Why “Security” and “Efficiency” Should Never Be Used in the Same Sentence

Efficiencies in business are great, but in order for them to be effective, a precondition needs to exist: nothing goes wrong. We’re finding out in the cybersecurity world – something that touches everything – a lot is going wrong.

Marching along well into 2018 and I think it’s safe to say we’re not experiencing a cybersecurity revolution.  Sure, there has been some great advancement in tech, with AI and blockchain applications beginning to steam roll.  It seems if you add “blockchain” to whatever you’re doing, you’ll get a bump in business.  Really, this happened in late 2017. Continue reading “Why “Security” and “Efficiency” Should Never Be Used in the Same Sentence”

Local LinkedIn pick as cybersecurity guru talks trends

I think government is traditionally been way behind on procurement issues and recently, enactment of legislation for modernization has taken place. They’re trying to replace a lot of legacy systems.

Our guest today was recently named by LinkedIn as one of the top five people to follow in cybersecurity issues among their 500 million members. He was also just selected as LinkedIn to be an advisor on cybersecurity and emerging technology issues, and we’re lucky enough to have him here in the studio– Chuck Brooks of Chuck Brooks Consulting. Chuck, thanks for joining us. Continue reading “Local LinkedIn pick as cybersecurity guru talks trends”

Cyber Securing Crypto Currencies

How do you protect yourself? One clue for detection is to monitor if your computer is running slower. Also implement regular computer scans, keep your security software and patches up to date, and clear your browser cache often. In practicing cybersecurity, it is prudent to be vigilant because everyone is vulnerable.

Last week it was disclosed that almost 4,700 bitcoins crypto currency valued at $64m were stolen by hackers who broke into Slovenian-based bitcoin mining marketplace called NiceHash. The NiceHash marketplace matches people looking to sell processing time on their computers for so called miners to verify bitcoin users’ transactions in exchange for the bitcoin. From the forensic incident analysis it appears to be a breach exploited by sophisticated hackers.

This is not the first time that bitcoin has been targeted.  Recently, around $30 million worth Ethereum cryptocurrency was stolen by hackers through a cyber-attack. And In 2014, hackers stole about $350 million in bitcoins from Tokyo’s’ Mt. Gox Exchange.

Bitcoin is the first, and the largest of cryptocurrencies, 21 million of them were released in 2009.   The common definition of bitcoin is that is a type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank. Functionally, it is a decentralized tradable digital asset that recorded publically by a Block Chain ledger. Continue reading “Cyber Securing Crypto Currencies”