There’s been a tremendous amount of activity over the past few weeks in response to the Heartbleed bug discovered in OpenSSL, an open source tool used by thousands of web sites to encrypt web traffic. The bug enables an attacker to obtain a random 64K chunk of memory which could contain sensitive information, such as […]

I consider myself a marketer first and foremost, however my work has led me to become knowledgeable of the security landscape as well. There are times when it is important for me to touch on relevant security reports in my blog. Today is one of those times, as McAfee has  released a report about money […]

I just read though the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) which was made available on Verizon’s Enterprise site this week. Wow, 1,367 confirmed data breaches! It’s good to know that there are tools available to help prevent these incidents. And it’s our job to help businesses deploy these tools in a cost-effective and […]

In Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film, “Casino,” Robert DeNiro’s character is charged with operating a 1970’s Las Vegas casino for the Chicago mafia. He and his partner in crime (played by Joe Pesci), shake down the strip, skimming millions in casino earnings. The story ends in disaster for the pair—but the film’s plot underlines an important […]

Money acts as one of the key drivers for cybercrime. Add to this cybercrime’s lower risk than traditional crime, and there is little wonder that we are witnessing the evolution of crime to the digital sphere. In previous research papers, we focused on the service-based nature of cybercrime, in which anybody can be a cybercriminal […]