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US Sanctions Blender.io for Supporting Terror

10 May 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Matthew Rosenquist

US Treasury sanctions a cryptocurrency mixing site for supporting North Korean hackers who have been stealing hundreds of millions of dollars.  Blender.io is a virtual currency mixing site that obfuscates the origins of cryptocurrency coin transactio...

Video Presentation: Why Cybersecurity is Not Fixed Yet

3 Dec 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

I recently presented to a small group on why cybersecurity is becoming more difficult over time, despite all the money and effort that is being applied. Sharing a replay of the presentation where I discuss cybersecurity history, root causes, shiftin...

Ransomware Explained - Ending Ransomware

14 Jul 2021 1 minute read 4 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Stopping ransomware from being an impactful menace is the grand goal, but what are the specific criteria for success we should be striving for? Without clear objectives, we are often consumed with trivial aspects and never attain the desired end-sta...

Cybersecurity Insights Video: Deficient Forethought for Digital Technology Risks with Alexander Stein

29 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Technology can be mesmerizing. We are all lured by the seemingly endlessly tantalizing stream of emerging technologies that promise to connect and enrich our lives. But there is a potential dark side. For every great innovative benefit, there are ac...

New Ransomware Bill Shows Promise But is Undermined by a Limited Scope

16 Nov 2021 2 minute read 4 comments Matthew Rosenquist

A new bill has been proposed to address Ransomware. Congressman Patrick McHenry recently introduced the Ransomware and Financial Stability Act of 2021. Good Direction, but Falls Short I believe it is the right direction for undermining ransomware at...

Cybersecurity Insights Video - Criminalizing Ransomware Payments with Malcolm Harkins

5 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Ransomware is a growing scourge. Is it possible to eradicate this entire class of attacks? I think it is but in today’s Cybersecurity Insights interview I have a lively debate with Malcolm Harkins on criminalizing ransomware payments and different a...

This is How to End Ransomware

27 Jul 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Matthew Rosenquist

We can rid the world of ransomware attacks to such an extent they are no longer a likely risk vector! It is possible, but we all have to work together. This is not a sales pitch; in fact, I explain why no product or service can truly deliver us from...

Tesla Token + Metaverse + Wallet Launching Now! But there is a Catch...

25 Jan 2022 8 minute read 7 comments Remil

It was a week ago, when I got an invitation to check out a website. And not just a site, a whole new world of excitement. Tesla is launching its own crypto money (called a coin/token), and its own metaverse (suck it, Facebook!), and even its own wall...

Hackathon, Definitely not Evil

16 Apr 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Gideon6ix

Hackathon, Definitely not Evil A place for Coders to feel Cool Gideon 6ix Photo by Nahel Abdul Hadi on Unsplash Originally published here: Medium   The word Hackathon seems like it may be something malignant- even my spellchecker hates it....

Unbelievable but true !!!

13 Feb 2021 1 minute read 14 comments MikeZillo

The Bitcoin blockchain is the "oldest" in the digital landscape, and therefore we can also consider it the most tested and solid; but… Well, something technically impossible has been recorded: a double expense! Here we are: It sounds surreal, but it...