As The Government Shutdown Drags On, Security Risks Intensify

January 16, 2019 | By:

Practice Lead of Research Carlos Perez voices concerns of security risks and knowledge capital loss during the government shutdown. “My friends in the government say their biggest worry is that other states or other actors are going to up their tempo while there are fewer people to watch the systems. But what worries me the…


That Cool New Device May Be Easy To Hack

January 14, 2019 | By:

CEO David Kennedy says the problem is the companies making the gadgets are manufacturers first, software developers second, and often don’t consider security. Listen to his full radio clip with Cincinnati Public Radio News here.


TrustedSec Podcast Episode 3.7 – Intelligence and an End to USB Espionage?

January 11, 2019 | By:

Welcome to the Trusted Security Podcast – a podcast dedicated to bringing the latest news on information security and the industry. This episode features the following members: Geoff Walton, Rob Simon, Scott White, David Kennedy, and Alex Hamerstone. Title: NSA to release a free reverse engineering tool  URL https://www.zdnet.com/article/nsa-to-release-a-free-reverse-engineering-tool/ Author: Catalin Cimpanu Title: USB Type-C…


Few cons to bringing in the pros: Why should you have a third-party risk and security assessment?

January 10, 2019 | By:

At TrustedSec, we get about 400-500 inquiries for security assessments every year.  Some of the questions we still hear quite often are: Why does our company need to do a risk and security assessment? Why can’t we just do it ourselves? We already know we’re terrible—why do we need you to tell us that? There…


Incident Response Team Adds Senior Consultant Justin Vaicaro

January 08, 2019 | By:

From TrustedSec Incident Response Team Lead Tyler Hudak: TrustedSec is a multi-disciplined company with many service offerings outside of the world-renowned penetration testing we are known for. Included in those offerings is our Incident Response team, which I am proud to lead. Today I am pleased to announce that we have expanded our Incident Response…


How to Reduce PCI Compliance Anxiety

January 08, 2019 | By:

What type of emotions are created in you when you hear the term ‘PCI?’ Anxiety? Possibly fear? For some, it may be disgust. Most favorably, some may feel a sense confidence or enthusiasm. Ok, I agree that enthusiasm is rarely listed as an emotion felt when hearing the term ‘PCI,’ although there may be someone…


A Major Hacking Spree Gets Personal For German Politicians

January 04, 2019 | By:

CEO David Kennedy comments on a series of tweets throughout December, hackers leaked sensitive data from hundreds of German politicians, including members of the European parliament, German parliament, and regional state parliaments. Read the full story here.


Major US newspapers hit by Cyberattack

December 31, 2018 | By:

Newspapers aren’t immune to technology’s risk. CEO Dave Kennedy spoke with FOX Business on the latest hack and motives that affected newspapers across the country. View the full video “Major US newspapers get hit by cyberattack”


Hacking is getting easier and easier. What you can do to avoid falling victim?

December 28, 2018 | By:

Your new electronic gifts from the holidays can make life easier but it can also make your chances of falling victim to hacking easier too. GRC Practice Lead Alex Hamerstone, says once the hackers are in, they can turn your device into their own personal playground. See the full story, video and tips from WKYC,…


TrustedSec Podcast Episode 3.6 – Facebook and China China China

December 21, 2018 | By:

Welcome to the Trusted Security Podcast – a podcast dedicated to bringing the latest news on information security and the industry. This episode features the following members: Geoff Walton, Rob Simon, David Boyd, Justin Bollinger, and Alex Hamerstone Title: facebook reaveals bug exposed 6.8 million users’ photos URL https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/tech/facebook-private-photos-exposed-bug/index.html Author: Donie O’Sullivan Title: As Facebook…