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Guest Opinion: Understanding IT Risk in the Financial Industry

8 Jul 2020 4 minute read 0 comments FinRev

You see it on the news almost every single day. Another security breach has occurred, customer data has been compromised, and the company’s reputation has now been tarnished. Not only is a cybersecurity breach a PR nightmare, but it can cost your ins...

Will AI rescue the world from the impending doom of cyber-attacks or be the cause

7 Jul 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

There has been a good deal of publicized chatter about impending cyberattacks at an unprecedented scale and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help stop them.  Not surprisingly much of the discussion is led by AI vendors in the cybersecurity spac...

“BigSpender” vulnerability is plaguing major Bitcoin wallets

6 Jul 2020 2 minute read 4 comments fklivestolearn

A mobile cryptocurrency wallet startup has discovered the double-spend attacks in some of the most popular Crypto wallets   Once again, ZenGo has come forward to highlight a vulnerability plaguing some of the most popular bitcoin wallets like hardwar...

Teaching AI to be Evil with Unethical Data

4 Jul 2020 1 minute read 6 comments Matthew Rosenquist

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) system is only as good as its training. For AI Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) frameworks, the training data sets are a crucial element that defines how the system will operate. Feed it skewed or biased i...

The Problem with Two "Security" Tools Used Widely in Crypto and the Internet

3 Jul 2020 2 minute read 7 comments Teodor

I am writing here about the two false security tools used widely, but almost impossible, in Blockchain and the Internet.  As I am visiting daily few crypto websites, wallets and applications daily, I do have two issues with the following illogical cr...

CoinGecko Trust Score

2 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Simplify Crypto

As we all know, CoinGecko created a "Trust Score" for exchanges. As we can see this indicator can vary between 0 and 10 and currently the lowest quote is 1 without counting those that are listed N / A. There is another very interesting tab that is C...

PCI Requirement 6: Regularly update and patch systems

1 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments bosluistepel

Applications will never be perfect, which is why software companies continually release updates to patch security gaps. These patch updates can also be time-sensitive. As soon as a hacker knows that they can get bypass a security hole, they will pass...

Profiling White-Hat Vulnerability Researchers

26 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Bugcrowd has released some interesting survey data that provides insights into the white-hat vulnerability researcher community. Of note, most researchers were male (94%) and make less than $25k per year finding vulnerabilities. A vast majority were...

PCI Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software

26 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments bosluistepel

This should be a given. In fact, any system hosting any kind of personal information should have an anti-virus install and have it updated on a regular basis. Having an anti-virus installed on a system that is susceptible to malware or virus infectio...

Hacking group CryptoCore has stolen $200 million since 2018

25 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments fklivestolearn

The hackers have been mostly attacking Crypto exchanges in the U.S & Japan, according to a new report   Cryptocurrency businesses have seen an increasing threat from nefarious players over the years in a variety of ways — malware, ransomware and...