Beware Phishy Emils

By Wassef Masri When the accounting manager at a major retail US company received an email from HR regarding harassment training, he trustingly clicked on the link. Had he looked closer, he could’ve caught that the source was only a look-alike address. Consequently, he was spear-phished. The hackers emailed all company clients and informed them […]

100,000+ Malicious Sites Removed Within Last Ten Months

Amidst a news cycle rife with malware incidents and cyberattacks, there is one shining spot of hope: 100,000 malware sites have been reported and taken down within the last year.   Abuse.ch, a non-profit cybersecurity organization, has spearheaded a malicious URL hunt known as the URLhaus intiative. First launched in March 2018, a small group of […]

Forensic Readiness: Setting the Foundation For Cybersecurity

I’ve been involved in addressing many different cyberattacks in 2017 and early 2018, with some attacks being more successful than others. My involvement was usually in identifying the nature of the attack in a post mortem fashion or thwarting the advancement of an attack in progress. One common thread among all of them was the […]

Passwords – 3 Things You’re Probably Doing Wrong

3 Things You’re Probably Doing Wrong With Your Passwords   Passwords are the gatekeepers that allow you to access your most sensitive information. All it takes to withdraw all your money from your bank account is a password. Yet many people do not have secure passwords, making it much easier for the password to fall […]

A Quantum Internet for Better Cybersecurity

Los Alamos National Labs has revealed their development and use of a perfectly secure quantum internet.  The theories behind this technology could be used to provide secure connections on a much larger scale. Basic quantum mechanics tells us that the act of measuring a quantum object, such as a photon, inherently changes that object.  So, […]