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Iran’s Continuous Cyberwarfare Efforts
Eyal Aharoni, February 21, 2018
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Since my previous post on the matter dated November 2nd 2017, Iran keeps on waging its cyberwarfare against its neighbors and (sadly enough) also its citizens. The increasing number of attacks launched by hackers backed by the Iranian regime and its proxies has shown a mix of sophisticated as well as very simple attacks. Countries such as Israel and Saudi Arabia are bombarded endlessly by Iran’s cyber army and its devious allies focusing on critical infrastructure and key personnel in the.
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Another Fake Invoice Phishing Scam to the Bin
Eyal Aharoni, February 8, 2018
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The fake invoice phishing scam has been around for quite some time and it pops in the wild every once in a while, in a different form. Overall, the nature of all those scams are in the end the same - a clever con to defraud victims. In January 2018, we saw a new version of fake invoice phishing scam wreaking havoc; this time targeting a large number of Italian organizations. In itself, the modus operandi of this attack was quite simple and did not require much sophistication from the.
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Will 2018 be the year of critical infrastructure cyberattacks?
Eyal Aharoni, February 1, 2018
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For some time now, authorities have been worried that their critical infrastructure will be shut down or severely compromised. Some institutions experience thousands of attempted attacks on a daily basis by hackers, cyber criminals and rival nations. According to the US Department of HLS, especially the following critical infrastructure sectors are at risk:  Chemicals, commercial facilities, communications, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy,.
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Cyber Security Professionals In High Demand
Eyal Aharoni, January 18, 2018
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Professional cybersecurity staff are hard to find - and it only gets worse! For more than a decade, I have been working as a security professional at several companies of various sizes and in different industries. Over the years, I have noticed a worrying trend - lack of skilled security professionals to keep the hackers at bay. As a result, organizations kept being exposed to cyberattacks. In their desperation, organization scramble to hire staff as quickly as possible, often compromising on.
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Cryptojacking - The Latest Cybercrime Play
Eyal Aharoni, December 28, 2017
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Following the news, you are quite likely awed by the boost in cryptocurrency, especially Bitcoin has made the (financial) headlines. Founded in 2009, it has risen to levels we have seldom seen before. Needless to say, many other cryptocurrencies jumped on the bandwagon and are now catching up with Bitcoin. As detailed in the Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study 2017 of the University of Cambridge, other cryptocurrencies have gained many followers and are traded much higher than ever before.
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United States Cyber Warfare
Eyal Aharoni, December 21, 2017
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On Monday December 18, 2017, the White House released a strategy document, calling for stronger defenses against hackers working for criminal enterprises and nations such as Iran, North Korea, China and Russia. In this document, the White House stated that threats targeting cybersecurity pose a threat to the stability of the United States. As outlined in our blog post from November 2 this year, countries such as Iran are boosting their offensive cyber capabilities and spreading their cyber.
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SOX Compliance Now Includes Cybersecurity
Eyal Aharoni, November 16, 2017
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SOX Compliance Includes Cybersecurity - Let Cymulate Help You To Navigate The Waters The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (known as SOX) went into effect in 2002 to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent practices of organizations. It was also tailored to improve the accuracy of corporate disclosures. SOX was drafted to improve corporate governance and accountability following a number of financial scandals that occurred at Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco as shown below.
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Iran’s Growing Role in Cyber warfare
Eyal Aharoni, November 2, 2017
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On October 31, Major General Nadav Padan stated at the Reuters Cyber Security Summit that Iran has been launching an increasing number of attacks on Israel. Padan, who heads the IDF’s C4I and Cyber Defense Directorate, added: “Iran has been responsible for many of the thousands of daily cyberattacks on Israel”. It’s no secret that Iran has been a major villain in our neighborhood for the last couple of decades. Since Iran has a weak conventional.
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Cyberattacks Are Evolving, and So Does Cybersecurity Technology
Eyal Aharoni, October 27, 2017
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Organizations of all shapes and sizes are fighting the war against cyberattackers. As we have seen in recent years, cyberattacks are becoming more and more sophisticated, which makes it harder to detect and mitigate them. As cyberattacks evolve, so does security technology and the security assessment methodologies used to detect and fight these attacks. For over a decade, the main methods that organizations were using to verify that their infrastructure and data were secured, consisted of .
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How to Approach the Demanding 23 NYCRR 500 Regulation
Eyal Aharoni, October 9, 2017
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In March 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued a new regulation, the much discussed 23 NYCRR part 500. Considered to be one of the harshest cybersecurity regulations ever to impact companies, it consists of a new set of standards and requirements for banks, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations. It means that all businesses licensed by the New York DFS and "operating under or required to operate under a license, registration, charter,.
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