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Happening Now: Trends 2020

More realistic cybersecurity predictions

In a previous post, we downplayed some cybersecurity predictions for 2020. We found some of them as imprecise, not plausible, or not even being a trend (instead, prevalent decades ago). In this...



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A Perspective in Cybersecurity

A chat with Daniel Correa

Daniel is a highly skilled security professional. His insights about the current cybersecurity landscape complements previous perspectives on our blog. Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in Computer...



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Cybersecurity Trends 2020? F*ck...

Fear will drive cybersecurity spending. Dear lord...

Figure 1. The billionaire John McAfee made a bold prediction in 2017. The website dickening.com keeps track of it. Spoiler alert: of course, the guy won’t do that. How many times the end of the...



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Evolution of Cybercrime Costs (II)

Uber cuts $120 million after discovering ad fraud...

In a previous blog post, we discussed some of the findings of Anderson et al. (2019) regarding the changes in cybercrime costs, more prominently in the United States and the United Kingdom. We...



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Evolution of Cybercrime Costs (I)

Impact of cybercrime today portrays a new landscape

Every year, the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) gathers renowned social and computer scientists (both from and outside academia). In WEIS, the economic implications of...



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Bankrupt by Wrong Cybersecurity!

How some firms (especially SMBs) can go broke

How often do we hear a company went bankrupt because of a hack? You’ve probably never heard about such a thing. What we usually see in newspapers is millions of dollars in losses, big corporations...



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Debug like a Boss

Should CEOs discuss software defects?

You wake up, and probably check your smartphone immediately. Chances are you already have smart devices at home; like light bulbs, you turn on and off from the same smartphone. You often check...



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HealthTech Protection

How healthcare breakthroughs could help cybersecurity

Many startups are achieving success by redefining how the economy works. Xtechs (financial, health, insurance, among others) are reducing operational costs and delivering more value to customers,...



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Learning how to code

A chat with Ricardo Yepes. Part 2.

We continue our conversation with Ricardo. We threw him a question that was the source of interesting debates at Fluid Attacks some time ago. Should a company invest in security awareness...



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We need more training in basic stuff

A chat with Ricardo Yepes. Part 1.

Ricardo is a DevOps engineer in Australia. Previously, he worked for Fluid Attacks as a security analyst and instructor. He also spent a couple of years developing and maintaining an educational...



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A Conflict of Interest?

You probably don’t see it.

Years ago, we faced something odd in a project: a customer was putting pressure on us while performing a One-Shot Hacking. The manager who hired us demanded preliminary results and made comments...



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Sensible about cybersecurity

An interview with Nicolás A. CISO at Corona. Part II.

In this post, we share the second part of our conversation with Nicolás Acosta, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Corona. We spoke about risks, setbacks, and truths and falsehood in...




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