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Mark Arnold

School’s On(line) Kids – Is it Safe and Cybersecure?

School’s On(line) Kids – Is it Safe and Cybersecure? 2048 1446 Mark Arnold

School Days It’s Fall again and school is open (for most) in various modes of operation after several months of disruption due to COVID-19. Whether school districts offer in-person, virtual,…

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Seeing Red

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Seeing Red Recently, I asked my Lares mates to comment on a red team (RT) architecture post I stumbled upon. A volley of responses ensued with the conclusion: “That’s a…

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Time for Transition: From ACET to InTREx-CU

Time for Transition: From ACET to InTREx-CU 2048 1366 Mark Arnold

The Transition from ACET to InTREx-CU for Credit Union Examinations The National Credit Union Association (NCUA) Chairman Rodney Hood discussed changes to the credit union (CU) CyberSecurity and Technology examination…

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Gathering of the Vulnerability Wranglers 2.0 Debuts Today at InfoSecWorld USA 2020 Digital

Gathering of the Vulnerability Wranglers 2.0 Debuts Today at InfoSecWorld USA 2020 Digital 150 150 Mark Arnold

The Gathering of the Vulnerability Wranglers 2.0 (VW 2.0) panel debuts today on InfoSecWorld’s 2020 Digital event. As a content leadership advisor for InfoSecWorld USA, I have had the pleasure of hosting and moderating the…

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I Want a Pentest, Part 2: Overcoming the Resistance

I Want a Pentest, Part 2: Overcoming the Resistance 2048 1365 Mark Arnold

Fear, Trepidation, and Resistance In our scoping calls, it is not uncommon to sense fear and trepidation on behalf of the buyer or upper management regarding the exercise. Customers resist…

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I Want a Pentest, Part 1

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong? I once contracted out a firm to perform a pentest to satisfy our annual pentest for our PCI-DSS requirements. We went through the phases of…

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The Sextortion Hoax Economy Has a Pulse

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  Sextortion Attempt in My Inbox The sextortion hoax economy has a pulse. On Easter, during our modified annual family gathering and carefully coordinated and socially-distanced egg hunts with neighbors…

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Lares Leaders Included in Tribe of Hackers: Security Leaders Edition

Lares Leaders Included in Tribe of Hackers: Security Leaders Edition 245 346 Mark Arnold

  We are pleased to announce that Lares team members, Andrew Hay and me (Mark Arnold), appear in the Tribe of Hackers (ToH) Security Leaders edition, the 3rd in the…

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Ransomware Olive Branches

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Not so, Naughty? Have bad actors had a change of heart? While most ransomware operators continue their relentless attacks against operators to target healthcare organizations during the pandemic, a handful…

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Your Assistance Is Needed: Defeating Disinformation

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Follow Up: Tricks, Trolls, and Securing the Home Worker In our recent blog about securing home workers, we drew attention to the impact of social engineering and the spread of…

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[Ubi concordia, ibi victoria]

– Publius Syrus

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