Browsing Author: Threatpost

Categories: Government, Hacks

Politicians, security researchers and others involved in the fight against cybercrime often compare the situation to efforts to combat traditional organized crime. Some of the tricks and tactics are comparable, and so are the motives, but there’s one major difference between the two groups: Cybercriminals have virtually no fear of being caught. The chances of a cybercriminal being caught, prosecuted and actually serving time in prison are incredibly small, especially in relation to the volume of cybercrime activity occurring today.


Categories: Government

It can happen to anyone…and when it does it usually catches everybody – the victim and his relatives – completely unprepared. I’m talking about kidnapping. Twice in my life I’ve been involved in helping the police track down and arrest gangs of kidnappers. The first case didn’t directly affect me or my family, but the second time a close friend of mine was kidnapped. And it turns out that our work in tackling cybercrime can also be useful to catch criminals who seem to have little connection with high-tech wrong-doing.


Categories: Podcasts, Uncategorized

Like every other security executive in the health care industry, Larry Whiteside, CISO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, spends much of his time dealing with compliance-related issues. But the distributed nature of his user population means that he has sensitive patient data on thousands of mobile devices all over the state. Learn how Whiteside balances compliance demands with security realities to keep data secure while maximizing efficiency.