Joseph Steinberg

“Cybersecurity For Dummies” Second Edition Now Available

Joseph Steinberg

The second edition of Cybersecurity For Dummies , Joseph Steinberg’s best-selling introductory-level book about cybersecurity, is now available.

What Exactly is CyberSecurity?

Joseph Steinberg

CyberSecurity. The word may sound simple enough to easily define; but, in reality, it is not.

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Zero Trust and the Failure of Sampling: Two Important Cybersecurity Trends

Joseph Steinberg

Last week, I attended an excellent briefing given by Tom Gillis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of VMware’s Networking and Advanced Security Business Group, in which he discussed various important cybersecurity-related trends that he and his team have observed.

Top-Ranked New Jersey School District Cancels Final Exams Following Ransomware Cyberattack

Joseph Steinberg

The Tenafly, New Jersey, Public School District has canceled final exams for its high school students after a ransomware cyberattack crippled the district’s computer infrastructure.

Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

Why Businesses Must Address Risks of Quantum Computing NOW Rather Than Wait Until Problems Arrive

Joseph Steinberg

There is little doubt that quantum computing will ultimately undermine the security of most of today’s encryption systems , and, thereby, render vulnerable to exposure nearly every piece of data that is presently protected through the use of encryption.

Interview: Joseph Steinberg, CyberSecurity Expert and Author

Joseph Steinberg

CyberSecurity Expert, Joseph Steinberg, was recently interviewed by the team at Utopia — a group of networking-technology enthusiasts seeking to provide readers with wise insights on security, privacy, and cryptocurrency — insights gained through interviews of people with considerable related experience.

Don’t Let Encryption Become A Double-Edged Sword That Undermines Zero Trust CyberSecurity

Joseph Steinberg

It is no secret that cybersecurity professionals universally recommend that people, businesses, and governments employ strong encryption as one of several methods of protecting sensitive information.

What Damage Can Happen If Data Leaks When Quantum Computing Breaks Today’s Encryption

Joseph Steinberg

At some point in the not-so-distant future, quantum computers are going to pose a major threat to today’s encryption mechanisms and encrypted data.

“Secure Workloads” – So, what does this cybersecurity catchphrase actually mean?

Joseph Steinberg

The cybersecurity term “secure workloads” seems to be gaining a lot of traction in marketing materials lately. Yet, it has become a ubiquitous catchphrase that is often misused. So, let’s cut through the fluff, and understand what “secure workloads” really are….

Zero Trust: What These Overused Cybersecurity Buzz Words Actually Mean – And Do Not Mean

Joseph Steinberg

Zero Trust. A seemingly simple term that appears in pitches sent to me several times a day by cybersecurity product and services vendors that are seeking media exposure.

Cover Your SaaS: How to Overcome Security Challenges and Risks For Your Organization

Speaker: Ronald Eddings, Cybersecurity Expert and Podcaster

In this webinar, Ronald Eddings, Cybersecurity Expert, will outline the relationship between SaaS apps and IT & security teams, along with several actionable solutions to overcome the new difficulties facing your organization.

How to Avoid Being Scammed When Giving Charity

Joseph Steinberg

Giving Tuesday has arrived… and, so have many criminals who seek to exploit people’s sense of generosity.

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Disneyland’s Facebook & Instagram Accounts Defaced With Vulgar Racist Content – But We Can Laugh At The Attacker’s Claim Of Being A “Super Hacker”

Joseph Steinberg

A mischievous hacker, or group of hackers, took over Disneyland’s official Instagram and Facebook accounts earlier today, and, apparently, defaced them both with a series of profane and racist posts.

Vladimir Putin’s Thank You Letter To Pro-Ukraine Hackers

Joseph Steinberg

Which Types Of Encryption Will Remain Secure As Quantum Computing Develops – And Which Popular Ones Will Not

Joseph Steinberg

As I discussed last month, unless we take actions soon, a tremendous amount of data that is today protected through the use of encryption will become vulnerable to exposure.

Sepio Systems: Cybersecurity Expert Joseph Steinberg Joins Advisory Board

Joseph Steinberg

Rockville, MD – November 17, 2021 – Sepio Systems , the leader in Zero Trust Hardware Access (ZTHA), announced today that cybersecurity expert Joseph Steinberg has joined its advisory board.

How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

CyberSecurity and Artificial Intelligence Expert Joseph Steinberg To Speak at AI Summit

Joseph Steinberg

CyberSecurity and Artificial Intelligence Expert, Joseph Steinberg, will lead a panel discussion on the intersection of CyberSecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to take place on Thursday, December 9, 2021, the second and final day of the AI Summit being held in person in New York’s Javits Center.

CyberSecurity Is Not Enough: Businesses Must Insure Against Cyber Losses

Joseph Steinberg

Billion Dollar CyberSecurity Annual Budgets Have Arrived

Joseph Steinberg

Major American banks and various other parties serving them are each spending $1 Billion per year on cybersecurity, according to Bank of America’s CEO, Brian Moynihan.

Hushme: A Headset That Lets You Make Private Phone Calls In A Non-Private Environment

Joseph Steinberg

Every so often, I encounter an unusual technology device that so well solves a problem that I have encountered many times that I cannot imagine not adding the product to my arsenal of tools, even if it is not something that I would necessarily use every day. The Hushme is one such offering.

How to Avoid the Pain and Cost of PCI Compliance While Optimizing Payments

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security, Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars, and Steve Andrews, President & CEO of the Western Bankers Association 

In this webinar, we have a great set of panelists who will take you through how Zero Data strategies can be used as part of a well-rounded compliance and security approach, and get you to market much sooner by also allowing for payment optimization. They’ll share how to grow your business faster and minimize costs for both security and compliance

Why Are Meat Companies Being Targeted By Hackers: A Conversation With Kennedy

Joseph Steinberg

Joseph Steinberg recently discussed with Fox Business Network host and commentator, Kennedy, why hackers are targeting meat companies, pipelines, and other important elements of the US economy’s supply chain… and, what can Americans do to stop such attacks.

The FBI Warns About A Google Voice Scam That Is Not New, But Still Finding Plenty Of Victims

Joseph Steinberg

The FBI recently warned the public that many people are still falling prey to a Google Voice scam that the FTC warned about months ago. Here is what you need to know to keep yourself safe: What is the common Google Voice scam about which the FBI warned?

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How The FBI Seized Bitcoin from Colonial Pipeline Hackers – Does Law Enforcement Have More Control Over Cryptocurrencies Than People Believe?

Joseph Steinberg

According to the FBI, it has successfully seized most of the Bitcoin ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline to “Darkside” criminals after the highly publicized ransomware attack that led to recent gas shortages in multiple US States.

Beware Fraudulent Emails, Websites, and Faxes Bearing Names Of Real Attorneys And Law Firms

Joseph Steinberg

Criminals are impersonating attorneys and law firms as part of sophisticated versions of classic “Nigerian Prince” scams.

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Back to the Office: Privacy and Security Solutions to Compliance Issues for 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

Now that companies are slowly allowing employees to return to work at the office, it's time to re-evaluate your company’s posture towards privacy and security. Join Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies, for a discussion that will focus on compliance and the types of privacy and security measures your company should be aware of, as well as tips and methods for implementing these measures.

Are Western Sanctions Undermining Russian Civilians’ Efforts To Obtain Accurate News Via VPNs?

Joseph Steinberg

Every Computer and Smartphone in the Capitol Should be Considered Compromised and Dangerous

Joseph Steinberg

While much of the security-oriented focus regarding the storming of the Capitol building by protesters yesterday has rightfully been on the failure of the Capitol Police to prevent the breach of security, the country also faces a potentially serious cyber-threat as a result of the incident.

Do Not Post Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card On Social Media

Joseph Steinberg

It seems like every day that I see social media posts in which people share photos of the official COVID-19 vaccine card that they have received after being vaccinated against the novel coronavirus that has inflicted tremendous suffering worldwide over the past year.

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Free COVID-19 Masks Arriving At People’s Homes Across The USA Are Likely Part Of A Cyber Scam

Joseph Steinberg

People living in many different areas of the USA are reporting receiving to their homes in recent days unexpected shipments of COVID-19 protection supplies – such as packs of surgical masks and face shields – products that they never ordered.

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Joseph Steinberg Appointed To CompTIA Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Joseph Steinberg

Long-time cybersecurity-industry veteran, Joseph Steinberg , has been appointed by CompTIA, the information technology (IT) industry’s nonprofit trade association that has issued more than 2-million vendor-neutral IT certifications to date, to its newly-formed Cybersecurity Advisory Council.

Brilliant Advice From Abraham Lincoln About Internet News Reports

Joseph Steinberg

Nearly a decade ago, well before most people had first heard the term “fake news,” I wrote a piece for Forbes unlike any other piece I had ever written before. Since then, I have seen many Internet memes circulate that appear to convey a similar message.

13 Important Considerations When Obtaining Cyber Liability Insurance

Joseph Steinberg

(I co-wrote this article with Mark Lynd , CISSP, ISSAP & ISSMP, Head of Digital Business at NETSYNC.).

Don’t Bother Using The “Device Filter” Security Feature Offered By Your Home Network Router

Joseph Steinberg

The MAC address “device filtering” feature of your LAN’s router is unlikely to provide you with any significant security benefits – and, if you enable the feature, it may cause you heartaches.

Newsweek Expert Forum Welcomes Cyber Security Expert Joseph Steinberg

Joseph Steinberg

Cyber Security Expert, Joseph Steinberg, has joined Newsweek’s Expert Forum, the premier news outlet’s invitation-only community of pioneering thinkers and industry leaders.

Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research Launches Cyber-Policy Magazine, Cyber Insights

Joseph Steinberg

The Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research (GFCyber) announced today that it has launched Cyber Insights , a new digital magazine that aims to help readers stay informed about contemporary cyber-related issues and their potential ramifications, from the perspectives of policy, practice, and technology.

Ransomware Hits Maine Sewage Treatment Plants, Sounding The Alarm About Dangerous CyberSecurity Risks At America’s Many Small Critical Infrastructure Providers

Joseph Steinberg

Two recent ransomware attacks successfully breached computers at wastewater management plants in the US State of Maine , according to a statement by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Ransomware: 8 Things That You Must Know

Joseph Steinberg

While ransomware may seem like a straightforward concept, people who are otherwise highly-knowledgeable seem to cite erroneous information about ransomware on a regular basis. As such, I would like to point out 8 essential points about ransomware.

Everything Encrypted Will Soon Become Decryptable: We Must Prepare Now For The Era Of Quantum Computers

Joseph Steinberg

Nearly every piece of data that is presently protected through the use of encryption may become vulnerable to exposure unless we take action soon.

CyberSecurity and Artificial Intelligence: Q&A with Joseph Steinberg

Joseph Steinberg

Innovating Canada recently published a short interview with cybersecurity expert Joseph Steinberg about emerging cybersecurity issues that are not yet getting sufficient mainstream attention.

“Ransomware Killed My Baby”: Lawsuit Raises Issue Of CyberSecurity-Breach Disclosure Liability

Joseph Steinberg

A hospital suffering through a ransomware attack failed to provide proper care for an expectant mother and her newborn child, leading to the child’s death, according to a lawsuit filed in the US State of Alabama.