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’s been 3 weeks (give and take a few days) since DEF CON 25. As a team we’ve been living on copious amounts of caffeine and DayQuil, working through our ConFlu. Now that the fevers have lowered we have finally put ourselves together enough to start reliving all the amazing moments we had at DEF […]
What does that Fitbit, that you are wearing on your wrist to track your steps, have in common with smartphones, automobiles, medical devices, anti-theft devices, and drones? Give up?…. micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers. These little devices are being used in cell phones for step counters, user interface control, switching between portrait and landscape mode, […]
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has been in the news a lot lately. Some say that AI will take human jobs in the future; others tout its ability to simplify everyday tasks, some are embracing it for the ability to offer a quicker defense against cyber attacks, and Gartner predicts by 2020 we will interact more with […]
In recent news, Italian siblings 45-year-old Giulio Occhionero and his 47-year-old sister Francesca Maria Occhionero were arrested for having installed malware on a major bank president’s system, 2 former prime ministers, a sitting mayor, a former deputy governor of the Bank of Italy and thousands more. While many of the details are still being questioned, […]
There are those who loved school and those who, like Ferris Bueller, loved getting out of school. You really can’t get much more classic SE than Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but where the movie focused on the power of manipulation and rapport to escape, SEORG is getting more and more reports of students focused on […]
Here’s an oldie but goodie. A man and his son are in a serious car accident and both are taken to the emergency room, unconscious. The boy is wheeled immediately into surgery. The surgeon takes one look at him and says, “I can’t operate on this child, he’s my son.” Who is the surgeon?