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Security is Dead. Long Live Security.

Security is Dead. Long Live Security.

A few months ago, Andy Bochman of the Idaho National Lab published a piece in Harvard Business Review with this brutal opening paragraph. It doesn’t matter how much your organization spends on the latest cybersecurity hardware, software, training, and staff or whether...

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Book Review: Into the Web of Profit

Book Review: Into the Web of Profit

Popular images of a cybercriminals remains a highly trained computer genius (probably wearing a ski mask, for some reason) sitting in front of a keyboard and “hacking into the mainframe.” This kind of imagery implies that these actors steal because they are “bad...

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Privacy, Regulation, and Data Fingerprinting

Privacy, Regulation, and Data Fingerprinting

One of the most notable parts of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony last week was his indication of Facebook’s openness to being regulated. Traditionally, most industries have been vehemently anti-regulation, instead preferring to “self-regulate” and keep the perceived...

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Breaking Through Convention with BSidesNYC

Breaking Through Convention with BSidesNYC

For the past several years, the information security community has heard the constant refrain: use Signal, Tor, and two-factor authentication (2FA). At BSidesNYC, however, conference speakers urged attendees to dig deeper than simply “more crypto.” Originating in...

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Excuse Me, Are You Using That Child Tax Credit?

Excuse Me, Are You Using That Child Tax Credit?

Even with the turmoil taking over the dark web’s major marketplaces earlier this year, fraud vendors have set up new shops just in time for tax season. While many people won’t think about filing their tax returns until March or April (or even later, if they file an...

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