Enhanced Ransomware Protection

Although the industry acknowledges a decline in the number of ransomware attacks in 2018, this news isn’t anything to get excited about. The trend has moved from targeting individuals via mass email campaigns to companies by way of manual attacks. Perhaps the reason for this is security awareness programs have been effective, and end users

Crime Does Pay

Well, at least cybercrime does. In fact, it turns out that it pays well. Bromium published a report in 2018 in which it asserted: “High-earning cyber criminals can make $166,000+ per month; Middle-earners can make $75,000+ per month; Low-earners can make $3,500+ per month.” That is serious money for the high and middle earners. For

Regulatory Fines, The Dollars are in the Details

Regulatory Fines, data privacy, GDPR, Cybersecurity framework

I was just speaking with a colleague about the news that Google has been fined the largest penalty to date for failing to comply with GDPR obligations. The penalty was around $56 million USD, but  the Marriott data breach penalty is estimated to be around $1 billion. Why such a discrepancy between the two?  That

Data Privacy is not an Illusion, but the Solution might be

We have all been exposed, if not inundated, with the fact that so much of our personal information has been systematically harvested for years. Both with and without our knowledge or consent. Combine this with a never-ending stream of data breaches that have left vast amounts of our personal lives scattered about the dark web

Navigating an Unchartered Territory of Cybersecurity.

It was by pure chance that I attended a security symposium at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) several years ago. I don’t know exactly what attracted me to this particular meeting of crypto minds, but it was a very fateful day in my knowledge and understanding of Cybersecurity. Among many of the

Dark Web? We don’t need no stinking Dark Web…

Wait what? Need the Dark Web? What are you talking about? The truth is so much information about you is already available in all the places where it’s supposed to be secure. Imagine for a second that your personal information only existed in the Dark Web.  Ironically, it might really be less accessible – well

Along the Fault Line: CA takes on Data Privacy Rights & Silicon Valley Freaks

What’s to worry about California taking on Data Privacy Rights legislation that aims to protect the individual’s data and punish businesses that make their cash by peddling it? Well, it seems that if you Google “California GDPR”, ironically you might find results indicating that Google is none-too-happy, for one. Yes, that’s right, California has passed,

Cybersecurity Starts at the Top

  A majority of an organization’s information is now stored and transferred in digital form creating an extremely urgent need for them to secure their data. The integrity of this digital information is constantly being challenged by attacks aimed at stealing, exposing or manipulating it. This hostile environment affects all industries, from healthcare to finance

Next-Gen Malware Will Own You

Imagine a ransomware that can get past your endpoint protection, disable Windows Defender, shutdown the host firewall, connect to USB drives, disables access to various executables, encrypts your files and plants its own master boot record and its own boot loader. Not cool, right? How about if it were done just for kicks? Some ransomware

Dangerous SAML SSO vulnerability?

Several sources have recently reported the discovery of a ‘flaw’ in certain SAML implementations that could allow a ‘bad actor’ to alter the identity carried in a Single Sign-On SAML assertion and legitimately log in as a different user as reported by TechTarget. Wow – that’s bad!  That was my initial reaction, and I envisioned