Local cybersecurity company warns of flaws in the phone, tablet, computer you’re using right now, Featuring Alex Hamerstone -News 5 Cleveland

January 08, 2018 | By:

There’s a good chance the phone, tablet or computer you use has a computer chip flaw that’s opening you up to hackers. The recent announcement of more than a billion devices being susceptible sent 5 On Your Side Investigators into action. We tracked down a company in our backyard designed to help stop the bad…

Linus Torvalds Is Not Happy About Intel’s Meltdown and Spectre Mess, Featuring Alex Hamerstone – Gizmodo.com

January 08, 2018 | By:

Famed Linux developer Linus Torvalds has some pretty harsh words for Intel on the fiasco over Meltdown and Spectre, the massive security flaws in modern processors that predominantly affect Intel products. Meltdown and Spectre exploit an architectural flaw with the way processors handle speculative execution, a technique that most modern CPUs use to increase speed. Both classes of vulnerability…

Meltdown & Spectre Fixes Arrive—But Don’t Solve Everything, Featuring Alex Hamerstone – Wired.com

January 06, 2018 | By:

This week, a pair of vulnerabilities broke basic security for practically all computers. That’s not an overstatement. Revelations about Meltdown and Spectre have wreaked digital havoc and left a critical mass of confusion in their wake. Not only are they terrifically complex vulnerabilities, the fixes that do exist have come in patchwork fashion. With most computing devices…

The NSA Agent Who Inexplicably Exposed Critical Secrets, Featuring David Kennedy – Wired.com

December 04, 2017 | By:

A SERIES OF leaks has rocked the National Security Agency over the past few years, resulting in digital spy tools strewn across the web that have caused real damage both inside and outside the agency. Many of the breaches have been relatively simple to carry out, often by contractors like the whistleblower Edward Snowden, who employed just a…

Uber Hack and Cover-up, Featuring David Kennedy-MSNBC

November 27, 2017 | By:

Former NSA hacker David Kennedy speaks about the implications of the Uber hack and whether the company should have reported the data breach. Click Here: Uber Hack and Cover-Up, Featuring David Kennedy-MSNBC

Held for Ransom! Learn How to Protect Your Data.

November 21, 2017 | By:

 Great panel with Chris Prewitt of TrustedSec, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Ulmer & Berne LLP, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, and RT Specialty  discussing “Cyber Game Plan: A Tabletop Exercise in Defending a Ransomware Attack.” Video Link: Held for Ransom! Learn how to Protect Your Data. Powerpoint: Held for Ransom! Learn How to Protect Your Data.  …

After Las Vegas shooting, Nevada officials go after sham websites seeking donations – Fox News, Featuring Alex Hamerstone

October 12, 2017 | By:

The Nevada Attorney General’s office is investigating reports of fake online charities collecting donations on behalf of victims that were killed or wounded at a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas Oct. 1. Officials are partnering with GoFundMe and other social media sites to take down these fraudulent pages. There has been…

Anyone who uses Social Security Numbers for security is crazy… – Yahoo Finance, Featuring Alex Hamerstone

October 03, 2017 | By:

The Equifax hack that compromised 143 million Social Security numbers didn’t just destroy the country’s trust in credit bureaus; it also most certainly killed the use of SSNs for security and identity authentication. The nine-digit SSN has been used for this purpose for years. Typically, the last six digits of a SSN are used because…

DHS vs. Kaspersky Lab: Why the US government is ditching the Russian software giant. – Fox News, Featuring Alex Hamerstone

September 14, 2017 | By:

The Department of Homeland Security’s decision to ban federal agencies and departments from using products from Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab comes as no surprise, say security experts.  Officials say that the prominent company poses a threat to U.S. national security and have given government agencies and departments 90 days to get rid of Kaspersky…