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At least in the US, there’s been so much political news it’s been distracting from InfoSec this week! Also with our beloved Javvad Malik out-of-pocket we are all in a quandary. I managed to find a few articles of interest in InfoSec news, however.Oh, the tiresome vaccine analogy again applied to RansomwareVaccine discovered for… Read more

Tags: week-in-review, infosec news

We've made a number of improvements to the depth of data in OTX recently, which are now available via the free API tool.Some of the API functions now include:Malware anti-virus and sandbox reports (example) A Whois API, including reverse whois and reverse SSL (example) View IP addresses that our telemetry indicates a specific network signature has fired… Read more

Tags: otx, otx api

Ah, the summer anthem. That quintessential song that defines summertime as much as hot nights, barbeques, and beach vacations. Whether it’s the Beach Boys’ “I Get Around” (1964), Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” (1984), or Pearl Jam’s “Last Kiss” (1999), the summer anthem is transcendent, yet perfectly emblematic of its… Read more

Tags: ransomware, globeimposter

Over the past 25 years or so, while developing a variety of security products, I’ve been asked the same question repeatedly: “Who are your competitors?” While this is a typical question that every new company is asked, it always forces me to re-examine the basic tenets of the competitive landscape with an open mind. From my experience… Read more

Tags: malware, endpoint security, stackhackr

Cybersecurity is just as important for ordinary people—both adults and children—as it is for companies and professional organizations.I first went online in 1995, when I was eleven years old. Back then, only a very small percentage of households had internet access. My parents had no idea what to expect as I explored the World Wide Web… Read more

Tags: infosec, security, back to school

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