parked Domains in Active Campaigns: Malicious redirection websites are using typosquatting and impersonation to attack unwary visitors.
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.
10/29 - 10/31: Greyhat Cybersecurity Conference, Greyhat
10/30: Cyberjutsu Awards, Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu
11/8: The Act of Balancing: Burnout in Cybersecurity, OWASP Devslop
11/12: Vets in Tech - Leveraging Your Service in the Tech Industry, CyberDEI
11/16 - 11/20: Pen Test HackFest 2020, SANS Institute
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.
Security Analyst - Compliance Operations / Datadog / NYC, Remote
Security Detection Analyst - Product / Datadog / Boston, NYC, Remote
Associate Security Consultant - Entry Level 2021 / FireEye
Cybersecurity Analyst (Entry!) / Purplebox, Inc / Atlanta
Information Technology Security Analyst / Service King Collision / Remote
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Diversity Cyber Workforce Academy Scholarship: SANS and the Bay Area Chapter of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) are excited to announce applications for the ICMCP Diversity Cyber Academy - California (DCWA-CA) will open on October 1, 2020. The Academy is open to all California residents.
Full Stack Cyber Bootcamp Scholarship: Although building one’s career is a big enough incentive to participate, we’re further “sweetening the pot” by giving an automatic $2,000 scholarship to all prospective full-time students who answer the prompt via the form below and apply to the bootcamp by November 23, 2020.
Let’s Defend Virtual SOC Lab: Learn how to defend your simulated company from Cyber Attacks as Security Analyst, Incident Responder, SIEM Engineer!
Tech Podcasts to Check Out
Colors of Infosec: A podcast, by @divinetechygirl and @asifiahmad, demystifying what it means to navigate a career in information security and enterprise technology, as people of color. Check out the latest episode: “Security with Grace”
Coolest Nerds in the Room: A podcast, by @coolblknerd and @stephandsec, that highlights other cool nerds in the industry, talk about what it's like to be underrepresented in tech, and how they keep their sanity while trying to advance their career. Check out the latest episode: “Out With the Old, In With the New”
The Next Tech Podcast: A podcast by @bina_abdulrahim, featuring 2 millennials, and guests, sharing their insights & ways on breaking into the tech industry. Check out the latest episode:“Blackness in the Industry with Izzy”
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