FaceApp is another selfie service that allows you to share aging and other filtered photos with your friends. It has been downloaded by millions of users since its introduction in January 2017 and seems harmless enough. But like with any new social media application, I was suspicious and rightfully so.Read more
Phishing attempts have been showing up a lot in the news lately and scammers are getting smarter. What can we do? What shouldn’t we do?Read more
Things move fast in cybersecurity, and it’s always worth investing time to stay up-to-date on the state of the field. Once again, I’ve gathered 13 articles all about cybersecurity news and insights to provide some food for thought.Read more
It has been my privilege to spend a week at Black Hat USA 2017 and keep you all up to date on the NOC and conference news. With Gigamon and Scrutinizer combined, the NOC team was able to baseline and detect unwanted behaviors. I was also fortunate to analyze flow data with the Palo Alto next-generation firewall that allowed us to identify the applications generating excessive traffic on the network. As I am about to pack my bags and say goodbye to the Entertainment Capital of the World, I would like to take a few minutes to go over the lessons we learned from one of the biggest information security communities.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is placing an unprecedented number of unsecured devices on the internet every day. We all heard about IoT devices used to launch Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS) and toys violating your children’s data privacy. Can an IoT device be exploited to physically attack an unsuspecting user? “Yes, it can,” says security researcher Billy Rios, who shows the Black Hat 2017 attendees how.