From the Fall 2021 Issue

The Most Financially Devastating Form of Cyber-Attacks Can be Thwarted for Free

Author(s):

A.J. Nash, Vice President of Intelligence, ZeroFOX

The Most Devastating Form of Cyber Attacks Can be Thwarted For Free

As ransomware continues to grab most of the headlines in cybersecurity, it’s easy to lose track of the much larger threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC). According to the FBI’s 2020 Internet Crime Report, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 2,474 complaints of ransomware that resulted in $29.1M in financial loss.[1] While it is … Read more

Cyber Self-Defense Is Not Complicated

Author(s):

A.J. Nash, Vice President of Intelligence, ZeroFOX

Cyber Self-Defense

Whether it be texts that include personal content not meant for public consumption, emails, hard drives, cloud storage containing sensitive business information, or the endless supply of finance transaction data that most of us pass across the Internet daily, few people in the modern world are immune to the threat of a cyber-attack. Hence, the importance … Read more

From the Spring 2021 Issue

Rise of the Chief Intelligence Officer (CINO)

Author(s):

A.J. Nash, Vice President of Intelligence, ZeroFOX

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In response to growing threats in cyberspace, private sector organizations began creating Intelligence programs nearly a decade ago, usually referred to as Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI). In theory, the private sector was attempting to replicate what the government has successfully done for generations: gain informational advantage to prevent enemy victories and mitigate damage from enemy … Read more

From the Spring 2017 Issue

The Differences Between Data, Information, and Intelligence

Author(s):

A.J. Nash, Vice President of Intelligence, ZeroFOX

Perhaps the most difficult part of the transition from public to private sector for cyber professionals coming out of the US intelligence community (IC) is one of language. Conversations regularly take place in industry settings where the first challenge is ensuring that everyone is speaking the same language. In the IC there are a few … Read more