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Complacency and Cybersecurity Awareness

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Are we being too complacent in our feeling of “nothing will happen to us” with regard to Cybersecurity? 2 stories tie this theme together: Phishing awareness training  wears off after a few months Apparently retraining is required after 6 months. Ransomware and Observations from Recent IR investigations Businesses are still getting ransomware, not how it […]

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Are DeepFakes something to Worry About?

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Deepfakes are  computer generated images and footage of real people. I.e. a computer generated images or video from a program (or algorithm).  FireEye has a paper that discusses this phenomenon: https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2020/08/repurposing-neural-networks-to-generate-synthetic-media-for-information-operations.html? Instead of talking theory and what happens once the cat is out of the bag, let’s give some good examples: https://www.wsj.com/articles/fraudsters-use-ai-to-mimic-ceos-voice-in-unusual-cybercrime-case-11567157402 “Criminals used artificial […]

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How Many Businesses ACTUALLY have Cybersecurity Problems?

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Yesterday’s story comes to mind as well as others recently that puts this issue back to the forefront. You know that when your company name is in the news for a Cybersecurity breach because your files are publicized by hackers your Cybersecurity practices have not been very effective. “The ransomware gang pinched files, including AutoCAD […]