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Stopping Malware’s Main Challenge

Why Malware Hurts A random office colleague opens a very realistic email and inadvertently downloads a small piece of software called a "payloader".  That payloader then calls home and a remote hacker starts injecting various malware - viruses really - into your...

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Network Isolation Has Failed

Flawed RoutingI remember a few years ago when I was talking with some people in charge of building nuclear plants and how they went on and on about how secure their systems were due to network isolation.  I kept attempting to point out that between their...

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The Blockchain POA

Who Do You Trust?I was reading an article today about blockchain in 5G and it got me thinking about how this type of blockchain system would actually work.  We have written in the past about a new type of blockchain system that is optimized for systems at...

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Is It All A Scan?

Scanning RealityAs part of my continuous effort to keep on top of cybersecurity, I was watching a CEH video yesterday which overviewed the various ways in which hackers search for vulnerabilities.  It all came down to the same end result - port scanning. I...

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Truly Secure Mobile Devices

I Can Hear YouA recent article brought to light - again - that all of our collective phone calls, texts, and video chats are completely exposed.  This is not new as many articles have discussed the complete lack of security for phone calls.  In fact,...

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Iridium Insanity?

Good Luck On Your Flight...Iridium has been around for a long time as our favorite GPS communications network.  Recently Iridium;'s new NEXT platform made the news when it helped the FAA ground Boeing 737 MAX airplanes.  In reading this article, the...

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The Correct Huawei

This Is StupidRecently the U.S. told Germany to drop Huawei (pronounced Wah Way) or lose out on intelligence gathering.  I get that people do not trust this Chinese manufacturer and many think that they are a front for Chinese spying... But this approach...

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Malware of DOOM

Death MalwareA recent article discusses how Triton, a particularly devastating form of malware, is taking down safety systems in critical infrastructure.  This malware destroys key mechanisms that act to stop catastrophes such as power plants blowing up,...

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Protecting The Pieces

Component ChallengesAn article came out today about the long-standing lack of protection found in most cloud servers.  The issue is not the operating systems, virtualization layers or applications - rather this issue is due to the motherboards not being...

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5G Privacy?

Are You Ready For 5G?5G sounds amazing with the promise of more bandwidth than any of us can handle.  Faster downloads, 32K video streaming (no that is not a real thing) and the ability to - finally - connect your smart toilet to your mobile app without...

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A New Blockchain Is Needed

Defining - And Breaking - Blockchain ProtectionWhile there are numerous books, deep technical whitepapers and advanced math that can explain blockchain to even the most advanced audience, simplification is always better in security.  To this end, the...

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Security And Management

Can One Exist Without The Other?If you were to ask enterprise IT people what the most common security risk is, most would point to people. If, however, you were to dig a little deeper, you would discover that people are enabled through a lack of proper...

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Opportunity To Sell

How To Succeed In IoT It seems as if almost every article about IoT these days describes how insecure companies feel about connected devices.  Just today, yet another article was published that focused on governments' insecurity. For IoT providers, there...

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Future Proofing Devices

Nobody Believes The latest IoT attack, called Z-Wave, impacts over 100 MILLION devices.  Popular routers were also just discovered to have a wide-open avenue of attack.  While devices are getter smarter and IoT proliferates, the reality is that nobody...

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