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The Latest High-Profile Security Breach

Why was the tech that killed WannaCry arrested by the FBI?

  • 17 August 2017
  • Author: TMcShane
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HBO doesn’t negotiate with hackers

               

                “That’s a game we’re not going to participate in”. Unfortunately, HBO executives may learn they don’t have a choice but to play along. The entertainment giant has become the latest victim of high-profile cybercrime- proving that attacks happen to companies of all sizes and industries. In what the hackers themselves are calling “the greatest leak in cyber space era”, around 1.5 terabytes of HBO data has been exfiltrated and held ransom. When HBO made it clear they weren’t going to pay up, the hackers uploaded portions of the data to the web, and for a period of time, unaired episodes of shows like Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Bill Hader’s new comedy Barry- that isn’t expected until 2018- were available online.

Cybercrime in 2016: Growing Bigger and Faster than we Expected

Do passwords drive you "bananas"?

  • 10 August 2017
  • Author: TMcShane
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Cybercrime costs are expected to climb towards $6 trillion in 2021

 

According to the global leader in cyber economy research Cybersecurity Ventures, we are entering a “Hackerpocalypse”. They recently released their 2016 Cybercrime Report and revealed that cybercrime is growing at rates far higher than was previously estimated. Their conclusions were unanimous, and called for an increase in discussion for what is becoming one of the greatest threats to our national security. We’re going to cover the main findings of the report, and how they affect your life and career. Then, we will share how SIM2K defends against these constantly evolving Malwares with a 99% success rate.  

Bitcoin Splits in Two

NEW: Phishing Simulations. How will your office perform?

  • 3 August 2017
  • Author: TMcShane
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The incredibly popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin made a striking decision to split into two separate currencies this week: Bitcoin, and the newly created Bitcoin Cash. This “hard fork” was the result of an ongoing feud in the cryptocurrency community lasting over 2 years. Skeptical of Bitcoin’s ability to grow and scale structured the way it currently is, some community members left and created Bitcoin Cash. While its name may sound like an oxymoron, Bitcoin Cash is designed to be capable of processing more transactions at one time, and is positioned to grow with the expanding market. Before getting too in depth, let’s first get more familiar with Bitcoins and their origin.

The Cybersecurity Event of the Year: Black Hat USA 2017

Highlights and Takeaways

  • 27 July 2017
  • Author: TMcShane
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Black Hat 2017

It’s here again! The world’s leading information security conference, held at locations across the globe, made its way to Las Vegas last week. As it wraps up its final day, we’re going to point out some key takeaways and highlights from the event, as well as share some additional sources to explore the briefings more in depth. Also, reports discover some frightening trends in phishing activity. 

Are Internet Rights Beginning to Get Squeezed?

Updates on internet regulation

  • 20 July 2017
  • Author: TMcShane
  • Number of views: 116
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Net Neutrality in a Nutshell

Lately, the topic of net neutrality has received a lot of attention. Many people understand the subject to some degree, but this section is going to break down exactly what it is, why it’s important, and who is on either end of the debate. 





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