Security in Color Newsletter: #53

Your guide to the latest in cybersecurity

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


Checking In

*In my best Kawhi Leonard voice* What it do baybeeee?!

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you are doing good, smelling good, looking good, and of course - being safe.

Kind of slow in the news realm but some interesting stuff has happened lately (Accenture ransomware, anyone?). There are a bunch of upcoming events, though, so be sure to check them out and the free resource section.

Alright, I’m out. Have a good weekend and enjoy the newsletter!

~ Dominique ~

P.S - Do you know someone awesome in cybersecurity? Nominate them for the upcoming Women’s Cyberjutsu Awards where we recognize amazing contributors in the cyber space. Nominate them here


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.

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Accenture Consulting Firm Hit with Ransomware Attack

Ransomware hackers began leaking Accenture data after the consulting giant suffered a security incident where the perpetrators made off with client-related documents and work materials.

The gang, known as LockBit 2.0, has threatened to leak further after providing purported proof of the breach. Accenture acknowledged the attack on Wednesday, but has downplayed its severity.

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Beware of QR Codes

With the use of QR codes rising, so, too, are the numbers of scams that aim to take advantage of them. Researchers warned that threat actors are going so far as to send potential victims to gas stations to use Bitcoin ATMs in their endeavors to exploit the technology.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) also warned recently that consumers should watch out for a growing list of scams using QR codes — which are appearing everywhere these days as a simple and contactless way to share information.

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Scaling Automated Disinformation for Misery and Profit

Researchers recently demonstrated the weaponization of deep neural networks that can be used to shape public opinion, enrage people on Twitter and possibly spark QAnon 2.0.


Cybersecurity Events

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Technology Jobs

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: Information Security Analyst - Remote | Company: Optum | Apply here

Role: IT Security Compliance Analyst | Company: Corporate Brokers | Apply here

Role: IT Security Compliance Analyst | Company: Foot locker | Apply here

Role: Information Security Analyst | Company: Associate Staffing | Apply here


Free Resources

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.


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