Cyber Security has become a requirement

Not only to protect commerce financially, but also legally...

you are a target

everyone is a victim

demand is growing

it can not be met

figures show

astonishing trends

Right now businesses are being pressured more and more to invest in additional security services in the attempt to keep up with evolving dangers. The consequences of not being prepared are/will be catastrophic for companies and their customers. In the process of deciding how to establish and operate a business, many business owners of varying power and influence hardly take into consideration the guaranteed attack on their information technology investments. If leadership does not lead by example, department managers will be uneasy about delegating to subordinates the required implementation of common sense computing safeguards.

this is JUST THE BEGINNING

the world and almost all technology is connected

With so many people on the planet having access to technology. With so many governments and markets being co-dependent on each other; the negative consequences of computer systems having control over civilization is endangering not only personal identities or payment transactions, but also national infrastructure safety and environmental integrity.

A Human Rights concern

cyber criminals and spies preying on the innocent

Illegal actions against individuals and companies are not only carried out by criminal cells, but also state-sponsored agencies and their non-governmental contracted propagators. Legitimate business operations are being affected by such revelations; this means profits will continue to be hampered if economic activity isn't left alone by the misuse of information technology systems.

Recent Posts

October 19

The GDPR Storm Is Coming – Get Prepared

For business owners who put their GDPR compliance on the backburner since May, the warnings could not be clearer: If you aren’t GDPR compliant you're likely to be in some serious trouble in the next few months. Read More...

October 18

Crypto Exchanges Lose $882m in 14 Attacks

In most cases, cybercriminals, while attacking cryptocurrency exchanges, use traditional tools and methods, such as spear phishing, social engineering, distribution of malware, and website defacement. Read More...

October 17

396K Users Exposed in Facepunch Data Breach

The breach occurred in June 2016 which led to sensitive information of 396,650 users being exposed. Records breached in that year included email and IP addresses, dates of birth and salted MD5 hashes. Read More...

October 16

Anthem to Pay $16M for Data Privacy Breach

The data breach impacted 78.8 million current and former customer records and resulted in the leak of sensitive, personal information belonging to former and active customers three years ago. Read More...

October 15

Henderson Schools Lose $600K from Attack

Henderson Independent School District fell victim to a business email compromise attack on September 26 when crooks managed to trick Henderson's staff to send $609,615 to a fraudulent account. Read More...

Spotlight

CTA: The Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Threat


The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) is the industry's first formally organized group of cybersecurity practitioners that work together in good faith to share threat information and improve global defenses against advanced cyber adversaries..

The threat of illicit cryptocurrency mining represents  an increasingly common cybersecurity risk for  enterprises and individuals, with mining detections increasing 459 percent between 2017 to 2018. As  the values of various cryptocurrencies increase and  they are used more often, malicious cyber actors  are using computers, web browsers, internet-of-things (IoT) devices, mobile devices, and network infrastructure to steal their processing power to mine cryptocurrencies. Combined threat intelligence from CTA members show that this rapid growth shows no signs of slowing down, even with recent decreases in cryptocurrency value.

By: CTA Contributing Authors - David Liebenberg, Charles McFarland, Michelle Martinez, Jerome Cruz, Fred Guiterrez, Anthony Giandomenico, Terrance DeJesus, Andrew Brandt, Josh Grunzweig, Neil Jenkins, Scott Scher