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Happy Friday!

We start off this week with a great read from Motherboard on Cylance.  Worth your time if you're going to buy any security tool.

Next, bitcoin, cyberinsurance and ransomware.  Pay close attention to Cyber risk issues in the boardroom.  A good Help Net Security article.

Battle of the bots.

And finally, CC'ing the boss makes employees feel less trusted.

Have a good weekend,


Lawyers, malware, and money: The antivirus market’s nasty fight over Cylance
That led the engineer to believe Cylance was using the test to close the sale by providing files that other products wouldn't detect—that is, bogus malware only Protect would catch.
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Security Reads
For many, Bitcoin is the de facto face of blockchain. The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has gained a sullied reputation for its nefarious use in criminal or black market transactions.

However, Bitcoin and Blockchain are not one and the same. Bitcoin is a digital asset and payment system that runs on a public distributed ledger called a blockchain.

The Cyentia Institute used in-depth surveys and interviews with corporate board members and CISOs to identify specific cyber risk issues resonating in boardrooms.
Now that cyber attacks and data breaches have become common, insurers and risk managers are struggling to assign the resulting costs and losses among different types of insurance.
Ransomware has proven to be a lucrative tool for cyber-criminals targeting large enterprises and verticals like healthcare—gambits that can bring in tens of thousands of dollars for one attack. But it turns out that consumers are at risk too.
Breach, Hacks And Attacks
Mirai -- a notorious malware that's been enslaving IoT devices -- has competition.

A rival piece of programming has been infecting some of the same easy-to-hack internet-of-things products, with a resiliency that surpasses Mirai, according to security researchers.

Factories are increasingly computerized and digitally integrated with other parts of a company, so keeping those networks secure is critical
Researchers at the security firm Kaspersky on Tuesday described an unprecedented case of wholesale bank fraud, one that essentially hijacked a bank’s entire internet footprint.
Security Careers
the Pentagon undertook an effort to incorporate cyber technology into its daily military fight, including new ways to disrupt the enemy's communications, recruiting, fundraising and propaganda.

Overall Career

Research on how digital transparency can backfire.

The best young founders know they need mentors.

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