Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
2022 will be a very tumultuous year for cybersecurity professionals. The underlying fundamentals that drive major shifts of the cybersecurity industry — technologies, threats, and economic factors, will introduce new risks and combine to…
Saturday
Matthew Rosenquist commented on Matthew Rosenquist's blog post Cybersecurity Insights Video - Criminalizing Ransomware Payments with Malcolm Harkins
"Chris Gebhardt Perhaps I am not articulating the plan clearly.  Criminalizing the payments is the act which gets the first domino to fall, but it is not the actual control which inhibits attacks.  What results from that first move is a chain…"
Friday
Chris Gebhardt commented on Matthew Rosenquist's blog post Cybersecurity Insights Video - Criminalizing Ransomware Payments with Malcolm Harkins
"We made using drugs and narcotics illegal. Still have users.
We made human trafficking illegal.  Still have that.
We made homicide illegal.  Still have crimes of passion.
We made insider trading illegal. Still have them.
We made tax evasion…"
Friday
Matthew Rosenquist commented on Matthew Rosenquist's blog post Cybersecurity Insights Video - Criminalizing Ransomware Payments with Malcolm Harkins
"Chris Gebhardt Criminalizing payments stops all those organizations from funding cybercrimanls that may attack or impact you.  Stop the funding of crime.  As long as cybercriminals are being paid, they will continue to victimize.  More attacks, more…"
Friday
Chris Gebhardt commented on Matthew Rosenquist's blog post Cybersecurity Insights Video - Criminalizing Ransomware Payments with Malcolm Harkins
"This is a zero sum game argument.  If you criminalize the payments, then you force organizations to act as criminals.  They will go underground to restore their business operations. If you don't criminalize the payments, it is still a deminishing…"
Friday
Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
Ransomware is a growing scourge. Is it possible to eradicate this entire class of attacks? I think it is but in today’s Cybersecurity Insights interview I have a lively debate with Malcolm Harkins on criminalizing ransomware payments and different…
Jan 5
Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
Technology can be mesmerizing. We are all lured by the seemingly endlessly tantalizing stream of emerging technologies that promise to connect and enrich our lives. But there is a potential dark side. For every great innovative benefit, there are…
Dec 29, 2021
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Dec 22, 2021
Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
AI tech is a powerful tool. The original photo (left) was cleaned-up with an AI deep learning algorithm (Image source: from Murilo Gustineli) and restoring tremendous clarity.The AI researchers outline their progress in their white paper Towards…
Dec 14, 2021
Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
I recently presented to a small group on why cybersecurity is becoming more difficult over time, despite all the money and effort that is being applied. Sharing a replay of the presentation where I discuss cybersecurity history, root causes,…
Dec 3, 2021
Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
I like the concept of ‘banning’ the sale of offensive cyber weapons to potential adversaries, but what defines technology as offensive versus defensive?Israel just announced it will ban the sales of hacking and surveillance tools to 65 countries:…
Nov 26, 2021
Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
The cybersecurity industry had challenges with bringing in new blood and facilitating the career growth.  Misinformation has unfortunately played a part in making various roles appear unattainable, when we should be doing the opposite.  We should be…
Nov 24, 2021
Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
A new bill has been proposed to address Ransomware. Congressman Patrick McHenry recently introduced the Ransomware and Financial Stability Act of 2021.Good Direction, but Falls ShortI believe it is the right direction for undermining ransomware…
Nov 16, 2021
Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
Recently introduced Ransomware and Financial Stability Act (H.R.5936) is the right direction for undermining ransomware attacks, by disallowing payments, but it just does not go far enough. This proposal only benefits traditional financial…
Nov 13, 2021
Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
One of the greatest challenges for a cybersecurity leader is to convey the present digital risks upward to the c-suite and Board of Directors. Representing to executive leadership the value of security, which protects the organization’s assets,…
Nov 10, 2021
Matthew Rosenquist posted a blog post
The 2021 Front Lines cybersecurity conference brought together a panel to discuss the challenges faced by the industry with growing security threats and far too cybersecurity professionals to combat them. The “Closing the Cyber Skills Gap” panel…
Nov 3, 2021
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