August 14, 2019 | Sankeerti Haniyur

Entity extraction for threat intelligence collection

Introduction This research project is part of my Master’s program at the University of San Francisco, where I collaborated with the AT&T Alien Labs team. I would like to share a new approach to automate the extraction of key details from cybersecurity documents. The goal is to extract entities such as country of origin, industry targeted,…

August 13, 2019 | Karoline Gore

Protecting your home from physical and cyber attacks 

By 2025, it is estimated that there will be over 64 billion IoT devices around the world, with an increasing number being used around the home by mainstream consumers. Although these devices offer convenience and ease, homeowners need to be responsible for ensuring their security and safe upkeep. In the same way that homeowners add security systems to protect the physical…

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August 6, 2019 | Mjellma Gonzalez

How to browse the internet anonymously

Browsing privately ensures that no one spies on what you do online. Thanks to the tech growth that the world has experienced over the years, you either choose to browse the entire web anonymously or if you only need to hide from specific spies, you can opt to make all of your visits to a single website anonymous. Without this…

August 5, 2019 | Sam Bocetta

Deepfakes are a problem, what’s the solution?

Deepfakes are the latest moral panic, but the issues about consent, fake news, and political manipulation they raise are not new. They are also not issues that can be solved at a tech level. A deepfake is essentially a video of something that didn’t happen, but made to look extremely realistic. That might sound like a basic case…

August 1, 2019 | Roger Thornton

For mid-sized enterprises to win the cybersecurity race, the game needs to change

Why does AT&T Cybersecurity get me so excited on behalf of the mid-sized enterprises that make up the bulk of business around the globe? Well, one example I like to share is from a bicycle manufacturer I had the pleasure of visiting a few years ago. As a cycling enthusiast myself, I know these manufacturers are true experts,…

July 31, 2019 | Callum Tennent

The ultimate guide to VPN encryption, protocols, and ciphers

Introduced to the market nearly two decades ago, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are a uniquely enduring cornerstone of modern security. Most large organizations still employ a VPN solution to facilitate secure remote access, while millions of consumers rely on similar products to bolster their online privacy, secure public Wi-Fi connections, and circumvent site blocks. By now, most of us know…

July 30, 2019 | Russ Spitler

New AT&T Cybersecurity Managed Threat Detection and Response service

With access to more resources than ever before, cybercriminals are rapidly scaling their operations, making every organization a potential target for a cyberattack. And, they are constantly shifting their tactics to exploit new vulnerabilities and slip past perimeter-based controls undetected. Meanwhile, the longer a threat goes undetected in a network environment, the greater the potential for damage through a security…

July 29, 2019 | Allie Mellen

Post-incident review and the big data problem

Across the board, security teams of every industry, organization size, and maturity level share at least one goal: they need to manage risk. Managing risk is not the same as solving the problem of cybersecurity once and for all, because there is simply no way to solve the problem once and for all. Attackers are constantly adapting, developing new and…

July 25, 2019 | Office of the CSO

Can you trust threat intelligence from threat sharing communities? | AT&T ThreatTraq

Every week the AT&T Chief Security Office produces a series called ThreatTraq with helpful information and news commentary for InfoSec practitioners and researchers.  I really enjoy them; you can subscribe to the Youtube channel to stay updated. This is a transcript of a recent feature on ThreatTraq.  The video features Jaime Blasco, VP and…

July 24, 2019 | Bob Covello

I resent my Email and my invite

Here is a short communication tip that may help you in your daily interactions.  How often have you “resent” an E-Mail?  How often have you told a person that you will “send an invite”? You may be wondering why I am bringing this up in a post usually reserved for cybersecurity.  Am I…

July 23, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

How to prevent elder abuse and financial fraud

The elderly population in the U.S has been on a steady incline for the past few decades. With more seniors living longer new challenges arise. Unfortunately, many seniors become vulnerable to different types of abuse, neglect, and exploitation as they age. The National Council on Aging estimates that financial fraud and abuse against seniors costs older Americans up to $36.5…

July 22, 2019 | Tony DeGonia

Prevent Wordpress hacking using this Pen Testing guide

Welcome back to the next edition of “Hacking WordPress”. Find Part 1 if you missed it. Let me start with a PSA message. It is illegal to hack, log in to, penetrate, take over or even hack, a system or network of systems without the explicit permission of the owner. Criminal hacking is illegal and punishable under Federal Law.…

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