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The Unfortunate Predictability of Adobe's Cyber Hack and Data...

October 4th, 2013
Adobe announced today that there was an unauthorized access to Customer information as well as access to the source code of their products. And, while it’s unfortunate that Adobe has to make this announcement, it’s also not surprising.
If you look at the way most Enterprises do business, they will apply Capital towards investments in their Products or Services because they want to focus on increasing market share resulting in an increase in profits. But that same reasoning...

Cyber Mercenaries - Cyber Space is becoming a War Zone!

October 2nd, 2013
On September 17, Symantec released a report indicating that they had discovered a Cyber Mercenary group that is based in China, “Hidden Lynx” and appears to be doing work for the Chinese government. When that report was released, it got me thinking. Not just about Cyber Mercenaries (a term that I hadn’t really heard before) but how similar the work we do in Cyber Security is starting to take on more of a Cyber Warfare look and feel rather than just “Home Security”,...

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) Hacks that Lack Strategic Value

August 30th, 2013
It’s been interesting watching the activities of the Syrian Electronic Army (or SEA for short). Having been around since 2011, there have been some questions about whether they are officially aligned with the Syrian Government or a ‘private’ Hacking organization along the lines of Anonymous. But to actually understand what they are, you need to look at their actions and not their words.
Their attacks have been routinely against outlets that publish opinions against the...

Cyber Criminals and the Nasdaq IT Security Hit

August 23rd, 2013
Kudos to President Obama for setting uncompromising defense standards against America's most immediate threat: attacks on U.S. IT infrastructure. His recent...
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