How polls are hacked: What every business should know

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The news in January about Michael Cohen’s indictments covers some interesting ground for IT managers and gives security teams something else to worry about: He allegedly paid a big data firm Redfinch Solutions to rig two online polls in then-candidate Donald Trump’s favor. To those of us who have worked with online polls and surveys, […]

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Cyberinsurance and Acts of War

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

I had not heard about this case before. Zurich Insurance has refused to pay Mondelez International’s claim of $100 million in damages from NotPetya. It claims it is an act of war and therefor not covered. Mondelez is suing. Those turning to cyber insurance to manage their exposure presently face significant uncertainties about its promise. […]

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Cybersecurity: A global threat that we can control

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If there were any question about the critically important role that information and cyber security practitioners play in the welfare of today’s society, there is new evidence spelling it out in stark, attention-grabbing terms.  Data fraud/theft and large-scale cyberattacks were each identified among the top five global threats in the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s […]

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Ursnif Trojan is back with fileless persistence

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Researchers warn about a new wave of attacks with an information-stealing Trojan called Ursnif that uses PowerShell and fileless execution mechanisms, making it harder to detect. Some of the attacks also deploy the GandCrab ransomware. Ursnif, also known as Dreambot, has been around for some time and initially focused on stealing emails and online banking […]

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Top security and privacy TED Talks from 2018

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Ninety-five percent of the time when I watch videos about cybersecurity, hacking, privacy, or surveillance, they are videos from security conferences. In fact, some of the best out there are TED talks. While most of the great ones were made years ago (between 2008 and 2017), 2018 had several worth watching. Here’s a look at […]

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Privacy groups blast Google, IAB over data leak via ad auctions

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Happy Data Privacy Day! You will likely be hearing a lot about how companies care about your privacy, but as the Washington Post pointed out, it’s 2019 and “big tech firms still don’t care your privacy.” Evidence: Websites need to make money, and many do that via ads that use your data for money. While […]

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Americans Worried More About Computer – Not Border – Security

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

A new survey shows more Americans are more concerned about their computer’s security than the US border’s. According to a new survey, Americans are worried about security, but they’re far more worried about cybersecurity than border security. Some 63% of those surveyed said that “making sure our computers are protected and privacy respected” is the […]

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