British man arrested in connection with Twitter mega-hack that posted cryptocurrency scam from celebrity accounts

Police in Spain have arrested a British man in connection with what many consider the worst hack in Twitter’s history. In July 2020, the Twitter accounts of public figures and well-known organisations were compromised, allowing malicious hackers to post tweets to millions of unsuspecting followers. Compromised accounts included those of then-Presidential candidate Joe Biden, Bill […]

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What is a SIEM, And Why Should You Have One?

SIEM (pronounced like “sim” from “simulation”), which stands for Security Information and Event Management, was conceived of as primarily a log aggregation device. However, a SIEM’s primary capabilities are to provide threat detection, better enable incident investigation, and speed up your incident response time, while also giving you a unified, holistic view of your infrastructure. […]

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Vulnerability Scanning vs. Penetration Testing

It amazes me how many people confuse the importance of vulnerability scanning with penetration testing. Vulnerability scanning cannot replace the importance of penetration testing, and penetration testing, on its own, cannot secure the entire network. Both are important at their respective levels, needed in cyber risk analysis, and are required by standards such as PCI, […]

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What is Asset Discovery? A Look Beneath the Surface

The corporate network can be a busy place with devices connecting, reconnecting and disconnecting every day. With the ever-growing landscape of today’s corporate networks, the difficulty of knowing and understanding what is on an enterprise network has highlighted the importance of effective asset discovery. So what does asset discovery involve? Asset discovery involves keeping a […]

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Cyber Workforce: Gender Diversity Challenges

Over the years, there have been many news headlines, policy reports, white papers, and corporate newsletters that have highlighted cybersecurity workforce challenges; namely, the global shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Some of the challenges involved in achieving a more desirable cyber workforce include addressing the barriers to entry for marginalized individuals, gender disparities including the gender pay […]

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