Category Archives: tirosec

RIP Kobe Bryant

As a company that is headquartered in Los Angeles and has an office in El Segundo just down the road from the Lakers practice facility, Tiro Security would like to send our condolences to all that were affected by the tragic Helicopter crash yesterday morning. I’m of similar age to Kobe with a daughter who…

Ransomware and Its Victims

Ransomware in the News Just this week, there has been a report of a ransomware attack that has plagued our local San Bernardino City Unified School District. This attack directly targeted the school district’s computer network which in turn has blocked all entry to numerous vital district files. While District Safety Manager Eric Vetere maintains…

The Significance of October

  Coming up half-way through the month of October, there is a sense of growing anticipation with the holiday season almost upon us. While it is easy to neglect October as simply the bridge month for our turkey dinners or creamy eggnogs, it has more significance than most would think. And no, I am not…

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…

Security for the SMB: Preventing a Business Nightmare

T-Mobile. Home Depot. Target. California State University. All are large organizations that fell victim to expensive data breaches because of a third-party vendor, nor are they alone in that list! For any small to medium-sized business (SMB), there are two very important points to be aware of: 1) Small companies are, in fact, targets. Whether they…

Wanna Cry? Updating your systems is crucial!

When hacking exploits had been leaked from the NSA last month, it offered a hacking toolkit to anyone in the world who wished to try to use them. The companies responsible for the effected programs, such as Microsoft, had immediately scrambled to update – or had, in fact, already provided updates – to defend against these…

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…