News hero image

Security Scene

Filter

29
Apr
2022

Security Scene: April 2022 Edition

By Adair Thaxton

Security Scene is a monthly roundup of cybersecurity news highlights compiled by Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Adair Thaxton. Adair connects recent headlines to security best practices, within the lens of the research and education community and our broader digital society. Plus, she’s got jokes! OpenSSH has released version 9.0 (…

23
Feb
2022

Security Scene: February 2022 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer

Security Scene is a monthly roundup of cybersecurity news highlights compiled by Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Adair Thaxton. Adair connects recent headlines to security best practices, within the lens of the research and education community and our broader digital society. Plus, she’s got jokes! Happy February! Hopefully, your local weather…

06
Jan
2022

Security Scene: December 2021-January 2022 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer

Security Scene is a monthly roundup of cybersecurity news highlights compiled by Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Adair Thaxton. Adair connects recent headlines to security best practices, within the lens of the research and education community and our broader digital society. Plus, she’s got jokes! It’s the end of 2021, and I…

21
Oct
2021

Security Scene: October 2021 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer

Security Scene is a monthly roundup of cybersecurity news highlights compiled by Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Adair Thaxton. Adair connects recent headlines to security best practices, within the lens of the research and education community and our broader digital society.  Plus, she’s got jokes! It’s October! You knew that, right?…

22
Sep
2021

Security Scene: September 2021 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer

Happy September! The trees are starting to turn, and I’m anxiously awaiting the cooler weather. I hope everything is settling down with the new school year! Anvil published an article about how a malicious DHCP server in the WAN can take advantage of “smart” routers and…

25
Aug
2021

Security Scene: August 2021 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer

Ah, the students are returning. This is why we do what we do, right? For the chaos? Our lives would be so boring without them around!Qrator posted a quarterly analysis of DDoS and BGP attacks. The majority of DDoS attacks were UDP-based, and the median attack time was 270 seconds, or…

26
Jul
2021

Security Scene: July 2021 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer

It’s far too hot, y’all. I hope you’re all staying comfortable and not getting sunburned! Brian Krebs reports on a new development in card skimmers. The skimming hardware isn’t visible from outside the device, which is annoying in itself, but the real story is how the thieves…

23
Jun
2021

Security Scene: June 2021 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer

Well, it’s summer, and things are starting to get back to normal in many places. Living in a college town, we typically see fewer people outside in the summer because many of them have gone back home, but I was driving yesterday and was surprised by just how many people…

12
May
2021

Security Scene: May 2021 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Happy May! I hope everyone had a nice Mother’s Day. This is normally a bittersweet time of year for me – the students are leaving for the summer, so it’s easier to park and get dinner near campus, but it just feels so empty without them. Just me? Many…

14
Apr
2021

Security Scene: April 2021 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Spring is upon us, and I think it’s one of my favorite times of the year. I did floral design in college, and spring flowers are just the best. Ranunculus, daffodils, and dahlias? Yes, please. I guess I should try to relate this back to security in…