Category Archives: executive search

Tiro Security 2019: Year in Review

2019 has come to an end and we are now about a week into a new year and new decade. Since all the festivities have finished and most of our clients are back at work focused on 2020, I wanted to take some time to look back at the past year to reflect on the…

J.D. to M.D. to Cybersecurity

How Cybersecurity is Joining the Ranks of Top Paying Professions     What do you want to be when you grow up? From a young age people are asked this question. Their answers change as they grow older, though many come to the same conclusion of a doctor or a lawyer. Understandable, as these are…

Recruiters getting spammed!

I know what some of you are thinking, how do you like it now the shoe is on the other foot?  Well I don’t but not only because I don’t like being spammed…. I mean who does?  More because some of the stuff I get is the exact reason why all recruiters get tarred with…

Is a Cyber Security Career in Your Future?

The world’s increasingly virtual presence is as exciting as it is worrisome. Companies and governments alike fear cyber attacks, and are in need of skilled professionals who can protect and appropriately react to these attacks. Cyber security is a growing industry and college students around the world are gearing up to hit the ground running….

Microsoft identifies latest malware offenders, Kuwait and Algeria

Microsoft has filed a civil suit to try to stop the spread of malware it has traced back to two main countries—Kuwait and Algeria. The company hopes this will be the most successful effort made by a non-governmental organization to combat cybercrime by attempting to stop key communication between the hackers and the PCs they are trying to infect.

Watchful journalists called ‘hackers’ for discovering security flaws

What happens when a journalist going about his daily job discovers sensitive information sprawled open on the World Wide Web? Ask Isaac Wolf, a reporter for Scripps Howard News Service, who was conducting a standard Google search when he came across thousands of Social Security numbers and other private records in full public display.

LivingSocial hack results in 50 million compromised user accounts

LivingSocial, the daily deals site partially owned by Amazon, disclosed Friday that they had suffered a serious cyber attack. CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy sent an email to his employees to admit the resulting “unauthorized access to some customer data” and that they were “actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue.”

Study finds 55 percent of SMBs were breached in 2012

Over half of small businesses surveyed by the Ponemon Institute as part of a recent study experienced some sort of data breach last year. Out of the affected businesses, a great deal of breaches were ignited internally, either by mistake or on purpose by employees and contractors.

Facebook has patched OAuth bug found by researcher

A very serious vulnerability was recently discovered in Facebook’s OAuth system, which would allow hackers to gain full control over any compromised Facebook account and access private user data.