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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Digijaks CEO Speech at US Army CyberTalks NYC

Digijaks CEO Speech at US Army CyberTalks NYC

Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, cyberwar, Digital Defense, Digital Diplomacy, Gov 2.0, IoT Security, Online Reputation Control, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Security, Social Engineering, Social Media Cyber Security, US National Cyber Defense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX5Rgp2QmoU&feature=youtu.be  
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#CyberSecurity #DigitalDiplomacy 2017

#CyberSecurity #DigitalDiplomacy 2017

Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Reputation Management, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, cyberwar, Digital Diplomacy, Gov 2.0, Online Reputation Control, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Security, Social Engineering, Social Media Cyber Security
#Digitaldiplomacy and #Cybersecurity on a Rough Patch in 2017. The last several years have seen an explosion of digital diplomacy tools and techniques. This is driven by an ongoing growth in technology platforms; and social media combined with the increased numbers of world Governments adopting open data and open government principles. There has also been a parallel explosion in fake social media, fake news and fake information being propagated globally. The effect of the combined forces is that cybersecurity is now playing an even more vital role in digital diplomacy. Where digital diplomacy just a few years back was between recognized principals of Governments, now there are lots of other players trying to make that communication much more failure prone. Additionally we now have leaders using Twitter and other tools…
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#panamapapers + Reputation Control + Cyber Security

Anti-Corruption, Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Reputation Management, Cybersecurity, Digijaks Reputation Control, Online Reputation Control, Reputation Control, Reputation Management, Reputation Security
[caption id="attachment_2095" align="aligncenter" width="528"] Cyber Security, Social Media, You.[/caption] The Panama Papers as released this past week are a really huge data dump, in fact one much larger in scale than that of Wikileaks, and the largest to date in history. The project that resulted in this massive public disclosure, was essentially a cyber security lapse leading to a breach.  Following the breach, data exfiltration was executed through leveraging a long known critical failure in the operating system and email servers that were used by the law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Not only are the Panama Papers a stunning example of a hack that resulted in massive  data exfiltration; thus consequently leading to a global reputation breach. But they are also representative of a slow to change cyber security environment in…
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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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Cyber Reputation Management and Control

Cyber 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, Personal Cyber Security Mobile App, 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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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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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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