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The Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack Might be Good for America

17 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, that caused fear of fuel shortages on the US East Coast, might be exactly what the nation needed to improve Critical Infrastructure security! In this week’s video, I discuss why the attack was a much-needed w...

Top 10 Things the Industry Can Do Now to Mitigate Digital Supply-Chain Attacks!

11 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The SolarWinds and Exchange supply-chain attacks have highlighted how vulnerable 3rd party and vendor security is for every organization.   The industry must fundamentally change to manage the growing risks and it will take time.  There are some ste...

Where Should a CISO Report Into?

3 May 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Where should a CISO report into within an organization?  No common standard exists as we can find them operating under many different organizations, including IT, Legal, the CTO, and CEO just to name a few.  In today’s video, I break down some of th...

Reevaluating the Work-Life Balance

3 May 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Matthew Rosenquist

My priorities are my family then my Cybersecurity career. However, I recently noticed that for more than a year, I have not taken a day off. I always make time for my children and wife, but I am also doing work, research, consulting, writing article...

Cybersecurity is Not Reaching its Full Potential

22 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Cybersecurity has evolved with the rapid rise of digital transformation, becoming a crucial element of trust for products and services.  No longer just a function of preventing impacts and meeting regulatory requirements, cybersecurity is emerging a...

Good and Bad of Google’s Project Zero Vulnerability Disclosure Changes

19 Apr 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Google’s infamous Project Zero vulnerability research team recently announced it is changing its disclosure policy to be more friendly to product vendors.  But is that good for cybersecurity? In this week’s video, I discuss the pro’s and con’s of th...

Bitcoin Ransomware Attacks: News & Protection

14 Apr 2021 5 minute read 6 comments MintDice.com

When the government, especially the US government, discusses the crime associated with Bitcoin, they usually talk about terrorism and illegal substances. But the truth is, the greatest dangers from crime associated to Bitcoin have nothing to do with...

Zoom Critical Vulnerability Discovered

12 Apr 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

A new vulnerability has been discovered in the popular Zoom online conferencing tool that allows an attacker complete remote control over the targeted system, without any involvement by the user.  As vulnerabilities go, this is pretty bad.  But ther...

Stopping the Runaway Ransomware Epidemic

6 Apr 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

How do governments effectively blunt the growth of ransomware?  There is a path, but it does not involve outlawing cryptocurrency! I see many government politicians positioning a ban of cryptocurrency as a solution for ransomware.  That would simply...

Chaining Exploits are Taking Vulnerabilities to a New Level

30 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Cyberattacks are leaping ahead in sophistication and the industry is not prepared. As an example, Google Project Zero team recently detected attackers that exploited a combination of seven previously unknown vulnerabilities (0-days) to hack fully pa...