A Brief and Incomplete History of Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Many people assume that cybersecurity is a new vector, relatively starting within the last decade. However, cybersecurity history dates back to the seventies, before most people even had a computer. We have covered hacking incidents that took place before computers, but for the purposes of this article, our timeline starts in 1971, with an experiment. … Read more

The Evil Twin Attack: Safe use of Public Internet

Author(s):

Patrick Putman, ,

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Wireless connectivity has existed now for more than twenty years. And as technology advances, wireless access to the internet increases. Public WiFi access points are everywhere. They exist in restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping malls. Even entire cities offer public access to the internet. Additionally, if you carry a phone, you likely have wireless access … Read more

Watering Hole Attacks: The Tainted Oasis

Author(s):

Josh Henry, ,

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Watering Hole Attacks: The Tainted Oasis Watering hole attacks are still wreaking havoc on targeted groups and institutions around the globe. These attacks target major corporations and financial institutions. However, now they are penetrating these corporations’ servers by trapping a single user. The Name In the wild, there are many predators that lurk in the … Read more

Top 10 Cybersecurity Risks For 2019

Author(s):

Duncan Kingori, ,

2019 Cyber Risk Man Assessing Servers Blue Illustration Password

2019 Risks Cybersecurity reports by Cisco show that thirty-one percent of organizations have at some point have encountered cyber-attacks on their operations technology. Cybersecurity breaches are no longer news. It is a topic that is finally being addressed due to the intensity and volume of attacks. 2019 is a fresh year and you can be sure … Read more

The Consequences of Digital Piracy

Author(s):

Patrick Putman, ,

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Digital content can be quite expensive. Especially when you get into the high-end software packages. Sometimes this content costs several thousand dollars. But not everyone can afford these prices. If you have spent any amount of time on the internet, you have heard of digital piracy. Digital piracy is a form of copyright infringement. However, piracy … Read more

The Netflix Sharing Problem

Author(s):

Zia Hayat, CEO, Callsign

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Netflix Has a Problem With Password Sharing. We have all heard the story of the college grad using his former roommate’s parents’ Netflix password. We all know the ex-boyfriend binging his favorite shows with his ex-girlfriend’s account credentials. Many consider the sharing economy a positive thing. However, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO and others are literally … Read more

The Dark Side of AI

Author(s):

Josh Henry, ,

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The rise of AI is as inevitable as the next data breach.  The 21st century has seen a massive resurgence in highly advanced AI usage techniques. We can now process large amounts of data in a short amount of time. We can use machine learning to help machines improve on their mistakes. In fact, we … Read more

Equifax was Careless With Your Data

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Josh Henry, ,

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The Cost of Carelessness Is it possible to quantify carelessness? Recent news about Equifax has shown the veracity of carelessness seen in the cybersecurity department of major corporations and countries. This year alone, we have seen many companies that we trust with our personal information fail us. Because of this, the catastrophic failures of cybersecurity … Read more

What is a Hacktivist?

Author(s):

Patrick Putman, ,

Anonymous Hacktivist Mask

Hacking is no longer just about breaking into a computer to steal money or data. Hackers have developed new methods of influencing policy and bringing about change. Especially with society’s heightened sense of political awareness. Subsequently, they are turning internet activism as a way of spreading their idealism. Simply put, a hacktivist is someone who … Read more