16 Aug 2019

The Global Ungoverned Area

There are places on this planet where good, civilized people simply do not voluntarily go, or willingly stay. What elected governments do in safer and more developed parts of the world are carried out in these areas by despots and militias, often at terrible cost to those who have nowhere else to go and no means to go if they did.

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15 Aug 2019

Cyber Threat Analysis Report Vol 1, Edition 9

OODA’s Cyber Threat Analysis Report provides the “so what” behind the news and events we track on a daily basis. When it comes to putting cyber news in context, there really is no substitute for experience. The context in this report is provided by one of the most highly regarded

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09 Aug 2019

The Wolf is Here: Cyber threats that have been long predicted are coming true on a daily basis

For decades we’ve heard that iCalamity is right around the corner. For decades we’ve largely ignored pleas to try and address computer security issues when they are relatively cheap and easy, before they got too large and complicated to do at all. We have been living a fairy tale life, and absent bold action and an emphasis on resiliency, it only gets grim(m)er going forward.

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02 Aug 2019

Good Cybersecurity is Not Glamorous

One of the more common reasons why most organizations push back on spending for cyber security is the lack of a “return on investment.” All that fancy, shiny cyber-y stuff costs a lot of money without providing a clear benefit that is commensurate with the expenditure. Firewalls are expensive. IDS/IPS are expensive. SIEMs are expensive. Talent to run it all (if you can even find it) is expensive.

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01 Aug 2019

Cyber Threat Analysis Report Vol 1, Edition 8

We are all targets!   This story and many more in the analysis by Mike Tanji in this week’s Cyber Threat Analysis Report.

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26 Jul 2019

We Learn From Death: Sadly what if it will take disaster to really improve cybersecurity

Why are we perpetually surprised (or not, depending on how you look at it) at the failure of so many at both the organizational and individual level to take cybersecurity seriously? I would argue that most people are placing cybersecurity exactly where it should be when it comes to the myriad risks in their lives, and that is unlikely to change until it is far too late for some.

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19 Jul 2019

Cyber Threat Analysis Report Vol 1, Edition 8

Is FaceApp a privacy breach or a blah?  This story and more in the analysis by Mike Tanji in this week’s Cyber Threat Analysis Report.

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18 Jul 2019

Cyber Threats to Parks and Rec: There are things we should all be doing to minimize risks to government of ransomware

So much attention has been paid to “election hacking” and the like in recent years, analysts and commentators have effectively forgotten an equally if not more pressing threat to American government at all levels: ransomware. We cannot fix the reading comprehension problems and poor critical thinking skills of more than half the nation’s population, but we can make serious progress against those who would make us digital hostages.

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11 Jul 2019

Cyber Threat Analysis Report Vol 1, Edition 7

Cybersecurity’s role in the M&A market. This analysis and more by Mike Tanji in this week’s Cyber Threat Analysis Report.

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03 May 2019

Cyber Threat Analysis Report Volume 1, Edition 6

The black hat hiding in the closet and other analysis by Mike Tanji in this week’s Cyber Threat Analysis Report.

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