Pen Testing for NOT Dummies

Pen Testing is a vital part of a company’s cybersecurity defense strategy. Still, many companies rely on tools to do the testing often missing the critical techniques used by cybercriminals. We will discuss tips and tricks for effective Pen Testing as well as common mistakes and how you can avoid them.
Alex Holden | Sept. 27, 2021 | 61 min

Ransomware Crisis - Advanced Common Sense Advice

When dealing with Ransom and Ransomware there are a lot of considerations that are vital yet rarely discussed in preparations and defenses. Having worked with many incidents in the past, we want to discuss the common mistakes, caveats, and considerations that you should make before you are faced with the crisis. This essential knowledge may be the difference maker for your ability to successfully resolve even the most difficult situation. This is a common sense advice to advanced topics from practical experience.
Alex Holden | June 29, 2021 | 61 min

Cyberspace of Fraud

When you go on the Internet you are surrounded by fraud. Detecting fraud is not easy and losses to sophisticated schemes are soaring. We will tackle a number of currently potent fraud techniques to show you the emerging trends and give you skills to detect and combat fraud with corporate defenses.
Alex Holden | May 18, 2021 | 57 min

Practical Lessons – A Journey into the Dark Web

Let’s do something unusual, let’s go to the Dark Web and navigate it to see what are the practical threats are emerging every single day from the cyber criminals. We will take a step-by-step journey to introduce you to the current threat landscape using very specific recent examples. You do not need to be scared or impressed. You need to be informed. Let’s go!
Alex Holden | April 14, 2021 | 60 min

Emerging Threats 2021

There is an invisible war that we have been slowly losing to cyber crime on several fronts. Dynamics of ransom and ransomware changed significantly along with exploitation of the supply chain. If you think that we have threats figured out, think again. Join us for this in-depth review of emerging threats and innovative defences.
Alex Holden | March 23, 2021 | 61 min

Staying Together Apart – Cyber Security Culture in Times of COVID-19

COVID-19 impacted us all in different ways. In certain ways it made us stronger and more resilient but in some cases it highlighted our weaknesses. In my world of cybersecurity, I see cybercriminals prospering and cyber security professionals are struggling to stay abreast. I want to share my experiences and advice on how to keep your cyber security team strong so it can rise to an occasion in times of crisis.
Alex Holden | Oct. 16, 2020 | 57 min

Dissecting Cybercrime – Mule Networks- unwitting accomplices in cyber crime

Every year tens of thousands of individuals are getting recruited by cybercriminals for legitimately looking jobs of reshipping clerks, accounting specialists, and many other positions. This year, due to the pandemic, these work-from-home jobs got a new level of legitimacy and unprecidented demand. We will examine current schemes for stolen goods re-shipment, charity scheming, money laundering, and more. What your organization should be aware of, how you are impacted, what you should be doing to stay ahead of this ever-changing networks of money and goods mules.
Alex Holden | Sept. 24, 2020 | 59 min

Dissecting Cybercrime – Credentials – (still) keys to your kingdom

Many years ago we decided that protecting our data just behind username and password authentication is a bad idea. Yet today, we are still heavily relying only on this technology. And, in turn, cybercriminals rely on stolen credentials to enter our realm to wreak havoc. Let’s take a look at how your credentials are valued today, how they are stolen and abused. Then let’s discuss available safeguards including not only MFA but other viable defenses for our society that still holds on to its P@ssword1!
Alex Holden | Aug. 24, 2020 | 60 min

...Tweet No Evil

After the recent Twitter account compromise many questions come into focus about security of our social media and events leading to account takeovers. Our investigations of similar cryptocurrency schemes show a pattern of abuse of people’s trust. However, the current Twitter incident is significantly more than meets the eye. The magnitude and impact do not match the financial gains. Sophistication of the breach of high-profile accounts pales in comparison to a sophomoric monetization scheme.
Alex Holden | July 17, 2020 | 55 min

Dissecting Cybercrime – Journey of a Stolen Credit Card

We often don’t realize the full impact of cyber crime, which then relapses us into repeating the same mistakes. Even large companies do not completely understand how their data and services are being abused. I want to take you on a journey of observing credit card fraud and abuse from stealing a credit card to trafficking of stolen goods. Learning about these vectors of abuse will help you and your organization to mitigate a number of common attacks and abuses.
Alex Holden | July 14, 2020 | 62 min
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