A Brief and Incomplete History of Cybersecurity

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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

Watering Hole Attacks: The Tainted Oasis

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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

The Consequences of Digital Piracy

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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

Malicious Apps: For Play or Prey?

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Josh Henry, ,

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Malicious Apps Today’s society is adapting to excessive use of cell phones and personal data stored in them. Federal laws have been changed to protect citizens from police authorities rummaging through our cell phones without the proper documentation. Considering that criminals have much less trouble adapting than lawmakers, they are usually one step ahead and … Read more

Threat Intelligence: How It Can Help Tackle Malware, Phishing and Hacking

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Jonathan Zhang, ,

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Cyber attacks happen all the time and in multiple forms, causing tremendous harm — e.g., broken trust, financial loss, reputation damage, and intellectual property theft. So preventing and stopping threats surely sounds like a priority, right? The tricky part is that there is not just a one-size-fits-all approach to achieve that. Each organization is unique … Read more

Cybersecurity Services

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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There are a lot of common issues that plague your digital devices. Traversing the internet is no simple task in 2018. For example, one in thirteen web requests lead to malware. It is incredible likely that your computer will get a virus at some point in your lifetime. That likelihood grows yearly. This is seen … Read more

8 Different Types of Malware

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Julia Sowells, ,

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To combat malware, it’s important that you get your malware classifications right. These are the different types of malware and explaining how to recognize them: 1. Virus We tend to refer to all malware as viruses, but it’s not so. A virus modifies other legitimate host files in such a way that when you execute … Read more