The enforcement period for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) began on May 25, 2018, bringing significant changes to organizations in the European Union and beyond. Though a piece of European legislation, the GDPR impacts any organization that processes the personal data of those who reside in the Union, regardless of geographic location.Read More
VPNFilter Infects 500K Networking Devices + Growing
Over the course of the last several months, researchers have investigated an advanced persistent threat known as VPNFilter, which has already infected 500,000 devices across 50+ countries, specifically targeting home office networks (or places utilizing small office and home office devices) as well as network-access storage (NAS) devices. The threat is believed to be sponsored by or affiliated with a nation state, which generally leads to well-funded, well-executed persistent threats that are properly managed with a defined end-game.
Based on research recently released by Cisco Talos, the US Department of Justice is urging anyone who owns small office home office (SOHO) and NAS devices to reboot their devices immediately.
The VPNFilter malware operates via three unique stages, which are described below at a high level.
"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters."
We’ve all heard the old saying, “Be careful of the company you keep.” This is true for both people and technology. Consider blockchain. For many Americans, the immediate word association is “Bitcoin.” In fact, I would venture to guess that quite a few people think that they are one and the same. While this connection might be favorable for Bitcoin, it has become a bit of a boat anchor for blockchain.Read More
It has been a tough couple of weeks for the retail and restaurant industries. Under Armour, Panera, and Hudson Bay all came forward to announce major breaches of data entrusted to them.
What can we learn from this continuing cavalcade of data breaches that we are becoming more and more inured to as time goes on? Let's take a closer look.Read More
If you listen to the news reporting on Meltdown and Spectre you would have no doubt in your mind that these issues must be addressed immediately. According to most reports, the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have shaken everyone’s fundamental trust in technology.
They impact nearly every piece of computer and communications technology manufactured in the past 20 years, including laptops, mobile phones, tablets, computers and smart refrigerators. They represent a clear and present danger to your data and the integrity of your system security, but let’s take a deep breath and understand what is the real risk.
Understanding the scope and impact of a threat is key to understanding how to mitigate the risk.Read More