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Jennifer DeTrani on Cybersecurity, Workplace Diversity & Lawyering Like a Human Being

By External Author on Aug 10, 2020 7:09:34 AM

In our TendingBar interview, Jen describes how the COVID-19 era has taught us to pay more attention to the well-being of our co-workers, and to offer compassion through our jobs. As an outspoken advocate for corporate diversity, Jen explains that diverse teams are good for business.  More importantly, Jen argues that every business should aspire to fit the values of its people, and that good business management should be an expression of respect and regard for one’s colleagues. 

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This is what a deepfake voice clone used in a failed fraud attempt sounds like

By External Author on Jul 28, 2020 11:41:14 AM

Security consulting firm NISOS has released a report analyzing one such attempted fraud, and shared the audio with Motherboard. 

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Listen to This Deepfake Audio Impersonating a CEO in Brazen Fraud Attempt

By External Author on Jul 24, 2020 3:56:35 AM

A security firm analyzed a suspicious voicemail left to a tech company employee, part of an attempt to get the employee to send money to criminals.

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EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit

By Nisos on Jul 1, 2020 10:23:33 AM

Justin Zeefe, a former intelligence officer who is now the president of Nisos, a security firm in Virginia, said his company has worked for tech companies on a wide range of cases. On one occasion, they learned that a company’s overseas suppliers had ties to foreign intelligence agencies.

Another client asked his firm to determine whether an acquisition target had been infiltrated by foreign hackers. Yet another hired Nisos to determine the source of multiple cyberattacks. It turned out to be the work of a competitor that had intercepted the company’s Wi-Fi from an apartment rented across the street.

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Analyzing Analytics (Featuring: The FBI)

By Michael Eller on Jun 8, 2020 11:27:16 AM

Recently while conducting some research, I found myself down the path of Google Analytics ID’s as well as other analytics services. I was investigating ways to not only identify varying analytics code in sites, but to correlate them with other sites that may be linked to the same owner. Please note before further reading: I make some guesses about what I find, though that’s contrary to the concept of analysis, and I am not presuming to know definitively why I am seeing what I am seeing in this specific case study. It’s all just very curious to me. Dive in and take a look for yourself!

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The Curious Case of Vincent Briatore

By Michael Eller on Jun 8, 2020 11:23:51 AM

Many of you know that I use Brave as my daily browser. One of the features I love is that I can elect to see pop up ads (infrequently) in exchange for BAT– a utility token with some value similar to cryptocurrency yet distinct. Recently I was served up an ad for a site called VidLeap with some pretty outrageous claims. It’s a teaching course led by a man named Vincent Briatore that claims he can walk you through setting up a Youtube channel and brand that may earn you up to 1 million followers, 100 million views, and $100k a month in revenue in only 4 weeks.

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How a Russian disinfo op got Trump impeached

By Natasha Bertrand on May 18, 2020 9:49:00 PM

Three weeks after Election Day 2016, the Kremlin officially floated a theory that would ultimately lead to only the third presidential impeachment in U.S. history.

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Americans Steal Kremlin’s Playbook, for Clicks and Profit

By Cindy Otis on May 18, 2020 11:55:00 AM

An investigation found that a former Fox News executive hired Macedonians to write culturally and politically divisive content for his websites.

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Short And Distort: How Companies Are ‘Bearing’ Down On Market-Shifting Disinformation

By Jennifer DeTrani, General Counsel of Nisos on Feb 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM

It's pump and dump in a bull market, short and distort in a bear one.

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Why Clark Howard Wants You to Set Up a ‘Financial Chromebook’

By Nisos on Jan 28, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Security expert Willis McDonald of Nisos talked with Clark.com and told us there’s no way to stay completely safe from criminals looking to compromise your financial accounts. But Chromebooks come pretty darn close.

“A Chromebook is not inherently more secure than other devices, but you are less likely to get infected using the Chromebook than you would, say, a Windows machine,” McDonald says. “Criminals don’t target Chromebooks as much because they’re not running on a popular operating system.”

Meanwhile, USA Today notes the Chromebook’s operating system also mitigates virus risk by disallowing the installation of traditional program or applications. And during each reboot, the Chromebook ensures software integrity and repairs any intrusions if necessary.

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