Ransomware Exponentially Increasing as IoT Provides Physical Targeting Opportunities

This article increases awareness for organizations seeking to enhance their digital risk posture against the increasing threat of ransomware (a type of malware) deployed by threat actors to prevent or limit users from accessing their system until a ransom is paid. Ransomware is increasingly targeting multiple industries with downtime and lost productivity as its attack […]

Seven Trends and Predictions for 2017

Seven Trends and Predictions for 2017 In billiards, you must call your shot ahead of time. You don’t get any points for luck. With that in mind, here are my on-the-record predictions for 2017. Trend #1 – Self Driving Cars Self-driving cars, previously existing only in the world of science fiction, are becoming a reality. […]

DDoS: Understand The Growing Threat From Botnet #14

DDoS attacks are one of the largest attack methods threatening the stability of the Internet.  These events are perpetrated by a collection or botnet of Internet facing devices that communicate with a command and control center for instructions.  One of the more infamous groups of bots is referenced as Botnet #14. Botnet #14 is one […]

DDoS Attacks: What Happened And What We Should Do About It

The security community has been watching the DDoS threat grow to incredible levels. DDoS attacks are up 75% over last year. Over 30% of attacks reach sustained peaks of over 10 Gbps, an amount that will swamp most every business user. Some very large attacks have gone as high as 600 Gbps, a size that […]

What Local, State, Federal Governments Should Do To Mitigate DDoS Threats

Governments have special roles in helping prevent DDoS attacks. Governments at Local, State and Federal Levels have massive infrastructures that should be protected to help prevent DDoS on others and they have important citizen-facing missions that need protection themselves. Governments can also help us all take collective action. We have all been tracking the the […]

WIT Connect: The Internet of Things – New Opportunities, New Risks

Women In Technology Presents: WIT Connect: The Internet of Things – New Opportunities, New Risks Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00-8:30 PM Tegna/Gannett Building 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean VA The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating unprecedented opportunities for business innovation and personal convenience. Connected devices seem to be everywhere and are impacting our lives […]