NSA Releases Cyber Advisory: Managing Risk from Transport Layer Security Inspection

Original release date: November 19, 2019

The National Security Agency (NSA) has released a Cyber Advisory that addresses managing risk from Transport Layer Security Inspection (TLSI). This short, informative document defines TLSI (a security process that allows incoming traffic to be decrypted, inspected, and re-encrypted), explains some risks and associated challenges, and discusses mitigations.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the NSA Cyber Advisory and apply the information, as appropriate. See CISA’s Alert on risks associated with HTTPS inspection.

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FTC Provides Tips on Safeguarding Data Before Upgrading Mobile Phones

Original release date: November 19, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an article with tips on how to protect personal information before trading in a mobile phone for a newer model. FTC recommends the following four steps to safeguard these devices:

  • Back up data.
  • Remove SIM and SD cards.
  • Erase personal information.
  • Verify deletion of personal information.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages consumers to review the FTC article for additional resources on how to perform each of the suggested steps and see CISA’s Tip on Proper Disposal of Electronic Devices for more information.

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National Tax Security Awareness Week is December 2–6

Original release date: November 19, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released an article announcing that National Tax Security Awareness Week will be held December 2–6. The annual recognition event will feature a series of resources and tips to help taxpayers and tax professionals protect their data and identities against identity theft.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages taxpayers, businesses, and tax professionals to review CISA’s Tip on Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft and IRS’s article on National Tax Security Awareness Week for details about new resources and the more than 25 tax security events being held across the country throughout the awareness week.

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Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome

Original release date: November 19, 2019

Google has released Chrome 78.0.3904.108 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release and apply the necessary updates.

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