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 185 Followers

Matthew Rosenquist

Uptrennd's Tremendous Rise in Alexa Ranking for September

30 Sep 2019 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.25 tipped

The rapid success of Uptrennd has been nothing short of incredible.  The month of September brought a serious jump in site rankings.  Alexa, an Amazon company that tracks and ranks the top Internet sites, had Uptrennd at #123,497 (#1 is Google) on S...

Cybersecurity Guidelines for University Programs to Align the Industry

27 Sep 2019 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.17 tipped

The cybersecurity industry has long needed a solid foundation for academia to build consistent and effective degree programs.  There has been far too much inconsistency in cybersecurity and cyber-science education.  In order to prepare the next gene...

Top Countries where Teachers are Paid the Most

23 Sep 2019 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.06 tipped

Are teachers in your country being paid adequately? The World Economic Forum publishes data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that tracks the average salary of teachers across nations.  Given the obvious disparity...

Major Drone Attack Against Global Oil Production Showcases Weak Cybersecurity Thinking

20 Sep 2019 4 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.16 tipped

Drones attacked an oil processing facility last week and shut down half of all Saudi capacity, representing about 5% of the world's daily oil production.  We have seen how a botnet of compromised home appliances can take down a sizeable chunk of the...

Criminals Luring in Bitcoin Sellers to Launder Money

13 Sep 2019 2 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $3.45 tipped

Cybercriminals are luring in bitcoin holders with the promise of easy money if they become a mule to convert stolen assets into clean currency.  The reality is these volunteers will just join the ranks of other victims.  But that is not stopping peo...

2020 Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference

11 Sep 2019 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.11 tipped

I am proud to be part of such a distinguished Advisory Board for the upcoming 2020 Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference. https://www.technosecurity.us/ca/about-us/2020-advisory-board Looking forward to collaborating with the likes of Denni...

NATO’s Collective Defense for Cyber Attack Remains Fragile

3 Sep 2019 2 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.20 tipped

The Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, stated all 29 member countries would respond to a serious cyberattack against any of the nations in the coalition.  The pressing question is will NATO work together with combined forces when one of th...

Another Big Privacy Fine for Social Media Violations

1 Sep 2019 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.20 tipped

YouTube, owned by Google, will pay upwards of $200 million in fines for violating children's online privacy laws.  This is just the latest in a number of privacy-related settlements and fines that various social media companies have been paying in t...

Cryptocurrencies Should be Enabled to Blacklist Criminal Holdings

28 Aug 2019 5 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $1.55 tipped

Cryptocurrency is seen as a new, wild, reckless, revolutionary, and sometimes shady financial instrument.  In addition to legitimate transactions, a disproportionate amount of attention is paid to the criminal use of cryptocurrency to store wealth,...

Discussing Cybersecurity with Lou Covey from Crucial Tech Podcast

20 Aug 2019 1 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $0.26 tipped

I truly enjoy open-ended cybersecurity interviews because it is such a dynamic field that impacts everyone in different ways.  You never know where the conversation will flow.  I just chatted again with Lou Covey who hosts the Crucial Tech podcast (...