January 1, 2017
Collage of computers and users

Attacks on prominent businesses show how industrial and economic spies are targeting and finding valuable intellectual property

While most of the cyber crime news stories focus on financial and personal information theft, there is clear evidence emerging that large-scale espionage is being conducted […]
January 1, 2017
Let's make a deal doors

When Popcorn Time ransomware offers you Door #2, don’t choose it

Ransomware that takes your computers hostage has hit an all time low, from a morality point of view. While you have to admire their creativity, the […]
November 30, 2016
Leaking faucet

Nebraska Irrigation District teaches us all a lesson in thwarting ransomware

What’s the best way to combat a ransomware threat? The secret is to be proactive, and maybe extra paranoid. I’ll bet the guy who decided to […]
November 30, 2016
Subway train

Like a slow-speed chase, the San Fran hacker story is mesmerizing

What makes a good hacker story? Is it when the hacker has a much bigger impact than everybody expects? Or is it when they get caught […]
November 1, 2016

Three reasons you may need to throw away your Smart Devices

While I have been pointing out the risks of using Smart Devices and adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past year, there has definitely been a gathering recognition among the security industry - and now the news media - about these risks. Certainly, the high profile outage of Twitter, Spotify, Pinterest, Google and Netflix last week focused attention on the security vulnerabilities within IoT devices. Now people are starting to realize the potentially scary scenarios that are just wait to happen thanks to the poor security around these devices. It's great that more people now share my concern, and many are trying to identify solutions. But here are my reasons why many of the devices you've already purchased may always be vulnerable - and you may need to throw them away to stay safe.
September 30, 2016

Yahoo learns poor security can affect business value

As you may have heard, Yahoo recently disclosed that it had suffered a major security breach affecting the personal data (and possibly passwords) of 500 million […]
September 8, 2016

Automated license plate readers are quietly tracking vehicle movements

If you’re concerned at all about protecting your privacy, you may occasionally think about how your mobile phone is being tracked, and what that data is […]
August 31, 2016

Employees selling company secrets and access on the Darknet

What would your employees do if they had the chance to sell company secrets without getting caught? Some large organizations are finding out that their employees […]
August 30, 2016

$5.5 Million penalty to hospital for not protecting patient health records

Advocate Health Care Network is the largest hospital chain operator in Illinois, and was recently hit with a fine for violating the information security requirements of […]
August 30, 2016

Getting rich by betting against insecure medical device suppliers

Just a few months ago, I highlighted the fact that many medical devices at hospitals and health-care institutions were accessible and often open to attack from […]