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Have you heard… BSides is coming to Harrisburg!

BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. Harrisburg University is hosting the first-ever Harrisburg BSides on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.


Tracks for this year’s BSides Harrisburg will include:

  • Red Teaming or Offensive Security
  • Blue
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Appalachia in the News


Digital technology can help businesses – except when it doesn’t.

Check out this article in the August 2nd edition of CPBJ featuring Brandon Keath, Cyber Security Practice Lead at Appalachia.

CPBJ 08-02-19 Technology Article

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A Conversation with Brandon Keath

Inside Business: Focus on Cyber Security

The Central Penn Business Journal interviewed Appalachia’s Cyber Security Practice Lead, Brandon Keath, to learn about cyber security issues and trends in Central PA.

Check out the full interview below:

Brandon Keath – Cyber Security Practice Lead

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DHS, FBI Issue alert for SamSam

Following last week’s indictments and sanctions of two Iranians the U.S. government blames for ransomware attacks, DHS and the FBI on Monday issued a warning about the SamSam malware they allegedly distributed across the Internet.  We want to help your organization understand this threat and how to avoid it.

The SamSam suspects are believed to have targeted multiple industries, including …

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Cisco Security Advisory


Vulnerability Summary

A vulnerability was discovered on certain Cisco Meraki devices that have our Local Status Page feature. This page is typically used for a few key configuration options needed to get devices connected to the cloud either on initial setup or after moving/changing configurations upstream. The vulnerability allows an attacker to inject configuration options and data into the …

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