Cyber Security of Weaponized Media in a Socially Engineered World

Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, cyberwar, Digital Defense, Gov 2.0, IoT Security, Online Reputation Control, Reputation Security, Social Engineering, Social Media Cyber Security, US National Cyber Defense, Weaponized Media
I.     Introduction The world is seeing an ongoing multi-faceted cyber attack(s) (social engineering) that uses weaponized fake media, digital false flags and other digitally obfuscated materials. These attacks stem from nation states, paid hacker cartels and mercenary hackers globally. These cyber security attacks utilize social engineering, weaponized media and fake media. We have been studying these socially engineered attacks since 2009, and have created unique responses to them. II.    Main body The Green Revolution of 2009 in Iran marked the first known use of weaponized social media. The Government of Iran utilized Twitter to get western citizens to spread their propaganda. Fast forward to 2016, where USA itself was attacked through long term, dedicated weaponized media cyber assault on our democracy; and government alike by Russia and its agents. This…
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Modern Information Warfare Hits Hard

Modern Information Warfare Hits Hard

Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, cyberwar, Digital Defense, Online Reputation Security, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Security, Social Engineering, Social Media Cyber Security, US National Cyber Defense
2016 was just the latest in #cyberwar; and #informationwarfare attacks where even bills were introduced in Congress. It has been ongoing as long as there have been digital mediums and technologies; and information distribution technology. My company saw it happening last year and got more and more concerned as the election grew closer. We literally wrote letters to people in government, people at the DNC and elsewhere, basically yelling as loudly as we could that the #USA was being cyber and information warfare attacked.   As a cyber security, and weaponized information expert - it was all too clear what was happening. It has left a feeling of being sick in the stomach for a year now, and this feeling has not abated. Because it has not ended. For millions of Americans and millions of…
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Reputation Cyber Security of IoT.

Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Security Venture Capital, Cybersecurity, Dalai VC, Digijaks Reputation Control, Online Reputation Control, Online Reputation Security, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Security, Social Media Cyber Security, Venture Capital, Venture Capital Cyber Security
Ah, the Internet of Things. Just the sound of it sends thrills, chills and huge question marks through both technologists and regular people alike. Just think, you can already do the following: Track your health. Track your kids. Track your home. Talk to your fridge. Talk to your car. Have your fridge, oven, and tv connected to your smartphone, not to mention the video doorbell. I could go on with this list. But why bother? The Internet of Things, or IOT as it is called in the media, by analysts and techies alike is an amorphous concept and does not easily translate into everyday speak for the average person. There are cybersecurity concerns with the overlapping inter-connectedness that are growing exponentially by the month; as more and more devices come…
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Reputation Management and Control

Reputation Management and Control

Anti-Corruption, Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Warfare, Developed by Digijaks, Digital Defense, Digital Diplomacy, Digital Shield, Gov 2.0, Personal Cyber security, Platform/Service, Reputation Control, Reputation Management, Social Media Cyber Security, US National Cyber Defense
BAM!  There it is. Right in your face one morning when you check your social feed as news. That nasty little something that someone, a bot, or a person, or maybe both left for you overnight. It is a digital take down. A bad blog post. A social media meme that is being unanswered or purposely pumped up to discredit you, your company or organization or your brand. Or maybe it is a false allegation. Or paid fake bad reviews that your competitors put up. Face it. The Internet is a hostile place for your reputation and your brand, whether that is personal, corporate or government. The control and management of your reputation start and end with you. As we enter 2015, it is worth paying attention to, in fact…
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#IoT Security Is Just Not.

Cyber Reputation Control, Cybersecurity, Digital Defense, IoT Security, Online Reputation Security, Reputation Control, Reputation Security
A few weeks ago I wrote this piece about #IOT Cybersecurity and how it affects personal and brand reputations. I got a lot of criticism for basically speaking the truth. I appreciate all the tweets, emails and Linkedin posts engaging on this piece, including all the people who attempted to say I was wrong. But the points raised in that piece are simply the opening salvo in a multi front disruption. The disruption is NOT IoT. The disruption is to switch from product leading first with security as an afterthought in the rush to go to market. What needs to change is the mindset to build in design security from the beginning, Last week I sat on a panel at the California Cyber Security Task Force meeting. The panelists were…
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Cybersecurity: Now the Crossover from Cyber to Real Life

Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Reputation Management, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, cyberwar, Developed by Digijaks, Digital Defense, Digital Shield, Gov 2.0, Online Reputation Control, Online Reputation Security, Personal Cyber security, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Management, Reputation Security, Social Engineering
[caption id="attachment_2095" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cyber Security, Social Media, You.[/caption] Cybersecurity used to be be the geek's eagle's nest. it was hard to understand, hard to get to, hard to see the impact and need often times. If there was a CIO or CISO, he/she would not be in the board room too often, and usually the budgets were the first to go in any budget change environment. But the cycle switched. Now we are in the opposite cycle. The CIO and CISO are ruling the roost and commanding serious budgets and attention. But being missed in all the excitement is this: The Crossover from pure cyber crime to real world crime from the same instance. It is safe to say, times have changed. Now - Cybersecurity has become a word…
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Reputation Control. Cybersecurity. Recent OPM Hacks and You.

Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Reputation Management, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, cyberwar, Digijaks Reputation Control, Digital Defense, Gov 2.0, Gov 3.0, Online Reputation Control, Online Reputation Management, Online Reputation Security, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Management, Reputation Management for Families, Reputation Security, Social Media Cyber Security, US National Cyber Defense
Reputation. Is hard to get, hard to maintain, hard to control; especially in an era of hacking by governments and criminals alke. Cybersecurity is something many people long put off as a back burner decision, or lower funded priority, but in actuality is a critical need, now at the forefront of many leaders' thinking due to the sheer number and audacity of the hacks from 2013 forward. There is a distinct triangulation between reputation control and cyber security and search results. The more things get hacked, the more information flows onto websites, both for sale, and for free, and the more the search engines index these results. Digijaks’ CEO Alan W Silberberg has written about this triangulation before as it relates to cyber security and how we all need to…
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What the Hack of the US Government Means to You.

Anti-Corruption, Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Reputation Management, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, Online Reputation Control, Online Reputation Security, Personal Cyber security, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Management, Reputation Security, Social Engineering, Social Media Cyber Security, US National Cyber Defense
As the CEO of a cyber security and reputation company, I have to admit to not being surprised by the recent successful hacking and penetration of the US Government. While the scope of the recent events is most definitely shocking, myself and others have been researching, writing about it and trying to push and pull officials to focus on the whole set of threats, not just the known ones, and not just the data hardening ones. This recent set of hacking and penetration successes were definitely done by a Nation State, China in most probability. But guess what? The intrusion was apparently found by a Vendor doing a sales pitch to the US Government, and not by the billions of dollars of hardened equipment or custom platforms designed to stop…
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