Paulo Shakarian

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Current Threats: Cryptomining

Paulo Shakarian on Sep 26, 2018 2:29:40 PM

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 2:29:22 PM

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

Paulo Shakarian on Sep 26, 2018 2:28:56 PM

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 9:24:00 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 12:18:39 PM

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 8:53:33 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 7:10:10 PM
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This morning it was reported that hundreds of Instagram users..

Why the new Apache Struts Vulnerability will be Targeted

Paulo Shakarian on Aug 27, 2018 7:04:39 PM

Last week, a new Apache Struts vulnerability was announced (CVE-2018–11776). So the big question becomes when an exploit will become more fully weaponized. The other day, a proof-of-concept exploit

Third Party Risk and Cybersecurity Part III: Threat Intelligence and Third Party Risk

Paulo Shakarian on Aug 27, 2018 6:54:08 PM

This is the third in a three-part series on third party risk management.

Re-emergence of ATM Cyber Threats Highlight the Importance of Cyclic Cyber Threats

Paulo Shakarian on Aug 22, 2018 1:51:16 PM

The FBI recently issued a warning about a potential wave of attacks against Automatic Teller Machines (ATM’s). I wrote back in January about how precursor events built over time leading to ATM..

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