Tag: hackers

2014 Security Year in Review

Whew! Thank goodness 2014 is over! Well, at least if you are considering the year’s security issues, attacks, leaks, and password ​ issues . As a security and Windows Active Directory professional, ​ I feel like I have earned the right and it is the appropriate time to say, “I told you so.” ​ Let me put this into perspective, to prove my point. 2014 financial services firms – $20.8 million lost to breaches 2014 tech companies – $14.5 million lost to breaches 2014 communication providers – $12.7 million lost to breaches Ebay – 150 million user accounts compromised due to phishing attacks, users asked to change password immediately Home Depot – 56 million credit cards compromised US Post Office – 800,000 employees’ confidential data breached Unfortunately, there are many ​ , many more that could be listed

Beware: Hackers in your car, TV and light-bulbs?

We all know we should be careful transacting online, but are you thinking about cyber-security when you’re watching TV or driving your car? If you’re like me, those flashy new products at last week’s CES show probably got you dreaming about upgrading some of your old-school gadgets. The trend today is moving away from stand-alone devices to futuristic “connected” devices, those that can talk to the cloud or even interact with your other systems and appliances.

Are Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Cybercriminals?

Kids these days. Up to their usual antics like cutting class, inventing new senior pranks and…hacking into computer systems? Lately, high school campuses have been the breeding grounds for what seems to be a rash of teenage cyber hacks across the country and internationally.

Astaro at sixth EC2ND 2010

  The sixth European Conference on Computer Network Defense (EC2ND) was held at the Technische Universität Berlin on October 28/29 and Astaro sponsored that event this year. Beside the scientific aspirations of the conference was a very interesting talk from Felix 'FX' Lindner about the hackers view on the academic science business