Criminals Luring in Bitcoin Sellers to Launder Money

Criminals Luring in Bitcoin Sellers to Launder Money
by Matthew Rosenquist on 09-22-2019 at 10:00 am

Image RemovedCybercriminals are luring in bitcoin holders with the promise of easy money if they become a mule to convert stolen assets into clean currency. The reality is these volunteers will just join the ranks of other victims. But that is not stopping people from joining up to replace other mules who have paid the price.

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Major Drone Attack Against Global Oil Production Showcases Weak Cybersecurity Thinking

Major Drone Attack Against Global Oil Production Showcases Weak Cybersecurity Thinking
by Matthew Rosenquist on 09-17-2019 at 6:00 am

Image RemovedDrones attacked an oil processing facility last week and shut down half of all Saudi capacity, representing about 5% of the world’s daily oil production. We have seen how a botnet of compromised home appliances can take down a sizeable chunk of the internet, control structures of electricity and other critical… Read More


NATO’s Collective Defense for Cyber Attack Remains Fragile

NATO’s Collective Defense for Cyber Attack Remains Fragile
by Matthew Rosenquist on 09-08-2019 at 3:00 pm

Image RemovedThe Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, stated all 29 member countries would respond to a serious cyberattack against any of the nations in the coalition. The pressing question is will NATO work together with combined forces when one of the members is attacked in an asymmetrical manner with digital technology?… Read More


Cryptocurrencies Should be Enabled to Blacklist Criminal Holdings

Cryptocurrencies Should be Enabled to Blacklist Criminal Holdings
by Matthew Rosenquist on 09-03-2019 at 6:00 am

Image RemovedCryptocurrency is seen as a new, wild, reckless, revolutionary, and sometimes shady financial instrument. In addition to legitimate transactions, a disproportionate amount of attention is paid to the criminal use of cryptocurrency to store wealth, collect payments, transfer illicit funds, and launder money.

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Banks and ATMs Under Cyber Attack

Banks and ATMs Under Cyber Attack
by Matthew Rosenquist on 07-06-2019 at 5:00 am

Image RemovedThe Silence hacking crew, mostly attributed to a group of very crafty Russian hackers, has struck again pulling-in over $3 million in cash from ATMs.

At least 3 banks have been attacked in the latest campaign, with Dutch Bangla Bank being the largest. The criminal hackers first compromised the bank’s card management… Read More


Google Trustworthy Response to Product Vulnerabilities Demonstrates Leadership

Google Trustworthy Response to Product Vulnerabilities Demonstrates Leadership
by Matthew Rosenquist on 06-16-2019 at 10:00 am

I applaud Google for taking extraordinary steps to protect and service their customers by offering free replacements for the Titan Bluetooth Security Keys. Such product recalls can be expensive, time consuming, and prolong negative stories in the news cycles, yet it is the right thing to do.

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Many companies would

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Will a Lack of Ethics Doom Artificial Intelligence

Will a Lack of Ethics Doom Artificial Intelligence
by Matthew Rosenquist on 05-31-2019 at 5:00 am

Image RemovedIf there was ever a time that ethics should be formally applied to technology, it is with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence. Yet most of the big AI companies struggle with what should seem a simple task: defining ethics for the use of their products. Without the underpinnings of a moral backbone, powerful tools… Read More


Open Letter to the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection

Open Letter to the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
by Matthew Rosenquist on 02-05-2019 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedIn December 2018 the FTC held hearings on Competition and consumer Protection in the 21st Century. A number of people spoke at the event and the FTC has graciously opened the discussion to public comments. The Federal Trade Commission has interest, certain responsibilities, and can affect changes to how data security… Read More


When the Wrong Person Leads Cybersecurity

When the Wrong Person Leads Cybersecurity
by Matthew Rosenquist on 11-26-2018 at 9:00 am

Image RemovedSucceeding at managing cybersecurity risks is tremendously difficult even for seasoned professionals. To make situations worse, poorly suited people are often chosen to lead security organizations, bringing about disastrous results. This has contributed to weaker risk postures for organizations and the Read More


Technology Transformation for 2019

Technology Transformation for 2019
by Matthew Rosenquist on 11-21-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image Removed Digital technology continues to connect and enrich the lives of people all over the globe and is transforming the tools of everyday life, but there are risks accompanying the tremendous benefits. Entire markets are committed and reliant on digital tools. The entertainment, communications, socialization, and… Read More