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


Top Cybersecurity Concerns Are WRONG

Top Cybersecurity Concerns Are WRONG
by Matthew Rosenquist on 12-09-2017 at 7:00 am

A recent survey by Varonis of 500 security professionals from the U.S., UK, and France highlights the top three cybersecurity concern for 2018: Data Loss, Data Theft, and Ransomware. Sadly, we are overlooking the bigger problems!


Missed the Target by a Mile
I think we are scrutinizing at the small and known threats, when we should
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Does Elon Musk Hate Artificial Intelligence?

Does Elon Musk Hate Artificial Intelligence?
by Matthew Rosenquist on 07-22-2017 at 7:00 am

Elon Musk, the tech billionaire and CEO of Tesla, was quoted as saying Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the “Greatest Risk We Face as a Civilization”. He recently met with the National Governor’s Association and advocated for government involvement and regulations. This seems to be a far cry from the government-should-leave-the-market-aloneRead More


Ransomware of $1 Million Crushes Company

Ransomware of $1 Million Crushes Company
by Matthew Rosenquist on 06-23-2017 at 12:00 pm

A South Korean web hosting company struggles for survival after agreeing to pay a ransomware extortion of $1 million to hackers.

New Record for Ransomware
Nayana, the South Korean web hosting firm, suffered a ransomware attack that resulted in 153 infected Linux servers. The resulting data that was encrypted by the malware impactedRead More


Cybersecurity in the World of Artificial Intelligence

Cybersecurity in the World of Artificial Intelligence
by Matthew Rosenquist on 05-17-2017 at 12:00 pm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming. It could contribute to a more secure and rational world or it may unravel our trust in technology. AI holds a strong promise of changing our world and extending compute functions to a more dominant role of directly manipulating physical world activities. This is a momentous step where we … Read More


The Real Lesson from the AWS Outage

The Real Lesson from the AWS Outage
by Matthew Rosenquist on 03-08-2017 at 7:00 am

The embarrassing outage of Amazon Web Services this week should open our eyes to a growing problem. Complex systems are difficult to manage, but if they are connected in dependent ways, a fragile result emerges. Such structures are subject to unexpected malfunctions which can sprawl quickly. One of the most knowledgeable technologyRead More