Security Stack Sheet #109


Word of the Week

Cyber month October 2020 – Week 3 & 4: Oct. 17-31 – “Digital Skills”

December 03rd, 2015 - Mr. Aumann's Class

The second theme, ‘Digital Skills’, presents educational activities that inform the general public on Internet security. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the digitalisation of everyday life. This new hyperconnected world requires an awareness of current skills for citizens to stay on top of trends and be safe online. The theme covers e-privacy matters such as personal data protection, cyber bullying and cyber stalking. The key message conveys the importance of cyber hygiene and establishing good practices online

Modern Analyst? Digital Skills Are a Must...

Links HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and EPIC women in Cyber HERE


Word of the Week Special

“Remember: DevSecOps Reference Architecture”

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Deciding on the correct architecture – by Sage



Building the Next Evolution of Cloud Networks at Slack




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Crypto challenge of the week

Bounty Hacker

You talked a big game about being the most elite hacker in the solar system. Prove it and claim your right to the status of Elite Bounty Hacker!




  • May 25th 2018: Over 2 years of GDPR Live! See incidents section below GDPR Enforce Tracker Link HERE – thanks to Marius

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in September 2020 – 267 million records breached


  • 1st January 2020 – The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) becomes effective Link HERE
  • Now: TLS1.2 mandatory for proper security HTTPS everywhere HERE
  • DO NOT DELAY TLS1.2 migration LATER THAN JUNE 2020 or A FEW THINGS WILL STOP WORKING! [Browsers, Office365, Cisco and many others]
  • January 2020 – Qualys SSLLabs will rate your TLS1.0 setup as B – Qualys will de-grade you HERE
  • June 2020 – Microsoft plans to deprecate TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 in Office 365 and Office 365 GCC – HERE
  • 31st of December 2020 – Brexit (properly) Finalised?

EU court ruling threatens EU-UK data flows


  • 1st of July 20201 – Freedom from viruses?

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  • November 3rd 2020: Trump’s second term start

Enjoy politics and satire? Check out our September gallery of cartoons

  • 2022 – First trip to Mars according to Elon Musk
  • 2023 – 3DES is deprecated for all new applications and usage is disallowed after 2023 HERE
  • 2024 – Back to the Moon according to Trump and NASA
  • December 31st, 2020 Flash End-of-Life
  • US Government Websites Will be Accessible Through HTTPS Only, After September 1


Book of the month

Remember: The little Cyber Happiness Book

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The Social Dilemma

We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen

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Comic of the week

Working From Home - Dilbert by Scott Adams


##Some OWASP stuff first

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