Friday Reports

5 days ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Elections Dodged Major Hacking Bullets, Banks Getting Hit, Thoma Bravo Up Next As Major Cybersec Vendor?

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report where we recap the top developments in information security news of the week. The big news of the week was that hackers didn’t make much headway in this year’s midterm elections on Tuesday, despite all the drama and fears leading up to the big day. Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian  … Read more

2 weeks ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: More End-of-Week Bombshells, Still No Russian Midterm Cyberattacks, More Moves Against China

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report where we wrap up the week’s infosec news according to the big themes that emerged during the week. First, this past week was slightly quiet in terms of cybersecurity news but as seems to be the case over the past several months, the most eye-popping news dropped on Friday. In  … Read more

3 weeks ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Damages Paid, Sloppy Cloud Exposures, Sloppier Presidential Phone Security, And, Always, Russia

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report, where we wrap up the infosec news into the top themes that emerged during the week. The past seven days saw a grab bag of cybersecurity developments, including reckonings for current and former Internet giants that fell down on their security jobs. In the seemingly never-ending repercussions of its monster  … Read more

4 weeks ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Russia Is the Big Bad Wolf Once Again, Apple Demands a Retraction After SuperMicro, ODNI Denials

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report, where we highlight the big themes in infosec news for the week. After weeks of (sometimes faux) China-related bad news, Russia emerged once again as the big bad wolf of the cybersecurity world, both in the U.S. and Europe. In the aftermath of a series of misdeeds, including the administration  … Read more

1 month ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Bloomberg’s SuperMicro Follow-Up Story Was DOA, Facebook and Google Again On the Hot Seat

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday report, where we wrap up the week’s news in information security and sift through the key takeaway points from the crush of cybersecurity developments. The Bloomberg Businessweek bombshell story about China implanting spy chips in SuperMicro motherboards continued to take a severe beating for its lack of credibility throughout the week,  … Read more

1 month ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Explosive Bloomberg Report, Major International Russian Intelligence Take-Down Happen on Same Day

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report, where we recap the week’s news in infosec and help you make sense of the trends. It’s fair to say that the cybersecurity industry hasn’t really seen as stressful a news day as October 4th was. The morning began with a 4 am blockbuster report from Bloomberg Businessweek reporters Jordan  … Read more

2 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Data Privacy Sinkholes for Twitter, Google, Facebook, Facebook and Then Facebook Again

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday report, where we wrap up the week’s developments in information security news to make sense of them. The week was a high-intensity one when it came to data privacy and security, with tech giants facing bad news and controversy at every turn. The week started off mildly enough when news broke  … Read more

2 months ago

Friday Report: No Weaponized Stuxnets in Sight But Other Fakes Were Real, Hackers Can’t Escape Long Arm of the Law

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday report where we try to wrap up the week’s infosec news into big picture themes. At the outset, one top development that wasn’t actually bona fide news nevertheless lit up infosec Twitter with shouts of outrage. It all started when a famous hacker, known on Twitter as “Jester,” idly speculated whether the  … Read more

2 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: A Veritable Potpourri of DoJ Indictments, Five Eyes Threat, Data Leaking and Data Thefts

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report (the first in two weeks given that we were deep into the Labor Day weekend groove last Friday) where we wrap up the week by placing the week’s flow of cybersecurity news into bigger picture contexts. Maybe it was the holiday weekend and the inevitable end-of-summer blues, but the news  … Read more

3 months ago

Friday Report: Iran Stands Out Again, Russia Maintains an Even Strain, and Election Security Still a Mess

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report where we stop to take stock of the big themes of the week in infosec news. One interesting development is that Iran as a threat actor stood out in ways that it hasn’t very much lately, perhaps not surprising given the fears that Iran would become more aggressive in the  … Read more

3 months ago

Friday Report: Banks in the Crosshairs, Google Knows Where You Are, Election Security Still Not a Sure Thing

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report where we boil down the big information security themes of the week into digestible condensed bites to bring you up-to-speed on the major trends. One big theme this week is that banks everywhere are in the crosshairs of motivated hackers. First, the FBI issued a warning to banks that cybercriminals are  … Read more

3 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Hacker Summer Camp’s Parade of Scary Things, WannaCry is Back and FCC Fesses to Fraud (Sort Of)

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report, where we sum up the week’s big trends in information security news. No single theme dominated the week’s news but a single city did: Las Vegas, where the annual grueling cybersecurity and hacking “summer camp” of back-to-back BSides Las Vegas, BlackHat and DEF CON conferences is hosted at the hottest  … Read more

3 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Election Security Summer Theater is All the Rage

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report, where we aim to deliver the week’s biggest infosec takeaways from the never-ending flow of cybersecurity-related news. Without a doubt, this week’s top takeaway is that a whole lot of election security theater went down in DC over the past seven days, along with a major roadshow performance in New York  … Read more

4 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Russia, Russia, Russia and Let’s Not Forget Iran and China

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report where we pull together the big picture themes emerging from the week’s top infosec news stories. This week, Russia, China, and Iran emerged as the biggest themes, with Russia, as usual, dominating all other cybersecurity news stories. First, NSA and Cyber Command confirmed earlier reports that they’re fighting Russian cyber threats  … Read more

4 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: The Impact Crater of Russian Hacking Widens to Suck Everyone Into It

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report where we synthesize the week’s events to make senses of the ever-increasing volume of cybersecurity news to give our readers a bigger picture of the trends shaping the infosec landscape. If last week’s news was dominated by the Friday bombshell that special counsel Robert Mueller had indicted twelve Russian military  … Read more

4 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report (Sunday Edition): Mueller and Intel Agencies Blow Lid Off Russia’s Election Interference

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report (which this week is published on Sunday due to unforeseen technical problems we experienced on Friday) where we pull together the week’s infosec news to provide a bird’s eye view of the trends emerging from the week’s developments. A lot of big breaches and data security stories came out this  … Read more

4 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Surreptitious and Accidental Data Sharing All Over the Place

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report where we wrap up the week and identify the big threads that emerged from the mass of infosec-related news reports published during the week. In the U.S. the week was a weird one with the July 4th holiday coming as it did during the middle, giving everyone an excuse to  … Read more

5 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Hacks, Leaks, and Compromises, Oh My! and Legislators Get Busy Before July 4th Holiday

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report where we pull it all together and deliver the big trends emerging from the week’s infosec news. Hacks, leaks, and compromises were the dominant threads of the week, with some eye-popping reports echoing last year’s mega breaches. On the smaller end of the scale, the week kicked off with news  … Read more

5 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Carriers and Court Protect Location Data, Cybersecurity’s Nearly $400 Million Venture Funding Week, Tesla’s Weirdness

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report, where we pull the week’s top infosec news together to give you a high-level view of the trends shaping the sector. The week started with good news on the location data privacy and security front and ended with an even more spectacular development that bodes well for protecting mobile users’  … Read more

5 months ago
Cynthia Brumfield / Metacurity

Friday Report: Apple Battens Down the Hatches, U.S. Still Holding Russia and North Korea to Account

Welcome to Metacurity’s Friday Report where we pull the week’s infosec news together to give you a big picture view of the trends underlying the daily news reports. In the wake of its World Wide Developers Conference a few weeks back, Apple continued to grab headlines, particularly in the security and privacy arenas, with a  … Read more