Paulo Shakarian

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Five Questions to Ask a Cybersecurity Vendor

Paulo Shakarian on Oct 30, 2018 6:48:36 AM

Five questions to ask a cybersecurity vendor selling a machine learning solution

Ever since we started CYR3CON, we are continually surprised at the hype cycle surrounding..

Patching without Prioritization isn’t Working

Paulo Shakarian on Oct 23, 2018 6:34:13 AM


Detection dates and continued scanning don’t solve the root cause of the problem: how do you determine which CVEs are likely to be targeted and must be patched?

Recent media..

Breach disclosed by the Pentagon highlights the importance of third-party risk

Paulo Shakarian on Oct 17, 2018 11:33:04 AM


Late last week, the Associated Press reported that nearly 30,000 Department of Defense workers may have had Personally Identifying Information (PII) exposed due to a data..

Current Threats: Cryptomining

Paulo Shakarian on Sep 26, 2018 11:29:40 AM

Several recent studies are telling us that illicit cryptomining is becoming a very large threat. This may leave many threat watchers wondering “what happened to ransomware”?..

Learning from NotPetya

Paulo Shakarian on Sep 26, 2018 11:29:22 AM

What will be the impact of the new Windows 10 Zero-Day?

Paulo Shakarian on Sep 26, 2018 11:28:56 AM

The recently revealed Windows 10 Task Scheduler Zero-Day illustrates just how quickly the idea of an exploit can become available.

Some have referred to the zero-day as bering of “limited..

The Cybersecurity Labor Shortage Makes it an Exciting Time to be a Service Provider

Paulo Shakarian on Sep 25, 2018 6:24:00 AM

The cybersecurity talent shortage will continue to grow — with an estimated 3.5 million openings by 2021. If that were a city, it would be the third-largest in the U.S. after New York and Los..

Machine Learning and Cyber — Trusting the System will be Key

Paulo Shakarian on Sep 18, 2018 9:18:39 AM

There is much discussion about machine learning applied to cybersecurity. Many believe that machine learning will ultimately revolutionize the industry. As IT infrastructure..

SOC-as-a-Service Becomes an Attractive Option for IT Providers

Paulo Shakarian on Sep 17, 2018 5:53:33 PM

The other day, we discussed how the cybersecurity labor crunch will lead to increased business for various cybersecurity service providers (MSSP’s) and how MSP’s, VAR’s, and..

The Instagram Hack and a Rising Tide of Social Media Cyber Threats

Paulo Shakarian on Aug 27, 2018 4:10:10 PM
                                                                                         Photo by Erik Lucatero on Unsplash 

This morning it was reported that hundreds of Instagram users..

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