Global Cyber Security On Earth + in Space

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**Excerpt from a talk by Digijaks CEO Alan W. Silberberg at the 2016 GEOINT Symposium.** When you think of Cyber Security you probably think about your iphone getting hacked, or your email, or your companies servers, or your credit card, or bank card or health care, or banking, or government information plus so many others... But did you ever stop to think about how a huge chunk of all the data populating all those things actually gets there? Not in the sense of how Google asks prospective employees to describe how the internet works. But close. Think Space. Satellites are massive growth industry, for both government and business alike. We have scaled globally from a situation 20 years ago where only a handful of countries could afford to mount in…
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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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Cybersecurity Dilemna -A Conundrum-

Cybersecurity Dilemna -A Conundrum-

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  co·nun·drum kəˈnəndrəm/ noun noun: conundrum; plural noun: conundrums a confusing and difficult problem or question. "one of the most difficult conundrums for the experts" This is the conundrum of the digital age. One one hand executives of a company will be the first to state they think their systems are secure, and if there are any problems they are small. or Maybe they think their information, data and business relationships are not important to hackers because, "too small", "not on radar screen", or "we have nothing worth taking." But both of these are clearly conundrums: The first is pretty basic, if you think you are secure but have not brought in outsiders to test your systems and people and facilities, then how do you know? The second is also…
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Reputation Cyber Security of IoT.

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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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Emergency Social Media and You in Crisis

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Many people must feel the 2015 holiday break could not have arrived soon enough what with terrorism, crazy weather and other events that get covered rightly or wrongly in social media. While these can be scary and confusing times, they can also be times to educate, learn and help one another to understand a new reality we are all living in now. There are specific tactics and strategies for understanding how live events unfold in social media and these can be instructive to the general public about what you are seeing and when, during events like these past weeks that we have all experienced. Real life events almost always flow to the internet in a micro second. Knowing how to tell the difference between truth and fiction could be critical…
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Reputation Control. Who Controls Your Cyber Reputation?

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Every day we hear of more stories of people's Reputation getting smashed instantly online. On a personal level it just plain sucks, and causes mounds of heartache, headache, paperwork, and costs. To a business or a brand, there are risk mitigation and compliance issues, trademark defense costs, and reputations getting taken down, despite having been built up over years or decades. It could be any trigger. Even, a mistaken identity or you share the same name as someone who gets in trouble. Or it could be malicious from criminals, or cyber hackers looking to steal your identity, or file false tax returns to claim fake refunds, or to make it appear you were the one who did something when in reality it was someone pretending to be you. The problem…
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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 The Gift everyone needs for the Holidays!

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Happy Holidays. It is, as is so commonly mentioned in the media: "That Time of Year Again." Yup. Packages. Shiny New Things. Cool Toys for the Kids and kid-adults alike. It is also the time of year of increased cyber crime attempts aimed at retailers. Add also the time of year when more families and organizations introduce new varieties of malware, ad-malware, viruses, worms, bad bots and devices that phone "home" into our homes, workplaces and civic spaces. https://twitter.com/IdeaGov/status/668911020937580544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw How? Because many devices are coming pre-loaded with malware. How many parents look into the workings of a cheap tablet before handing it off to the kids? How many people are checking new apps to see the permissions being requested on those new devices and old ones too? How many companies are…
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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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