Monthly Archives - April 2019

Understanding the cost of a cybersecurity attack: The losses organizations face

The average cost of a cybersecurity attack has been increasing over time. The rewards to hackers in cyberheists have also been increasing, and this has been motivating them to come up with even better tools and techniques in order to allow them to steal more money and data. Several cybersecurity companies have listed their estimates for the average costs [...]


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Knowing the threat actors behind a cyber attack

This article is an excerpt taken from our latest book Hands-On Cybersecurity for Finance written by  Milad Aslaner and myself. In this book you will learn how to successfully defend your system against common cyber threats, making sure your financial services are a step ahead in terms of security. In this article, you will understand the different types of threat [...]


CARBANAK Source Code Analysis (By Fireeye)

Please be aware this is a repost from FIREEYE. Michael Bailey, James T. Bennett did a great job, which deserves respect. PART 1: https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2019/04/carbanak-week-part-one-a-rare-occurrence.html PART 2: https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2019/04/carbanak-week-part-two-continuing-source-code-analysis.html It is very unusual for FLARE to analyze a prolifically-used, privately-developed backdoor only to later have the source code and operator tools fall into our laps. Yet this is the [...]


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Cybersecurity: The Beginner’s Guide

Cybersecurity: The Beginner's Guide More than 400 pages of a comprehensive guide to getting started in cyber + 100 pages of advice from Cybersecurity experts. You will find everything to excel your career in Cybersecurity, or help your Organization to close the Cyber Talent Gap. The book is coming soon via @Packt and Amazon Thank you very much for [...]


56 Must Know Data Breach

56 Must Know Data Breach I found this blog post by  Rob Sobers( https://www.varonis.com/blog/data-breach-statistics/ ) very informative , and I wanted to share it with YOU as well. Data breaches are getting bigger, hackers are getting savvier, and the amount of compromised data is unfortunately on the rise. A quick look at data breach trends shows that hackers are mostly motivated by money to acquire data and that personal information [...]


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Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 Review

The first look : It looks small and compact, touch screen , Windows 10, finger print reader , 2 in 1 capabilities seems attractive, price is OK so what else do you need , right ? WRONG Yes, it looks nice, but there are many hidden major issues you might not notice during Product review online or in store. WHY NOT THIS [...]


Cyber Connections News: University of Maryland

Get the latest cybersecurity news from leading companies, news outlets and blogs. Cyber Connections News Roundup is a bi-weekly brief of online links to news stories and commentary of interest to the cybersecurity community, delivered on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Articles are selected for their newsworthiness, timeliness, potential impact, and reach. April 9, 2019 The Emergence of 5G [...]


Thank you Microsoft , here I come Standard Chartered

Today is my last day in this wonderful company ( Microsoft) While I’m excited about joining one of the world biggest banks Standard Chartered as “Head of Information and Cyber Security “, there’s also a big part of me that’s sad to be saying goodbye to amazing co-workers . I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed our [...]


Worldwide Communities – SME 2019 by Microsoft

As you know I love to be part of the communities. I always try to teach my kids that sharing is caring, and of course I apply this motto in my life as well. Way before I joined Microsoft as Full Time Employee, I used to have a community in Australia which was called Better Together, it was [...]