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What Is Cyber Intelligence?

In February 2002, Donald Rumsfeld, then US Secretary of State for Defense, stated at a briefing, “There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things…

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2020 Election: URL Hijacking Could Be a Serious Issue

The Internet Is the Ideal Staging Ground for 2020 Election Attacks Good and bad news spreads at the speed of the Internet. People share thousands of posts on social media before fact checking can even start. And once disseminated, even false information requires an enormous effort to correct. And we may not even be able…

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What Is A Zero-Day Vulnerability and How Does it Work?

Understanding Zero-Day Vulnerability There’s no end to the numerous challenges involved in securing your networks, systems, and environment. Whether it’s ransomware, social engineering or data theft, the volume of cyber threats that impact IT assets, personal data, and business networks are staggering. This is especially the case with “zero-day vulnerabilities.” Because cybersecurity is reliant on…

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The Truth Behind Voter Registration Data Found on the Darknet

Election security has been a heightened focus of concern since 2016 and the media is highlighting a range of activities that could indicate serious hacker activity as we head in the 2020 election. We’re worried about hacking voting systems and stolen voter registration data in addition to the deliberate distribution of false candidate information. The…

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Protect 2020: Now Is the Time to Secure the Election

We may feel that there is still time to prepare for the 2020 election, but cyberattackers are already actively seeking ways to undermine it. Election attacks typically start long before the actual election. Threat actors seek to infiltrate systems by stealing valuable login credentials through methods like phishing or purchasing stolen data in underground markets,…

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How to Defend Against Motivated and Sophisticated Cyberattackers

Everyone loves a good villain. They make our most treasured stories so much more interesting. As human beings we’re complex, so we love to see our villains portrayed with layers. We crave a visceral, relatable depiction to send a shiver up the spine. I’d point you in the direction of Anthony Hopkins’ unflinching Hannibal Lecter,…

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BOTNETS: When IOT Goes Rogue

WHAT ARE IoT DEVICES? In a world thriving on interconnectivity, one big development over the last 10 years is not just the invention of IoT devices, but the availability of those devices.  Not only do they extend internet connectivity beyond the standard desktop or laptop, they’ve been developed to touch every aspect of our lives.…

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What Is SIEM And How To Choose The Right Tool

Understanding, Selecting and Using SIEM One of the hurdles faced by organizations regarding cybersecurity isn’t just establishing protective measures. It’s also managing the sheer deluge of information regarding security events occurring on any given day. Because of the volume and complexity, businesses often seek out options to simplify the process. One of those options is…

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Understanding Zero-Day Attacks

The Rise of Zero-Day Exploits and Attacks Part of forming an effective cybersecurity strategy means understanding the threats that can impact your organization. One form of threat that is on the rise and steadily evolving in complexity and danger is a zero-day attack, also referred to as a zero-day exploit. The name of these malicious…

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Pattern Recognition, Analysis and Profiling. Is it for you?

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash by Monty St John Our Pattern Recognition, Analysis and Profiling class tends to throw people when they see the name. In their head they ponder the title and think about pattern matching. After a dance of Sudoku, logic puzzles, and crosswords pass by their internal sensor, they give it a pass to move…

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