Cyber In a Hurricane

Cyber In a Hurricane

As Hurricane Ian slams into southwest Florida, the people and industry in area will have a chaotic few weeks or months and in some cases years to clean up and recover from the physical damage of the storm.  However, there are criminals that will take advantage of the...
First Cyber Hack

First Cyber Hack

Pretend you are on Jeopardy – The year that the world’s first Cyber attack occurred. What is 1834, Alex? (My small tribute to Alex Trebek). 1834 is correct. In 1834, the Blanc brothers intercepted messages on the French telegraph (a mechanical line of sight system) to...
Sensible Cyber Security

Sensible Cyber Security

Cyber Security on a budget   Over 88% of businesses in the United States are considered small businesses and have less than 20 employees. These businesses often do not have a robust IT department or the technical expertise to put complex Cyber security protocols...
Unknown Threat

Unknown Threat

While I was sitting in the CIO seat, I would be asked regularly about the latest cyber-attack.  “Does thinking about the WannaCry virus keep you awake at night?” or “How do you sleep knowing the SolarWinds hack was successful?”  My response was always the same.  I...
Why Oldsmar??

Why Oldsmar??

Oldsmar Florida Water Utility was hacked by cyber criminals.  (In case you missed it https://www.tampabay.com/news/pinellas/2021/02/08/someone-tried-to-poison-oldsmars-water-supply-during-hack-sheriff-says/)  The obvious question for me is why?  Many are responding to...
SolarWinds Again

SolarWinds Again

SolarWinds Flares     SolarWinds seems to be the vulnerability that just keeps giving.  As is typical in the world of cyber, when a vulnerability is disclosed, it gains the spotlight and garners a great deal of attention from researchers and hackers alike.  SolarWinds...