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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 238 Followers

Matthew Rosenquist

There is No Easy Fix to AI Privacy Problems

8 Feb 2020 4 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Artificial intelligence – more specifically, the machine learning (ML) subset of AI - has a number of privacy problems. Not only does ML require vast amounts of data for the training process, but the derived system is also provided with access to ev...

Avast Shuts Down its Data Sales Subsidiary Due to Privacy Backlash

1 Feb 2020 2 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Avast was recently caught selling user's web browsing data.  Sensitive data like website destinations, search terms, and even what videos customers watched were collected by Avast software residing on customers' computers.  The data was repackaged a...

More Challenges for Intel Hardware Product Security

29 Jan 2020 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

New CPU Vulnerabilities Discovered RIDL/ZombieLoad and L1DES/CacheOut are just the latest variants of vulnerabilities discovered in Intel CPU’s that target Micro-architectural Data Sampling (MDS) weaknesses. Discovered over 7 months ago, researchers...

Privacy Day – Yes it Matters More than You Might Think

28 Jan 2020 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Privacy Day promotes the fundamental principles of being able to control your personal information and to raise awareness of the risks in our digital society. The advancement and adoption of communication technology have elevated this issue to a wor...

Time to Check and Change Your Avast Privacy Settings

28 Jan 2020 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Vice magazine recently reported that the Avast anti-virus company was harvesting their customer’s browsing data and selling it to other companies.  This included what sites, keyword searches, YouTube videos, and other data which showcased user’s act...

Interpol Has Stopped 78 percent of Cryptojacking in Southeast Asia

23 Jan 2020 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Not often do I get a warm and fuzzy feeling about cybersecurity.  In almost all cases the news is bad.  This is a rare occasion.  Thanks to Interpol, Southeast Asia saw a 78% decrease in cryptojacking!  That is truly amazing! Cryptojacking often inv...

Collaboration Makes Smart Cities More Secure

22 Jan 2020 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

I am excited to join the development team for the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Cities and Communities Framework (SCCF) with a focus on cybersecurity and privacy.  The volunteer team is working to develop a compreh...

Being Quoted is the Greatest Compliment

20 Jan 2020 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

As a cybersecurity speaker, it is important to communicate in ways that resonate, inform, and inspire audiences.   It is always nice when someone uses one of my quotes, validating I made a worthwhile connection. In this case, my insights were part o...

Digital Retaliation of Iran – Top 6 Likely Cyberattacks

5 Jan 2020 3 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

The United States and allies' national cyber response may soon be tested with the latest escalating conflict in the middle east. The U.S. conducted an airstrike that killed a revered Iranian general while in Iraq. This was in retaliation to a number...

Banks are Developing Digital Currencies and Opening Themselves to Cyber Risk

31 Dec 2019 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Cybersecurity will be hard pressed to take on the new challenges of bank managed digital currencies Banks are developing their own digital currencies.  The introduction of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) is the beginning of an interesting tre...