Matthew Rosenquist

Cybersecurity Strategist specializing in the evolution of threats, opportunities, and risks in pursuit of optimal security for our digital world.

Joined April 2019 65 Followers

Matthew Rosenquist

Reviewing the 11 Hot (and not) Cybersecurity Trends

1 day ago 4 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.58 tipped

Recently an article came out describing several cybersecurity trends which are hot and a few that are going cold.  I read through the list and made a quick comment in LinkedIn that I was not entirely in agreement with the assessment.  I figured that...

Joining the Advisory Board for the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference

2 days ago 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.19 tipped

I am excited to announce I have accepted a position on the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference Advisory Board.  I am honored to be part of this team to help drive education, awareness, training, and ethics across the digital forensics and...

Don’t be the Next Victim of Cryptocurrency Fraudsters

3 days ago 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $2.38 tipped

Beware of cryptocurrency scams.   They are very good at convincing people to join and then stealing their assets.  They can be found everywhere in the crypto landscape and we must all be very careful. This week it was reported that a Chinese fraud '...

Cyber Criminals are Taking Crypto Attacks to the Next Level

1 week ago 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $2.30 tipped

Coinbase recently thwarted a very clever hacking attempt by cyber criminals.  The planning and sophistication of the attack against this major cryptocurrency exchange was impressive.  The attackers were careful, well-funded, technically savvy, and u...

Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange Refuses to Pay Blackmailers Over a Possible Data Breach

1 week ago 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $1.12 tipped

A blackmailer attempted to extort $3.5 million from the Binance cryptocurrency exchange, stating they would release confidential KYC (Know Your Customer) data.  Binance has refused to pay the demands and is working with law enforcement to track down...

Insider Threats in the Digital World are Sinister

1 week ago 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.20 tipped

Two men are being charged with bribing AT&T employees to unlock phones, compromise the corporate networks, distribute malware, and access customer devices.  This went on for several years, going back to 2012, according to the Department of Justice d...

Bitcoin Just Broke Through the $12k Barrier

1 week ago 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.20 tipped

According to CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin just broke through the $12 thousand barrier again shortly after midnight.  For a week it has steadily risen from $9500 to now over $12000 per coin.  The last time I reached this level was early July.      Many sup...

Uptrennd is Now Listed on CoinMarketCap!

1 week ago 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.13 tipped

A watershed moment for any cryptocurrency is to be listed on CoinMarketCap.  CMC brings a tremendous amount of visibility to coins and tokens.  It is the benchmark index tracker for crypto exchanges and has a reputation for leadership among its peer...

Does Home Depot Respect Customer Privacy?

2 weeks ago 7 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.02 tipped

Why does Home Depot need to capture my full date of birth, just to buy a product?  I recently purchased a can of Plastic Wood and was stopped by the self-checkout assistant because the system wanted to verify I was over 18.  Fine.  I assume it has t...

Cryptocurrency Exchanges are Cyber Hackers Next Targets

3 weeks ago 2 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $1.46 tipped

Where will online criminal hackers look next?  Cryptocurrency.  There are already hacks going on, but this will ramp up significantly as some of the more highly competent criminals are targeting cryptocurrency exchanges.  According to Coingecko’s qu...