15 October 2018
It seems in media today, the rise of ransomware has plateaued and remained painstakingly prevalent , targeting the most critical of data. Committed through financially motivated efforts, these organizations still wake to the sorrowful sound of their assets being hijacked and held for ransom. So, while new threats such as crypto miner botnets and third-party application exploits drown our feeds, why are we suddenly desensitized to ransomware? Well, for one, we’re not. Just because ransomware is no longer the flavor of the month in the media and in turn reported less, this doesn’t mean that ransomware is any less prevalent. Small and medium sized organizations are still very active on this front, as they serve to face the threat regularly. In exploring one specific industry as an example, these extortion methods are increasingly aimed towards, is the healthcare sector. A sector that, ridden with legacy systems, an exploding IoT environment, and a few portals for business partners, customers, and employees alike, has enough security projects on their plate. This leaves the time dedicated to ransomware at a general reactive level with only a few occurrences of runbooks and response plans to save the day.
28 June 2018
My expertise is not necessarily laden in the land of career counseling, hiring standards, and education recommendations. However, anecdotally, coming into a cybersecurity career in an unorthodox manner and blossoming through passion and perseverance, this is the best advice I can offer. First and foremost, we are past the days of the common refrain that “cybersecurity is not an IT […]
31 May 2018
43 years ago, a small team led by Chuck Peddle changed the way society computes today. In 1975, encased in plastic, this 40-pin DIP 8-bit microprocessor, known as the MOS Technology 6502, made its debut. Why should you care? Not only was this the cheapest microprocessor on the shelf, but I believe, without this OG beauty queen of tech, our […]