Insights on the Cybersecurity Community

Guest Blog: The Role of Security Operations in Combating Ransomware

Nov 8, 2021 10:56:09 AM / by Arctic Wolf posted in Industry News, Interviews, Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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An Insider's Look at the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

May 19, 2021 2:19:42 PM / by Michael Hiskey posted in Interviews, Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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It had the makings of a typical ransomware attack — likely set off through a phishing scam, resulting in the wrong people getting their hands where it didn’t belong. But the outcome of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was beyond typical.

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SolarWinds, Non-Compliance, and What Brought Us to CMMC

Apr 28, 2021 2:49:05 PM / by Michael Hiskey posted in Interviews, Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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If you’re looking for some clarity on CMMC and what it means for you and your organization, you may find it a bit overwhelming to visit the official site, where even the very definition of CMMC is overly complicated. 

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Teaser: How CMMC and SolarWinds Will Impact Your Organization

Apr 19, 2021 1:13:13 PM / by Michael Hiskey posted in Interviews, Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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If you’re looking for some clarity on CMMC and what it means for you and your organization, you may find it a bit overwhelming to visit the official site, where even the very definition of CMMC is overly complicated. That site says:

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This is (Cyber) War: Thoughts on The Future of The Industry

Apr 6, 2021 3:33:28 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Interviews

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Future wars won’t be fought by the fittest and strongest with guns and bombs; it’ll be done from behind a keyboard and mouse.

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This is (Cyber) War: Thoughts on The Future of The Industry

Apr 5, 2021 1:11:08 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Interviews

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Future wars won’t be fought by the fittest and strongest with guns and bombs; it’ll be done from behind a keyboard and mouse.

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Building Back Trust After a Breach: Interview

Mar 30, 2021 3:12:12 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Interviews

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After SolarWinds, after Microsoft Exchange… and after all the breaches that haven’t happened yet, there are thousands of organizations that are suddenly faced with a mountain of decisions. And while the old adage says, “luck favors the prepared,” sometimes it’s a matter of how your organization prepares for a breach that makes all the difference.

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First Look: Cryptocurrency & Blockchain in a Public Underground World

Mar 3, 2021 12:10:18 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Interviews

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Cybersecurity professionals are coming up short in their understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency, according to William Callahan, a retired Special Agent of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, and one of the Keynote speakers at the Southern California Virtual Cybersecurity Summit on March 10-11.

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Interview: Naomi Buckwalter and the “Dirty Truth” of Breaking into Cybersecurity

Feb 17, 2021 5:39:39 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Industry News, Interviews

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Imagine it: you’re a wide-eyed cybersecurity graduate, feeling like you’ve got the world at your feet. You’ve spent hours pouring over books, completing that capstone project, and finally, with degree-in-hand, you’re ready for the “real world” you’ve been working so hard to join.

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Interview: EJ Hilbert on the Post-Pandemic Threat Landscape

Oct 1, 2020 5:57:30 PM / by Jen Greco posted in Industry News, Interviews, Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

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Since COVID19 took over the national conversation in March, the world has changed in unprecedented ways. But what does life look like after the pandemic is behind us? What are our current and future threats? We talked to Cybersecurity expert EJ Hilbert and got his thoughts on the future of our country, as well as our industry.

For Hilbert, who has been a staple on the Data Connectors' virtual summit circuit, the threats that exist stem from our lack of a "common enemy" -- combined with a general lack of trust in the data presented by media and the government.

"Common enemies allow governments to join together and point in one direction while hiding the things they are doing that might equal criticism and impact their livelihood," Hilbert said.

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