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Cryptocurrency exchanges are banding together to combat human trafficking

4 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

I am happy to see such cooperation across cryptocurrency exchanges to interdict these heinous crimes.  Unfortunately, in addition to the beneficial uses, crypto is also leveraged as a means to support criminal acts which undermines legitimacy and th...

Intel’s Secret Key to Decrypt Microcode Patches is Exposed

2 Nov 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

A group of security vulnerability researchers, after many months of work, were able to figure out the update process and secret key used to decrypt Intel microcode updates for the Goldmont architecture product lines. This is an important finding as...

Bahamas new digital currency will be the next testbed for innovative cybercrime attacks

30 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The government’s Central Bank of the Bahamas has released the world’s first Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) - the “SAND DOLLAR”. This is attracting the interest of cybercriminals as well as security professionals.  As national currencies transf...

Upcoming Cybersecurity Speaking Events

27 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Events are free to join.  Register now! 2020 Cyber Innovators Summit Register here.  Friday Oct 30th 9am-5:30pm PST Raj Samani is the keynote - a can’t-miss speaker who is always informative and entertaining.  The talks will cover a wide range and...

Harvest.Finance is still attractive

27 Oct 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Steven_BA

Seen this at another humble farmer and it's an amazing haiku Yooo Farmers! @harvest_finance is so cool Just put your money in the pool And leave it for the best And wait for the harvest! All I could think were a handful of memes to reflect th...

Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Accept My Challenge

25 Oct 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Matthew Rosenquist

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  It is a time to consider the risks we accept everyday when using computers and what we can do to better protect ourselves.  I have a challenge for each and every person.  Something that will help people ind...

The NSA knows something you don't

23 Oct 2020 1 minute read 8 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The U.S. National Security Agency knows which vulnerabilities China backed hackers are exploiting the most to gain access to sensitive data. The Chinese state-sponsored information gathering engine is a vacuum when it comes to acquiring information...

Cybersecurity & IoT Showcase 2020 conference

23 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

"Why Sacramento is Ripe to be a Cybersecurity Hub" panel discussion, was lively and engaging. Moderated by Carmen Marsh and featuring Malcolm Harkins, Matthew Rosenquist, and George Usi, the panel discussed a broad range of topics including: Why pic...

Charges Against Russian Nation-State Hackers Sends a Message

22 Oct 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against six Russian agents, identified as members of the APT group known as Sandworm.  The unsealed documents reveal that the six suspects are all current or have former ties to the Russian foreign intell...

Cyber Threats Enhance Phishing with AI and Worm Functions for Rapid Disruption

20 Oct 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Matthew Rosenquist

New phishing malware leverages Artificial Intelligence and worm functionality to rapidly spread to contacts of victims.  By leveraging previously established relationships the malware can bypass technical controls and easily fool new targets into be...