Category Archives: Uncategorized

Cisco IPICS Bug Could Allow Attackers to take down 911 Services or Fire-EMS-Police Dispatch (CVE-2016-6397)

thezootsewt/ November 4, 2016/ Cyber Defense, Government, Public Works and Infrastructure, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

You arrive at the scene of a major car accident and attempt to call 9-1-1 to request an ambulance and police assistance…except your call doesn’t go through.  Even if it did, the dispatch system could be down so that 9-1-1 operators cannot communicate with police, fire, and EMS.  If this sounds like a bad scenario – it is!  And it

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United Airlines System Issue Grounds Flights – Again – Wash/Rinse/Repeat

thezootsewt/ October 15, 2016/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Another day, another “system issue” grounded several United Airlines flights over the past 24 hours.  The issue appears to be resolved at this point, but it leaves us all wondering what this issue could be.  With the highly available and scalable cloud enabled systems of today, why do these outages keep occurring?  Is human error involved, or possibly something more

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This “Dooms Day” Cyber Security Scenario is Keeping EU Leaders on Edge

thezootsewt/ October 14, 2016/ Latest News, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

The EU is conducting an exercise to simulate a massive cyber attack and step through what the appropriate response will be. The exercise includes high impact scenarios such as attacks on the power grid. More than 700 cyber security experts are participating. Real actors and fictional media are adding to the realistic feel of the exercise. Below is a video from

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Poll: 97% of Consumers “Unsettled” by Data Breaches

thezootsewt/ October 4, 2016/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

This poll likely falls in the category of things that don’t really need to be polled because they are so obvious.  A recent study suggested that when a company experiences a data breach, 97% of the customers no longer trust the company for at least several months.   I would guess that the study also had a +/- 3% error, which

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