Cyber Security

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The Rise of Tattleware

Microsoft Teams and Zoom no longer come with prebuilt productivity scores, but that has not stopped the rise of spies at work. As more and more business is being done from remote locations, the old adage "what gets measured, gets managed" is alive and well. Continue Reading →
There's an amazing video interview on YouTube of Bill Gates from 2015 where he predicts the pandemic. How did he know? The answer is simple: everyone who was paying attention to world health was aware of the threat. Continue Reading →
Open banking, a fancy name for giving banking customers direct (API-based) control over how their data is released to third-parties, is trending globally. In theory, open banking enables the creation of new financial products and services, as well as easy integrations with third-party developers. It's not new. So why are we hearing about it now? Continue Reading →
As reported by CNBC, more than $600 million was stolen in what is likely to be one of the biggest cryptocurrency thefts ever. Hackers exploited a vulnerability in Poly Network, a platform that looks to connect different blockchains so that they can work together. In a strange turn of events Wednesday, the hackers began returning some of the funds they stole. Continue Reading →
Today is a great day to have a chat with your team and go over your business resiliency and business continuity plan. If you get hit with a ransomware attack this afternoon, what happens? Who gets notified and in what order? Who initiates the restore protocols? How many hours, days, weeks of backups are available? Which servers go back online first and in what order? Continue Reading →

REvil Has Gone Dark

REvil, the ransomware gang that attacked meat supplier JBS Foods this spring and a major IT software vendor this month, has mysteriously gone dark. Its websites are gone and there has been no word from their spokespeople. Continue Reading →

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