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Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

October 22, 2020 8:00 AM

Passwords: A Discussion

This week, join Martin and myself for a conversation around passwords, which is the theme for this week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Amanda Fakhreddine

Amanda Fakhreddine

October 21, 2020 5:00 AM

State of the Internet/Security: Loyalty For Sale

Criminals aren't afraid to use our loyalty against us. As we've said in previous reports, password reuse is a significant problem in all industries. This latest edition of the State of the Internet/ Security report dives deep into how loyalty programs are targeted and exploited in the retail & hospitality industries.

Hieu Vuong

Hieu Vuong

October 20, 2020 8:00 AM

COVID-19 Related Phishing: A Personal Viewpoint

Dealing with unforeseen challenges around the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people around the world. The overwhelming amount of news coverage for the coronavirus has created new opportunities for scammers and resulted in millions of phishing attempts as confusion and misinformation have allowed threat actors to take advantage of vulnerable people, concerned for their health.

Tom Emmons

Tom Emmons

October 16, 2020 5:00 AM

DDoS Extortion Examination

In terms of the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) landscape, 2020 was almost boring prior to the beginning of August. The excitement from the record peak Gbps and Mpps seen in early summer had worn off, and we weren't seeing a ton of interesting attacks

Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

October 15, 2020 8:00 AM

A Discussion with Amanda Berlin, CEO of Mental Healt ...

Steve Ragan and Martin McKeay sit down with Amanda Berlin, the CEO of Mental Health hackers to discuss her previous guest essay in the State of the Internet / Security report, and where her organization is today. In addition, the discussion also explores ways to improve mental health, and its impact on security overall.

Akamai InfoSec

Akamai InfoSec

October 13, 2020 8:24 AM

Protecting Your Home, 3 Steps at a Time!

written by, Nicholas Caron Securing your devices in this era of connected everything can quickly mount to an insurmountable quagmire. You, the impromptu system administrator, are thrust into an anxiety-inducing position of learning of endless new threats to your home devices, all while trying to please your increasingly annoyed housemate, who would just like to add their WiFi enabled blender to the network. The deeper you dive, the more confusing

Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

October 8, 2020 8:00 AM

Don't Blame The User: A Discussion

Today's post is something different. For National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), Steve Ragan, Martin McKeay, and Andy Ellis sat down for a casual conversation about not blaming users, problems with IOT, and some previously undiscussed tips for staying secure while working from home.

Akamai InfoSec

Akamai InfoSec

October 6, 2020 11:00 AM

The Talk: Keeping my parental units safe

Dear Favorite Parental Unit, What will it take to convince you? You helped me through homework for years. You taught me right from wrong. You reinforced good habits. It's my turn to return the favor. It's time to turn the tables, and make the computer work for you. It's time to talk about passwords and the internet.

Larry Cashdollar

Larry Cashdollar

October 1, 2020 8:00 AM

Music to Hack To: My First CVE and 20 Years of Vulne ...

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). I've been doing security and vulnerability research since 1994, and a lot has changed in the industry. For this post, in honor of NCSAM, I'm going to revisit my first CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures), and offer some general observations and stories from the past.