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John McCarty

John McCarty

Recent Posts By John McCarty

Why use Red Teams?

Red teaming is a form of alternative analysis in which a team looks at a problem from an adversarial perspective. The ...

Malvertising

This week an interesting new attack by cyber criminals was discovered where they are using Malvertising to infect SOHO ...

2016 the Year of Ransomware

2016 has been the year of ransomware. Infections have increased significantly over the last year. According to a new ...

Keeping up with the Industry

One of the questions that I get from people wanting to learn more about information security is how do you keep up with ...

Cyber Monday Tips for Safer Shopping

Today starts the holiday shopping season, with largest online shopping day coming on Cyber Monday. With that in mind, ...

NIST Publishes Cybersecurity Framework Specifically for Small

NIST recently published NISTIR 7621, a cybersecurity framework specifically for small business. Most small businesses ...

M&A Cybersecurity Due Diligence

The pace that companies have been merging or other companies has increased in recent years. As part of the due ...

New NIST Password Guidance Coming

NIST just recently held a public comment period for SP 800-63-3, the new digital authentication guide. This document ...

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Building Resilience in

As cybersecurity awareness month comes to close I wanted to discuss bringing resilience to critical infrastructure. ...

Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime

The focus of the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is recognizing and combating cybercrime. A ...

Welcome to Cyber Security Month

For most of us in the industry every month is Cyber Security Month, but October is designated National Cyber Security ...

New Ransomware Targets Linux Web Server

Linux web servers are the target of a new ransomware called Fairware. Last week this new ransomware was reported to be ...

News from Defcon 24: IoT Ransomware and More!

Every summer information security professionals gather in Las Vegas for 3 different security conferences. B-Sides is ...

Ransomware on the Cheap

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Ransomware has exploded recently and is becoming more and more common of an attack. ...

Ransomware is on the Rise

Ransomware has been on the rise for the last few years, and has been in the news a lot lately. Many corporations, ...

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