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More Supply-Chain Cyberattacks are in the Wind

17 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

It appears France is the main victim for this recent attack which has several uncanny similarities to the SolarWinds exploitation that exposed thousands of U.S. government agencies, critical infrastructure organizations, and major businesses.  Let m...

Rise in Whistleblowing Signals the Need for Formal CyberEthics

16 Feb 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Times are changing and whistleblowing is on the rise. People are more empowered to challenge unethical situations in the workplace. Getting ahead can help manage the risks and be used to improve, identify, and resolve caustic situations before they...

If I Were a Nation-State Hacker Looking to Conduct Supply Chain Attacks

10 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Cyber threats are racing to find and exploit the next big Supply-Chain hack.  Compromises like that of SolarWinds represent a tectonic shift in the Cybersecurity world, where the compromise of a single software supplier can expose all their customer...

Safety Risks Rise Due to Critical Infrastructure Cyber Attacks

9 Feb 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Matthew Rosenquist

The recent attempt by malicious hackers to poison a Florida city water supply, highlights the public risks and exposure of critical infrastructures.  Luckily, this incident was detected by an observant technician and mitigated before people were hur...

Apple’s CEO Superbly Articulates How Privacy Need Not be Sacrificed for Technology

8 Feb 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Matthew Rosenquist

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, in a speech at the Brussels’ International Data Privacy Day event, beautifully articulated how technology does not need to undermine privacy. He stated “Technology does not need vast troves of personal data stitched together...

Disrupted but Not Dead – Law Enforcement Scores a Big Win Against EMOTET Botnet

30 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Congrats to the multinational authorities who collaborated to defang the infrastructure of EMOTET, a hugely successful cybercriminal malware platform. Unfortunately, this win may be short-lived. The attackers behind EMOTET have shown great resilienc...

U.S. the 4th Worst Privacy Offender for Government Collection of Biometric Data

29 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Researchers ranked 96 countries by their collection and use of biometric data.  Biometrics are gathered and stored as part of international travel, banking, law enforcement, healthcare tracking, and general surveillance by governments. The worst off...

Check to See if EMOTET Botnet Has Your Email Password

28 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Happy Privacy Day!  Now go check to see if EMOTET botnet has stolen your email and password.  Europol and a team of global law enforcement have successfully taken down part of the EMOTET botnet infrastructure and seized private data harvested by the...

Cautious Optimism and Grave Concerns as Intel Integrates Cybereason into Chips

27 Jan 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Intel and Cybereason just announced that they are working to integrate Cybereason to collect data from hardware to software levels, with the goal of protecting users from ransomware. This is an opportunity for better cybersecurity, but also could be...

New U.S. Cybersecurity Leadership Needs More Experience Diversity

25 Jan 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

President Biden has been quick to name a number of cybersecurity leadership positions, to greatly strengthen the nations capabilities, but there are concerns with the diversity of experience.  Appointees are primarily longtime government workers and...