Weekly Security Sprint EP 55. MDM, hostile events, health, and ransomware

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In this Week’s Security Sprint, Dave and Andy talked about the topics below. For more of these and other security updates, subscribe to our free daily report, delivered directly to your inbox, the Gate 15 SUN. To subscribe, please email Gate15@Gate15.global.

Main Topics

Content farm impersonates 60+ major news outlets, like BBC, CNN, CNBC

Man Pleads Guilty to Firebombing Planned Parenthood Clinic and Plotting to Attack Electrical Substation

  • targeted the clinic because it provided reproductive health services and they wanted to encourage others to engage in similar violent acts…
  • consulted with an associate about surveillance, drone operations and firearms…discussed a desire to murder politicians and journalists. 
  • discussed and researched how to attack the Dodger Stadium parking lot or the stadium’s electrical room on a night celebrating LGBTQI+ pride… exchanged sabotage manuals and discussed doing “dry runs” to “case” the stadium. 

CDC: Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Bulletin

Ransomware Updates: Proofpoint: 2024 State of the Phish

Quick Hits

CORRECTED: SAVE THE DATE! CISA Hosts CISA Live! – Open Source Software Security on Thursday, March 7 at 1:00 PM EST! On Thursday, March 7, we will talk about the importance of securing Open Source Software (OSS) during our next CISA Live! On LinkedIn Live. Our guests are CISA’s Aeva Black, Open Source Security Section Chief, and Jack Cable, Senior Technical Advisor, who will chat about how CISA is collaborating with the open source community, federal partners, and the private sector to foster a more secure and resilient OSS ecosystem. This event offers participants an opportunity to learn about how CISA is working to strengthen the security of open source ecosystems, including package managers, along with ensuring the secure use of OSS within the federal government. Join us on March 7 at 1:00 PM EST! with your questions—and feel free to share this invite with others who may be interested! Access the event page here.

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