51% of Survey Respondents Hacked- Means What?

A survey by  Pentera in a Hacker News Story says 51% of respondents said they were hacked. What does a statistic like that mean to you? Are you tired of seeing stats like that? Since you have not  been hacked yet, does it matter to you? Volkswagen breach is discussed in Cybernews story(went on for … Read more

Can We Stop Phishing Attacks?

Is there anything that we can do that will completely stop all phishing attacks? Short answer is no. We can reduce them by trying to get ourselves off different lists, but the hackers and nation-states are always changing their methods, and ultimately the “attacker”  whether it is a local script kiddie(new hacker learning stuff), a … Read more

AI Used in Phishing attacks: BEC Business Email Compromise

What  do you read when you read the following: “BEC groups launch executive impersonation attacks in at least 13 languages” Specifically this is interesting: “These attacks demonstrate that BEC is a global issue and not just an English-only phenomenon,” said Crane Hassold, director of threat intelligence at Abnormal Security. “Our findings also show how cybercriminals … Read more

Another Problem In Cybersecurity: Too much work–> Burnout

Why is burnout important?  If we are dependent on IT personnel to perform actions on a timely basis even when off-hours work must be done. And then expect them to come to work on time, we are inadvertently stressing personnel . I know every job may have stressors, but the cybersecurity field creates some unique … Read more