January 4, 2017 – Morning Cyber Coffee Headlines – “Scrabble” Edition

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Good morning! Sit with Carbon Black this morning over a cup of coffee (or tea) and browse a few industry headlines to get the day started. We’ve got just enough information below to get you through that first cup…enjoy!

January 4, 2018 – Headlines

Carbon Black in the News: Ransomware: The Problem That Won’t Go Away – Bank Info Security

Critical Microprocessor Flaws Affect Nearly Every Machine – Dark Reading

Open Source Components, Code Volume Drag Down Web App Security – Dark Reading

Cybersecurity for Upstream Operations – JPT

China and Germany in a dust up over cybersecurity – CSO Online

Ex-N.S.A. Worker Accused of Stealing Trove of Secrets Offers to Plead Guilty – NYTimes

What DHS employees need to know about OIG data breach – Federal News Radio

Here’s what you need to know about the security flaw that could affect almost every computer – CNBC

Cybersecurity issue puts around 247,000 current, former federal workers at risk – WCVB

SWIFT framework took effect Jan. 1 – SC Media

Did You Know?

In 1933, New York City architect Alfred Mosher Butts created an early version of the game we know as Scrabble. To determine how many tiles there should be and how many points each letter should be worth, he calculated letter frequency on the front page of The New York Times. So, for example, “Q is a letter that occurs least often in English text, so it should be a letter that there is only one tile 

Quote of the Day

“Everyone must know by now that the aim of Scrabble is to gain the moral high ground, the loser being the first player to slam the board shut and upset all the letters over the floor.”

Today’s Video of the Day

Today’s Trivia!

There are two Scrabble letters worth 10 points. Name one.

Yesterday’s Question: In what country did Martin Luther, the professor of theology, composer, priest, and monk, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation, live?

Answer: Germany

Beat the Streak! Our current longest streak of correct answers comes from Cait R., who has achieved correct answers for 54 days straight. Can you beat the streak?

Current Streaks
Cait R. – 54 days
@xcelr8 – 44 days
Felicia A. – 43 days
@kimwh – 36 days
Thomas B. – 36 days
Trent G. – 33 days
Kourken A. – 29 days
Helen C. – 17 days
Tom B. – 16 days

Hall-of-Fame Streaks
@kimwh – 197 days 
Cait R. – 106 days 
Kevin F. – 85 days

Tweet the correct answer to @CarbonBlack_Inc and get a shout out in tomorrow’s Morning Coffee and your Twitter handle in a #FF tweet at the end of the week!

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