Columbia, MO Columns and Jesse Hall

MOREnet Security News Review -- May 26 - 30, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

It’s not too late to register for the 2014 Security Roadshow.

MOREnet Security is excited to hit the road again this summer to bring the 2014 Security Roadshow to a location near you.  This year we are going to focus on different aspects of the current threat landscape – from a MOREnet member’s perspective – and what you can do to better protect/secure your organization.  We hope you’ll take the opportunity during each session to share best practices and brainstorm solutions with MOREnet members in your part of the state.
 
Roadshow Dates and Locations:
Tuesday, June 3 - Houston R-1 School District
Wednesday, June 4 - Wentzville R-IV School District
Tuesday, June 10 - Moberly Area Community College
Wednesday, June 11 - Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
Thursday, June 12 - Online Webinar
Click this link to register
 

WEEKLY THREAT RESOURCE SITE

McAfee Blog Central – Consumer Threat Notices
 

KNOW YOUR ENEMY – THREAT ID OF THE WEEK

Have you ever heard of RAM Scraper Malware? – If you shop anywhere that uses a point-of-sale (POS) system… it’s the term used for digital cash register systems used by retail stores, restaurants, hotels, online stores, etc.  – then maybe it’s time you learned about the risks. Check out the following links for more information.
 
What the Heck Is a RAM Scraper?
A look at Point of Sale RAM scraper malware and how it works
Target Breach: 8 Facts On Memory-Scraping Malware
RAM Scrapper POS Malware Plaguing U.S. Retailers for Years
 

TOP HEADLINES THIS WEEK

Ominous Warning or Hoax? TrueCrypt Warns Software ‘Not Secure,’ Development Shut Down
Router security: why your gateway to the web is at risk
400,000 users affected in Avast Forum hack, change your password NOW
Security by Sharing! OWASP Austin: Talk on Crowd-Sourced Threat Intelligence
Sinkholes: Legal and Technical Issues in the Fight against Botnets
HeartBleed Virus Removal Tool Actually Carries a Trojan
Inside the malware war zone
Security Architecture Series Guide
How we patch: by the numbers
10 tips to embed positive security behavior in employees
 

VULNERABILITIES AND PATCHES

US-CERT Vulnerability Summary for the Week of May 19, 2014
Apple Security Updates
 

SECURITY TOOLBOX

Kali Linux 1.0.7 Released
New Release of REMnux Linux Distro for Malware Analysis
Interactive Network Packet Builder v1.0
Webfwlog Firewall Log analyzer v1.0 Released
Microsoft -- My Security Bulletins Dashboard
 

FEATURED SERVICE

MyMOREnet  – MyMOREnet is a Web-based service provided by MOREnet to allow members to access organization-specific information. User administrators at each organization decide who has access to what information. Check out the following link for additional information. http://www.more.net/services/mymorenet-0
 

UPCOMING TRAINING AND EVENTS

  1. Security Roadshow! – MOREnet Security is excited to hit the road again this summer to bring the 2014 Security Roadshow to a location near you.  Since we’re making the rounds in June this year, we decided to take a slightly different approach and are going to focus on different aspects of the current threat landscape – from a MOREnet member’s perspective – and what you can do to better protect/secure your organization.  We also hope you’ll take the opportunity during each session to share best practices and brainstorm solutions with MOREnet members in your part of the state. Click this link to register
  2. Administering Windows Server 2012 – Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 13, MOREnet, Columbia, MO -- This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. The key focus for students is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to Manage and Maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, providing skills in areas such as User and Group management, Network Access and Data Security. Click this link to register
  3. Introduction to Windows 2012 Server Administration – Tuesday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 23, MOREnet, Columbia, MO -- Designed to build a foundation in basic server administration, this class introduces students to many of Windows Server 2012 features. The class includes extensive exercises which reinforce Microsoft Windows Server 2012 network administration skills as they are learned. Click this link to register

Do you know of any upcoming security-related training events?  Please send them to security@more.net for inclusion in this newsletter.
 

SECURITY AWARENESS TIP OF THE WEEK

Protecting devices and data while you’re on the road… it’s the start of summer and that means that many of you will be traveling. Check out the following links for tips and information on keeping your devices and data secure when you’re away from home.
 
 Keeping your data secure while on the move
How to Keep Your Mobile Devices Secure
Staying Secure During Travel
Travel Tips to Avoid Device Theft
Quick Tips for a Safe and Secure Vacation