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Value is the Cybersecurity Blind Spot - Speaking at the SPHERE22 Conference

16 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Value is Cybersecurity’s blind spot, it is our Achilles Heel.  The industry currently suffers from a weakness to understand, align, and showcase its maximum potential value, which extends beyond managing digital risks and often includes non-traditio...

The Bug Bounty Evolution: Incentivizing White Hat Hackers

2 Dec 2021 6 minute read 6 comments Rekt

I was having a discussion with a person who was upset with someone he deemed to be unpalatable and concluded that this person, in his eyes, contributed nothing to our society. I retorted that every member of our society contributes something to the f...

Anti-Money Laundering Detection Tool on the Dark Web

24 Aug 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Matthew Rosenquist

A new tool is gaining popularity on the dark web which provides insights to users if their cryptocurrency activity might be flagged by authorities as potentially illicit. Such a tool can provide cybercriminals the intelligence necessary to stay unde...

600 Million Differences Between Hackers and Cybercriminals

16 Aug 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

There are 600 Million Differences Between Hackers and Cybercriminals… An amazing story is emerging from a massive cryptocurrency exploitation that exemplifies the difference between a ‘hacker’ and a ‘cybercriminal’.     Interested in more cybersecur...

Arguments Against Criminalizing Ransomware Payments

11 Aug 2021 1 minute read 9 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The goal is to effectively end ransomware as a significant cybersecurity risk for everyone. In exploring the different strategic options, one path has emerged superior, in which the flow of money to the ransomware attackers is essentially stopped. T...

This is How to End Ransomware

27 Jul 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Matthew Rosenquist

We can rid the world of ransomware attacks to such an extent they are no longer a likely risk vector! It is possible, but we all have to work together. This is not a sales pitch; in fact, I explain why no product or service can truly deliver us from...

Why REvil Ransomware Group Suddenly Disappeared

20 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The notorious REvil ransomware cybercriminal group suddenly disappeared without explanation, spurring lots of speculation in the cybersecurity community. In this week’s video, we go over the results of a recent poll among security professionals that...

Ransomware Explained - Ending Ransomware

14 Jul 2021 1 minute read 4 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Stopping ransomware from being an impactful menace is the grand goal, but what are the specific criteria for success we should be striving for? Without clear objectives, we are often consumed with trivial aspects and never attain the desired end-sta...

Ransomware Explained - 3 Fundamental Ways to Stop Cyberattacks

6 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

There are only 3 fundamental ways to stop attacks from motivated and intelligent adversaries. Let’s identify and explore those options, and discuss how they may be applied to undermine Ransomware.   This video is the latest installment of a multi-pa...

Ransomware Cybersecurity Fireside Chat

29 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

In today’s fireside chat, we discuss the relevance, proactive, and reactive considerations every organization should consider as they face Ransomware.  I am joined by Alex Rayter, Principal at Phoenix 2.0, and Justin Daniels, Corporate Cybersecurity...