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Posted on Aug 13, 2019

In the digital world, it can be easy to lose sight of the emotional dimension of the operations we perform. This will only increase as AI becomes more dominant. Too many experts are expecting AI to address the risks that other cybersecurity tools have failed to fully vanquish. But as long as the human element remains, emotional intelligence will be an important part of an effective cybersecurity strategy.

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Small & Medium Business

Posted on Feb 5, 2019

Like antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria give nightmares to medical epidemiologists, modular malware systems are doing the same to cyber defenders. New variations of modular malware are appearing weekly, if not daily. They are designed to target Linux and Windows Servers. Xbash, AdvisorsBot, and Marap are a few examples of a modular malware that doubled in […]

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Posted on Sep 12, 2018

Google recently stated that none of its 80,000 employee accounts using their Titan Security Key has been compromised since deployment. This is because this hardware authentication device is a possession factor that cyber criminals cannot electronically steal as they do passwords. But, as great as this and like tools are, they are susceptible when the […]

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Posted on Aug 27, 2018

There’s a pervasive, false perception in contemporary politics. The candidate that advocates spending the most on something cares most about solving the problem. Today’s endpoint protection suites are similarly ranked. Those with the longer list of features are ranked higher. Similarly, like features are seldom compared one-to-one but are presumed little different among different suites. […]

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Posted on Aug 15, 2018

One of today’s most widespread cybersecurity principles seems prudent on the surface but has made the enterprise cyber program a bloated, lumbering beast of burden. Defense in depth is simple to intuit; it is as obvious as two heads are better than one. Reality demands, however, that the enterprise optimize. How many are too many? […]

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Posted on Aug 7, 2018

If ever in a freezing cold room with IT/Sec-Ops people, raising the topic of patch management can heat it up fast. Patching applications on an organization’s client and server endpoints is far more challenging than most people realize. The uncertainty over what applications need to be patched in the next cycle makes it seem a […]

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Posted on May 3, 2018

Soldiers in combat over the last century rapidly grow accustomed to the distant cacophony of artillery and bombs. Some even get desensitized to nearby explosions. How many of us react with shock and horror at a data breach headline? Few do. We all hear them rumbling in the distance all the time. Look at all […]

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Posted on Nov 15, 2017

Introducing the Cyber Concepts Series The articles in this series are intended to be conceptual expositions on technical topics. Engineers and uber security analysts likely prefer far more nuanced details. The non-technical person will find these articles a bit of a stretch, straddling the fence between ‘too simple’ and ‘too much’. The ultimate purpose of […]

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017

While most people worry that the Equifax data breach will cause a spike in identity theft and other cyber fraud, maybe we should be more concerned if this does NOT happen. Articles about Equifax and the breach headlined periodicals not just in the trade rags but also in the mainstream. Such coverage surprises no one […]

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