Banks and ATMs Under Cyber Attack

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

The 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 infrastructure… Read More


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

If 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 often become… 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

In 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 evolves.… 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

Succeeding 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 rapid turnoverRead More


Technology Transformation for 2019

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

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 many others sectors… Read More


Unhackable Product Claims are a Fiasco Waiting to Happen

Unhackable Product Claims are a Fiasco Waiting to Happen
by Matthew Rosenquist on 09-05-2018 at 7:00 am

Those who think that that technology can be made ‘unhackable’, don’t comprehend the overall challenges and likely don’t understand what ‘hacked’ means.

Trust is the currency of security. We all want our technology to be dependable, easy to use, and secure. It is important to understand both the benefits
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5 Ways to Gain an Advantage over Cyber Attackers

5 Ways to Gain an Advantage over Cyber Attackers
by Matthew Rosenquist on 05-16-2018 at 12:00 pm

Asymmetric attacks, like those in cybersecurity, benefit the aggressor by maintaining the ‘combat initiative’. That is, they determine who is targeted, how, when, and where attacks occur. Defenders are largely relegated to preparing and responding to the attacker’s tempo and actions. This is a huge advantage.… Read More


Will the Rise of Digital Media Forgery be the End of Trust?

Will the Rise of Digital Media Forgery be the End of Trust?
by Matthew Rosenquist on 04-22-2018 at 12:00 pm

Technology is reaching a point where it can nearly create fake video and audio content in real-time from handheld devices like smartphones.

In the near future, you will be able to Facetime someone and have a real-time conversation with more than just bunny ears or some other cartoon overlay. Imagine appearing as a person of your Read More


Data Breach Laws 0-to-50 States in 16 Years

Data Breach Laws 0-to-50 States in 16 Years
by Matthew Rosenquist on 04-19-2018 at 12:00 pm

It has taken the U.S. 16 years to enact Data Breach laws in each state. California led the way, with the first, in 2002 to protect its citizens. Last in line was Alabama, which just signed their law in March 2018. There is no overarching consistent data breach law at the federal level. It is all handled independently by each state. This… Read More


Cryptocurrency is the New Target for Cybercriminals

Cryptocurrency is the New Target for Cybercriminals
by Matthew Rosenquist on 01-02-2018 at 12:00 pm

As predicted, the rise of cryptocurrency valuation has captured the attention of cybercriminals. New hacks, thefts, misuse, and fraud schemes are on the rise. Where there is value, there will be a proportional risk of theft.Criminals always pursue and exploit systems where they can achieve personal financial gain. It is the Read More