Aging reports – new ammo for attackers

Another reminder that attackers are getting more sophisticated and taking the time to learn about their victims and their business processes before launching their phishing…

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Boredom and security

We security management types would like to think that every task we give our minions is exciting and engaging. However, there are lots of security…

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Can experience be a hindrance in making security decisions?

Some interesting insight from the Harvard Business Review’s January 2020 IdeaWatch section: A study looked at how people react to information which indicates that a…

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Are passwords really the best we can do?

So by now, you have seen the news stories about the doofus hackers who are breaking into Ring cameras and scaring kids. And it turns…

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Just how effective are Russian political social media ops?

There has been a lot of discussion (and hand wringing) over what seem to be concerted Russian “influence operations” aimed at US politics. Our Russian…

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Juice Jacking – meh!

Lately, I have been seeing a number of posts and articles warning us all not to use publicly available USB charging points due to the…

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Resource: AWS Security RampUp Guide

It seems like Amazon Web Services (AWS) is on every employer’s most wanted skills list. As more organizations make the decision to replace or augment…

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Snail mail hacking

Some of the most effective hacks don’t require the attacker to touch your computer. This article from Flashpoint provides some insight into how criminals are…

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The NYPD (and the rest of us) need some new barricades

Not all security barricades are made of wood. Some are made of bits. According to the New York Post, the New York Police Department ran…

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Deepfakes – Welcome to the post truth society

I recently watched the New York Times’ Weekly episode “Deepfakes – Believe at Your Own Risk” and while I have been concerned about the implications…

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