Working with a small business owner based in Pennsylvania last month, a question arose that serves as the title for the second article in the “Main Street Cybersecurity” series- “Can Email Be Safe?” When I heard the question, all the standard canned responses came to mind. But, upon further thought later that evening, it struck me that the “canned answers” are more suited for … [Read more...] about Main Street Cybersecurity: Can Email Be Safe?
How can I get rid of ransomware? Good question! As we usher in the new year of 2018, we are confronted with an ever-expanding network-borne threat landscape especially from ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is used by malicious actors to encrypt systems or data. When the ransom is paid the key is in some cases provided to unlock the data. In some … [Read more...] about Main Street Cybersecurity: 10 Cost Effective Strategies for confronting Ransomware
Editor's note: Wayne Wheeles has established a fantastic reputation as a pioneer in applying big data solutions to enterprise cyber security mission needs. -bg Much like the Lufthansa heist of 1978, the recent Target data breach has captured the attention of the American people; focusing them on the incredible threat potential posed by cybercrime. It always seems to take … [Read more...] about Target Post Mortem: Exposure of the Soft Underbelly of Point of Sale Systems
On October 24, 2012 Cloudera announced the release of Cloudera Impala and the commercial support subscription service of Cloudera Enterprise Real Time Query (RTQ). During the Hadoop World/STRATA Conference in NYC, I was invited over to see a demonstration. Impala is a SQL based Real Time Query/Ad Hoc query engine built on top of HDFS or Hbase. As I watched the demonstration … [Read more...] about Cloudera Impala – Closing the Near Real Time Gap working with BIGDATA