Cyber Threats

Drupal Risk for Small Business Websites

Oh no – another cyber-attack that small businesses need to worry about. Last week’s news that Drupal had a significant bug hit the media. Drupal is an open source website software with a significant number of installations. Large corporate sites as well...  [Read More]

WireLurker Takes a Bite of the Apple

Apple, Inc. has been riding high for a while now, especially with the recent releases of their new products such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iWatch, and the new iPad Air 2. Apple has also been known for its pervasive...  [Read More]

Dark Web Takedown Demonstrates International Cooperation on Cybercrime

Recently the US and several European law enforcement agencies cooperated to shutdown a number of websites using the Dark Web for criminal purposes. Operation Onymous targeted the Silk Road 2.0 web site which was used as a marketplace for multiple illicit activities...  [Read More]

Password Management: It’s as easy as 1-2-3…..Well Actually 8-4

I bet I can guess your online password. Is it….1,2,3,4,5,6? Or simply ‘password’? Don’t be surprised that I guessed it because according to a survey those are the top two passwords in use today. Here are the top ten: 123456 password 12345678...  [Read More]

Eradicated Malware! – Cybersecurity Coalition “Operation SMN”

In recent news reports and press releases it has been announced that Microsoft in combination with the company Novetta has led a cybersecurity coalition effort of security vendors, security researchers and other major technology companies such as Cisco, FireEye, F-Secure, iSight Partners,...  [Read More]

White House cyber breach – Is Anything Safe?

One would assume that the most important residence, the most important government facility, the most important person in the United States, perhaps the world – would have the most secure digital network on the planet. It would be the ultimate example of...  [Read More]

Blog Chips in Medical Devices

Not just your computer….but your heart….attacked! Just about everyone is aware that that your computer can be attacked, your digital network at work can be breached, your credit card data stolen from a retailer and your mobile device hacked….but did you know...  [Read More]

Welcome to the Insider Threat Blog……

Insider Threat Best Practices from Industry Hello, this is Derek A. Smith, Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives for the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College. Thanks for taking the time to visit our new insider threat blog. Insider threat is often not given...  [Read More]

Hackers ‘Spearphish’ NATO

If the news had been “Russian backed hackers attack another retailer”, it probably would have gotten a collective yawn from the public and the cyber community. TJMaxx, Home Depot, Target, KMart, PF Chang, just one more to add to the list. However,...  [Read More]

Kmart Joins the Ranks of Breached

Retailer Kmart has finally joined the ranks of the many retailers that have had their digital systems attacked and breached in recent months. Joining with Home Depot, Target, Neiman Marcus, PF Chang and a host of others, Kmart becomes just the latest...  [Read More]