The Insider Threat – Part 2

The insider threat, the computer or network attack originating from inside our own network, is the hardest to defend.  In our last post we took a look at the disgruntled employee and the embezzler.  Today we will review insider-based sabotage and corporate espionage.

Sabotage – Sometimes a disgruntled employee will take out their frustrations by orchestrating a little sabotage.  Perhaps they have ...

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The Insider Threat – Part 1

Which is a bigger risk to your organization?  A determined outsider trying to break into your network?  Or an insider, an employee or coworker who is already on the network as a credentialed user?  Obviously, it is the insider who represents the greatest threat.

In truth, all successful attacks become insider attacks.  The determined outsider who finds a way into your network is now ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


The Spycraft Revolution

An very cool. detailed, and facinating look at how technology is changing and breaking the spy game from foreignpolicy.com.  Worth the read.

The world of espionage is facing tremendous technological, political, legal, social, and commercial changes. The winners will be those who break the old rules of the spy ...

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New Phishing Scams Look So Real

There has been a stream of email alerts arriving at my inbox lately that warned of a variety of new phishing approaches that are using well-known brands (OneDrive and Office 365, FedEx and UPS), trusted sources (Department of Homeland Security, Gmail, Yahoo Mail), secure services (TLS certificates and HTTPS web sites) and curiosity (you received an encrypted message) to trick recipients into clicking a link that leads to a fake replica ...

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The New War With Iran

If you think that the US government called off the new war with Iran, you are mistaken.  President Trump cancelled the air strikes due to the potential loss of civilian lives, but cyber war options were in play, and is being aggressively waged by both sides.

President Trump called for a cyber attack against Iranian missile control systems on June 20th.  These attacks were ...

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Guest Post – AI: What should we expect?

Here is another intriguing guest post by Melisa Marzett.

This question was raised long time ago in old science-fiction films. Though those depictions were rather primitive, people started asking questions, for example, what else are they capable of, and how long will it take to develop such intelligence. In these films, the only thing these machines want is to extinguish ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Update Firefox now! Zero-day found in the wild

Mozilla has fixed a critical zero-day bug in the latest point releases of the Firefox web browser.


IRS Warns of New Tax Scams

Original release date: June 07, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a reminder urging consumers to look out for two new variations ...

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