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Security Economy podcast - The Talent Shortage in Cybersecurity

Topic of discussion : The Talent Shortage in Cybersecurity

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Thank you Katelyn Ilkani, I thoroughly enjoyed discussing the challenges of the talent shortage in cybersecurity in your Security Economy podcast!  There are many opportunities in cybersecurity for those who have the passion and interest, but…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on March 4, 2020 at 1:30am — No Comments

Cryptocurrency Fraud Reached $4.3 Billion in 2019

Cryptocurrency fraud is aggressively on the rise and topped over $4 billion last year, according to the security tracking company Chainalysis.

This is especially shocking to those who thought they had found an incredible investment in the cryptocurrency world, yet were swindled out of everything.  As part of these cryptocurrency scams, victims…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on February 18, 2020 at 11:22pm — No Comments

There is No Easy Fix to AI Privacy Problems

Artificial intelligence – more specifically, the machine learning (ML) subset of AI - has a number of privacy problems.

Not only does ML require vast amounts of data for the training process, but the derived system is also provided with access to even greater volumes of data as part of the inference processing while in operation. These AI…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on February 9, 2020 at 2:49am — No Comments

Avast Shuts Down its Data Sales Subsidiary Due to Privacy Backlash

Avast was recently caught selling user's web browsing data.  Sensitive data like website destinations, search terms, and even what videos customers watched were collected by Avast software residing on customers' computers.  The data was repackaged and then sold by their Jumpshot subsidiary.  When the investigative reporting story became public, users…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on February 1, 2020 at 8:28am — No Comments

More Challenges for Intel Hardware Product Security

New CPU Vulnerabilities Discovered

RIDL/ZombieLoad and L1DES/CacheOut are just the latest variants of vulnerabilities discovered in Intel CPU’s that target Micro-architectural Data Sampling (MDS) weaknesses. Discovered over 7 months ago, researchers responsibly informed Intel, and kept the information…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on January 29, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Privacy Day - Yes it Matters More than You Might Think

Privacy Day promotes the fundamental principles of being able to control your personal information and to raise awareness of the risks in our digital society. The advancement and adoption of communication technology have elevated this issue to a worldwide problem. 

A casualty of the digital revolution has been our privacy.  In recent years,…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on January 29, 2020 at 5:28am — No Comments

Time to Check and Change Your Avast Privacy Settings

Vice magazine recently reported that the Avast anti-virus company was harvesting their customer’s browsing data and selling it to other companies.  This included what sites, keyword searches, YouTube videos, and other data which showcased…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on January 29, 2020 at 4:03am — No Comments

Collaboration Makes Smart Cities More Secure

I am excited to join the development team for the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Cities and Communities Framework (SCCF) with a focus on cybersecurity…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on January 22, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Digital Retaliation of Iran - Predicting the Next Evolution of Cyberwar

The United States and allies' national cyber response may soon be tested with the latest escalating conflict in the middle east. The U.S. conducted an airstrike that killed a revered Iranian general while in Iraq. This was in retaliation to a number of attacks against U.S. personnel and most recently the U.S. embassy in Iraq that was purported to be…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on January 5, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Banks are Developing Digital Currencies and Opening Themselves to Cyber Risk

Cybersecurity will be hard pressed to take on the new challenges of bank managed digital currencies.

Banks are developing their own digital currencies.  The introduction of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) is the beginning of an interesting trend that will change the cybersecurity dynamic for banking as it opens up an entirely new threat…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on December 31, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The 7 Most Dangerous Digital Technology Trends

As our world embraces a digital transformation, innovative technologies bring greater opportunities, cost efficiencies, abilities to scale globally, and entirely new service capabilities to enrich the lives of people globally.  But there is a catch.  For every opportunity, there is a risk.  The more dependent and entrenched we become with technology…


Added by Matthew Rosenquist on December 27, 2019 at 4:58am — No Comments

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