Largest-ever trove of breached data discovered — what you need to know about Collection #1

Massive hacks shouldn’t come as a huge shock to anyone anymore. Unfortunately, global-scale hacks are becoming both more frequent and more devastating with every passing year. We’ve seen NotPetya wipe out tens of billions of dollars and cripple worldwide infrastructure. Marriott and Starwood Hotels lost hundreds of millions of users’ personal data, including both financial information, and in some cases, … Read More

7 New Year’s resolutions to keep your company’s data safe

2019 resolutions

In our first post of 2019, we laid out 4 areas of cybersecurity threats to watch out for in 2019; but telling you about threats isn’t enough to help you combat the malicious actors out there, so we also promised some New Year’s resolutions to help. So, here you are: 7 resolutions to help keep you digitally safe in 2019: … Read More

4 cybersecurity threats to watch out for in 2019

2019 hacking threats

2018 saw a glut of cybersecurity disasters at some of the highest levels of industry and government. From the ~$10 billion NotPetya debacle to Marriott’s 500-million-guest-record theft (which actually started in 2014 and lasted 4 full years, to be fair), it was a banner year for digital criminals. This dangerous environment has cybersecurity as a top item on a lot of … Read More

Is voice hacking the next line of attack for threat agents?

voice hacking

It’s a brave new technological world out there, and it seems to reinvent itself every couple of years. What was inconceivable only a few years ago goes from Hollywood fantasy to ubiquity in the proverbial blink of an eye. Virtual assistants like Iron Man’s J.A.R.V.I.S. leapt off the screen and into our homes via Alexa and Google Home. James Bond … Read More

President Trump signs new federal cybersecurity agency, CISA, into existence

While it might not have made nearly as much noise as the Mueller investigation, midterm upheaval or Pelosi speakership drama, there was a piece of really important legislation signed into law late last week that could have major ramifications for how much of the U.S. cybersecurity apparatus operates now and into the future. The bill, known as the CISA Act, (for “Cybersecurity and … Read More

$10 billion lost, a global supply chain crippled, and a miracle mistake: A NotPetya primer — cyberattack of the century

NotPetya Maersk

If it hadn’t been for Somali pirates, Navy Seals or the Tom Hanks movie Captain Phillips, chances are you probably wouldn’t have heard of A.P. Moller–Maersk Group, or ‘Maersk’ for short. It’s one of those companies content to work in the background, unnoticed and unknown, while at the same time fueling the entire world economy. It’s one of the largest intermodal logistics … Read More

Chinese spies used a microchip to infiltrate 30+ American tech giants… here’s what you need to know

Last week, Bloomberg Businessweek dropped the bombshell of all bombshells when it comes to cybersecurity. Everyone knows hackers are an ever-present danger in our digital lives — whether its phishing attacks, DDoS attacks, WiFi attacks, whatever —  we’re always having to be on the lookout for suspicious activity throughout our digital lives. But a legit and systemic hardware attack? That’s another … Read More

Why hackers target you through IoT, how to spot a breach and how to protect yourself

IoT

In our most recent post, I walked you through the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) from a consumer perspective before relaying a seemingly crazy anecdote about the increasingly creative (and nefarious) ways hackers are using IoT devices as access points to otherwise secure networks safeguarding sensitive data. It’s an important first step — recognizing IoT as the vulnerability … Read More