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There has been a lot of chatter in the media about the shortage of qualified security professionals with the prerequisite skills to counter threats to essential networks that have increased at a nearly exponential rate, with some studies estimating that as many as... #careers #certification #curity
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Cyber espionage is a significant contributor to what then Director of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander termed “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.”[i] While 2014 marked some of the more sensationalized breaches committed by cyber criminals... #attacks #attribution #caas
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The FBI has issued a security advisory warning law enforcement personnel and public officials that they may be at an increased risk of being targeted by hacktivists who are combing open-source platforms like social media for personal information that could be exploited... #doxing #fbi #hacktivists
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The U.S. Naval Academy has won the 15th annual Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) sponsored by the National Security Agency. It is the third victory for the Naval academy since the competition began in 2001, which are conducted on virtual private networks... #cyberdefenseexercise #government #military
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The CEO of a Major Corp. asks the CISO if the new exploit discovered in the wild, Shizzam, could affect their production systems. He said he didn’t think so, but just to be sure he said they will analyze all the systems for the... #defenseindepth #enterprisesecurity #informationsecurity
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During an analysis, it can be really useful to know some common instructions with which malware, and more specifically shellcodes, achieve their goals. As we can imagine, these sets of common instructions could be used first to locate and... #advancedevasiontechniques #analysis #falsepositives
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting feedback for a proposed update to the 2012 Electronic Authentication Guidelines, which are designed to help organizations employ solutions that verify the identity of a user when... #accesscontrol #authentication #government
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The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) has issued recommendations for the Department of Homeland Security on the Obama Administration’s proposal to establish cyber security Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs). ISA had come... #bestpractices #cybersecurity #cybersecurityframework
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Botnets are still considered one of the most dangerous cyber threats. These malicious networks of compromised machines are used by cyber criminals and state-sponsored hackers for numerous activities, including DDoS attacks, spam campaigns, and financial... #atraxcrimekit #bifrosemalware #botnet
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Mario Patrick Chuisano, a member of the SwaggSec hacking group, was sentenced to three years in federal prison and ordered to pay $2,662,438.80 in restitution for participating in a series of attacks that that targeted at DirecTV, Farmers Insurance and the Los... #attacks #conviction #courts
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I dealt with swagg. They are bad actors. I chewed them out several times before their arrest, for intimidation and bullying. They were hacking young kids, and then telling them they should kill themselves. Throw the book at them!
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“The findings reveal that investors believe less than half of the Boards of the companies that they currently invest in have adequate skills to manage cyber risk. Furthermore, they believe that 43 percent of Board members have unacceptable skills and... #boardofdirectors #budgets #databreach
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  • Norse Corporation
    Senior Editor of Publications, 2014 - present
  • Tripwire, Inc.
    Community Engagement & Social Media Coordinator, 2014
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    2008 - 2013
  • Infosec Island
    Managing Editor, 2010 - 2012
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Anthony M. Freed is the Senior Editor of Publications for Norse Corporation, and is also the Communications Advisor for the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, which provides Cyber Warfare awareness, guidance, and security solutions through collaboration, education, volunteer work, and training to assist the US Government, US Military, Commercial Interests, and International Partners

Norse is the leading innovator of live dark intelligence and adaptive security solutions that enable the proactive defense, rapid detection, risk-based response, and faster resolution of advanced cyberattacks. Norse's live dark intelligence platform continuously analyzes high-risk network traffic from the global Internet's darknets and the deep web, to proactively identify the sources, characteristics, and risk-levels of cyberattacks. Learn more at www.norse-corp.com or follow us @NorseCorp on Twitter.

Anthony is an infosec journalist who authored numerous feature articles, interviews and investigative reports which have been sourced and cited by dozens of major media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, The Register, Financial Times of London, MSNBC, Fox News, PC/IT/Computer/Tech World, eWeek, SC Magazine, CSO Magazine, Federal News Radio, The Herald-Tribune, Naked Security, and many more. 

Anthony previously wrote about the finance industry before moving into the information security field, and received notoriety as a financial freelance journalist, including having numerous articles published by leading media syndicates such as The Chicago Sun-Times, Business Week’s Business Exchange, Seeking Alpha, InvestorCentric, OpenSalon, Bear Market Investments, Alacra Pulse, ML-Implode, and dozens more.

Anthony also previously worked as a consultant to senior members of product development, secondary and capital markets from the largest financial institutions in the country, and he had a front row seat to the bursting of the credit bubble.

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