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At Pride Summit: A Warning On Cyber Literacy

Poor cyber literacy is at the root of many of the cybersecurity problems plaguing the U.S. economy, according to Dr. Alissa Abdullah, Deputy CSO at MasterCard. The post At Pride Summit:...

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Episode 218: Denial of Sustenance Attacks -The Cyber Risk To Agriculture

Forget about Colonial Pipeline and JBS. A coordinated cyber attack on U.S. agriculture could, in short order, lead to foot shortages and hunger in the U.S. and abroad. And history has...

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Another Win for Justice Department: Slilpp Marketplace Takedown

People always ask me if law enforcement is having any luck in combatting cyber criminals. Let me be clear: it is a very tough job to take down cyber criminals located...

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Recent Ransomware Attacks Call for More Oversight of Crypto-Transactions

After the attacks on JBS and Colonial Pipeline, the U.S. Treasury Department will likely consider increasing its enforcement of anti-money-laundering laws and adopt new reporting requirements for cryptocurrency transactions. In ransomware...

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Privacy Tip #287 – Double Down on Passwords

It has been reported by Bloomberg Law that the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was caused by a “single compromised password.” The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack had consumers hoarding gasoline and disrupted...

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Prometheus Ransomware Targeting Manufacturing Sector

Since the Colonial Pipeline and JBS meat manufacturing security incidents, attention is finally being paid to the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure in the U.S. and in particular, the potential effect...

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Colonial Pipeline Hit with Class Action for Inflated Prices

Colonial Pipeline was hit with a proposed class action suit this week by a resident of North Carolina who alleges that he had to purchase gasoline at inflated prices due to...

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Colonial Pays Millions in Ransomware Attack on Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline paid hackers a ransom of $4.4 million in bitcoin soon after discovering a cybersecurity hack on its systems that began on May 6.  The company’s acknowledgement comes after days of...

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Episode 214: Darkside Down: What The Colonial Attack Means For The Future of Ransomware

Intel 471 CISO Brandon Hoffman joins us to to discuss Darkside, the ransomware group that attacked the Colonial Pipeline, why the crew may have bitten off more than it can chew...

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President Biden Signs Executive Order to Strengthen Cybersecurity for Federal Government Following Colonial Pipeline Attack

President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, on the heels of the cyber-attack against Colonial Pipeline Co., which suffered a major ransomware attack late last week...

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