A new report by a cybersecurity firm shows Arizona businesses lead the nation in malware detections. Malwarebytes examined data from its client companies with fewer than 1,000 employees. In the first quarter of this year, Malwarebytes found incidents in Arizona increased 1,332 percent compared with the same period a year earlier. “It’s really malicious software that’s been… Read More
Life should be more about common sense than dollars and cents. – Michael D. Peters
Cyber Forensics Protect the Innocent It is always rewarding when cyber security and cyber forensics protect the innocent. Monique Vivien Macias of KPNX 12 News Phoenix discusses with Lazarus Alliance and Continuum GRC’s CEO Michael Peters how cyber forensics has become such a vital resource in law enforcement’s toolkit. Christopher Thomas McKenna, the former Chaparral High School… Read More
While United Airlines grounded their entire fleet and the Wall Street Journal was off-line and the New York Stock Exchange could not conduct trading yesterday for an extended period of time, they all have stated that they were not under a cyber attack. I do not believe in coincidences! Apparently I am not alone with this sentiment.… Read More
It was a pleasure visiting with Charlotte Plott as we discussed the entrepreneurial spirit, business development and a plethora of related topics during Charlotte’s Biz Stories Shared podcast. If you find a nugget of truth or derive value from Charlotte’s podcast, please let her know in social media! The podcast may be accessed here: .
Recently Michael Peters, CEO of Lazarus Alliance, spent time with David Cogan of Money Radio and eLiances discussing the differences between proactive cyber security and reactive cyber security. You can replay the broadcast as heard on money radio. An overview of the discussion was when you think cyber security, what comes to your mind first? I’ve… Read More
Recently, LinkedIn.com surpassed 200 Million members and I was absolutely delighted to be part of the top 1% of the most viewed profiles on LinkedIn for 2012. Thank you to all of you who have helped me reach that professional pinnacle. I do appreciate your support. 2013, here we come!
Vote for me today please! I’m listed in the preliminary round of nominees in two categories for the 2013 Social Security Blogger Awards. Polls close tomorrow. Cast your vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SBNvotes and I’m in the “The Most Educational Security Blog” and “The Blog that Best Represents the Security Industry” categories. Thank you!
PenTest Magazine just released their latest issue and my article, The Security Trifecta – IT Security Governance Demystified is included. You may find it here and also directly from the publisher here. Enjoy!
In the spirit of the upcoming Halloween season, I thought it a fine time to examine what happens to our digital lives after death. Few of us really consider our digital remains but I’d encourage you to do so for many reasons. Like our physical bodies, our electronic personifications serve no purpose to us once… Read More
There has been very little coverage about a new usage of the latest class of cyber-weapons, specifically one dubbed the Shamoon Virus. The most likely reason for this is that it did not affect western interests more so than it did middle-eastern state interests. Specifically, the sabotage of computers at state oil giant Saudi Aramco… Read More
“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.” – Samuel Johnson. Put in more redneck terms “Look Y’all! Watch this!”