15 May 2017

Out on a Limb: Did You Wannacry? Maybe You Deserved It.

By |2017-05-17T00:30:31-06:00May 15th, 2017|Opinion & Commentary|

'Out on a Limb' segments are intentionally provocative conversations about popular areas or issues of risk management and cybersecurity, intended to promote discussions and thoughts about the subject. The opinions expressed herein do not necessary reflect the opinions of Centripetum, LLC. I get it: ransomware can be scary and expensive if one is hit.  There [...]

8 May 2017

Security News: Dealing with the Google Docs Phishing Scam; Factory Robots Easy to Hack; Shodan Can Now Find C&C Servers

By |2017-05-09T09:27:05-06:00May 8th, 2017|Security News|

How to Stay Safe From the Massive Google Docs Phishing Scam Article from International Business Times (May 3, 2017) A massive phishing scam hit Google account holders last Wednesday (May 3).  The first wave of attacks reportedly hit journalists, businesses and universities before spreading to other users. The attack reportedly involved victims receiving an email [...]

1 May 2017

Security News: Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report Reactions; Dok Mac Malware; Google and Facebook Scammed

By |2017-05-01T12:51:18-06:00May 1st, 2017|Security News|

Industry Reactions to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report Article from Heise Security (April 28, 2017) Nearly 2,000 breaches were analyzed in this year’s Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report and more than 300 were espionage-related.  Verizon's report highlights that businesses must rethink their protection strategies to guard against cyber-attacks. The fact that 88% [...]