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Apple T2 Chip Vulnerability Challenges the Industry

18 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Recent verified reports highlight exploitable vulnerabilities in Apple’s security chip that cannot be patched!  The announcement adds to the growing concerns and shifting perceptions about hardware security. Hardware-based security has pros and cons...

Is Paying Ransomware Now Illegal?

17 Oct 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Security experts say don't pay ransomware, but now the U.S. Treasury Department is now declaring it illegal!  Every company on the Internet must deal with the threat and emerging regulations.  Ransomware continues to be a growing problem because vic...

Microsoft's New Tactics Disrupts Trickbot Ransomware

15 Oct 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Microsoft and partners have taken down the Trickbot ransomware infrastructure. That is a temporary relief, as the cybercriminals will soon adapt. The bigger picture is how the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) has created a template and partnershi...

Should Governments be Responsible for Protecting the Internet?

13 Oct 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Does society want governments to take on the role of protecting the Internet? Should the Internet be considered a Critical Infrastructure and therefore be overseen by governments? Will such actions undermine privacy and liberty or will it be demande...

Zerologon vulnerability exploitation on the rise

6 Oct 2020 1 minute read 3 comments ircrp

  Further to the post I've wrote briefly explaining the Zerologon security vulnerability, the security experts from Microsoft are now highlighting a significant rise of this attack originating mainly from Iranian hackers who have been very active in...

Leveraging culture for better cybersecurity?

5 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Join the free webinar on Oct 28th 10am PST to listen to the panel discuss how culture can contribute or destroy cybersecurity!   Colleagues Jack Roehrig, Theo Nasser, and myself will be discussing the importance of weaving a positive cyber cult...

Cybersecurity Bulletin: IRS offers $1.25 million to crack privacy-focused crypto Monero

2 Oct 2020 3 minute read 0 comments fklivestolearn

Other online breaches last month included the major U.S hospital chain & a well-known Crypto exchange It was only a few weeks ago that CipherTrace — a leading cryptocurrency intelligence company announced that it had developed forensic tools for the...

Phishing Just Became More Dangerous

2 Oct 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

What do you get when you combine phishing + AI + worm capabilities?  Trouble that moves fast!  The latest social engineering attacks hijack victims email response messages to send trusted phishing to others as a means of rapidly spreading. We have b...

EBI Recovery Reduces Cybercrime by 70%

1 Oct 2020 8 minute read 17 comments Energi

Our Energi Bureau of Investigations (EBI) has exciting news! Since the implementation of our EBI recovery tool and the safety mechanism for exchange deposits, we’ve realized a 70% reduction in cybercrime! Cybersecurity has been at the heart of Energ...

Crypto Security: Meltdown & Spectre Attack Exploits

26 Sep 2020 6 minute read 2 comments MintDice.com

With computational systems in the evolving information era, we run a constant cat and mouse game between security researchers attempting to create secure and robust systems against hackers, governments and other prying eyes. This is a nonstop ideolog...