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Byron Rashed

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Mitigating Financial Services’ Data Breaches

July 14, 2021 | Byron Rashed
Financial services such as banks, credit card companies, and insurance providers are trusted with an abundance of sensitive data, including customer’s Social Security numbers, banking details, and personal information. As a result, banking and financial institutes are 300 times more at ris...
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Transforming Local Government Cybersecurity

June 22, 2021 | Byron Rashed
In the wake of last December’s SolarWinds cyber attack, it’s become apparent that the fallout from the hack didn’t just damage the federal government’s cybersecurity defenses, but state and local government’s as well. No less of a target than their federal counterparts, state and local gov...
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The Key Challenges for Federal Government Cybersecurity

June 15, 2021 | Byron Rashed
The federal government has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to its cybersecurity posture, allocating an estimated $18.78 billion for cybersecurity spending in 2021. But the decentralized nature of the U.S. government means that federal government cybersecurity efforts have to span more t...
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CleanINTERNET: Preventing Ransomware with Intelligence

June 15, 2021 | Byron Rashed
Recently several high-profile ransomware incidents have affected the country, these include Colonial Pipeline , JBS , and FujiFilm. These attacks do not occur in a vacuum and use known Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) previously published in Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI). Centripetal’s ma...
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Detecting and Mitigating Cyber Attacks in Global Governments

May 26, 2021 | Byron Rashed
Cyber attacks from nation-state actors, terrorist groups, criminal organizations, and hacktivists have been a growing concern for years. The increase in attack frequency, threat complexity, and the seriousness of national security and the economic implications have made cyber attacks one o...
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What Does the Shift to E-commerce Mean for Retail Cybersecurity?

May 12, 2021 | Byron Rashed
When the COVID-19 pandemic triggered global lockdowns in 2020, e-commerce growth advanced as retailers relied solely on digital sales to stay afloat. In fact, the shift to e-commerce was accelerated by five years in 2020 alone. This rise of e-commerce has introduced a number of challenges ...
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Cybersecurity Risk in the Utilities Sector

April 26, 2021 | Byron Rashed
The cyber threat landscape for utilities is constantly expanding to include more complex attacks from nation-state actors and other sophisticated players, who have repeatedly demonstrated their willingness to target essential infrastructure providers. In May 2021, after a devastating ranso...
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Don’t Gamble on Your Cybersecurity – CleanINTERNET for the Gaming Sector

April 13, 2021 | Byron Rashed
The gaming industry was valued at $162 billion in 2020 and is expected to be worth $295 billion by 2026. The sheer scale of the industry makes it a very attractive target for criminals, and technological advancements have only increased this threat. Players now have a number of online bett...
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Protecting the Legal Sector with Cyber Threat Intelligence

March 26, 2021 | Byron Rashed
There are very few organizations that hold as much sensitive and highly monetizable data as those in the legal sector. The American Bar Association states that law firms are “custodians of highly sensitive information, therefore inviting targets for hackers… and are facing a major professi...
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CleanINTERNET for the Healthcare Industry

March 15, 2021 | Byron Rashed
The healthcare industry incurs the highest average data breach costs at a huge $7.13 million, 84% more than the global average. In the wake of high-profile breaches like the SolarWinds attack and the rise of ransomware like Ryuk, healthcare organizations are facing complicated and increasi...
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