I can’t believe that the recent reports of ransomware payments. Just a few years ago, I was helping clients who had failed to protect their infrastructure properly facilitate payment. In some cases, it was 1, 1/2, 1/10 of BitCoin. With recent reports, ransomeware payments are up to $36k per incident – more than 4 BitCoins […]

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If you attended a big ISC2 event or were at any number of information security conferences, you’d have met him. I remember many years ago he was at an ISC2 event at the RSA Conference and we chatted a bit because he gave me a hard time (in jest) because I came in late to […]

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Interesting and yet so obvious. Researchers at the Danish telecom operator TDC identified an interesting trend where certain types of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks were much more successful than others. The key? Taking advantage of a misconfigured firewall which accepts a certain type of traffic and must interpret and process the data. Affecting […]

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