26 Mar 2016

Stolen Credit Cards and the Black Market: How Dark Net Markets Thrive

I have been involved with several cases where organized crime rings have been unveiled, many of these have had connections to Russian and Eastern European groups. These groups generate a significant profit through stolen property acquired through burglaries, shoplifting, identity theft, credit card skimming and carding. Many underestimate the complexity

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24 Mar 2014

When Security Tools Cry Wolf

With the recent Target and Nieman Marcus breaches, we have seen that the attacks did not go without detection by the retailers’ security tools. However, both cases reveal a larger problem: With the rising number and complexity of security tools at our fingertips, sometimes everything looks like an alert so

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14 Jan 2014

How Target’s Point-of-Sale System May Have Been Hacked

Target has not revealed much regarding how their massive data breach occurred. To date they have disclosed the breach included 40 million credit cards and 70 million personal records. Target has only stated that the point-of-sale systems were compromised by malware.

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12 Jan 2014

Why the Target Breach Might Be Even Bigger: Big Data Means Big Breach

So, now Target has updated that the scope of the data breach as being much bigger than the original 40 million credit cards and now includes information on more than 70 million customers including address, email, phone numbers.

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12 Sep 2013

Startup Security: Minimum Viable Product Shouldn’t Mean Minimum Security

Security usually doesn’t make it to the top of the list in terms of priorities for startups. Between focusing on developing and launching products, acquiring customers and raising funding, security can easily slip by the wayside as something that “we can fix later”. However, in our new age of information

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