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Credit Union Morning Coffee – Week of April 20, 2020 1328 740 Andrew Hay

Credit Union Morning Coffee – Week of April 20, 2020

Welcome to the Lares Credit Union Solutions Credit Union Morning Coffee informative video for the week of April 20, 2020. This video provides Credit Union executives, IT staff, and security analysts with the news they need to begin their week over their first cup of coffee on Monday morning – all in about 60 seconds.…

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Credit Union Morning Coffee – Week of April 13, 2020 1328 740 Andrew Hay

Credit Union Morning Coffee – Week of April 13, 2020

Welcome to the Lares Credit Union Solutions Credit Union Morning Coffee informative video for the week of April 13, 2020. This video provides Credit Union executives, IT staff, and security analysts with the news they need to begin their week over their first cup of coffee on Monday morning – all in about 60 seconds.…

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Webinar: What Credit Unions Need to Know About Online Meeting Security 1090 687 Andrew Hay

Webinar: What Credit Unions Need to Know About Online Meeting Security

  Webinar Title: What Credit Unions Need to Know About Online Meeting Security Date & Time: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 11:00am EDT – 12:00pm EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1669304248145757195 Cost: Free Abstract: Most credit unions have turned to online meeting software such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, WebEx, and GoToMeeting to communicate with staff during the COVID-19…

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Lares Leaders Included in Tribe of Hackers: Security Leaders Edition 245 346 Mark Arnold

Lares Leaders Included in Tribe of Hackers: Security Leaders Edition

  We are pleased to announce that Lares team members, Andrew Hay and me (Mark Arnold), appear in the Tribe of Hackers (ToH) Security Leaders edition, the 3rd in the series ToH books. The newest release has already received acclaim and reception by noted reviewers, including Ben Rothke’s Book of the Month Review for the…

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Ransomware Olive Branches 1090 714 Mark Arnold

Ransomware Olive Branches

Not so, Naughty? Have bad actors had a change of heart? While most ransomware operators continue their relentless attacks against operators to target healthcare organizations during the pandemic, a handful of threat actors are extending an olive branch to hospitals and workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Staffers at BleepingComputer, who reached out…

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The Top 10 Penetration Test Findings from 2019 with Eric Smith and Tim McGuffin 1080 720 Andrew Hay

The Top 10 Penetration Test Findings from 2019 with Eric Smith and Tim McGuffin

Lares® encounters a seemingly endless number of vulnerabilities and attack vectors when we conduct a penetration test or red team engagement, regardless of organization size or maturity. Though not every engagement is identical, we have analyzed the similarities between hundreds of engagements throughout 2019. Join Eric Smith and Tim McGuffin as they discuss the most…

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Hunting Azure Admins for Vertical Escalation: Part 2 1360 1068 Andrew Hay

Hunting Azure Admins for Vertical Escalation: Part 2

  This post is part 2 in the Hunting Azure Admins for Vertical Escalation series. Part 1 of this series detailed the usage and functionality of Azure authentication tokens, file locations that cache the tokens during a user session (“%USERPROFILE%\.Azure\TokenCache.dat”), methods for locating user exported Azure context files containing tokens, and leveraging them to bypass…

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Your Assistance Is Needed: Defeating Disinformation 1080 1440 Mark Arnold

Your Assistance Is Needed: Defeating Disinformation

Follow Up: Tricks, Trolls, and Securing the Home Worker In our recent blog about securing home workers, we drew attention to the impact of social engineering and the spread of disinformation campaigns targeting teleworkers. The barrage of information has made it nearly impossible to find needles of truth in haystacks of fake news. While more…

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Tricks, Trolls & (Securing) the Home-Based Staffer 1080 798 Mark Arnold

Tricks, Trolls & (Securing) the Home-Based Staffer

By now, you are most likely working from home for purposes of social distancing. Call it whatever you will, ‘shelter in place,’ ‘hunkering down,’ or ‘self-quarantine,’ we have all been forced to settle into our new work-from-home (WFH) normal. Unfortunately, this great migration homeward is fueling social engineering and manipulation. Predictably, the scramble to set…

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Announcing Lares Office Hours 1080 721 Andrew Hay

Announcing Lares Office Hours

In-person office hours are important for learning and engagement, yet risk serving only people who live close to one another and have flexible schedules. Many people have family responsibilities and (usually) long commutes to work. To provide the industry with greater access, while using everyone’s time more efficiently, we’re going to start offering free Lares…

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