Category Archives: cyber warfare

Ransomware Legislation

The Surprising Truth About Ransomware Laws Imagine there is a person right now with possession of a ransomware malware that is targeting you and your business. Before they get a chance to use it, you discover their scheme and call the authorities. You would think for certain that they would be penalized by the law….

Interview tips from a Senior Security Leader

First off I would like to thank Anshu Gupta for allowing us to republish his article. Anshu has experience working at some of the biggest names in tech here in the USA and has sat on both sides of the table so his insight is invaluable. When I read it I thought it had some great advice…

The Race for Security: Zero Day Exploits

Our networked systems, be they computers, databases, phones, or other devices, are an endless battlefield. Zero-day exploits have been buzzing in the news in the wake of the Wikileaks concerns, where a number of such exploits had been posted where any who were interested could learn illegally about how to use them. Many are worried about…

Cybersecurity in the New Administration

2016 has been a year, to say the least. With the loss of legends like David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman and Mohammad Alli, and of course a tumultuous presidential election leaving much of the nation divided, we’re just about ready to put this year to bed. However, we still have the better half of December…

Do You Want to Work in Infosec or Win a Nobel Prize for Literature?

Is This a Resume or a Novel? 5 InfoSec Resume Tips I’ve come to the realization that we have many budding writers masquerading as Information Security professionals out there. Today, my InfoSec staffing company received a fifty-five page resume from a candidate. I’m not joking – 55 pages! In eighteen years of recruiting, this is…

Cybersecurity is Not Up for Debate

Taking a Look at Cybersecurity’s Future in Legislation With the presidential debates behind us, and the election day looming, the issue of cybersecurity still remains largely untouched. While a passing topic at some point in each of the debates, the only direct question ever addressing the issue was from the first debate. Moderator Lester Holt…

LulzSec hacktivists given longest sentence ever for hacking

LulzSec, famed British hacktivist collective, have been dealt the longest jail sentences ever for hacking. The group of young hackers has been behind several advanced cyberattacks on institutions across various sectors.

US “hacktivist” Says Network Attack is AT&T’s Failure

Andrew Auernheimer, the US “hacktivist” who broke into the network of AT&T said that the attack was done to highlight security failings. Its reported that Andrew Auernheimer aka Weev and Daniel Spitler stole email addresses from 120,000 iPad owners by exploiting a bug in the way AT&T set up its network. Due to this, Auernheimer…