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Michael Peters is the CEO of Lazarus Alliance, Inc. and Continuum GRC and has served as an independent information security consultant, executive, researcher and author. He is an internationally recognized and awarded security expert with years of IT and business leadership experience and many previous executive leadership positions.

It has been more than a career goal; it has been a life goal to make a real difference for the world by improving the state of information security, consumer protections, privacy, risk management, audit & compliance, fraud prevention and cyberspace law. Wherever possible, it is my mission to leave the world in a better place than when I started.

I love the creative process. It never really matters what I'm involved or interested in; creating meaningful contributions is the objective. Whether it is writing books, software, creating art and illustrations, composing music, cooking for my family, it is always about the art and the science of the creative process that I find fulfilling.

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The top cyber security threats your organization may encounter in 2019  The cyber threat environment is becoming more dangerous every day. A recent survey by the World Economic Forum revealed that cyber-attacks were the number-one concern of executives in Europe and other advanced economies. As we approach the winter holidays and the end of the… Read More

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As the popularity of medical IoT devices grows, so do security vulnerabilities. There are more connected devices than there are humans on Earth. Organizations have been as quick to embrace the Internet of Things as consumers have, and the healthcare industry is no exception. Medical IoT devices have exploded in popularity and grown in complexity.… Read More

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Penetration tests and vulnerability scans are related but different cyber security services The difference between penetration tests and vulnerability scans is a common source of confusion. While both are important tools for cyber risk analysis and are mandated under PCI DSS, HIPAA, and other security standards and frameworks, they are quite different. Let’s examine the… Read More

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The Under Armour breach provides lessons in the do’s and don’ts of enterprise cyber security and compliance with the EU GDPR Last week, athletic apparel manufacturer Under Armour announced that its popular MyFitnessPal weight loss and fitness tracking app had been hacked, compromising 150 million accounts. The Under Armour breach is the largest data breach… Read More

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This Year’s Crop of Tax Phishing Scams Target Individuals, Employers, and Tax Preparers Tax season is stressful enough without having to worry about becoming the victim of a cyber crime. Here are three different tax phishing scams targeting employers, individuals, and even tax preparers that are currently making the rounds. Employers: W-2 Phishing Emails The… Read More

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Two new reports illustrate the threat of employee carelessness and maliciousness to healthcare data security Healthcare data security is under attack from the inside. While insider threats – due to employee error, carelessness, or malicious intent – are a problem in every industry, they are a particular pox on healthcare data security. Two recent reports… Read More

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Comprehensive anti-harassment policies are even more important in light of #MeToo movement The #MeToo movement, which was birthed in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, has shined a spotlight on the epidemic of sexual harassment and discrimination in the U.S. According to a nationwide survey by Stop Street Harassment, a… Read More

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Mueller indictments of Russian cyber criminals put election hacking at top of mind State officials expressed grave concerns about election hacking the day after Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed down indictments of 13 Russian nationals on charges of interfering with the 2016 presidential election. The Washington Post reports: At a conference of state secretaries of… Read More

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Crypto-Mining Malware is Crippling Enterprise Networks Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have gone mainstream; it seems like everybody and their brother is looking to buy some crypto and get their piece of the digital currency gold rush. Hackers want a piece of it, too. In addition to hacking ICO’s and cryptocurrency exchanges, they’re using… Read More

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CUTV News Radio spotlights Michael Peters of Lazarus AllianceCUTV News Radio with veteran award-winning broadcast TV and radio hosts/media personalities Jim Masters and Doug Llewelyn is an exciting, informative, entertaining, thought-provoking and empowering broadcast series featuring several LIVE episodes daily and is a service of the Telly-award winning CUTV News, a full service media company… Read More

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New data breach notification regulations aren’t a matter of if, but when The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plans to update its six-year-old guidelines regarding data breach notification and cyber risk disclosure, Bank Info Security reports: The agency has indicated that it expects to refine guidance around how businesses disclose cybersecurity risks to investors as… Read More

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Cyber Security Tips for 2018 and Beyond Now that the year is coming to an end, all eyes are on what’s possibly around the corner. More attacks on cryptocurrencies? An escalation in attacks by state-sponsored cyber criminals? Chaos as the EU’s GDPR is implemented? In cyber security, only one thing is certain: It’s a continuous… Read More

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