The recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal put a spotlight on the nebulous world of data brokers and data mining. As you shop, browse the Internet, participate in a quiz, subscribe to a magazine, fill a prescription, or network on social media, data brokers are hovering in the background, stealthily collecting your personal information. In the […]
I know what you are thinking, “the Def Con 25 bus just finished running us over, it’s not possibly time for Def Con 26 is it?” My answer to you is, “yes, yes it is.” Not only is it time, but Def Con 26 prep has been in full force. The competitions are prepared, the […]
Identity fraud reached a record high in 2017 with 16.7 million U.S. victims (an increase of 8 percent over 2016) and $16.8 billion dollars stolen. So, it should come as no surprise that your personally identifiable information (PII) and login credentials to online accounts are under constant threat from identity thieves. What can you do […]
Since the election of the current US president, many news agencies have discussed the possibility of social engineering being used as part of targeted influence campaigns and how they may have affected voters during the 2016 election.
Ninety percent of organizations feel vulnerable to insider threats. That alarming statistic was recently published in the annual Insider Threat Report released by Crowd Research Partners. The survey respondents are almost equally worried about malicious insiders (47%) as they are accidental insiders (51%). What is one of the main enabling risk factors? Too many users […]
It is that time of year again – DEF CON is only a mere 7 months away. It is time to start setting up for the SECTF and the SE Speeches in the SEVillage. Do you think you have what it takes to get in the glass booth of doom (some have called it that) […]
It’s hard to believe that Social-Engineer.org (SEORG) has been hosting the SECTF event for the past eight years. From small beginnings in 2010 the SECTF has grown into one of the most anticipated events at the SEVillage.