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Confirming Security: Project Zero

Symantec has been a leading name in the security sector for the last 15 years with wide success in enterprise security. The company is most recognizable through its consumer side, Norton anti-virus software. With so much prestige in the market it may be surprising to know that Project Zero, a Google-sponsored group of security analysts, have [...]

2018-02-25T20:53:54+00:00 Categories: Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Confirming Security: Project Zero

Investing in a Career in Cyber

Many college graduates naturally worry about employment prospects upon graduation, and rightly so, given the generally soft employment figures of the last decade, particularly since the crash of ’08. If you are like the majority of graduating seniors who had to use loans to pay for your education, then thinking like a long term investor [...]

2018-02-25T20:57:59+00:00 Categories: Career Guide, Education|Comments Off on Investing in a Career in Cyber

Surveillance: How Much is Too Much?

Scandal gripped the nation of Peru in 2015 when it was discovered that then vice-president and some congressmen were victims of domestic intelligence agency spying. Journalistic investigations learned how the Peruvian intelligence agency had collected data on hundreds of prominent citizens. Public outrage led to congressional censure and the prompt ousting of Peruvian Prime Minister [...]

2018-02-25T20:57:44+00:00 Categories: Government, News|Comments Off on Surveillance: How Much is Too Much?

The Snowden Phone

Controversial NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, teamed up with Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, a hacker currently suing the US Department of Justice challenging provisions in the Section 1201 of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, to create a phone case that can aid in countering digital surveillance. According to the US legal theory surrounding 4th Amendment law termed [...]

2018-02-25T21:01:53+00:00 Categories: Government, News|Comments Off on The Snowden Phone

Pay to Play: Ransomware Hacking

Europol, the EU's law enforcement, has teamed up with Russian-based Kaspersky Lab and U.S. tech giant Intel to take strong action against the proliferation of ransomware attacks. Dubbed No More Ransom this cooperation of IT security companies and international law enforcement represent a major step in dealing with ransomware’s massive upswing. Kaspersky Lab research provides that [...]

2018-02-25T21:02:40+00:00 Categories: Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Pay to Play: Ransomware Hacking

Securing the Stocks: Rule 613 & the CAT

On May 6, 2010 the U.S. Stock opened lower and began an intraday downtrend with the Dow losing some 300 points until 2:42 p.m. EST. Then it proceeded to drop precipitously another 600 points over the next 5 minutes, temporarily wiping out over a trillion dollars of wealth, before rebounding most of the 600 point drop [...]

2018-01-22T01:18:52+00:00 Categories: Financial|Comments Off on Securing the Stocks: Rule 613 & the CAT

Information Unavailable: DDoS Hacking

One of the more commonly-used types of attack tactics implemented by hackers is the Denial of Service (DoS) hack.  At its base a denial-of-service attack is a hack that attempts to make a computer or network resource temporarily or persistently unavailable for its intended users. This is generally accomplished through the massive flooding of the [...]

2018-01-13T19:38:25+00:00 Categories: Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Information Unavailable: DDoS Hacking

Cyber Degree and Certificate Roadmap

Cybersecurity is one of the most sought after careers in the world today. In high demand, cyber professionals are helping to ensure the safety of computer networks and systems in both the public and private sectors. The following information is intended to act as a road map to help you prepare for a career in [...]

2018-01-11T18:56:29+00:00 Categories: Career Guide, Careers, Education|Comments Off on Cyber Degree and Certificate Roadmap

Crowdsourcing Hackers for Better Security

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is reaching out to the freelance community to entice white-hat hackers to aid the automaker in strengthening the cybersecurity protocols of its products and connected services by offering bounties to cybersecurity specialists who can resolve vulnerabilities. The move follows on the heels of a cybersecurity breach that led to a voluntary recall [...]

2018-01-21T23:53:46+00:00 Categories: Data, News|Comments Off on Crowdsourcing Hackers for Better Security