Top 100 Cybersecurity Hackers

The following list, in no particular order, contains the names, their countries of origins, their (biggest) victim (s) and a short piece about who they are. Some are reformed and act as security consultants while others remain at large and are being hunted by the FBI, InterPol and others for their cybercrimes: Behzad Mesri Country: … Continue reading Top 100 Cybersecurity Hackers

How Neurodiversity Can Strengthen Cybersecurity Defense

Team members from different backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, and neurological abilities are best equipped to tackle today's security challenges. The cybersecurity skills shortage and workforce gap continue to be of concern to organizations. As they seek to protect digital assets by finding professionals with the right skills, demand remains higher than supply. With recent surveys suggesting … Continue reading How Neurodiversity Can Strengthen Cybersecurity Defense

4 Clues to Spot a Bot Network

Protect against misinformation and disinformation campaigns by learning how to identify the bot networks spreading falsehoods. Misinformation and disinformation have scaled in the Information Age. MIT researchers analyzed 126,000 stories between 2006 and 2016 and found that false stories spread six times faster than true stories on social networks. Whether falsehoods are deliberate (disinformation) or … Continue reading 4 Clues to Spot a Bot Network

2020s COVID Accelerated Digitalization Demands Stronger Cybersecurity in 2021

As critical infrastructure faces increasing and sophisticated attacks, these trends will enable the energy sector to shore up its cybersecurity defenses. From shifts in geopolitics, the energy transition, and climate change to upending the status quo in global health, financial markets, and private sector business models, 2020 will be remembered as a year of seismic … Continue reading 2020s COVID Accelerated Digitalization Demands Stronger Cybersecurity in 2021

Malicious Domain in SolarWinds Hack Turned into ‘Killswitch’ — Krebs on Security

A key malicious domain name used to control potentially thousands of computer systems compromised via the months-long breach at network monitoring software vendor SolarWinds was commandeered by security experts and used as a “killswitch” designed to turn the sprawling cybercrime operation against itself, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds disclosed this week that a compromise … Continue reading Malicious Domain in SolarWinds Hack Turned into ‘Killswitch’ — Krebs on Security