Author page: Kyle Dickerson

Chaos for the Sake of Chaos? Yes, Nation-States Are That Cynical!

Chaos for the Sake of Chaos? Yes, Nation-States Are That Cynical!

Many nation-state-backed attacks are intended to destabilize the US government, not steal from it. We’re hearing more and more about cyber-espionage activity launched by nation-states, but this doesn’t necessarily mean these cyberattacks, hacks, and disinformation campaigns are happening more often. Cyber-enabled operations by criminals, nation-states, and curious dilettantes have been constants that are increasingly reported, examined, and weaponized. Furthermore, reports…

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Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay? That is the Question – Counter -Point

Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay? That is the Question – Counter -Point

Contrary to ‘popular opinion,’ in which most of the security community feels that companies should never ever pay a ransomware ransom, my perspective on ransomware is that sometimes it is the only option and companies should pay up. Ransomware attacks exponentially increased throughout 2020, largely because of a rise in cybercrime due to the global pandemic. Ransomware operators have been…

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