Category: DeCrypted Blog


Hacker Summer Camp Recap

Every August, thousands of hackers, security professionals, law enforcement agents, and computer enthusiasts flock to Las Vegas to attend a series of security events known collectively as the hacker summer camp. The events include the two long-running conferences Black Hat and DEFCON, along with the recently established BSides Las Vegas event. The three events spanning…
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Writing Security Policies, the Impossible Mission

Security policies are an essential ingredient to any successful security strategy, some might even argue that policies are the most important part of security controls, but how easy is it to write those security policies? Well, not as easy as we all want it to be. Clavister’s resident security expert, Ahmed Musaad, gives a primer…
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Move Over GDPR, NIS is the Gorilla in the Room

The new acronym has a far greater impact for cybersecurity than the privacy focused GDPR act. The legislative armageddon known as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is fast approaching this May with the financial consequences for non-compliance (up to 4 percent of worldwide total) causing a fair amount of justified alarm. But however important that…
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A breach of (public) trust?

Two massive political fallouts—one European, one Asian—show that the tolerance for data mishandling is zero. And when GDPR arrives, the repercussions will be financial as well. This week, the Swedish government barely managed to survive one its most serious challenges. A vote of no confidence was mounted against three ministers by the opposition that—in normal…
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Another shot across the World War 3.0 bow?

The expulsion and impending sanctions against Russia for cyberattacks on the 2016 presidential election make the new Cold War a few degrees hotter It’s yet another development of World War 3.0 – the slow and steady march of nation state sponsored cyber conflict, as entities hit against digital and even critical infrastructures. US president Obama’s…
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